1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Everybody Wants Some, I Want Some To; 9/29 - 10/4

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Scott Blair, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Scott Blair

    Scott Blair High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Messages:
    543
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20

    My Trip Report

    24 hours to go and should be livin it up in Vegas. This is seriously needed relief from real life. Been a rough summer with the passing of my father, grandfather and my dog. The last one as strange as it sounds seems to have hit me the hardest. In addition, after 18 years I am changing companies after I get back from Vegas. I guess if the world turns sideways you might as well turn it completely upside down. Anyway on with the party.

    Hotels:
    The D 9/29 thru 10/3
    Cosmopolitan 10/2 thru 10/4

    Gaming:
    Yes lots. Mostly VP but with all the slot porn I have been seeing might slot around a little at Cosmo.
    Have Park MGM matchplays from myVegas so will take a walk over there.
    Need to finish up my ACG and MRB coupons so will travel a little to Palms, Gold Coast, Orleans, Ellis Island and Hooters.

    Food:
    Not much of a foody but going to try Binion's BBQ & Brew. Been playing the mobile app so might as well redeem some points.
    Will try Andiamo at The D with my F&B credit. Stayed many times but never eaten there.
    Not sure of food choices at Cosmo but will scout around and try new places.

    Drinks:
    Yes, more. I pretty much only drink beer. I recently downloaded the Untapped app (I know way behind) so I am going to try to get a couple new beers every day. Might hit Banger Brewery but have been there before. I hear Tenaya (sp) is good so might try them. Definitely MSS for beers as well at Boars Head bar.

    Transportation:
    SWA out and back. Points for both flights so minor costs
    For the first time ever I am not renting a car and will use Uber/Lyft or bus to travel the city. The last trip I only put 34 miles on the rental so I don't think it is worth it when solo.
    Lots of walking. Wife and I got Fitbits earlier this summer so need to hits lots of steps every day.

    So onward we go. Will be wearing my VMB wristband so come over and say hi. Will try to post often, hopefully lots of big hits and handpays.
     
    • Like Like x 8
    • Love Love x 1
  2. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    8,173
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    112
    It definitely sounds like you need this Vegas break from the real world. I'm very sorry for your losses and completely understand how you feel about the loss of your dog :(. They love so unconditionally and provide so much joy....is it any wonder the loss of these sweet selfless souls is felt so deeply <sigh>

    I'm at Cosmo and I'll be wearing my VMB wristband.

    Good luck and have a fabulous, winning trip!
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. rooster42000

    rooster42000 Patriots #1

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012
    Messages:
    789
    Location:
    Miramar , Florida
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    50
    Good Luck
     
  4. Slacker

    Slacker Tourist

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2016
    Messages:
    29
    Location:
    Bend, Oregon
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    17
    VH the first band I saw live
     
  5. Scott Blair

    Scott Blair High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Messages:
    543
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    Finally up. Might be the first good nights sleep before a Vegas trip I've ever had. Usually way too excited. Time to run some errands and spend time with the family before departure. Next update from MHT.
     
  6. Cassie58228

    Cassie58228 Tourist

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2017
    Messages:
    10
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    2
    Definitely need some Vegas in your life right now. I’m sorry about all your losses..I’ll be following and reading along!
     
    Anniversary Vegs trip
  7. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Messages:
    5,697
    Location:
    Indiana
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    29
    After the summer you have had....hope this trip is fantastic. So sorry for all the losses you have had recently. LV does help!
     
    Sooooo ready!
  8. M0rtyC

    M0rtyC TBD

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    Messages:
    780
    Location:
    North Shore Massachusetts
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    Safe travels. I'll be following.
     
    CFB conference championships, NFL and VP/BEER
  9. vegasnut

    vegasnut VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,258
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    Hope for good luck and alot of fun for you after all that misschief ypu experienced
    Will be following along
     
  10. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 1999
    Messages:
    28,231
    Location:
    Western Washington
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    21
    Safe travels. Hope this trip is exactly what you're looking for.
     
  11. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    14,818
    Location:
    Missouri
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    Good luck! And I friend requested you on Untappd, I think. There are quite a few accounts with your name. My screenname is Vman96.
     
    • Wow! Wow! x 1
  12. Scott Blair

    Scott Blair High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Messages:
    543
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    got it. hoping to add lots of new beers.

    First change of the trip I decided to rent a car for the first 3 days. Easier for coupon runs. Will return before Cosmo so I don't have to pay for parking. Headed to the airport shortly.
     
  13. Scott Blair

    Scott Blair High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Messages:
    543
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    A381B74E-FCE4-4CBD-BADC-15C2C1D14976.jpeg At the airport with enough time to start early
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Love Love x 1
  14. JFO

    JFO Tourist

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2018
    Messages:
    95
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    Scott, wishing you many royal flushes on this trip!

    A couple trips ago I was planning not to get a car, but then one day before, one of the "2nd shuttle stop" places dropped the rate so much (like $1 daily rate + $15 daily taxes) that I caved.

    If you are going to the Gold Coast on a coupon run, can you ask what they are doing with the ACG "Earn 200 points Get a Free Buffet" coupon, now that Ruby's can't earn points?

    Thanks!!!
     
  15. Scott Blair

    Scott Blair High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Messages:
    543
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    6F8848AE-758D-4654-9ACD-8DEF46E632C0.jpeg First win. Not sure why no one grabbed the exit row seat. I’ll take it.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  16. Scott Blair

    Scott Blair High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Messages:
    543
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    Arrived 15 min early, another win. Easy rental car pickup. Drive to The D a little odd as they have Charleston exit shut down. Made it ok but had had to navigate the parking garage twice to find a spot. It’s a busy sat night. Now headed to the Vue bar.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    14,818
    Location:
    Missouri
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    Good luck!
     
  18. Scott Blair

    Scott Blair High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Messages:
    543
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    6EF03C70-04FC-4052-A99C-C90DEBE3E1A0.jpeg Miss #1. The royal is looking good though.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. Scott Blair

    Scott Blair High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Messages:
    543
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    FF17FB4B-3A20-4824-8862-3E8881F7417E.jpeg Quad #1. Royal is still growing. Someone else hit the str8 flush.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Scott Blair

    Scott Blair High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Messages:
    543
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    E0C863C1-1EE8-4302-9759-FEFC45309EF9.jpeg Swing and another miss.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Wow! Wow! x 1