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Cosmopolitan/Planet Hollywood Live Trip Report 1/2 to 1/5/19

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Keyma623, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Keyma623

    Keyma623 Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Trying a live trip report for the first time. I plan to use downtime to create posts and add photos. I was just in Vegas in November on my first ever solo trip due to a friends family emergency. While I totally enjoyed the trip and even met some very nice board members, I didn't get to do as much as I thought I would. I didn't mind being alone but I hesitated to travel around since I was alone. I mostly gambled which, in my opinion, was fantastic. This trip I am going with a friend. Now, he does not like to gamble but I have already told him that we would separate on occasion so that I could do some gambling. I am excited because he loves to take pictures and sight see so we will be doing a lot of that. I have not been downtown in quite awhile so I am excited to do that. I won a Bogo 4 day Monorail pass playing MyVegas. We plan to put that to good use by traveling up and down the strip to check out lots of casinos. We also plan to check out the Mob Museum or the Neon Museum and either Frankie's Tiki Bar or Golden Tiki.

    I am female and I am very girly so I spent some time shopping and planning my outfits since I love fashion. This is always a big part of the trip for me. It is probably one of the highlites for me. We won't be dressing up too much but I am bringing my knee high boots...I live in Florida and hardly ever get to wear them. According to the Vegas forecast, I will get to wear sweaters and boots! Very excited!

    After my last trip, I was excited to see that I had two comped offers from two places! I stayed at Flamingo and was offered either 4 free nites at some of their properties or 3 nites at other Total Reward properties. I also got an offer for 2 comped nites at Cosmo. While the Total Rewards offer was well earned by lots of slot play and a major jackpot win on 88 Fortunes of 850.00, the Cosmo offer was totally a surprise since I only played there for about 3 hours on one day of my trip. I opted to take advantage of both offers. We are staying at Cosmo for the first two nites and Planet Hollywood for the second two nites. We take the red eye home to Tampa on Saturday nite so technically we are only staying one nite at Planet Hollywood but we have the room for two nites. I never imagined that I would be going back to Vegas so quickly after my last trip. When the offers rolled in, I checked airfare and it was cheap for my selected days. I am a teacher so I had off a week in November and two weeks in December. I figured, why not use my vacation time to go again? The trip really came together when I was talking to my friend, "J" and he said , "Take me with you?" So that was that. Another trip to Vegas...my favorite city! The offer for the Cosmo is for their cheapest room, according to my research. The city view two double beds. That actually works fine for us so I am good with it. I will save the fountain view room for another trip. Lol, as if! The teacher budget doesn't go far. Getting on a plane tomorrow around 2:30. We get into Vegas at around 5pm. We plan to Lyft or Uber to Cosmo. My last trip, I took a taxi because the taxi stand was right outside the doors to the airport. I saw where you need to walk to for Uber/Lyft but I just got into the taxi line. This time we will try Lyft or Uber. We plan to go to the room and then go to either Jockey Club convenience store or walk across the strip to Walgreens for "supplies." From there, since I am writing this the day before we get on the plane, we will be live and hopefully you can follow along and virtually go to Vegas with us.
     
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  2. Guy_

    Guy_ High-Roller

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    following along
     
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  3. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED The biggest Degenerate on VMB

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    Please do the needful
     
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  4. luridludicloco

    luridludicloco High-Roller

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    Looking forward to follow along someone who is excited because of being able to wear boots and sweaters in Las Vegas. Maybe they will bring you luck! Perhaps upon check in you can be upgraded to a fountain view room. Have a great trip.
     
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  5. Bgoll279

    Bgoll279 Low-Roller

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    Good luck to you both. Great intro, and looking forward to the rest.
     
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  6. Richard Alpert

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    I'm excited to follow.
    I'm back to the classroom tomorrow.

    Knee-high boots on recess duty would certainly make me the talk of the playground... :ssst: :D

    Have a great time!

    RICHARD
     
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  7. Depdawg227

    Depdawg227 Tourist

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    Good luck
     
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  8. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    Looks like you have a very fun trip ahead of you. Following along. Hope you have a blast!!

    BTW, Frankie’s Tiki Room....very Vegas and very good drinks...they’ll sneak up on you. :drunk:

    :peace: :beer:
     
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  9. LB9

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    Have a great time!
     
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  10. mikeyvegas1

    mikeyvegas1 High-Roller

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    good luck following along
     
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  11. Geogran

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    Looking forward to following along - have a great trip.
     
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  12. RedChip

    RedChip High-Roller

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    Sounds like a smart & fun plan. Get some wins! Good luck!
     
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  13. miss_sonja

    miss_sonja Low-Roller

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    Have fun!
     
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  14. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Good luck; here's hoping they upgrade you to a terrace room.
     
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    Have a great trip!
     
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    Have a great time, your trip sounds very fun, will be following along!
     
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  17. Cal123

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    Following along. Enjoy yourself!
     
  18. Keyma623

    Keyma623 Tourist

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    At the airport in Tampa! Eating at Columbia restaurant...an amazing spanish restaurant.
     
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  19. Keyma623

    Keyma623 Tourist

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    Glass half empty is good!
     

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    See you out here, good luck!
     
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