1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Better Late than Pregnant - belated solo TR, Flamingo 1/27-28

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by TxTeach79, Feb 7, 2017.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. TxTeach79

    TxTeach79 #VLV

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2015
    Messages:
    396
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    35

    My Trip Report

    Last minute random getaway to the promised land a couple weekends back; got antsy, had free time, price was right, so I booked a Go room at the Flamingo, flights on Virgin America out of Dallas Love, and headed west. I won't waste a ton of time explaining all the gory details, but I'll post my marginal pics below - it was a great time! I've stayed all over the strip, but somehow missed the old pink bird til now.... gotta say, the Go room was nice, the location was great, and the staff was awesome. Picked up a few badges, drunkenly devoured late night food, and had an overall great time. Pics coming.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  2. TxTeach79

    TxTeach79 #VLV

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2015
    Messages:
    396
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    35
    IMG_6070.JPG IMG_6067.JPG IMG_6063.JPG IMG_6057.JPG IMG_6059.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 6
  3. TxTeach79

    TxTeach79 #VLV

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2015
    Messages:
    396
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    35
    IMG_6092.JPG IMG_6078.JPG IMG_6081.JPG IMG_6093.JPG IMG_6095.JPG IMG_6100.JPG IMG_6103.JPG IMG_6104.JPG IMG_6108.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 8
  4. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    9,066
    Location:
    The Island
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    Better Late than Pregnant...
    You had me reaching for my copy of What To Expect When You're Expecting for a second there! :faint:

    Great trip to Flamingo! Nice pics...You have me tickled pink!
    Either that or I've just broken out in a nasty rash! :oops:

    Anyways, thanks and congrats on the good times, TXTeach79!

    RICHARD
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. TxTeach79

    TxTeach79 #VLV

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2015
    Messages:
    396
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    35
    Quick thoughts at this point -

    I'll always be a Southwest guy because I live in Dallas and it's incredibly convenient (and I'm beholden to their frequent flyer program at this point), but the Virgin America experience was legit and that Virgin terminal at McCarran is like a whole new world next to the Southwest terminal....

    First time in Harrah's (I always really enjoy playing there) since they renovated the front area by the strip; the piano bar expansion wasn't quite open yet but looked ready to go, they have moved the old bank of tournament slots back down by the Sportsbook and replaced it with the new bank above and added a convenience store/booze shop.

    I know I bet 4 instead of 5 on most of my VP hands, and I know that's foolish, but I was boozing a lot and slow playing it while having a great time. Pretty sure I know the bartender at Bugsy's better than half my family now.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. TxTeach79

    TxTeach79 #VLV

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2015
    Messages:
    396
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    35
    IMG_6143.JPG IMG_6122.JPG IMG_6127.JPG IMG_6130.JPG IMG_6134.JPG IMG_6145.JPG IMG_6144.JPG IMG_6150.JPG IMG_6147.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. amk121

    amk121 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    2,243
    Location:
    Northeast
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    24
    Great pics and love that title!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. TxTeach79

    TxTeach79 #VLV

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2015
    Messages:
    396
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    35
    IMG_6188.JPG IMG_5070.JPG IMG_5098.JPG IMG_5094.JPG IMG_4985.JPG IMG_5009.JPG IMG_6152.JPG IMG_6178.JPG IMG_6177.JPG IMG_6160.JPG IMG_6161.JPG IMG_6164.JPG IMG_6166.JPG

    Sorry those last two are attached thumbnails... especially my late night ribeye at Off the Strip... too many pics I guess!
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 4
  9. Johnzimbo

    Johnzimbo VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    1,879
    Location:
    DFW
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100
    We just got back today and took Virgin from Love Field, did it last year for Super Bowl also, it is nice!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. jgates8

    jgates8 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Messages:
    7,939
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    23
    Is Harrahs holding the daily slot tournament yet? You indicated the tournament machines were now down by the Sportsbook.
     
  11. carolineno

    carolineno VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2013
    Messages:
    3,021
    Location:
    Boston
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    Flamingo pools look great, from above anyway, and I love the room. Maybe I'll give them a try. Nice report.
     
    Optimistic, might make Identity Gold?
  12. robron

    robron Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Messages:
    136
    Location:
    Maine
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    11
    Nice pictures, thanks. We always like the GO rooms too.
     
  13. bshowell

    bshowell VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2004
    Messages:
    3,556
    Location:
    DMV
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    11
    Love all these pictures. I've always wanted to fly Virgin America, but it's never really a good choice from here. How was GR Fish & Chips? I love a good fish & chips.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. casinokid68

    casinokid68 Caesars Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,728
    Location:
    brooklyn, ny
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70
    Great pictures!! I just got back from Vegas yesterday. Flying back on April 7th on Virgin America out of JFK. Awesome airline!!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Niteshade

    Niteshade VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2013
    Messages:
    1,127
    Location:
    Abilene, Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    Great pics!! Makes me miss the Big Pink Chicken terribly too.
    I love the pics in the Atrium - great spot to be. Thanks for sharing
    these. Not sure I can wait until April now. I really want to go today after
    seeing your report!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. TxTeach79

    TxTeach79 #VLV

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2015
    Messages:
    396
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    35
    I really enjoyed it! I'm easy to please, but I found them to be delicious. The chips are great too - you can get them a number of different "styles"... and they give you two dipping sauces you choose from a long list, both were outstanding (as well as the standard malt vinegar).
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. blahblah

    blahblah Tourist

    Joined:
    May 4, 2015
    Messages:
    16
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    How was Gordon Ramsey fish and chips? Undecided if I want to go! Thanks for the pics!
     
  18. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    22,401
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    22
    Nice pics!

    I dunno if the bartenders told you the minimum bet was $1, but I hate when they tell you that because that's technically the rule. Yeah, betting 5 quarters vs. 4 is a lot better, especially on Jacks because the only really big win is the Royal when betting max. Also 6/5 Jacks at CET bars is a redundant game offering. Playing Bonus Poker next time will give you an extra 20% payout on every quad with with every other hand paying exactly the same.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. RedChip

    RedChip VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2017
    Messages:
    1,222
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    21
    I'm staying at Flamingo for the first time next month. I figured I better stay at the last remaining Ocean's Eleven resort before they re-brand or tear it down too. Your pics only added to my anticipation.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  20. Flowers

    Flowers VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2014
    Messages:
    5,969
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    I will be one week behind you -- the 14th. I'm on that 9 am non-stop flight. I can't wait!
     
    Celebrating Life, Family + Friends in Our Beloved Vegas + the Great SW
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.