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April 17 thru 21

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by BackInVegas, May 6, 2008.

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  1. BackInVegas

    BackInVegas VIP Whale

    Mar 14, 2008
    Trips to Las Vegas:

    My Trip Report

    I was out there for the fight, some gambling, some drinking, some eating. I was also out there to get the lines on football betting before the NFL draft, so I can do my homework and then go back out this summer to make the big bets.

    The weather in April is warm enough for the pool in the day, but the nights can be quite chilly. The winds can be near gale force too.

    The only bad thing is the English came over with a new strain of the three week cold that we had in the States. I had that disease earlier this year, and I rode in the elevator with an englishman that looked like the walking dead. I said to him, "I am probably going to get sick riding with you, but this is Vegas and you gotta gamble."

    Yep, I was sick for two weeks. I still am but I am not using so much kleenex as I was the first two weeks.

    Other than being sick, I had a good time. As always. A Las Vegas trip for me is five days and four nights. After that, my liver needs a break.

    I won money gambling but I lost money in tips, taxis, and food. I never rent a car for Las Vegas. I will walk or take the taxi. On special occasions or to impress my friends, we will take the limo. I do not rent a car in Las Vegas because I prefer to have some 1) beer 2) wine 3) champagne just about all the time.

    The way I figure if I won money is if I pay all my expenses, but I did not on this trip. BUt I paid for about half my expenses, which is not too bad.

    I stayed at the Palms. Great beds. I had a room on floor 23 looking east at the strip. Best side if you ask me.

    I had a VIP hostess from Hooter's try to get me to go to the New Hooter's two years ago, just before they opened, but I never got around to it. This trip I made it a point to go over and check out Hooter's. The hostess no longer worked there. To bad, she was attractive.

    You can file for the Hooter's Club and they give you $100 in slot money that gives you a chance to win $100 or $1000 bucks. I did that and left. I doubt if I am going back to Hooter's in a veeerrrrryyyyy long time.

    If you do not know, it used to be the San Remo and they had a great sushi bar there. The sushi bar is now gone. If they bring it back, I will go back.

    I went down to the Luxor to look up Chris Angel. But it was off season so all I got was a picture of the store. But I wil be back for that. We might be going to the show in October. Not sure if we can put that in our schedule.

    I am a regular at the Palms so if you have any questions about the Palms, I can give you an answer.

    I ate dinner at Alize, Nove Italiano, and Little Buddha. The night we did Little Buddha I had reservations for Nine, my favorite restaurant, but my two friends were gambling in a Poker Tourney and were late. I told the restaurant to cancel the reservation. I was not happy and my friends knew it. But I got over it.

    At Nove Italiano, I had this asparagus dish that was DEEEEEEE-licious. I highly recommend that. My steak was a little too salty though.

    The Palms pool is a great place for swimsuit watching. The music is a bit loud, but if you get a cabana up high you can be above the music. I will probably stick to doing it that way from now on.

    If you ask me, there will be deals in Las Vegas. The news was always talking about how the traffic was down and how the strip casinos are offering deals to get more people there.

    My next trip is this summer, just not sure which month. And yes, it is HOT in the summer.
  2. DBear

    DBear VIP Bear

    Mar 14, 2006
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Nice TR! You seem to get around quite easily. How was Little Buddha at the Palms? I've seen some good reviews of the place...can you provide a description of your meal there? Average size of the check, ie. $20/person? I'll be going in 2 weeks and wanted to check out Palms a little bit more this time around. Also thought about trying Little Buddha as one of my friends that's coming has never eaten Asian food before! Little Buddha is Asian food, isn't it? Myself, I would love to try N9NE, but I fear it may be over my price range.
  3. TheMike

    TheMike Tourist

    Jan 30, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
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    It's good you got to see hooters before they change it to whatever else it's gonna be. They sold it a few months back and the deal is still in the works.
  4. gmoney590

    gmoney590 VIP Whale

    Jul 8, 2006
    Tacoma, WA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Great TR. I don't rent a car in Vegas either for pretty much the same reasons.
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