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Earl and Wade Adventures: The Saga Continues (Live 6/12-6/19)

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Not at the table Carlos, Jun 10, 2018.

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  1. Not at the table Carlos

    Not at the table Carlos 6-sided cube slinger

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    My Trip Report

    “Vegas is the most extreme and allegorical of American settlements, bizarre and beautiful in its venality and in its devotion to immediate gratification.” - Joan Didion


    Lots of the words in the quote are not part of my vocabulary, but it sounds nice. Joan…like they said in Blazing Saddles…you use your tongue prettier than……nevermind.


    Hello sports fans, Earl here. I will be your guide for the week as myself and Wade enter Las Vegas, Nevada via airship. This is the 5th summer Wade and I have spent a full week in Paradise. Each one seems to get better than the last. A little background for the viewing public…we are both high school teachers and football coaches in South Carolina, although Wade is currently in the process of moving to big ass Texas. Earl and Wade are our Vegas names only.


    Who: Earl, Wade, Waldo, and Simmons. All high school teachers approximately 30 years of age.

    Where: Three nights at El Cortez, then on Friday moving to Harrah’s for four nights. Using a three night comp at El Cortez, and Harrah’s for four nights with all taxes and fees is $220. I was able to finally use SW points to book one way flight from Atlanta. The other way is $144.

    When: I leave Atlanta at 7:00am Tuesday June 12 and arrive at 8:15am in Las Vegas via Southwest. Wade arrives via Houston at 11:37am. Simmons and Waldo arrive via Charlotte at 11:15am.

    The Bankroll: The four of us are extremely low-rollers. My bankroll will be $1,500 for 7 nights. Wade is around the same. Not sure about the other two, but I believe it is under $1,000. Simmons unfortunately goes home Friday at midnight.


    The tentative Agenda:

    Tuesday: When the four horsemen all arrive downtown, bags will be dropped off at El Cortez with a slight chance of a room being ready. Then taking residential bus routes to Jerry’s Nugget, Silver Nugget, Bighorn, and Lucky Club as part of a week-long coupon run. Probably going to sit down at a $2 blackjack table for a little bit and start the boozing. Once back on Fremont St, downtown coupon run will take place.

    Wednesday: Get drunk downtown and make a trek to the strip to get even drunker at Stage Door, Ellis Island, possibly Tuscany/Silver 7’s/Hard Rock.

    Thursday: Free shuttle from downtown to Sam’s Town. $10 blackjack tournament at Longhorn at noon, and a $35 poker tournament at Sam’s Town at 1pm. I expect to be VERY drunk by late afternoon…and go raise F’n hell on Fremont at night.

    Friday: Pack our shit and move to Harrah’s. Simmons is a Vegas virgin, so we will spend some time checking out all of the sights of Las Vegas BLVD. We have tickets to the 7:00pm LOVE show at Mirage. After the show, Simmons says his goodbyes and leaves town.

    Saturday: Pool party at Flamingo with special guest Naughty by Nature. This will probably cause lots of illegible updates to the TR.

    Sunday: Gold Coast, Rio, Palms, Orleans loop.

    Monday: …..Honestly let’s just hope we make it to Monday.

    Tuesday: Head home I guess


    What to expect in this TR: Craps, bartop VP sessions, blackjack, Pai Gow, 1/2 NL and 2/4 Limit poker sessions….so chip porn, drunk shenanigans, possible side-trip to the tunnels, free meals via Binion’s app, Ellis Island Steak/BBQ, drunk shenanigans…maybe meet some other VMB members.


    I can’t tell you how excited I have been for this trip. I’ll update as often as I can, with pictures as much as I can as well.


    I will also be using SnapChat specifically for videos during this trip. If you want to see us in action, add my SnapChat account: EarlOfVegas

    Last year about 40+ people added and I think it was neat to be able to post videos and some people be able to see some funny things I couldn’t post to the board. This is the only time I ever use that account.


    Cheers VMB! Almost time to SEND IT!
     
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  2. Not at the table Carlos

    Not at the table Carlos 6-sided cube slinger

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    As always.....WILL WADE GET LAID?????

    Yes +400
    No -550
     
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  3. Richard Alpert

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    Have a great trip!
    Perhaps I'll see you on the mean streets of LV!
    Hip Hop Hooray! :woot:

    RICHARD
    (Note to Self: Wade is on the loose. :eek: Keep bride in sight :hmmm: at all times.)
     
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    rooster42000 Patriots #1

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    Good Luck
     
  5. Kobra2848

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    Looking forward to following along to all the adventures. Tell Wade welcome to Texas.

    Mark
     
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    Sounds like an awesome trip - looking forward to following along. I get in late Wednesday - maybe we'll bump into each other on Fremont.
     
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    I am heavy on the NO here...and you know I am good for the pay-off.
     
  8. Not at the table Carlos

    Not at the table Carlos 6-sided cube slinger

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    Looking to add two more to the collection. Park MGM and Lucky Club.

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    Good luck! Rather be going back to Vegas, but settling for Tunica this week.
     
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    Can’t wait!
     
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    Not at the table Carlos 6-sided cube slinger

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    All packed up and starting the 2.5 hour drive to Atlanta. Sleeping at the in-laws tonight. Leaving their house at 4:30am to catch my airship.

    This is the longest day ever.
     
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    First class all the way. Good luck.
     
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    Not at the table Carlos 6-sided cube slinger

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    I’m actually flying Southwest, not Spirit.
     
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    acccrow Low-Roller

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    My mistake.

    "Now boarding....passengers from B1 to B30...."

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    Good luck.
    Looking forward to reading about some low rolling craps, bartop VP and your trip to Ellis Island.
     
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    Following along. I'm a teacher as well. I teach at a juvenile jail and we have to work all summer..sucks but extra money is nice! Have fun and do it big for all us teachers out there!!
     
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    Agreed! :thumbsup:

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    I think that's my flight! :ssst:

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    Been looking forward to this! Have fun boys!
     
  20. Not at the table Carlos

    Not at the table Carlos 6-sided cube slinger

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    We all certainly go through our daily struggles.

    I’m at the in-laws house in Atlanta tonight so I can wake up at 4am vs 2am. They are Italian folks and boy can they feed you. Ironically had enchiladas for dinner. This is where the daily struggle arrives.

    I ate a LOT. I’m not sure the exact chemical reactions this caused....but I needed to get away pronto. MIL would NOT stop talking to me about the trip and her other daughter’s upcoming wedding.

    Finally I got away and got to my room I will be sleeping in.....and a symphony was created I tell you.

    Trying to fall asleep before 9 tonight so I have plenty of energy for day 1 in Las Vegas.

    Earl signing out. See you tomorrow!
     
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