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Ardee’s *Back to the Future* Vegas Christmas Report 12/23-12/25

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by ardee, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. Kachow

    Kachow Low-Roller

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    Thanks @ardee, sorry I ended up asking the question twice because I figured you just missed the first time. Glad you guys had fun and thanks for the TR!
     
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  2. MCann

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    Wow, just catching up on your report. I have so much respect for the effort that went in to such a short trip, and it looks like it came out amazing!

    Also, Merry Christmas!

    Also also, thanks for the flashy lei I wore today that I think came from your shindig :D
     
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  3. cvkelz

    cvkelz Extremely Low Roller- like, I barely roll at all.

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    Great report!! So sad we missed you by a day. Looks like it was a great quick trip!! Thanks for sharing! :headbang::headbang:
     
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  4. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    It would be wonderful to meet you both also! Maybe one day the stars will align, lol! Meanwhile have a safe drive home and Thank You for sharing your Christmas trip with us!
     
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  5. serenasea

    serenasea Tourist

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    A spectacular report, and the suite decorations and party spread are impressive, not to mention the disgruntled kitties at the beginning! Just wondering if there's a problem with your guests getting to the suite (I play at Cosmo but haven't stayed there) -- some hotels require room keys to access the elevators, so you'd spend a lot of time going down and up to escort people to the party.
     
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  6. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    Wasn't a problem for us, @serenasea. Most of our guests were staying at Cosmo anyway, so we just coordinated to meet and bring 'em on up when somebody texted to say they were at the elevator bank or on a certain floor without key access.
    Wasn't a large gathering, so it didn't take a lot of time for everybody to get together. :)
    Except for @luck.ofthe.draw, of course...but that's another story. :haha:
    I say that with love, luck.
     
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  7. luck.ofthe.draw

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    THANKS @ardee clan! I was preoccupied with not dying :wink2: Jk jk I am so glad I got to see everyone. You are all fantastic - and yes, @MCann stole my lei. Jerk. :nono:
     
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  8. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    Will be filling in the rest of the report today. Coming next:

    Slotting it up with @Sonya and @Retrobabble. :santa: :noangel::santa:
     
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  9. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    We aren't savages, @luck.ofthe.draw. :p All you had to do was let us know @MCann needed a lei and we would have made sure it happened.:wiggle:
     
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  10. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    Hi guys. I know I promised slot adventures with Sonya and Retro but life today got in the way and I want to be sure to describe the amount of fun we had while playing the other night. Please forgive and I’ll deliver tomorrow.


    In the meantime some rando things:


    The get-together food under those chafing dishes consisted of sliders and buffalo wings, so don’t ever try to tell us we’re not classy. :p
    Pizzas were so good. 4 different versions.
    (Coming from the same place @Richard Alpert is still on the hunt for :hmmm:: Secret Pizza.)

    -Veggie with bell pepper, onions and olives
    -Pepperoni and sausage
    -Tomato and Basil
    -Mushroom and truffle oil (my favorite)

    In case anybody else is interested in the Chelsea suite we were in:
    -Microwave under the counter behind the bar
    -Fridge under the counter (not pictured but it’s there)
    -Shelf with glasses for serving guests
    -Sink Behind the bar

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  11. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    Forgot we had cupcakes too. Thought I took a photo but can’t find. Sorry.
    Red Velvet, Lemon Chiffon, Coconut Cream and Chocolate with vanilla frosting.
    They were yummy, though. Trust me. :)
     
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  12. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    We also played a version of a Christmas/White Elephant grab where the husband and I threw a bunch of useless, pop-culture items into a Santa Sack and forced @Retrobabble to help us out with hosting the game.
    Let’s just say @Sonya seemed quite pleased in her husband taking home the Snake Plissken eye patch with her directions of future adventures in role playing. Don’t blame me, guys. I’m just reporting the real news! :angel:
    Lots of dog toys and Alien eggs, as well as a Ghostbuster doormat along with....well you get the picture...a lot of crap.
    Many thanks to our guests for taking these treasures off of our hands and dumping them into the closest trash can as soon as you left. :D
     
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  13. tringlomane

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    Another great report! One of these days I'll actually follow along live, I swear!
     
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  14. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    No worries, @tringlomane. I barely followed it live myself. :haha:
     
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  15. Sonya

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    Coconut. :yuck: I can attest to the lemon one being fantastic. And those wings were delicious!! And thanks again for the box of fruit leftovers. They made a delicious breakfast in bed. :)

    LOL! What happened to that thing about what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? :haha: Plus, I think Dan needs to work on a mullet. Or something.

    Great to spend time with you again. My abs got a work out from all the laughing on our slot run. I'm sure @Retrobabble will be sending us our share of the $2.7million jackpot she promised us any day now. :poke:

    You guys are the best!! Let's do this again soon!!:headbang:
     
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  16. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Dammit, I’m here too and would have loved to meet you!!!
     
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    Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. My pups will be told their gifts came from Auntie and Uncle Ardee. You and your hubby are as wonderful as I imagined you would be. @Retrobabble, you are as well beautiful lady! @luck.ofthe.draw is just as adorable as I imagined and our Queen of Ellis Island and her King are the best!! I hope to see our VMB family next Christmas <3
     
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  18. Retrobabble

    Retrobabble Director of Fun

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    I have the cupcake photo before destruction:
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    Sniff. If I recall correctly, y’all were most skeptical.And on Christmas Eve, you Scrooges!
     
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  19. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    *edited to add: In the voice of Tom Hanks character in A League of Their Own "We aren't gonna win 2.6 million..." I wonder who said that? :ssst:
     
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  20. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    It was meeeeee!!! I'm a pessimist. I probably cursed us out of the jackpot. :confused:
     
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