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5 Nights at Bally's - Happy Birthday To Me Trip Jan 13 - 18

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Astribling, Jan 12, 2019.

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  1. Astribling

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    My Trip Report

    I'm headed back to the happiest place on earth! This will be another solo trip, staying at Bally's in a comped resort studio suite for 5 nights. I have never stayed at Bally's so this will be a new one for me. And it's also a belated birthday present for me!

    As I sit here typing the start of this TR, the snow is coming down outside. The first real snow of the season and when does it come? Of course, the weekend I am traveling. :bang: UGH! I looked for a flight to fly out Friday but the price increase was too much to make it doable. And by the time SWA announced the weather factors, it was too late for me to make a Friday flight. My flight is not until 3PM tomorrow, and this system should be east of us by late Sat early Sun, so I'm hoping things will go smoothly tomorrow.

    My original plan was to go last week, because my birthday was on the 9th. But Alas, there was not a comp to be found that night, and the room prices were 5-6 times normal. At first I thought, Wow, my birthday must be a big event out there! :p But, no, there's this little event called the CES going on that week. Maybe you've heard of it?

    I don't have a lot planned for the week, but my main goal is to have a WINNNG trip! It's been probably since June, that I had my last winning trip - where I come home with more than I brought. At this point, I would be happy coming home even!

    A few items on the agenda:
    My first dealt Royal! fingers crossed (or any Royal!)
    Lots of VP
    Play a little more slots than I usually do (I'll try to go for a couple of badges)
    Meet up with at least 1 VMBer
    I have $50 in Food credit and I'm thinking Hell's Kitchen :feedme:
    A day at Cosmo as I have $75 in FP from them

    I'm hoping to get outside more and walk the strip. When I was there in September it was pretty hot and I did not walk outside much. I would like to get more pictures than just VP hits and food. Some of the latest TRs here have some amazing pictures and I need to try to keep up.

    I'm hoping to keep this as live as possible! And everyone, please, send good thoughts for my flight tomorrow! Hang on Vegas, I'm coming!
     
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    Indiana here as well....we also have snow today. What airport do you fly out of? Appears all running on time at SDF today.... Good luck & enjoy Bally's....our home in LV for 20 years has been Bally's or Paris.....love the remodeled rooms!
     
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  3. GamblingGolfer

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    Good luck and have fun!

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    Thanks! I fly out of IND. A few delays and cancellations there today, but not as bad as I had feared.
    Thanks for the good luck wishes!
     
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    Good luck and have a great trip!
     
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    Good luck , get that Royal as a belated birthday gift. :peace::clap:
     
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    Good luck!!! Well, better than mine on my birthday . . . let us know how Hell's Kitchen is!!
     
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    Safe and smooth travels to you, @Astribling . Wishing you a lucky and fun-filled trip. :beer:
     
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    Have a blast! I will be there next Friday. Leave some for me!
     
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    Happy Birthday and hope you have a blast!
     
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    Looking forward to our report! Safe travels and have a blast!!!
     
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    May you get your royal and handpay's to go along with it! Enjoy and post lots of pics.
     
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    Thanks! And I will! I'm looking forward to trying it, so I can maybe take my daughter there in April.
     
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    My husband and I are also leaving tomorrow for Bally’s for my birthday celebration! Took advantage of the offer for comped nights and a free Tory Burch purse. We got 5 inches of snow last night too, and still falling, so am a little nervous also. Maybe we can meet up at the new lobby bar for a drink.
     
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    That would be great! I've been looking forward to trying the new bar, and always love meeting VMB family! Just message me and let me know what works for you!
     
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    The obligatory pet Pic. Lucy is hiding and ignoring me. She sees the suitcase come out and knows what's up. I do usually get a howling greeting when I get home but I'm never quite sure whether she's happy to see me or cussing me out for leaving!

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    good luck!
    I will be cross the street at Caesars Palace.
     
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    Looking forward to your trip, Astribling! Your trip reports are good - especially the food pics! Good luck!
     
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    Sounds like a few of us will be center strip! Maybe we can get a little meet up arranged! That would be fun!

    Thanks Drac! I will try to do a good job on that! :feedme::headbang:
     
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