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After Thanksgiving! Shopping, Food, Concert and Fun! 11/23 - 25

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by luck.ofthe.draw, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. luck.ofthe.draw

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    My Trip Report

    After much debate and figuring out if anyone would even go with me (my dad bailed last minute, so I cancelled the other hotel I booked), I found out my boyfriend will meet me up there! He booked a rental car the other day, I fly out at 7:00a.

    I'm going to see Good Charlotte on Saturday at the Palms. A childhood favorite band of mine that I always wanted to see at least once as an adult, I jumped on the VIP package to attend a Meet n Greet, soundcheck, and Q&A session with the band! I think we even get special merch. I'm excited!

    I'll be staying at the Flamingo, for the first time since my first adult Vegas trip - so we'll be rolling in nostalgia all weekend. ;)

    Tomorrow! I'm hoping to score with some Black Friday shopping online and on the Strip. Then, meeting up with some of you guys for drinks and my first high-limit group slot pull adventure party thing.

    And of course food.

    So many Barbary Dogs, so little time.

    Without further ado.... Jackson, helping me pack:
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    And Chloe being precious.
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    Plus Thanksgiving spread with homemade apple pie:
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  2. Shane.Decker

    Shane.Decker One night...In Vegas...

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    I caught the Good Charlotte tour last month when I was in Atlanta for a conference and had a night to kill...and it was fun! The Anthem caused the place to go ruckus still to this day. Definitely brought back memories of high school and driving around in my camaro with the system up blaring GC, Blink 182, and Fall Out Boy somewhere between Gangster Rap and 2K Pop phase....Hope you have a blast!
     
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  3. luck.ofthe.draw

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    Haha that is so awesome! Yes, I cannot wait to rock out to some of the original jams. Total throwback for me, too. Glad to hear they still put on a good show! :)

    I'll definitely report back with shenanigans. Fortunately with my VIP entry, I shouldn't have to fight for a good spot in the pit.... Haha.
     
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    It's so earlyyyy. Why did I pick a 7a flight again?!

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    The moon is out, and it's dark, the kitties are ready to cuddle....

    Airport was fairly empty.....
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    Security was a breeze and it was kind of weird. K9 unit was out, but we kept our shoes on, there were no bins, and I didntd go through the scanner. Hm. Interesting.

    Now I wait to board....an hour early. Lol
     

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  5. amk121

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    Safe travels! Enjoy your trip and have fun seeing Good Charlotte, I bet it will be a great show!
     
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    Bye San Diego,
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    Touchdown Las Vegas! Just landed and it looks fabulous out there!
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    First win of the trip! Got a free first class upgrade! Apparently they grabbed 7 people to move up - I got free snacks, Dasani water (ooh lala) and a mimosa. More importantly, a cushy pillow and a blanket to doze off with. :)

    @amk121 thank you! I'm really excited! I was 14 when I first saw them, 16 years later should be a treat. :)
     
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    ....... Someone is eating a hot dog at the Uber pick up area and it smells really good.... Haha. Might have to get Barbary Dogs early!
     
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    Walking the Strip, too early to check in yet. :)
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    Breakfast, then checking out shops!

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    Nice new sign, Harrah's. Welcome to the big sign club!

    My dad tried to say that Vegas is a hot travel destination this weekend.... boyfriend and I are trying to prove him wrong. Looks pretty dead, man. :p
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    Got my ham n cheese crossiant at Bouchon - then putzed around Fashion Show Mall, Bath & Body Works was having a buy 3, get 3 sale, so I got gifts for people!
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    Then I cruised to Hot Topic and scored a $10 Iron Maiden shirt. Woo.

    My room was ready by 10:25a! Heading now to check in and get situated, then I think I need some Barbary Dogs!! And beer.

    Stopped by TI and played some Deal or No Deal game, bonus was similar to Top Dollar? Then found Wizard of Oz Haunted Forest.
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    Left with more than I put in!
     
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    Following along. Your trip reports are always fast paced and fun to read! Looking forward to some food pics. Good luck!
     
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    Forgot to post a pic of my yummy breakfast, my ham n cheese!
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    All checked in at Flamingo. Totally goofed up and used the kiosk, when as Diamond, there's a whole separate area for me! Wow. Lol
    The guy was nice when I went in there though, and complimented me on my Iron Maiden shirt while verifying I didn't pay resort or early check in fees.... winning!

    They have some Christmas displays up everywhere, it's cute and exciting!

    Our room has a great view of the rainforest and the shower was nice - but I miss the tub!
    Took a 30min nap haha.
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    Now gonna grab some Barbary dogs and a drink, and try to shop some more before M gets here. :)

    Then the meet up and slot pull tonight, woo!
     
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    Missed you lil Barbary Dogs!

    Fucking gems. :)
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    All these people walking around make me feel like I need a drink...

    Now heading to shops! And a beverage.
     
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    Dudes on Paris Dr have snakes, 3 of em. I like snakes, they're cute. I would not encourage that though. I hope the snakes are safe when they go home. :(

    It's a little chilly out! Love it!
     
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    Trekked down to Ross (it's way easier when I'm at Park MGM instead of the Flamingo, holy crap!). Scored on some new jeans and a sweater thing.
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    Now heading back to get ready for our meet up! M is still on his way. :)

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    lol..what is it with cats and luggage...any time one of us sets out a piece for whatever trip, it's like catnip to them...:haha:

    and thank you for the pic of the barbary dogs... i thought they went the way of the little old lady that used to sell them in that cart.... my bad for not knowing this last month... now on my list for next time
     
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    The Bellagio fountains never ceases to be amusing, but this music is fucking awful. Some EDM dance bullshit. Keep it classy guys, come on!
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    Christmas decorations! Don't mind seeing em here :)
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    Where was this slot?? The Oz slot
     
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    spicole No shirt, no shoes... NO DICE!

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    The Barbary Dogs are a tremendous value... a total guilty pleasure!
     
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    The Oz one was at Treasure Island :)

    Those dogs are soo fabulous I love them! I remember hearing about them for ages but never tried them till last week! So so delicious. I will totally have more tomorrow.

    VMB meetup was a success! Everyone was super cool, the high limit slot pull was fun, and everyone won! :D

    We actually hung out in NYNY for a while! It was nice to get to know people and chat for a bit. :) Plus we waited a million years for drink service so hey.

    Then I played this awesome diamond game, and @bubbakitty kept watching me win.

    Pics will be uploaded later....now M and I are at the Henry for dinnerrrrr.
     
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    After the slot pull, we all parted ways. M and I cruised to the Cosmo (so much fuckin' walking!).

    We ate at The Henry for dinner, and it was amazing. I hadn't had their meatloaf in a few years, and was craving it.

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    It did not disappoint. Smokey, mashed potatoes melt in your mouth , peas were sweet and the smokey bacon helped.

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    We also got delicious pretzels with cheesy dipping sauce (mmm), and M got a buffalo chicken wrap with salad.

    Then we played around downstairs, and I'm glad I did (but cliffhanger! Because it's sleepy time).

    Goodnight world! Will fill you in tomorrow!
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    Goodnight moon :)
     

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