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Come On With Me, Tramps Like Us, Baby We Were Born To Run!! May 15-19, 2017

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by xman30, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    This trip report is for my 15th trip to Las Vegas. May 15-19, 2017. I'll do with this report what I've done with my previous reports, one post equals one day.

    Monday, May 15, 2017.
    I flew out of Houston on Southwest Airlines. Almost a full flight. My plane took off at 6:13am. Landed in Las Vegas at 7:13am. I got to my room at the Excalibur at 8:35am. It was a Royal Tower room. Instead of waiting for a room with a king bed to become I decided to take a room with two queen size beds. This was my second time staying at the Excalibur. For this trip I was on the 18th floor.

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    On my way to breakfast, I took some pictures in the Cosmopolitan casino.

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    For breakfast I ate at the Wicked Spoon buffet inside the Cosmopolitan. 9:32am.

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    The food was good, but there seemed to be less food than the previous time I ate there. Not quite worth the $30 I paid.

    I then went to the Bellagio Conservatory. 11:06am.

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    I made my way over to the Bellagio's Gallery of Fine Arts. 11:50am. It had an exhibit of Muhammad Ali. It was very nice & interesting. People are allowed to take pictures.

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    I made it back to my room to rest for a while. 2pm.

    For dinner I ate at Nacho Daddy. 5:58pm. It's on the side of the Miracle Mile. I met Vegas Message Board member The Bucket while at dinner. This was a prearranged meeting. He arrived a bit after me. He is very nice & great to talk with. We each had our own plate of Fiesta Nachos. I was surprised by how much food there was. I could only eat about half the plate.

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    The Bucket paid for dinner. (Thank You again for that!!!) I had planned to go to the Fremont Street Experience after dinner. The Bucket went along with me. I took some pictures as we waited for the express bus to pick us up in front of the Paris casino.

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    We made it to the Fremont Street Experience at 8:23pm. We walked around, watched a couple of Dancing DJs & some dancing people. Basically a lot of people watching. We talked about various things as we walked around. As usual I took some pictures & videos.

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    We left at 9:23pm. The Bucket got of the express bus at a stop near the SLS casino so he could catch the tram that would take him to the Westgate. This was the first time I've ever had a 'Meet Up' with anyone from these message boards. All my trips have been solo. It was the first time I ate a meal with anyone & went anywhere with anyone. A different, but good experience.

    I got of at a stop near Mandalay Bay. I took some pictures.

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    I made it back to my room at 11:08pm.

    Next up, Day #2, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

    xman30
     
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  2. Dr Nostron

    Dr Nostron Low-Roller

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    Great pics!!
     
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  3. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Great photos.
     
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  4. RedChip

    RedChip Low-Roller

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    Thanks for all the pictures and videos! Love it!
     
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  5. Gmoney10

    Gmoney10 Low-Roller

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    Thanks for all the pictures. Can't wait to hear more about your trip.
     
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  6. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I appreciate all of the pictures they are really awesome! My favorite of the bunch is the pics of the Luxor at night.

    You take really great pictures. I look forward to your trip reports! Thank you for sharing!
     
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    Loving these pictures.
     
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  8. Horseplayer1

    Horseplayer1 Tourist

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    Great pictures! Happy to hear about people enjoying themselves on a solo trip, since I'll be doing my first solo in August.
     
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  9. Richard Alpert

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    Awesome start, xman!

    I agree with Electro. Those Luxor pics are awesome!
    Thanks for sharing and I look forward to the next episode! :D

    RICHARD
     
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    Gino "The King of Inappropriate."

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    Love the pics. Man, I'm so ready to be there...
     
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    Thanks for all the pics! Looking forward to more.
     
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    casinokid68 Low-Roller

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    Great pictures!! Looking forward to more.
     
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  13. Mark H

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    Always enjoy pics with a TR. Looking forward to more...
     
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  14. IWannaBeInVegas

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    great pics, following along for more
     
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  15. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    Day #2. Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

    I woke up at 6:20am. Got ready for the day. For breakfast I ate at More the Buffet at Luxor. 8:18am. Good food. Ate too much. I took a few photos as I left the buffet.

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    I cancelled two activities I had planned. I ended up putzing around Luxor & Mandalay Bay taking pictures.

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    Since I still had the 24 hour bus pass from the night before, I decided to go to the Famous Las Vegas Sign. 12:04pm.

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    I made it to where the Riviera use to be. Weird not seeing it there anymore.

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    A bit of a rewind. I used an express bus to get to the Wynn/Encore area. Along the way to the former location of the Riviera, I took some pictures. I know, I know, what a shock!!! :goofy:;)

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    I'm guessing this will end up becoming Resort World.

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    I used a double decker bus to take me back to the Excalibur. This was the first time ever being on one of the double decker buses. I had always used one of the express buses. I made it back to my room to rest for a while. 1:54pm.

    For dinner I ate at the Planet Hollywood restaurant at the Forum Shops. 7pm. I had a BBQ Bacon Burger, fries, & a Pepsi. Good. After the food I took pictures of some of the movie memorabilia that the restaurant has.

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    I then went to a store called Kalifano. It's also in the Forum Shops. 8:27pm.

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    The Forum Shops has a nice, new, fancy electronic sign outside.

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    More pictures:

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    I did watch a couple of Water Fountain shows at the Bellagio. I didn't record them because the wind was blowing some water on to my camera's lens. I made it back to my room at 10:40pm.

    Next up is Day #3, Wednesday, May 16, 2017.

    xman30
     
  16. william142

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    There is no way that I'm the only one reading this and saying WTF! I mean you wake up each day walk around and take pictures doing absolutely nothing until you go to bed....
     
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    William 142.......I have never laughed so hard at a post!! I don't think you are the only one!
     
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  18. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    Day #3. Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

    I woke up at 5:40am. Got ready for the day. For breakfast I ate at the Bellagio's buffet. 8:53am. Good food. After that I went to the Flamingo's habitat. 11am.

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    I then went to the walkway that connects the Flamingo casino to a tram station. I took some pictures of the Flamingo's pool.

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    I putzed around the Linq. 12:22pm

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    I made it back to my room to rest for a while. 1:40pm.

    For dinner I ate at Slice of Vegas inside Mandalay Bay. 4:35pm. I had the Miles' 10 Meat Pizza. Very good.

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    My entertainment for the evening was Britney Spears' show at the Planet Hollywood casino's Axis Theater. 9pm. This was my third time seeing the show. The first was April 2015. Second was May 2016. There were some new/different songs & some new/different outfits worn by Britney. I was in the 'Golden Circle' section that is to the left of the stage. It's very close to the stage & standing room only. Very entertaining show. I recorded 13 videos (which I'll show first) & a lot of pictures (I won't post all, just some of my favorites).

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    A lot of pictures, but that's only a fraction of what I took during the show.

    Next up: Day #4, Thursday, May 18, 2017.

    xman30
     
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  19. Richard Alpert

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    Certainly a lot of costume changes for Ms. Spears! :faint:
    Simply "Wow" on all the pics, xman30! :thumbsup:

    RICHARD
     
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    I find the accounting of exact minutes for each meal, activity, etc. interesting.
     
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