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Boxofbirds 10/10–10/14 Live Trip Report!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by boxofbirds, Oct 9, 2019 at 11:38 AM.

  1. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    My Trip Report

    Guess what? It’s time to head back to Vegas!

    In about 24 hours I will be heading to Vegas for a 4-night stay at Nomad. This will be my 21st trip to Vegas and my 3rd, and final, trip for the year. Traveling solo this time. The reason for this trip is to join up with the other Vegas Nerd Society members at The Summit on Friday and Saturday. Plus a VMB meetup, and might also try to check out some Vegas Pride events.

    The four nights are comped at Nomad, plus a bit of resort credit and freeplay, and the flights was booked with Delta miles…so at least I’m starting off in the “Win” column!

    For The Summit there is an unofficial Craps meetup on Friday with Tim & Eric from The Bettor Life and Mark & Dr. Mike from You Can Bet on That podcasts, then the official meetup at Golden Gate, followed by a parade to The D. There is also a Costume Contest at 8, but that is also when the Pride parade starts, so might skip the contest and check out the parade instead. Then Saturday there is Mob Museum tour with Dr. Dave, then a slot tournament, and then the Main Event featuring Five Hundy By Midnight podcast. Plus I’m sure lots of drinking, gambling, and Vegas Nerdery in between!

    Plans for the trip so far:
    - VMB meetup and slot pull on Thursday
    - Use up my Diamond celebration dinner, probably at Hells Kitchen
    - My usual mix of Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, and some Slots
    - Drinking
    - The Summit on Friday/Saturday as outlined above
    - More drinking
    - Maybe check out the Pride parade on Friday night
    - Wandering the strip and downtown hitting up my favorite casinos and bars
    - Maybe Pride Pool Party on Sunday
    - Use a couple MyVegas awards, and use up what I can of my ACG/LVA coupons
    - And, of course, whatever else Vegas brings

    As I usually do, I will be posting here live as much as possible with pics, gambling reports, food porn, and other thoughts. I will also live tweet some of the highlights of my trip on Twitter, you can follow me there @TwoWayHardEight

    Thanks for following along!
     
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  2. amk121

    amk121 VIP Whale

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    This is a popular time as everyone seems to be in Vegas now!

    Have a great time and lots of luck - will be following along!
     
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  3. boxofbirds

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    Thanks!

    Yeah I think our last count for the VMB meetup was at least 25 people!
     
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  4. NPLV

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    Enjoy!
     
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  5. Brando95

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    See ya at the Summit!
     
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    Have a great trip! See you on thursday evening! :beer:
     
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    Have fun!
     
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    Sounds like a great trip! Enjoy!
     
    I Love Christmas + I Love Vegas - Combine Them, Yes Please!
    I Love Christmas + I Love Vegas - Combine Them, Yes Please!
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  9. vegasnut

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    have fun following along:thumbsup:
     
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    Have a great time.
     
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  11. tringlomane

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    Good luck! Catch that elusive Royal!
     
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  12. boxofbirds

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    I have arrived!

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    Waiting for a Lyft...here’s a gratuitous volcano pic

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    A little bumpy on the landing, but I had some help:

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  13. pressitagain

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    Have a great trip!!!
     
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    Always enjoy your TR’s @boxofbirds and happy to see VMB is being well represented at all these evens.!
    Following!
     
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  15. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    From touchdown to in the room in about 55 minutes. Got a regular room this time. Just the right size.

    Now time for lunch!

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  16. boxofbirds

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    Thanks, all, for the well wishes!
     
  17. luck.ofthe.draw

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    Room at Nomad looks rad - as a fan of Park MGM, how does it compare or contrast? Looks mighty similar to me. . . . :p
     
    Thanksgiving & VMB adventures! It's a go!
  18. boxofbirds

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    Not sure, haven’t stayed in a park mgm room.
     
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  19. Lulu4545

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    We're staying at NoMad for the first time in a few weeks. The view & room looks nice, can't wait....Good luck & have a great trip!
     
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  20. boxofbirds

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    A light snack

    The Firebird from Crack Shack. The counter person says it’s a spicy 6 out of 10. I would say a 4.

    Time for some freeplay and gambling!

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