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A Very Merry Vegas Vlog / TR 24 -31 Dec

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by sam_marques, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. sam_marques

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    My Trip Report

    Christmas in Las Vegas was always on my bucket list, this trip was booked back in March!

    Along came the Black Friday sale with British Airways and we decided to upgrade the trip to fly Club World, (even though it cost us £450 to change the flights plus the difference, it was still a significant saving, and we celebrated our Anniversary and my 40th in November) so flying Club World/Business, another dream come!

    I’m not very good with the written word so I’ll let my photos and Vlogs tell most of the story!

    I hope you enjoy this TR, and I welcome you along our Christmas Vegas Adventure

    Our first flight was an hour from Glasgow to London, we loved the Club experience on this short flight as well as the lounge access in Glasgow [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Once we changed terminals at Heathrow we visited the British Airways Lounge but decided to make ourselves comfortable in the Cathay Pacific lounge which has a awesome noodle bar and unlimited champagne. We had a four hour layover. [​IMG][​IMG]

    We were really enjoying this new travel experience, and soon it was time to board, I had obsessed about seating and made sure we got seats upstairs in the 747, 64 a and 64 j/k which are the best seats for space and privacy, [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
    The food was so good, the service was wonderful, I had pre ordered our main course, being Christmas Eve I chose traditional Christmas dinner, the smoked salmon starter and warm chocolate brownie were so good! There was another full meal before landing and food and drink in the club kitchen through out the flight!! We were very well fed! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    We all got a few hours sleep and soon it was time to land, thankfully bags were out quickly and we were met by the Mirage limo driver, we checked into Mirage, 2 bed tower suite and began putting up our little Christmas tree, stockings and decorations, it was quite late at this point but we needed to get everything ready for Santa (possibly last visit from Santa ) Matthew goes to Senior School next year.
    The rest of the evening and Christmas Day is in the Vlog, I hope you enjoy watching x [​IMG]


    Apologies to @MikeOPensacola We had planned to meet on Christmas night, but the jet lag and being up before 4am Christmas morning prevented me from keeping my eyes open after our show x
     
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  2. sam_marques

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    Part 2 of the Very Merry Vegas Vlog

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    Part 3 of the Very Merry Vegas Vlog

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    Part 4 of the Very Merry Vegas Vlog

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    Part 5 of the Very Merry Vegas Vlog

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    Final part of the Very Merry Vegas Vlog

    A VERY MERRY VEGAS VLOG Final Part

    I hope you enjoy watching our Christmas trip

    Thank you x
     
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    Followed your trip on YouTube. It was fantastic!
    So happy you could check ‘Christmas in Vegas’ off your bucket list!
    Can’t wait to follow your next adventure...
    All the best to you, John and Matthew!
    Cheers!:beer:
     
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    I love your vlog, looked like another great Trip! Thank you for sharing.
     
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    I had to stop watching. I am at the point where you are hugging each other and opening presents and I am crying. Wishing you and your family a 2019 with good health, prosperity, much love and happiness.

    Okay, now that I have collected myself LOL, back to your blog.
     
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    Cracking up about your nap experience. Oh, how familiar that is. LOL. Can't remember how many times I've planned to take a "quick nap" before a show or a meal at a great restaurant and seriously had to push myself to get up!
     
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    Watching your family puts a smile on my face.
     
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    That food on the plane looks amazing!
     
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    I can’t say I’ve ever watched any of the vlogs posted here on VMB, but I clicked on and have watched the first 2 posts and have thoroughly enjoyed them. @sam_marques how great to share your Christmas with us all! I love your accent. Can’t wait to watch the rest of the posts.
     
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    Nice! I have to say, for a while there I thought you had somehow gone to the alt-Vegas that has no slot machines :D
     
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    Thank you for following our Christmas adventures, it really was such a wonderful trip xx

    Thank you so much !!

    Thank you! It was such a magical Christmas morning, and I'm so pleased it came through in the vlog, I can't watch it now without tearing up xx

    Hahaha I'm not going to lie, I may have napped for a minute during the show lol

    Thats so kind, thank you x

    The food was so much better than I expected!

    Awwww that is so sweet, thank you x
    Hahaha thanks Chuck! 'No slot machines'. not for this degen
     
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    Another great TR and Christmas in Vegas is a real treat to follow. Loved that you put up a tree and that Santa knew where Matthew would be - smart thinking Matthew!! Your stay at Mirage and the familiarity of the Tower suite whets my appetite since we’ll be there in late January for a few nights! The luxury of first class and some fine looking food and comfy seating was a great way to start your long flight, I’m sooooo envious!
    Thanks again @sam_marques for taking us along.
     
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    What a phenomenal TR!
    Thanks millions!
     
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    Great report
     
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    I followed your trip at the beginning of last year, but didn't watch your vlog.....this time, I have watched every one (and really enjoyed them) and am now watching the trip from the Summer! I am so enjoying watching you and your family. Thank you for sharing with us! :)
     
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    Thank you very much! Enjoy Mirage x :beer:

    Wow thank you very much!!

    Thank you so much!

    Thank you for following our Christmas adventures :beer: