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Crash Bandkoot rides again! Semi-Live Sept 19th - 24th

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by skybank, Sep 18, 2021.

  1. skybank

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    My Trip Report

    Well I'm heading out to our favorite place early morning September 19th and will be there until the 24th.

    For those who do not know what "Crash Bandkoot" is.. it's a video game character that runs like hell and frequently bounces off things.
    This is Crash:
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    So now you are saying what does this guy have to do with Vegas?!?
    Well our mother who is 82 is going with us (me and my sister). My sister started calling her Crash Bandkoot
    a few years ago in Vegas the first time my mom rented a scooter. Those scooters have no brakes, you just let go of the throttle to stop it and mom did not get it the first couple of times and ran into walls and other people and if there is a straight away she guns it!

    My sister and mom will be staying at Cosmo as my sister is only a few hundred points away from gold, so she will be accomplishing that this trip.
    I will be staying at Bally's as it is just me this trip and although not comped it was really cheap for the week
    after I rebooked 3 times because the price keep dropping. Really I will be staying there but gambling at Cosmo, so it works for me.

    Our chariot of choice to our happy place is SouthWest out of MDW at O dark 45, the tickets were booked during Southwest's 50th anniversary sale so it worked out to be only $250 for non-stop round trip, a hell of a deal with the current prices.

    I've seen people show off there new luggage and I got a great deal on Amazon for an Amazon Basic 26 inch suitcase. This was last year during Prime days, the original price was $66 and now it's actually $94, but it was a Prime day deal and I had $15 of Amazon credit so the priced I paid was $26.
    I used it during my trip this past April and coming from a 2 wheeler to a 4 wheeler, I really loved it!
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    See not bad for the price!

    I'll try my best to keep up with being Semi-Live and here is Dude who is not happy I'm leaving but my older sister who is staying at home will be feeding him.
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    No set in stone plans other that we bought Omega Mart tickets already, since we had the mistake of not buying them before hand in April and we couldn't get in because they were sold out.
    The itinerary for the trip is, as always, to eat, drink and gamble but not always in that order!
    Just one more sleep and we are off to the airport in the morning, following along for my Vegas perceptive.
    Also one last thing 2021 marks the 20th year that I have been going to Vegas at least once a year!
     
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  2. greekjim

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    Have fun! I got the 4:45 out of MDW tomorrow to vegas
     
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    Have a great trip!

    Hope you don't see any real bandicoots

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    Have a great trip! I am counting my days!
     
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  5. skybank

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    All checked in at MDW, the crowds are light this morning compared to my trip in April, I mean there are seats at the bar!
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    Enjoy….and good luck!
     
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  7. skybank

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    Flight was smooth and completely full. A lady did have a little medical issue, but we were only 30 minutes from LAS so we didn't have to devert. We had to wait for the medical people to get her off the plane. So a little delayed but not really bad. First time renting from Enterprise and their service is nice! I was able to use the kiosk and go right to the garage, where they walk you to your car and check it over with you. Also I reserved a midsize and they upgraded me to a full size (Camry) because they didn't have any midsize cars left. They also waved me off the first car because he said it smelled like smoke
     
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  8. skybank

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    The mimosas have started flowing at Border Grill.
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  9. skybank

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    Now the food has start coming!
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    More food!
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  12. skybank

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    A little desert
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    All checked into Bally's, charged me $20 for early check in at 215. El Dorado!!! Also no Platinum check-in any longer and they want you to use the stupid kiosks I opted not to.
    The room is in good shape but really hasn't changed much.
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    This is the space at Bally's it was the tequila and taco place. So it's a small sports book.
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    About to hit my bed, getting up at 3 AM central has done me in. We did order a whole pizza from Secret pizza and ate some of it on the balcony at Cosmo in my sister and mom's room.
     
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    Actually that is the old Indigo Lounge. The tequila and taco place was over by BLT Steak, basically behind that lounge.
     
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    I love it! Sounds just like my mom :D Hope you have great time!
     
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    Can you order from phone and go pick it up or do you have to wait in line and wait for it to be cooked?
     
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    I think you can order by calling them, but we just went down. Surprisingly there was nobody in there in line, I had never experienced that at secret pizza and it was about 6:30.
     
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    Good morning Las Vegas! Of course since I'm still on Central Time, I woke up way too early. That's all right I enjoy Vegas in the early morning and nice thing about having a rental car I went to get some of this.
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    We'll be heading to South Point in a little bit for our breakfast and some gambling.
     
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