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8 days/7 nights in Fabulous Las Vegas June 1-8

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by UnicornTX, Jun 10, 2019 at 7:13 PM.

  1. UnicornTX

    UnicornTX Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

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    Players = M (husband) & L (me). Our trips during the past 5 years have been with daughter and her friends who turned 21 and/or with our friends who aren’t really gamblers.

    Why: M = celebrated a milestone birthday last week. He lost his best friend (his Mom) and also his younger brother last year. He needs a fun vacation! We both need a fun vacation!

    Where: Cosmopolitan for a fabulous 8 days and 7 nights. Reserved as comped all nights except the last night. While playing slots one evening we had a slot host come and introduce himself to us. Gave us his card and said to look him up before we left. It worked out that we got all our charges comped. Started out as Sterling but left as Gold members. Excited that we have “a host” to call on future visits.

    Our nonstop flight on SWA left on time at 9:00 am June 1.. We arrived at 9:00 am LV time. Cabbed it to the Cosmo. We used Uber the rest of the week. Asked what it would cost to do an upgrade but Wraparounds were booked. We took our reserved Terrace Angle Fountain view in the Chelsea tower. We love it because of 2 bathrooms - his and hers. It has a larger terrace than most. It wasn’t quite ready yet so we Ubered to Planet 13.

    Planet 13 is awesome. Most likely not the least expensive but I wanted to see it. Very cool place. Show ID at the door and pickup a ticket. Walk over the interactive floor . Gave my ticket to the next guy to enter the showroom. Sign in on an iPad and wait for a text. The text tells you which register to go to. I explained what I wanted and the bud tender hooked me up with what I enjoyed for the whole week. He hit the nail on the head on his recommendations.

    Got back to Cosmo to check in a little before noon. Entered the amazing room and unpacked. Hauled our empty suitcase over the Walgreen to stock up on necessities for the week.
     
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  2. UnicornTX

    UnicornTX Low-Roller

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    86EAB25E-EAEA-4FCD-8B86-B2AB570A6372.jpeg FE954B32-D9A1-4B37-A5FA-0FA42D09930B.jpeg The interactive floor at Planet 13. It would have been better on the way out if they would have had a smoking lounge inside.

    After getting settled we headed to Downtown. We’ve never seen the Grand. So that was our first stop. Very friendly guy getting us set up with a slot card. Enjoyed it. I’de go back. 1E6C5832-C177-4B84-8763-4D4C77488727.jpeg ADEBAF7E-A07D-48C6-B0BA-48A98AB4B6A8.jpeg DD5D431A-2492-4948-A2C7-029CC5435C39.jpeg 05FB050B-A178-40E0-A27A-31C54099C784.jpeg 6A5828E0-AE32-4028-9F73-8766CE69944B.jpeg EE19F4D9-5863-464C-BA18-06994B4789CD.jpeg 300D6F3F-5270-4C07-978D-346998EB69CE.jpeg ED350F94-557B-4333-94F8-E9CB55186AA7.jpeg 58933E44-A528-4797-9758-FD34CD673B59.jpeg 2BBEDB18-F017-4D35-AD21-25C3007EE1F6.jpeg We had a fun time downtown. Dinner at the Grotto was delicious. We made the rounds to GN, Silver Strikes at the Four Queens, El Cortez, missed going into the Golden Gate but we said we’de back later in the week but it didn’t happen.
     
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  3. Flowers

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    Very sorry about your hubby's losses. 8 days at Cosmo must have been fantastic. Great move on the host's part to comp all of your charges!
     
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  4. marcianofan

    marcianofan Low-Roller

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    Great pictures, I like the Grotto also...
     
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  5. UnicornTX

    UnicornTX Low-Roller

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    AEE83AE2-D995-4CA4-B27A-E8E12B686A2F.jpeg Although last week wasn’t so long ago, some days could possibly be out of order. :beer: Here are some photos. Pool time! M seemed to win most of the time on slots. I barely maintained my daily budget. 0ADD269D-9799-49CE-9FAA-A0D6C25F583E.jpeg

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  6. UnicornTX

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  7. LVisBeautiful

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    It is so enjoyable to review my trip at airport and see another Planet 13 fan trip report; news they are not overly pricey jmho on edibles around at a few other places

    Enjoy Vegas!!
     
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  8. UnicornTX

    UnicornTX Low-Roller

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  9. UnicornTX

    UnicornTX Low-Roller

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    Tuesday began with the pool for a few hours. I got my hair done at the Drybar. Nothing better than a great blowout to start off the afternoon/evening. Definitely worth the $49.

    We had planned to be apart of a slotpull at the Cosmo HL room 966E79E6-C72E-4234-BE0D-365721AF8A03.jpeg E9D4B9D8-7708-49C0-AA6D-3D83EC24D527.jpeg 6D7E0411-1595-4787-AFD0-B7B97C80DFB2.jpeg which didn’t work out for the others. It’s so easy to get distracted in LV. Disappointed no one else showed but heck we’re making it happen with just ourselves. We both put in $200. We cashed out with $2000. Fun slot pull.
     
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    As you can probably tell I forgot to take more photos of the food. When it was time to eat I was ready to eat.

    Javier’s is one of our favorites. So photos below.
    Other food —
    Peppermill - love the place, can’t miss it. We got there early to play VP and have a few drinks.
    Aria buffet 2 for 1 - ok for 2 for 1.
    Wicked Spoon 2 for 1 - would go back anytime.
    Secret Pizza - I ,issued out but M said it was great as usual.
    China Poblano - queso fundido
    Hattie’s chicken was excellent according to M and I thought the sliders were good.
    HEXX - wonderful Bloody Mary’s and lobster and bbq sliders were good. IMO a slider doesn’t need both. F10F47C5-3067-4824-98A2-4A9AE56F10F4.jpeg 683D849A-4C69-487C-85E6-4237ED516084.jpeg 3F1A0F1C-D83E-41E1-BDEC-3ED24400F9E2.jpeg
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    Visited the Ghost Donkey where we asked for a suggestion. We received 2 shots with vanilla, orange flavor with a orange slice. Wonderful. I wanted to go for happy hour everyday but didn’t take the time.

    We didn’t have any problems getting tickets for drinks at the VP at Chandelier. I thought the drink service on the floor/slots at the Cosmo the best we had anywhere during our whole week. We visited numerous places with no drink service at all. If you want a drink find the cocktail waitress before choosing a slot.

    We’re already planning our next trip in September for my birthday and to watch Texas A&M football. Gig’em y’all!

    Final photos....
     

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  12. Richard Alpert

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    Great TR and pics!
    Thank you so much for sharing! :D

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  13. tringlomane

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    Great report! Sorry to hear about M's mom, but sounds like you both had a really fun time!

    I'm hoping to make it out again in September too!
     
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  14. CheeseHog

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    Impressive job on the report---- loved it

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    Great TR! Thanks for all the pics. :thumbsup:

    Not sure if that pic of all those drink tickets speaks to a gambling degeneracy or an uncanny ability to moderate the booze intake...
     
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    Fabulous trip report!
     
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    Enjoyed the read....looks like a fabulous trip.
     
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  18. UnicornTX

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    Thanks! Hope to see you again this September.
     
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    Love the idea about taking an empty suitcase for the liquor/snack/water run. Clever ;) I will have to try and remember that one.
     
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    Great report , and pics.
     
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