1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

13 days in Vegas for Food, Football, and Friends. ALL ABOARD THE GRAVY TRAIN! 9/8-9/20

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by SprintGravy, Sep 8, 2021.

  1. SprintGravy

    SprintGravy High-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2021
    Messages:
    598
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25

    My Trip Report

    Warning!
    The following trip report contains scenes of graphic stupidity from a life long degenerate who attempts to lose all of his money.​

    Post may also contain NSFW language, music, gifs and more. Parental guidance is advised.
    Please line up and have your tickets ready, we are leaving soon! Please keep your toes, hands, and eyeballs inside the cabin at all times.

    ALL ABOARD!!!!

    [​IMG]


    I am writing this quickly as I am finishing packing up at my apartment in Downtown Dallas. This trip has been years in the making. Not only has it been 2 years, 1 month, and 19 days since I have ventured to Vegas (that is 781 days for those counting).

    But 5ish years ago Iowa State, my alma mater, announced a road game at UNLV at the beginning of the 2021 football season. So my old college roommates and I circled September 18th 2021 on our calendars and we've been semi planning this ever since. That is the true purpose of this trip but I decided to go 10 days early and enjoy myself after the shit show 2020 and 2021 has been so far.

    So what are we gonna do? I have no idea but I have moved a significant amount of money to my gambling funds as I have saved up and I am ready to do some damage. The only real plans is to bet big, eat lots of food, and FOOTBALL! Everything else is gonna be like a lazy river, just go with the flow! IT'S VEGAS BABY!

    [​IMG]

    Here's the high level hotel stays

    9/8-9/10 - The Cosmopolitan on an Offer Match from Kevin Sweet. Should have a fountain view room
    9/10-9/15 - Planet Hollywood Ultra Hip Suite. This will be my first time staying at PH so I am excited to see how it is
    9/15-9/19 - Delano Two Bedroom Suite. This is when the boys come to town so I got the biggest comped suite I could get for myself. Should have plenty of bed space for the 6 of us. This is the first time at Delano but have stayed at MB before. Bonus points for being the closest hotel to the stadium!
    9/19-9/20 - Resorts World Conrad. This is not comped but technically free because of my $200 credit from my AMEX Platinum by using their Fine Hotels system. I should only have to pay the resort fee. Wanted to check out this new resort!

    I am gonna get a shower beer ready and clean myself up before my flight which is in a few hours.

    LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 33
    • Love Love x 4
  2. SprintGravy

    SprintGravy High-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2021
    Messages:
    598
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    Oh and I plan on keeping it as live as possible but after the move to Delano on 9/15 it's liable to be a shit show since the 6 roommates haven't been in the same room since college. So those days might be a... little.... sporadic.
     
    • Like Like x 6
    • Funny Funny x 1
  3. TriggerMN

    TriggerMN The Norwegian Hammer

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2015
    Messages:
    2,034
    Location:
    Rochester, MN
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    50
    I’ll wave to you from Ames this weekend!
     
    Drink tickets galore!
    • Love Love x 3
  4. RedRiverRose

    RedRiverRose VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2011
    Messages:
    1,342
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    16
    I'm aboard. Lets roll. Good luck.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. ravenone

    ravenone Tourist

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2015
    Messages:
    67
    Location:
    USA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    16
    I hope you and your crew destroy the town!
     
    Vegas and Sting!!
    • Like Like x 2
  6. SprintGravy

    SprintGravy High-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2021
    Messages:
    598
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    Uber driver decided to take the express lane because why the fuck not. If you’re not familiar with Texas highways. There’s almost always an express lane in the cities and it’s basically no speed limit but costs money. Today is a $1.40 but I’ve seen it well above $10 if there’s weather and an accident.

    4F93AB4E-4DE5-45BC-BE2F-8727E8D41574.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 8
    • Informative Informative x 1
  7. rooster42000

    rooster42000 Brady, The Goat of all Goats. repeat LVI- #8

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012
    Messages:
    5,658
    Location:
    Miramar , Florida
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    40
    Good luck , following along. :peace:
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Love Love x 1
  8. Mike G

    Mike G Tourist

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2017
    Messages:
    95
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    32
    Following along! I hope you have an awesome time!
     
    Birthday trip!
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Johnny Bollocks

    Johnny Bollocks Never mind the Bollocks...

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2020
    Messages:
    253
    Location:
    Space Coast
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    28

    I know an Impractical Jokers reference when I see one ! Bravo....
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Love Love x 1
  10. SprintGravy

    SprintGravy High-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2021
    Messages:
    598
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    Made it from me ordering my Uber downtown to the airport through security and into the Delta Sky Club in 35min. I live 20 miles away. Not too shabby.

    Got a light lunch of minestrone soup, some cheese and tomatoes, and beer of course. A local beer called Deep Ellum IPA. One of my favorites

    C01D6044-F531-4D7E-96F7-0F4D63AAFBD7.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 9
    • Love Love x 1
  11. BlackJackLife

    BlackJackLife Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2020
    Messages:
    248
    Location:
    Jupiter FL
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    120
    Enjoy!
     
    Annual December trip
    • Like Like x 1
  12. D in the D

    D in the D Oldest ride, Longest Line

    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    Messages:
    543
    Location:
    Canton, MI
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    44
    Definitely a follow here.....enjoy!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. SprintGravy

    SprintGravy High-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2021
    Messages:
    598
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    Made it on the plane after a few drinks in the Sky Club. The bartender was a singer and guitarist. Plus we discussed football and baseball. He was way more chill than the bartender I usually dealt with lol

    First class is slightly empty and I hope it stays this way. Also they are boarding back to front after first class got settled.

    B931CAE8-7359-4AF1-987E-54F08F125B54.jpeg

    1A99A18F-1309-468B-A144-8B7437754FB9.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 16
  14. SprintGravy

    SprintGravy High-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2021
    Messages:
    598
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    I am flying from DFW to SLC and there’s a ton of Mormon youth on this flight. So I’m gonna have to drink enough for everyone
     
    • Funny Funny x 8
    • Like Like x 1
  15. SprintGravy

    SprintGravy High-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2021
    Messages:
    598
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    Wi-Fi on the plane bitches! There is never an escape from the Gravy Train!

    AAAB7316-2F3E-43DA-8295-CBF448DD3CCF.jpeg
     

    Attached Files:

    • Funny Funny x 4
    • Like Like x 3
  16. SprintGravy

    SprintGravy High-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2021
    Messages:
    598
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    Sandwich or salad?

    I took the sandwich. Should've gotten the salad or just ignored it. But got a double Woodford on the rocks so we good!

    5F49B9DF-0899-4855-AEC7-9E79C8F7EA38.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 6
  17. ravenone

    ravenone Tourist

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2015
    Messages:
    67
    Location:
    USA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    16
    Salads on a plane can be really iffy
     
    Vegas and Sting!!
  18. SprintGravy

    SprintGravy High-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2021
    Messages:
    598
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    Yep that's why I got the sandwich. Guy next to me got the salad. Looked way better than my shitty sandwich lol
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  19. SprintGravy

    SprintGravy High-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2021
    Messages:
    598
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    Made it to Salt Lake. Landed at their beautiful new terminal. It's crazy good besides the classic alcohol options which is what it is. It is Utah after all.

    Got a local beer at the California pizza kitchen outside my gate while I wait for my plane.

    DDB02DD7-1074-4A07-BD9E-953A70796546.jpeg

    221C080D-CEB4-4ABB-B168-BCBFDD4839BE.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 9
  20. SprintGravy

    SprintGravy High-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2021
    Messages:
    598
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    Women next to me ate 90% of her spinach artichoke dip. Drink 90% of her beer. Then said "I'm not a fan of either, is there a way to replace these?"

    Ah she's one of those people....
     
    • Wow! Wow! x 7
    • Funny Funny x 6