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2/24-2/27 after the fact TR !

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by tsou89, Feb 27, 2017.

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  1. tsou89

    tsou89 Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

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    Ceasars
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    View from our room
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    Pizza at Giordano's


    No way I could do a TR like some on VMB can. Just wouldn't work for me while in Vegas! But I have a few things to share while I sit here staring out my hotel window.

    Staying in a comp'd room at PH thanks to the friends we travel with. Awesome view of Bellagio and Ceasars and the mountains behind. Pics above.

    We left OKC at 7 am Friday direct to LAS. Love landing and having the entire day in front of you...but it makes for a long one. We were up 21 straight hours day 1. Went to bed At 11 Vegas time. Seems early but we were beat. Started the day at Peppermill. Awesome breakfast! We walked there from PH...put us on our way to 30K steps for Friday! Stopped of at casino royale for our traditional $1 mich light. Basically did a casino crawl until we got back to PH. Had to stop at Gustavs in Paris...best bar tenders on the strip if your a VP player IMO.

    Had dinner at Virgils BBQ . Being from Oklahoma I didn't expect much from a Vegas BBQ spot that's part of a NYC food group (Carmines is part of their restaurant group) but it was quite good. Tasty BBQ wings and some solid ribs. I'd recommend it.

    Had a rough day...actually trip at VP. Hoped to rebound but it never happened. Only 7 4OAK's in 3 days. We played everywhere and the machines were just a black hole for our cash.

    Day 2 we had Giordano's pizza for lunch. It was fantastic! Thick cheesy pizza but still had a thin crispy crust. Probably the best meal of the trip. Pic above.

    Downtown for the evening and dinner at Binions. Surf and turf didn't disappoint. The downtown VP machines were no kinder then the strip machines were!

    Last day of the trip and we needed a burger! Lots of burger choices on the strip but I'd never had Shake Shack and wanted to try it.
    I thought it was a solid burger and ff. Maybe a bit small but tasty.

    Headed back for another mich light at CR and started paying the VP machines again!!
    We did another casino crawl towards PH hitting basically every property for a beer and some gambling.

    Needed dinner but had no plans. We ended up at Hexx. Had the jambalaya. Spicy but really good. Lots of shrimp and sausage in it.

    Back to PH to finish our annual LV trip off. Friends wife finally made the VP machine hurt a bit. 4 aces with a 2 for $2000! Wish it were me but I'm glad someone got back at those damn machines!!

    Gotta shower and head to the airport for our 12:30 return flight. Back to the grind and reality tomorrow. This was my first attempt at any kind of TR so apologies for the rambling mess. But I wanted to share some of our experiences and let everyone know we left you some money in Vegas for your next trip!

    Until next year!
     
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  2. kathiemc23

    kathiemc23 Low-Roller

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    Thank you for the report! I have 8 days until my trip so all new reports and updates are keeping me entertained while waiting for my own trip. Sorry the wins weren't on your side this time.
     
  3. Miller12pack

    Miller12pack High-Roller

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    Wish those :p machines were kinder to you. It sucks when you can't get at least one winning day.
     
  4. GamblingGolfer

    GamblingGolfer High-Roller

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    Thanks for sharing.

    GG
     
  5. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    Enjoyed you TR - you are right on about how hard it would be for some of us to do 'live or semi-live' tr's! Great respect for those who do live reports!
    Looks like your group had a fun stay and covered lots of territory; sorry the VP wasn't kinder, hopefully next time!
     
  6. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    I had a VP drought on a trip last year; few squads, none premium. The machines can sure suck the $'s when that happens.

    Thanks for posting your TR.
     
  7. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Especially when people play the crack that's DDB.

    Thanks for sharing @tsou89 . Hope you get them next time!
     
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  8. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

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    That's one helluva beautiful pie! :feedme:
    Thanks for the TR, tsou89!

    RICHARD
     
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  9. RedChip

    RedChip VIP Whale

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    Same here. I find myself looking for new TRs a several times a day.
     
  10. kkinwi

    kkinwi VIP Whale

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    Appreciate your details! I could never do a live report either....just want to savor what I am doing and do a little blog to myself each morning. That way I at least have most of the info if I do choose to do a summary.
    Tough on the VP.....had the same experience last fall.
     
  11. Patti_H

    Patti_H Low-Roller

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    Not a rambling mess at all - I enjoyed your TR. I have another 2 months to go so all the TR's keep me going. Thanks for sharing.
     
  12. pleasemum

    pleasemum High-Roller

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    Great information. Love the fact you walked to breakfast at peppermill. If you didn't have an appetite before, you built it up over the walk. We too make a point of stopping for $1 Michelob's. Sounds like you a good time!
     
  13. tsou89

    tsou89 Low-Roller

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    Definitely worked up an appetite on the walk to Peppermill! Our travel friends had never been there so it was a must!
    Hard to beat $1 michelob lights. Especially in the afternoon...that's too early for me to start hitting the strong micro brews!

    Forgot to mention we also were able to use the Mon Abi Gabi coupon one of the awesome VMB members gave me. Great breakfast but we opted for indoors due to the cool temps.
    Thanks for the coupon!
     
  14. bighouse304

    bighouse304 Low-Roller

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    Nice trip report! Peppermill from PHO? That's a few steps! :headbang:
     
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