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Fun times, low rolling lots of pics LIVE 4-16 to 4-21

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by IWannaBeInVegas, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. IWannaBeInVegas

    IWannaBeInVegas VIP Whale

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    My Trip Report

    ***A full report will be typed up upon arrival home***

    Preface: This trip has been planned for quite some time, started thinking about it and putting things together in Oct 2016. Finally in February I decided it was a 100% go and I bought my tickets and made hotel reservations. Between my real job and driving for Uber/Lyft I have been working seven days a week for about three-four months and so I felt it was time.

    This trip coincides with my son's spring break from school. I wanted to bring him along but at the sweet tender age of 16 he decided he did not want to come, he would rather go visit his grandma for the week and take his dog with him, I will be taking him there later on this morning, actually renting a car so I don't have to put the dog in mine, especially since I use mine to transport people.

    Budget: I wont post my bankroll pic, its nothing special. I am taking $2000 which is fun money, for gambling or any other entertainment I desire. My credit card will be used for the resort fees and dining. I plan to limit myself to $275 a day but I will have the option to go over that from time to time.

    Hotels: First two nights will be at Mandalay Bay (MyVegas) and the last three will be at Harrahs (comp) . I am hoping to score strip view rooms but will not be attempting the $20 trick. Total cost for these rooms are comp plus resort fee and taxes in the amount of $170 roughly.

    Transportation: Leaving tomorrow morning on a 620am non-stop to Vegas arriving 750am via Southwest airlines. Return flight is Friday night departing at 510pm and arriving at 1205am again non-stop via Southwest.
    Paid for early bird check in and received an A-44, I consider this a loss, I have never had a pass higher than A-27. FullSizeRender.jpg
    If the line is short I will check my bag but if long I will do carry on.
    Upon arrival, if I need to go from A to B, I will be using Uber/Lyft, no cabs unless its a surge.

    Dining: I have a Myvegas for a Mandalay Bay dinner buffet which I will use on Monday since easter is a blackout day for it. I have yet to decide but I may do Circus Circus steak house, Rolling Smoke BBQ and Wicked Spoon. Last trip I was not happy at Wicked Spoon, it was to exotic for my taste.

    Shows: I have a ticket from Myvegas for Zumanity. I have no other shows booked but may look at getting something at Tix4Tonight.

    Pics/Video: Mostly will be typical Vegas pics, any wins that are worthwhile and anything else I deem interesting. I highly doubt there will be food porn, I may throw a shot of something in there but I usually do not take photos of my food.

    I got my hair cut, mostly brand new clothes packed and am basically just waiting on the time to get here to leave.

    Updates will be as frequent as I can, will post plenty of photos. I am only taking my iPhone 7 plus and not my DSLR this trip. In addition, I will not have my computer or any other electronic devices so long typed out updates may not happen, but I will share many photos.

    Any questions, comments, feedback or what not during the course of the trip will be appreciated and I will reply to everyone the best I can, if I skip something it is not on purpose.

    Hopefully you all enjoy the ride, I will try to make it as entertaining and informative as I can.
     
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  2. breanna61

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    Following. Have a great trip!
     
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  3. Hoofy7

    Hoofy7 High-Roller

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    Good luck and have a great time!
     
  4. nickle

    nickle Low-Roller

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    Looking forward to your report...Have a blast!
     
  5. Richard Alpert

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    Have a great time, IWannaBe !

    I hope you find an Easter basket full of handpays!
    Have an egg-cellent trip! :D

    RICHARD
     
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    Niteshade Low-Roller

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    Have fun!!
     
  7. bshowell

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    Have a great trip and looking forward to following.
     
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    Ready for the ride!!
     
  9. IWannaBeInVegas

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    Well, finally just got home from lots of running. I rented a car to take my son and the dog to his grandparents for the week which was four hours of driving, then had to clean the rental to get the dog hair and stuff out of it and just returned it. I was going to return it in the morning but it had some damages that were not notated or visible while in the parking garage at the airport but were clear when I got it outside so I wanted them to note it and ensure I am not charged, supposedly I am good and they noted it before closing out the contract. Doing some final laundry and finishing packing and will be going to bed shortly. Alarm is set for 3am, that will give me time to get some food on the way to the airport. Still not happy with the A44 boarding number but I guess its better than a B, not by much but whatever, it wont ruin my trip.

    Next update will be from the airport prior to departure. I will not be buying wifi on the plane so no mid-flight updates.
     
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    Ahhh, the fun of those pre-trip preps!

    Sweet Vegas dreams, IWannaBe! :snore:

    And may those dreams begin coming true tomorrow! :D

    RICHARD
     
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  11. bighouse304

    bighouse304 Low-Roller

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    following! good luck!!!!
     
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  12. pleasemum

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    Sounds exciting - have a wonderful time!!
     
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    Good luck this week Iwannabe!
     
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    Good luck. Hope you have a great time!
     
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    Following along - best of luck
     
  17. IWannaBeInVegas

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    Got a few hours sleep and woke up and went to awful waffle (Waffle House) for a quick meal and arrived at the airport way to early. I would venture to say there is only 25 travelers here right now. Hoping I will be able have energy for the day.
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  18. IWannaBeInVegas

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    Went to check my bag and the girl
    Made a weird face. She said some error come up she had never seen a minute or do later she said it cleared and all was fine. Waiting on TSA to open. Guess they don't need screened, watching them walk back to work. Some carrying purses and no X-ray or anything
     
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  19. IWannaBeInVegas

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    Made it though security with no pat down, glad I did not get molested. IMG_1095.JPG
     
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    Safe travels and have a great time!