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Father/Daughter bonding trip Aug 18-23

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by WHITEJACKET73, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. WHITEJACKET73

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    My Trip Report

    Prologue:
    I've been making 4-6 trips per year to Las Vegas for probably the past 12 years or so. Most of them have been solo, but many have been with my adult children. My daughter lives in northern California (Napa) and I only get to see her once or twice a year. We spent 10 days together in Michigan visiting my parents earlier this summer and I was surprised when she asked to "tag" along on this Vegas trip. We both enjoy seeing shows in Las Vegas (she has a BFA in theater) and fine dining. She texted me about seeing Diana Ross at the Encore and I jumped at the chance to see her perform. I knew that she would be doing some work each morning for a few hours and I adjusted our schedules to that did not factor into our "Vegas" time.

    SUNDAY 8/18
    I have not flown with Delta out of MSP in a couple of years. They fly out of Terminal One which is always a zoo. Delta uses a self check in where you use a kiosk to print out your checked luggage tag, then get into another line to have your bag weighed and onto a conveyor. I have TSA pre-check but the line was pretty long. To make matters worst my backpack was rejected and was funneled off to a side rail where I stood by for a least 5 minutes while four TSA employees chatted away. I finally walked up and inquired about my bag and one of the female employees looked over and made like she was surprised to see it there. (it was five feet away) She picked it up and they reran it through the scanner and I was out of there. They are going to do some construction at the terminal and the TSA screening process is going to get even worst. I sat at one of the restaurant bars and ordered some breakfast and a double Hendricks gin and tonic. I asked the tattooed female bartender, Mona, if I could have a cucumber slice for my drink. Unfortunately, she said that they did not have cucumbers. A few minutes later she came back with a small dish with a couple of slices of cucumber for me....great service from an attractive young woman. After I finished my meal I ordered another Hendricks. She lightheartedly gave me a hard time for "leaving" her, but I've got places to go...namely Vegas!

    The flight left on time, enjoyed another gin and tonic and read a little. I whisked through the line at Enterprise and got a free upgrade to a full sized car, a Nissan Altima, for my ride. I parked in the Cromwell parking garage, across the street from Bally's. I prefer this than to using the Bally's/Paris garage. Check in using the Diamond check in area was quick and I soon was unpacking in a 19th floor Resort Tower room facing south. Not much of a view, but I wanted a quiet room. I took a two hour snooze before heading to the airport to pick up my daughter.

    After she was settled in the room we walked over to the Harrah's diamond lounge for a few cocktails and ended up closing the place. She was tired so she went back to the room and I played triple play bonus poker for a couple of hours before calling it a day.

    MONDAY 8/19
    My daughter was up early and was busy on her laptop when I finally rolled out of bed at 9AM. I showered and then read awhile until she was finished , then we had lunch at Burger Brasserie at Paris. The service was good as were the tasty sandwiches. We drove downtown and valeted at the Golden Gate; the attendants are always glad to see me. I had reserved a spot for their slot tournament at the D and a three night comped room at the Gate was included. My room on the third floor was adequate and I did not anticipate using it, but it turned out to come in handy for this trip. We walked over to the D casino to register for the tournament. They had my nametag at the desk, but they said that I was not an invited guest and I would have to pay a $50 entry fee...WTF? I showed them the invitational email that I had received from them and after several minutes things got straightened out.

    We took a tour of the FSE and ended up walking down to the Container Park and stopped at Oak and Ivy for a beverage. We both ordered a Sazarac cocktail which the bartender crafted with care and turned out to be delicious. They have an extensive inventory of some every nice bourbons on their menu. The bartender and I chatted about the bourbon distilleries that we both have visited in the Louisville/Lexington area. While we were talking, my daughter got a call from a friend of hers who was temporarily moving from Sacramento to Vegas to work for one of the democratic presidential candidate's campaign. They had set her up with a temporary housing arrangement. She had notified the people that she would be staying with about her arrival time. After her long drive she arrived only to find that her housing hosts were not at home and were not responding to her calls. I told my daughter that if she could not contact them by this evening that she could "bunk" in our room at Bally's and I would use my room at the Gate.

    I had to make a visit to Hogs and Heifers for a shot and a beer. The bouncer recognized me from my many previous visits and so did one of the female bartenders, so my first beer was free. There was a large wedding party who looked like they had been camped out there for quite a while and they were on the boisterous side. We left after the second beer and headed back to the Gate and started to talk about dinner plans. Jen, my daughter, received another phone call from her friend who was frantic. She has allergies and her housing host was drenched in cheap perfume which set her allergies off. When she explained to her hosts, they were very rude and basically told her to "lump it". I told my daughter that the invitation to stay with my daughter for a day or two until she could find other housing was still open. She agreed and then we invited her to join us for dinner. After some discussion we decided to try the Golden Steer on Sahara Ave; a place that has been on my Vegas bucket list for some time. Jen relayed my driving directions to her friend and our dinner date was set.

    The Golden Steer steakhouse is located in a small strip mall just west of Las Vegas Blvd on Sahara Ave next to the defunct Lucky Dragon casino. The place has been around since 1958 and does not look like much from the exterior, but has a very nice old school Vegas vibe inside. The three of us were seated in a booth with a large picture of Oscar and Caroline Goodman on the wall behind us. They have an extensive wine list and after some discussion with my daughter(after all she does live in Napa) we decided to get a bottle of Turley zinfandel....very nice. We each ordered the filet mignon and some shared sides. The steak was melt in your mouth delicious. I've always raved about the filet that I have eaten at BLT steak but this filet beat it out for tenderness and flavor. The wait service was impeccable, with the flow of the meal at a leisurely pace. The dining area was quiet and a little on the dimly lit side. We ended our meals with a flourish by ordering bananas foster prepared tableside....what a great way to end a memorable meal. During our meal my daughter's friend filled us in on her situation. She had given up going back to school to work on her master's degree, arranged to have someone look after her house and two dogs and put her business on hold in order to work on this campaign. I was truly impressed with her passion and dedication, but I had a gut feeling that this was not going to go well for her.

    After dinner my daughter rode with her friend and we met back at Bally's. I threw a few things in my backpack and headed back to the Gate. I played VP for several hours on their bonus poker progressive machines. I played for a while on one machine and was getting hammered, so after putting in the second hundy I decided to switch machines. I grabbed my Heineken and player's card and moved to another bank of machines. I settled in and then realized that I forgot to cash out on the other machine and I had over $90 in it. I bolted around the corner only to find a slot attendant standing in front of the machine. She had passed by me several times and knew I had been playing there. She smiled and handed me my TITO, much to my relief. I told her she saved my butt and tipped her $10 for looking out for a dumbass like me. I ended up breaking even thanks to hitting quad aces shortly before calling it quits for the night.

    To be continued.....
     
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  2. WHITEJACKET73

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    already such an interesting report!
     
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    Awesome start! Can't wait to read the rest!
     
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    I love doing Vegas with my daughter! Enjoy your bonding time!
     
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    Sounds like fun times with your daughter. Wonderful you were able to come to her friend's rescue.
     
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    Love this report!!
     
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    It was a stroke of serendipity to have that second hotel room. I can imagine how many people on this board have booked unused rooms to get associated comps.

    As a father of an adult daughter, I can really relate to your adventure
     
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    Good start so far!
     
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    Following...
    I’ve promised my eldest a trip to Vegas when she’s 21. Glad to read about your trip with your girl.
     
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    Thanks for the detail about Golden Steer - hubby and I are looking for a good steak place (already had Vic/Anthony’s, Hugo’s, Andiamo’s, Binion and Jose [email protected] SLS) and this one caught our eye! This may be the winner!
     
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    I woke up at 0800 and got ready for the day. It takes some practice at the Gate to perfect the shower water temperature; you have to finesse the handles to get something between scalding or Lake Superior temperature. My first slot session was at ten o'clock and I placed second in my group; not a great score...but should be enough to keep me in the game. I would have to do better the next two sessions if I wanted a shot at placing in the money. I had breakfast upstairs at the D grill using comp dollars. The coffee was good and they did a good job on the hashbrowns. I sat at the Vue bar and played the quarter BP progressive, with the Royal close to an enticing $1500 and the straight flush progressive over $185...I'll give it a go. It was an up and down session but I hit the straight flush for a cool $188 to put me ahead. I placed 2nd in my one o'clock slot session with my score a little better than this morning, but I'll need a really good score tomorrow or I'm toast for this tournament.

    I drove back to Bally's and met up with my daughter and we walked over to the Bellagio to take in the summer display in their conservatory. This year they had an Italian type theme that was well done. The technique that they were able to use flowers to mimic the feathers on the swans was amazing. We then walked over to the Gallery of Fine Art at the Bellagio to see the display of Yasuaki Onishi who uses mass, volume, motion and shape in this interpretive works. The most interesting display was a vast network of interconnected wires that was suspended from the ceiling. At first glance my reaction was, "What the hell is this?", but upon further investigation I realized how complicated the arrangement was. It was a unique and interesting work of art.

    All of that walking around gave us a considerable thirst which we decided to be best answered by a visit to Harrah's diamond lounge. My favorite Vegas bartender, Orhan, greeted us with a warm smile and handshake as we settled onto our bar stools. I knew several other people at the bar so we chatted for awhile. A younger guy sat down on the stool to my left and ordered a beer. A few minutes later the guy passed out cold with his head plopping into my lap. I grabbed him so that he would not hit the floor and gave him a shake to see if he was just messing with me...nope he was down for the count. My daughter grabbed some napkins and soaked them with my bottle of water and I applied it to the back of his neck. A few seconds later he blinked his eyes and was able to sit back on his chair. I got him to drink a couple of glasses of water, asked him some questions about his medical history....I think he was a victim of the oppressive heat (105)….too much alcohol and not enough water to keep hydrated. A few minutes later he got up and walked out under his own power. We stayed for about a half an hour more before deciding to do some gambling on the way back to Bally's. As we were leaving this same guy came walking back into the diamond lounge and sat back down at the bar......good luck buddy.

    I watched my daughter play some penny slots for a while before deciding to head back down to the Gate so I could be ready for my morning slot session, leaving my daughter to fend for herself. Her friend had apparently found a new place to stay, but did not seem too happy with the campaign people. I played some video poker at the bar in my usual Muppet seat and talked to Valeria the bartender about her recent trip to Greece and Italy. I couldn't hit any quads and gave up after my second hundy hit the felt.

    WEDNESDAY 8/21
    My last slot session for the tournament was a bust; there were only 5 people playing in my time slot. I was in 19th place with several sessions to go, so I definitely would not place high enough to win anything. I picked up my $10 matchplay chips at the D player's club and put it on black at the roulette table....17 black, a winner....not a total loss this morning. My daughter called me to let me know that she was going to spend the late morning and early afternoon at the Qua spa over at Caesars Palace. I had breakfast at Magnolia's at the 4 Queens using comp dollars and then took a brief nap back at the Gate and then played some more bonus poker (broke even) before checking out and driving back to Bally's.

    I ironed a couple of my dress shirts while I waited for my daughter to return. I had brought along some dress slacks, ties and a sport coat because we were dining at Sinatra tonight before the show and again at Lawry's Prime Rib tomorrow night. My daughter returned looking very refreshed and we got dressed and took a Lyft ride to the Encore for our 5:30pm dinner. The Sinatra restaurant is a very plush and inviting place. Our waiters took very good care of us, the service during our stay was excellent. They even placed the table napkin in my lap when I sat down. I had to order their signature cocktail, a Sinatra Smash and it was delicious. I had a Caesar salad along with a glass of New Zealand sauvignon blanc to start the meal. We shared a plate of various cheeses and breads before diving into the main course. My daughter had some type of pasta with clams dish which was an enormous portion. I selected the Osso Bucco which just melted in my mouth; very flavorful. I ordered a small scoop of sorbet and some coffee to round out a perfect dining experience. We did not leave the restaurant until 7:40pm, so we were there for over two hours. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant.

    The Diana Ross show started promptly at 8pm and I could not believe the number of people that straggled in late. I also cannot believe the number of self absorbed people that constantly stood up with their phones out blocking the view of the stage for the people sitting behind them. One idiot in particular stood standing with his I-phone XXXV and 7/8th or whatever taking a video during the first 30 minutes of the show. He was waving and dancing around like a thirteen year old....grow up dude. Diana looks very good for being 75 years old and she still has a great voice. She made about four or five costume changes during the show and each gown was beautiful, shimmering and sparkling like the Neon on the Strip. While she was offstage her band continued to play and jam. She had three back up singers, two percussionists, a keyboard player, two guitarists and a kickass saxophone player. The songs and music were constant. She seemed really to appreciate the crowd's enthusiasm and took a question and answer session at the end of the show. She is still quite the performer and we both thoroughly enjoyed the show.

    We took a slow walk back to Bally's, stopping at several casinos along the way to play some slots. We had no big wins or big loses but a lot of fun playing side by side. When we returned to the room my daughter called her friend to see how she was....not good. This woman is in her early 30's, well educated, articulate and poised. The campaign staff treated her like she was some college underclassman; expecting her to work 6-7 days a week, going door to door, etc. This might be fine for someone looking for the experience to be able to put later on their job resume, but for this particular lady it was a waste of her talent. She was treated high-handedly and rudely; she decided that this was not going to work out, much to her extreme disappointment. I wonder about if this is how they treat their employees...how would they treat their constituents if elected....politicians....you can have them. ("Get off my lawn!"...rant over). We made arrangements to have her meet us for breakfast before she left town. She said that she always wanted to try a Las Vegas buffet, so I told her we would be going to the Bacchanal buffet at Caesars....another of my Vegas bucket list items.

    To be continued...……...
     
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    Nice snag with the SF! Hope the Royal follows!
     
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    loving the detailed writeup!
    and I like your style, hope the finish proves Karma is a thing.
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    and is that the "V" the bartender, thought she left?
     
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    That is indeed “The V” at the Gate. She works Monday through Thursday behind the bar I believe
     
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    THURSDAY 8/22
    We met Jen's friend at Bally's valet area and when she pulled up I flashed my diamond card at the attendant and said that she was with me. We took a brief tour around Caesars casino before heading to the buffet entrance. To my surprise there was no line and we were seated right away. We each went our separate ways to peruse the many and varied food selections. I had a "Vegas Vacation" (the movie) flash back during our breakfast. There were two canisters side by side on the serving counter with two signs, one saying "Grits" and the other "Cream of Wheat" I do like grits even though I grew up and live in the upper Midwest, so I grabbed a bowl and took a couple of scoops to go along with my other breakfast selections. I sat down at the table, put a small dab of butter and a dash of salt on my grits and took a big spoonful.....what the hell, this is cream of wheat!. I walked back to the serving station and called a couple of the employees over to inform them that they had the signs switched. They looked puzzled, but I insisted they check it, "Oh yeah, sorry our mistake" and then they switched the canisters around. I scooped up another bowl and I felt like saying "I'll take some of that yella, and don't get cheap on me now", but I doubted that they would have gotten the cousin Eddie reference. Too, too funny. My food selections were all over the spectrum; I had the usual scrambled eggs and sausage links, a thick slab of bacon, a couple of crab claws, grits, watermelon juice, orange juice, some type of Lotus leaf wrap, some Chinese dumplings, a blueberry smoothie, some assorted fruit, coffee and probably several other items that I have forgotten. If you walk away hungry from this buffet, you definitely have a problem.

    We then took Carmen, my daughter's friend, over to the Bellagio to see the conservatory; she was impressed. She then indicated that she wanted to do a little gambling before she left Vegas. We walked around the casino and she played a couple of the penny slot machines for quite a while on her $20. One thing that I pointed out to her when she first sat down was to take care of her purse as she had slung over the back of the slot machine chair. I explained that by doing so she was at real risk to have her purse stolen by some light fingered thief while her attention was on playing the slot. When we returned to the valet area I took her valet slip and gave it to the valet attendant along with my diamond card so that she would not be charged for the parking. The car arrived shortly afterward, I gave him a couple of two dollar bills and he seemed happy with that. Carmen gave each of us a big hug before driving off to Sacramento. I later learned that she was able to enroll for the fall semester so she won't lose any ground in working towards her masters. Her house was in one piece and her two dogs were very happy to see her....looks like her foray into politics didn't disrupt her life too badly....live and learn.

    My daughter went back to the room to do some business related work and make some phone calls. I had an appointment for a haircut and straight razor shave at the Art of Shaving located in the Venetian Canal Shoppes. My barber, Ron, remembered me from my two previous visits. Ron gives a great haircut and the shave makes my face feel like a million bucks. Hot towel, and warm shaving oil, their top of the line shave cream, shave against the grain, repeat the entire procedure and shave again going with the grain this time. Next comes a facial massage and various moisturizers. I was in the barber chair for 90 minutes before Ron was done. A lot of people including my daughter like to spend their time and money in the Las Vegas Spas. I consider my visits to the Art of Shaving as my Spa equivalent. See you in October Ron.

    My daughter was ready to take on Vegas when I returned to the room. We drove down and toured the Gold and Silver Pawn shop from the hit TV show, "Pawn Stars". I was impressed on how many works of Pablo Picasso they had on display. The store is not that big, and it does not take a whole lot of people to produce some "traffic flow" problems. Next on today's agenda was a trip to Battlefield Vegas to shoot some weapons. They are located on Industrial Blvd, right behind Circus Circus. She wanted to shoot a revolver so after discussing with the desk attendant she selected a single action revolver with 44 Special ammo. To my surprise she also selected to shoot a Thompson submachine gun aka Bonnie and Clyde. I have several revolvers and pistols along with several rifles and shotguns at home...I do a lot of hunting and target shooting, but it's not every day you get to shoot an M1 Garand rifle and Thompson submachine gun(part of their D Day package). The gun range instructors are very competent and give you a brief rundown on gun safety and handling. You are required to wear ear protection and safety glasses while on the shooting range. I shot three eight round clips with the Garand and two stick magazines with the Thompson. You have to shoot in short bursts with the Thompson if you want to maintain some sort of accuracy. The instructor stood beside my daughter and showed her the proper way to grip the handgun. Her first was off by over a foot from the bullseye on her first shot, but after that she produced a nice grouping in the center of the target. She got a kick out of shooting the Thompson and left the range with a big smile on her face.

    We parked the car back at the Cromwell and walked over to have a cocktail at the Chandelier Bar at the Cosmo. It was late afternoon and it still was in triple digits so I advised crossing over Las Vegas Blvd so we could walk in the shade on the west side of the street. Just as we passed Lake Bellagio, a fountain show started and it was a Sinatra tune, "Fly me to the Moon" so we had to stop, watch and sing along to the music. We went to the second floor level bar and a very nice female bartender waited on us. I had my usual Side Car cocktail, served "up" without the sugared rim. My daughter ordered a "Death in the Afternoon" and gave the puzzled bartender instructions on how to make it. It was one of Ernest Hemingway's favorite concoctions, Named after one of his novels about bullfighting. After our drinks we played some slots on the casino floor and then headed back to the room to change for dinner at Lawry's Prime Rib.

    We took another Lyft to the restaurant and after a short wait we were seated in a booth. I've dined at Lawry's several times and each occasion has been a special dining experience. I ordered a Rob Roy while my daughter had a Manhattan. The meal started with their famous spinning salad prepared tableside. We had the Lawry's prime rib cut with mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. I ordered a glass of pinot noir to go with the main course. Your food is presented tableside via a large stainless steel cart. The meat is sliced right before your eyes and served with your side dishes. I was told a few years ago that each cart costs around 40 thousand dollars. The Lawry's restaurants were started around 1938 and the same family has been running things ever since....they are doing a great job. We finished things off by having their hot fudge sundae for dessert.

    We took a Lyft back to Bally's changed into our gambling clothes and headed to the Pho. I wanted to play some JOB video poker in their high limit room but there was someone playing my favorite machine. We walked around the casino and played quite a few penny slot machines, pooling our money. We were down a bit until we sat down at a Bierhaus penny slot machine. Heidi was very good to us. We took turns hitting the spin button and many times when I pressed the button Heidi started pouring out the beer and I'd get a bonus round. We ended up cashing out over $200. It was getting late, but I took one last stab at the HL room and fortunately it was free. My daughter watched me play for about two minutes, got bored, and told me she was going over to Paris to play and meet me back in the room later. My VP session did not go well, but a couple of good hands brought me back to only $200 down. I walked over to Bally's and played triple play bonus poker until 0300; a couple of quads, including "aces" just before calling it quits let me cash out even. I walked back up to the room and no daughter. I got ready for bed, read a little bit, and of course being a Dad, I texted my daughter to see if she was alright. She texted back a photo of a TITO showing an amount a little over $900...okay. She finally arrived back in the room a little after 0430, flashing a fistful of Hundys...I think she made a $1200 profit for the night...great way to end the trip.

    FRIDAY 8/23
    My daughter was a little bleary eyed when the alarm went off at 0830. She told me she would take a Lyft to the airport, so that I could sleep in....Thank You!. It didn't take long to pack and we said our goodbyes. I think she is coming to stay with me for a month for Thanksgiving and Christmas which would be great. Maybe I can show her how to use my snowblower. I called the front desk and requested a late checkout and being a diamond card holder I was given until 2pm to vacate the room...sweet. I slept until 11, packed and then watched some TV until 1pm and then checked out, depositing my bags in the trunk of my rental car. I walked over to Harrah's and placed a couple of football sports bets on the Packers and my Vikes (Skol). I then relaxed at the diamond lounge bar watching a baseball game and then headed to return the rental car. Dropping off the car went quickly; I almost always have terrific service with Enterprise. There was no one in the TSA precheck line so I was on the tram heading for my boarding Gate within minutes.

    I sat at the bar at the California Pizza Kitchen and ordered a club sandwich and a double Hendricks and tonic. I asked the young bartender if I could have a cucumber slice instead of a lime slice for my drink. He consulted with the older bartender and was told "sorry, no cukes" . Okay, please serve my drink without the lime....bartender nods.....brings my Hendricks with a slice of lime in it. The guy sitting next to me laughs and I just shake my head. The flight left on time, but we hit a lot of turbulence going over the Denver area...cocktail service was delayed...oh the horror.

    The people at EZ Airpark were prompt in picking me up and I was on the long lonely ride back home. I pulled into the driveway around 0200, unpacked and made a financial audit for the trip. Looks like my gambling loses totaled $500, third losing trip in a row. My daughter, however, did very well. I crashed and slept until noon. I never sleep well while I am in Vegas and it takes a couple of days of slumber to catch up.

    EPILOGUE
    I had a great time with my daughter and I am pretty sure she did too with her Old Man. During one of our dinners she told me in detail about all of the things that I did for her while she was growing up and how much she appreciated the support and always being there for her...got kind of choked up. We saw a great show and ate like "Romans" this trip. I hope she can be home for the holidays ...maybe we can do some ice fishing. I went through my mail when I returned home and there was a mailer from the Four Queens with a slot tournament invitation and a three night comped room over the last weekend in September. I've been thinking of doing a solo downtown trip lately. I checked airfares and booked RT with Sun Country. I'll stay two nights comped at the Gate before my 4 Queens stay. Later in October I'll be back in Vegas with two of my former co-workers and Vegas wingmen, MadMan Mike and Freddie Five Fingers...should be epic. Tomorrow I'll book a Vegas trip for early December to attend a Clinical conference at Mandalay Bay. Even though I retired last year, I still like to stay abreast of things that are new in my profession. Well, that's a wrap. Hope you enjoyed this long winded report. Hope all your Vegas trips are profitable...or at least enjoyable.
     
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