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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. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    The pictures and videos of the Britney show was very enjoyable. The shots were so vivid that I felt like I was there!

    I agreed when you mentioned that you took a lot of pictures at the show but when you said that you shared only a fraction of what you took I bust a gut laughing! It's amazing but I really feel like your pictures are much better clarity wise than actually being there to see it for yourself, if you can understand my drift, LOL!!

    You seem to be doing what you love to do, and I must say you are very, very good at it.

    Thanks again!
     
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  2. Funstuie

    Funstuie Low-Roller

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    You seem to have a type at the pools!
     
    The boys from Ireland are back in town
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  3. RealSolGlow

    RealSolGlow Low-Roller

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    Brittney pics are good.....very close up and tells me she's starting to show her age in her face. I guess when you're on behavioral drugs to keep you level headed it takes a toll. Glad she's bounced back nicely and has become what she has but you can tell she's showing her age in her face for sure.

    Love the TR and the early starts and late finishes. I could never do it!
     
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  4. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

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    Great pics!

    Establishing an alibi for whatever's going down in Houston, my man.
     
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  5. tagac27

    tagac27 Low-Roller

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    Such clear, amazing photos! Great job!
     
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  6. vegaskid74

    vegaskid74 Low-Roller

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    This thread is spectacular. That is all.
     
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  7. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    Day #4. Thursday, May 18, 2017.

    I woke up at 7:52am. A little later than I normally do. For breakfast I ate at the Cravings Buffet inside the Mirage. 9:42am. Good food.

    I then putzed around inside & outside the Mirage taking pictures.

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    I then went to Madame Tussauds at the Venetian. 11:44am. A Hulkbuster statue was outside near the ticket booth. Madame Tussauds is one of my favorite places to visit when I'm in Vegas.

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    I then putzed around taking pictures.

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    For dinner I ate at LVB: Burgers & Bar inside the Mirage. 6:40pm. I had the Kick In The Kisser burger, fries, & a Diet Coke. Everything was very good.

    After dinner I watched two volcano eruptions. Took pictures of the first & a video of the second. From the first:

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    Video of the second eruption:



    Pictures I took between the eruption:

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    After the second volcano eruption I puzed around inside & outside Treasure Island taking pictures.

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    On my way back to my room, I walked through the MGM Grand (used the tram). Even though I've been inside the MGM Grand many times over the years, I've never seen the crowd that waits to go inside Hakkasan night club.... until this trip. I was a bit wowed by the scene. I took a couple pictures & a video.

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    Shortly after I shot the video, someone from the club's security told me that for security purposes no one is allowed to take pictures & videos of the people waiting to get inside. I said sorry, that I wasn't aware of the rules, & that I had never seen so many people there. I then continued on to my room. I made it back to my room at 11:34pm.

    Next up is Going Home day.

    xman30
     
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  8. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

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    LOL at seeing the Jenna J. wax figure pic. Brought back a Vegas memory for me:

    My bride really wanted me to pose with her until I explained who she was. :D
    Then I had to explain how I knew who she was! :oops:

    Continued awesomeness in this TR, xman30! Great pics!!!
    Thanks much! :thumbsup:

    RICHARD
     
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  9. MrBiGG1

    MrBiGG1 Tourist

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    8:52pm...i thoroughly enjoyed this thread
     
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  10. casinokid68

    casinokid68 Low-Roller

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    Absolutely fantastic pictures!! And crazy about all those people waiting to get in the club at MGM. I can only imagine the money they make there on a single night. They stopped catering to the casino crowd and now cater to the club folks. The clubs and the fancy, high priced celebrity restaurants are the money makers!!:cry:
     
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  11. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    6:53pm...I liked your post!!! :thumbsup:

    xman30
     
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  12. martinr

    martinr High-Roller

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    9:42 pm, I read the post but didn't click on the "funny" emoji until 9:45pm.
     
    Home Away From Home!
    Home Away From Home!
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  13. tdhoier

    tdhoier High-Roller

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    This report was, as we used to say eating mushrooms in college, a "Treee-upp"

    Great pics.

    Go Astros.
     
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  14. RedChip

    RedChip Low-Roller

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    Great pictures. Thanks!
     
    Harrah's South Lake Tahoe...strictly for work ;)
  15. Dentastic

    Dentastic Tourist

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    Great trip report. Really enjoyed the pics!
     
  16. vegaskid74

    vegaskid74 Low-Roller

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    No doubt. These days you go to your local to gamble and you Vegas in Vegas.
     
  17. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    Going home day. Friday, May 19, 2017.

    Sorry for taking so long to do this post.

    I woke up at 7:30am. For breakfast I ate at the buffet inside Excalibur. 8:21am. Good food. After breakfast I checked out & checked my bag (which took way too long). I had a few hours to kill before I got picked up for the airport. I first went to Hershey's Chocolate World to get some chocolate for some friends. I spent a lot more money than I thought I would.

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    On my way to the Bellagio I saw a camera crew shooting a promo for some music awards show that was going to happen that weekend.

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    When I got to the Bellagio I bought a nice shirt for my mom.

    I got picked up & made it to the airport safe & sound. I found out that my flight was delayed. My flight took off about 45 minutes late. I made it back home in Houston safe & sound.

    I already have the dates set for my next trip to Vegas. December 18-22, 2017. Get there on a Monday, leave on a Friday. Pretty standard for me. I haven't decided where I'll be staying. Right now it's a tossup between MGM Grand & Mandalay Bay. Here is a link to my album on Flickr that has the pictures from this trip: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157680912635814

    Well, that's all for this trip. Thank You for reading & the compliments. Until next time, have a good one!!!

    xman30
     
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  18. RedChip

    RedChip Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the TR. Tons of great pictures!
     
    Harrah's South Lake Tahoe...strictly for work ;)
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  19. Drewm1972

    Drewm1972 VIP Whale

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    Thanks for awesome TR really enjoyed all pics & videos....
    By the way, you don't gamble? Or is it sharing too much info?
     
    I heart radio concert!!
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  20. todd7764

    todd7764 Low-Roller

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    Tremendous TR! Really really good descriptions and pics/vids.

    I'll be in Vegas with you in December!
     
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