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German guy does it again (with friends). Will try to do it semi-live again

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Nordlicht, Oct 9, 2019.

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  1. Nordlicht

    Nordlicht Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    So, finally the day has come again to leave the office behind me, catch a cheap flight and head out to the beloved oasis in the desert for my second trip this year.

    Because i did get quite a lot encouraging and motivating comments on my last tripreport (which was my first attempt in english), i am happy to write another one this time. I'll do my very best to reduce the amount of mistakes as much as possible, and i will try to do regular updates at least once a day, so this might be a semi-live report again.

    Not travelling alone this time, my brother in law (will be known as "K" during this report) and one of our buddies (called "P" in this report) will be travelling with me. Both of them have been to Las Vegas with me before, so both of them are aware of what could possibly happen during a week full of fun, drinks and gambling.

    Here is a rough list of things we are trying to do:

    Eat! Steaks, Burgers, BBQ, Breakfastdiners and other nice food comes in mind.
    Drink! While gambling, while having a smokebreak somewhere, while roaming around Downtown.
    Shot! We'll probably visit Battlefield Las Vegas again to shot some guns and rifles.
    Race! Prebooked laps with a nice selection of sportscars at Exotics Racing.
    Smoke! As always, i take some nice cigars with me to enjoy during this trip. This time even more than last time, because you don't light one up without offering your buddies to have one, too.
    Gamble! Mostly Slots, but K might be try his luck at the roulettewheel, and P thinks about playing a daily pokertournament at a casino somewhere. Not sure if he will be successfull, but i will report whatever the outcome of their plans will be.
    Meet&Pull! Really looking forward to the meetup and the group pull at Cosmo on thursday evening!

    So stay tuned for the next updates!
     
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  2. Nordlicht

    Nordlicht Low-Roller

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    Right now, i enjoy the beginning of this trip with a nice cigar and a healthy pour of a tasty whisky.

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    To get in the right mood, i set up my little Vegas Skyline in a warm and soothing red this evening...

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    The only one feeling rather blue right now is my boy Fennek, who did know something is going on by noon, as we went out for a nice long walk. The luggage wasn't even out of the closet, but he knew it already. So here is the obligatory puppie picture, but i think he looks rather a bit like a grumpy teddybear....

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    The best wife ever will surely take good care of him while i'm away, but i can tell that he is not very happy right now.

    Oh, and i almost forgot: Here is the cigar porn for this trip for all the cigarfans out here.

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    Airportshuttle will pick me up again at 4am, so that will be early as hell, but i think i can get at least a few hours of sleep before. On the other hand... this wonderful "night-before-christmas-feeling" is here again right now, so i wonder if i can get any sleep at all.
     
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    Wunderbar! Viel Glück!
     
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    Vegas or Biloxi. Going somewhere for Labor Day weekend...
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    Excited for you and your pals hope it is a perfect flight. Your dog is precious and I think he knows you are leaving
     
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    Las Vegas Lego Architekture:headbang:. I love it and I do have it in my home, too:).
    Have a save and nice flight to Vegas.
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    Have a great trip.

    Good luck!
     
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  8. Nordlicht

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    Shuttle arrived even ahead of time! They did pick up K first, and now we are cruising to the airport on beautiful empty highways. P will take the subway as he is living right in the city of Hamburg.

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    Hau 'rein, Alder! Denn man tau!
    Bis Freitag...Viel Spass!
     
    Fingers crossed the Mirage will be open!!
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    Arrived safe and in time at Frankfurt. Now waiting for the long flight to Las Vegas. Departure will be in roughly 2 hours.

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    We made it!

    After a long long flight and even longer lines at immigration and the rental center, we finally arrived! Now we will refresh and nap a bit to be up and ready for the meet and group pull at Cosmo tonight!

    Some icebergs floating around near greenland. I have never seen so many of them around there before!

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    Hours later a wonderful view on the strip and we started our approach into MacCarran!

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    And finally: Touchdown!

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    Driving the Strip northbound and passing by this sign, i always have this wonderful „Home again“ feeling! :nworthy:

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    Lol...the Hamburger understands.
     
    Fingers crossed the Mirage will be open!!
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    At the Chandelierbar at Cosmo right now. Nice little crowd already here. Let‘s see if the slots will show us some love...
     
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    Good luck and have a great trip!
     
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    Hide the beer the Germans are in town. My husband is German-American and we live in a very Texas German town. Good luck.
     
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    Thank you very much @WelshBlonde for setting up the meet and group pull tonight.
    We had alot of fun, even though we were dead tired. Was a great experience to get to know the faces behind the names here at this board. All you guys are as funny and friendly in reallife as you are here on the board!

    The other guys went to sleep as soon as we returned, but i couldn't help it and went back to the old hotshot slot to convert my freeplay into real cash. Made about 400 out of 450, took that money to one of the new James Bond slots (live and let die) and played a bit up and down, wenn suddenly a chipbonus came in and hit...

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    What a nice hit here! But sure enough, a few spins later....

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    Well played, Mr.Bond! Well played! I took the money and finally calling it a night now.
     
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    Another winning first day! Definitely the way to do it! Nice hit!
     
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    I like the cigar porn!!! Good luck after the long journey to the promised land..............

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    Aaaaaaand we're back for the first full day of this report.

    Jetlag kicked in as always, so everybody was up early in the morning again.
    P started his day with sports and did a little jogging routine alongside the southend of the strip. Everything was very stressless and even calm out there during the sunrise.

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    K was hunting down some coffee and i decided to do a little pre breakfast gambling. Not the worst idea, als a little bonus came in and got me a nice little win.

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    After a bit more gambling we regrouped, and took the rental northbound. Next stop: The Peppermill.
    Great oppurtunity to check out progress at ResortWorld.

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    Had to wait a for our table, so we sat down at the fireside lounge for a drink.
    Beer and bloody mary before breakfast? No Problem for the guys. I had a nonalcoholic frozen strawberry-something because designated driver for today. Was really tasty, but gave me a serious brainfreeze. Should have enjoyed it a bit more slowly i guess.

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    But it didn't matter to me, as i simply enjoyed being back there. I really love the atmosphere there.
    Just as we had finished our drinks, our table was ready and breakfast was on.

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    Eggs benedict, Bacon&egg Breakfast and the Peppermill omelette. Delicous and a perfect way to start a day!
     
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