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Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by MGinCO, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. MGinCO

    MGinCO VIP Whale

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    My Trip Report

    Yes, i am here! It is 106 degrees.
    Staying 3 nights at The Cal.
    Oh my...13th floor! No housekeeping, so i got 2 beds.

    Notes:
    SWA flight was delayed 25 min or so due to some maintenance issue, but we arrived only 5min late.

    Car rental all a mess, cause not all actually open yet. But, they take reservations. I had to stop at dollar/thrifty and then go up to HERTZ area to pick up a car. But hey, i got a Kia Sorento for $97 all in.

    Always a pit stop at Total Wine for my Baileys. What used to be $15.99 is now $22-25.

    Raiders Stadium looks freaking awesome!!!!!

    Really not a lot of traffic on I-15 @ 8pm Sat night.

    No valet at The Cal yet. 1st time self parking.

    Everyone wearing masks, but i did not see really any machines turned off. Just a passing look.

    Will check things out, and then its dinner at the Cafe for Oxrltail Soup @ 11pm.
     
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  2. B T

    B T Engineer, gambler, drinker. Order varies in Vegas.

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    Love Total Wine. I would have more gambling budget if I didn't go their too often lol you are missing Kahlua with your Baileys ;)

    Good luck! Will be there soon. Wishing you lots of luck.

    Do they still have to validate your parking ticket at the Cal or is it completely free now?
     
  3. 3OfDiamonds

    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

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    Best of luck and have a good safe time :thumbsup: Hopefully I will be at the Cal for three nights in about a month (in 7/30 out 8/2) :)
     
  4. Valgal

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    Good luck, have fun and stay safe.
     
    40th Wedding Anniversary if we make it that long
  5. MGinCO

    MGinCO VIP Whale

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    Great way to start, 2nd hour in.
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  6. MGinCO

    MGinCO VIP Whale

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    A short time later....
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  7. carolineno

    carolineno VIP Whale

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    Great start! Following along
     
    Optimistic, might make Identity Gold?
  8. TJC

    TJC High-Roller

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    Two weeks ago, I had a reservation with Hertz and was told when I arrived at 9:30 PM that it would be a 4 to 5 hour wait. No thanks! We canceled and called Lyft.

    Congrats on the great start and enjoy the rest of your trip.
     
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  9. MGinCO

    MGinCO VIP Whale

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    At The Cal, machines near the escalator, dbl dbl bonus VP. Hit the aces earlier, so decided to stay @ $1 denom. Held one card, just like the earlier 2k "royal".

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  10. Sam in Ut

    Sam in Ut High-Roller

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    That is fantastic! Congratulations and hope you get many more!
     
  11. rooster42000

    rooster42000 Brady # 1

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    Congrats.
     
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    Very nice hit!
     
  13. Darcie

    Darcie Tourist

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    Wonderful and congratulations! That first one is always special especially when you hit it playing dollars !
     
  14. Fet297

    Fet297 113 survivor North Vegas

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    Congratulations! :woohoo:
     
    AirBnB Henderson. They say social distancing...Will we make this trip?
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    hotreds Illegitimi non carborundum!

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  16. MCann

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    Congrats! I still dont have one even on a penny 100-play, but I dont play quiiiiiite as much VP as some folks around here. Awesome on a 1 card hold too.
     
    Havent booked this yet but already paid for the flight. It'll happen.
    Giving thanks in style again!
  17. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Congratulations!!! Don't spend it all in one place. . . . :nono:
     
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    unomas High-Roller

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    Awesome!
     
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    PSM High-Roller

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    So awesome! Congrats and enjoy your trip! Post up when you hit your next one...
     
  20. Jer

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    Great work! Now let’s see another!:thumbsup: