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Ardee’s Talkin’ Turkey Trip Report. Wynn Edition 11/27-11/29

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by ardee, Nov 26, 2019.

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  1. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    We walked around Venetian/Palazzo for a bit to check out the slots. The place was hopping and we weren’t getting a good vibe for playing, really.
    Luck and I tried to sit at a Munchkinland slot but 3 ladies decided to stand about 4 inches away from my chair and stare over my shoulder the whole time as I tried to play.
    Typically, I’d have had a bit of a polite enough interaction with these ladies to get them to back off... as I knew they were intent upon making me feel uncomfortable enough to leave so they could play.
    But *sigh*, I was trying to be in a people-friendly mood and decided to just go, it being Thanksgiving and all.
    I have to be nice to humanity once in a while. :noangel:
    Besides, it was one of those 3 machine carousel configurations and the one I was sitting at was by a busy walking path.
    Not my favorite way to enjoy slot playing so no biggie in the end.

    And now for something completely different... here’s a random bride from Wynn getting ready to have some photos taken.

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    And the Parasol Down outside terrace by the Lake of Dreams was closed due to lots and lots of rain.
    We sat with @luck.ofthe.draw inside the bar area, so no problems for us.
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    I played that buffalo reel machine in $1 denomination at Cosmo thinking I'll eventually hit something. Well I rolled $250 through it with no bonus and no memorable line hits. But I feel like it could be a really good one if only I would have hit anything. I think it was caed buffalo inferno? I liked it all except for that fact I couldnt buy a win in a little over 50 spins.
     
    Beau Rivage booked same day as Luxor. One will win. Leaning Biloxi.
    Vegas or Biloxi. Going somewhere for Labor Day weekend...
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  3. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    We hung out in the suite for a while til it was time for @luck.ofthe.draw to make her way back toward her hotel.She needed to figure out whether she was flying out early that night or waiting (due to airport delays) til the next morning.
    Good times were had by all :headbang:...just chatting and catching up on life.

    I had to finish submitting some work so husband and I didn’t get down to the casino til later that evening and only played for a bit. He was having fun on the Willie Nelson slot and I found the Elvis Shake Rattlin’ Reels machine.
    Got some good hits out of it. Here’s some pics for my buddy @Burnsie :):

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  4. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    Called it an early night for the slots and went back upstairs to check out the weather reports for travel back to SoCal in the morning.
    Cajon Pass was being cleared of lots of snow, apparently. We were hoping it might be plowed out and the various car stalls and fender benders towed by the time we reached that area.
    Headed home about 7:45am or so.
    Once we got to Joshua Tree/Halloran Summit area and past, we started to see some white stuff on the ground.
    This is the desert, folks. :haha:

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    Traffic wasn’t bad until we hit some Friday Madness areas (or whatever it’s called).

    Got to the Cajon Pass area where it turned into a bit of a parking lot but at least the cars were slowly rolling along.


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    This is close to where it took about 30-40 minutes when all cars converged and things moved slowly.
    I’d rather folks drive carefully and cautiously than act like crazies, so everybody can get to their destinations safely.

    Finally arrived home about an hour and a half later than usual but grateful we made it. :nworthy:

    Many thanks to everyone who took the time to read our report. :hmmm:


    Husband will come in a bit later to do his review of La Cave and any other musings.

    I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and best of luck on your next Vegas trip! :biker:
     
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  5. AyDee

    AyDee is getting too old for this

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    Hoooo-weeee Barrel proof, for when 101 isn't enough!

    and nice job getting there and back.
     
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    Wonderful report @ardee! I love your food and drink pics and it looks like you had a really nice Thanksgiving!
     
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    Another wonderful @ardee trip report! Yummy yumster food and drink:feedme:
     
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  8. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    Another uniquely ardee and hubster trip report, a delightful duo!

    And A+ for desert snow pics. @Richard Alpert kindly provides my snow fixes with fresh fallen snow, but one can never get too many snow pics. :love:
     
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    Just caught up. sounds like you had a lovely time with good food and company. Belated Happy Thanksgiving.
     
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    Another great report by the Ardees!! Awesome pictures of the snow covered mountains. We don't get to see snow covered mountains in NYC, just snow covered trash, which builds up as high as a mountain. :cuss:Happy holidays to you guys!!
     
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    Reminds me of "The Blob" film.:faint:
     
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  12. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    I'm pretty sure The Blob had more moisture on the outside. :haha:
    The pastry shell covered with (overcooked) gruyere cheese was a hard nut to crack.
    We got in there eventually and the soup itself was pretty tasty.
     
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    I missed this report and SOOOO glad I found it @ardee! I agree with Geo, you guys now how to Vegas epically! And I am loving the bloody Mary PANTRY you have set up. Knowing my Ardee duo, I know you made them semi-clear!

    The food pics were epic. Sad about the French onion soup. It looks so pretty, but yes, melty cheese is half of what makes French onion soup so amazing. (Speaking of cheese. Trader Joe's had a raclette years ago that I could not get enough of. This one is slightly different and sliced but that cheese still curls my toes, and super melt, with just enough funk. I bet it's delicious on French onion soup.... On the soup, NOT the bread!)

    Also, I am intrigued by the mushroom and garlic grits. I moved around a ton as a kid, but have southern roots, and a soft spot for chicken and dumplings, grits, and the very-healthy staple of white gravy. I've done green chili and cheese grits, but have to expand my horizons, and that sounds amazing.

    Loved the trip report Ardee, and I ALWAYS love your pre-trip stuffed animal display!

    Again, you do Vegas BEAUTIFULLY, and it's always such a treat to follow along!
     
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  14. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    Oooh, I need to check out Trader Joe's now, @Multifarious5.
    You're such a sweetie. Thanks so much. :blowkiss:
     
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