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Guess I picked the wrong week to stop gambling Aria 9/17-21

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Ezzy711, Sep 16, 2018.

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  1. Ezzy711

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    Something is wrong. Our flight arrived 20 mins early. Since our original gate was occupied they moved us 10 gates from my departure gate in Dallas. Just like when you hit the bonus on a slot machine, I’m not considering it a win just yet. If our arrival gate changed, departure may too.

    What is it about airplanes that make you have to go to the restroom more often? Annoying, But not bad on first class.

    I haven’t flown American in a long time and usually through Charlotte. Breakfast was very disappointing. They call it a continental. The granola was stale, the yogurt was warm, the cheese tasted like plastic and I’m mad that I wasted my carb loading on the tasteless, sugar overload they called a cinnamon roll. I’m not even picky! I was hungry so had a bite of everything. I took the banana with me. I was a good girl and had one Diet Coke pre take off and water from then on.

    Crew was bizarre. They were trying to joke like SW and they really tried, but everything was just a tad corny. I do appreciate the effort, which is much better than most crews. They played the theme from the Dallas tv show and the head stew sang his version of Carol Barnett’s closing song when we landed.

    Half way through the flight they asked if there was a doctor on board. I never found out what the problem was as I was in the second row but we arrived okay and there weren’t any emergency crews I could see when we arrived. I really hope it was a false alarm sort of thing.

    Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking. Once I’m on board the flight the fun will really begin. The drinks will start and the Vegas play list will be put in a loop.

    Thanks for reading or skimming or checking for pics.
     
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    Have you ever been in a Turkish Prison Camp Ezzy?

    You have me thinking about so many classic lines from Airplane.

    Go get those wins!
     
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    I bought this before I left. I had the small version but when pulling out all my travel gear it fell behind the dresser. Not worth fishing out. I have mixed feelings about it. I have an iPad Pro 10.5 inch so it’s kinda heavy. They say to put it on the headrest of the person in front if in First class but that seems a bit invasive. Luckily this plane had a high pocket so it put the device at perfect eye level. It fell once because I didn’t curl the bottom up enough but once I fixed that issue it held pretty well. I did have yo move it to get to the video controls and held on during turbulence. It’s nice to be able to eat and watch at the same time. Not sure how it will work on a tray table in coach, but it’s not a huge investment and weighs almost nothing.
     
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    Just keep sniffing glue!

    PS I can't figure out when it would be a good week....
     
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    Is there ever a bad week Irish?
     
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    Municipal bonds. I’m talking double-A rating...

    Hope you’re tearing it up, @Ezzy711 ! :beer:
     
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    Finally a carb worth chewing on. I was good and took the whole wheat over the pretzel roll.

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    The Greek salad with chicken far exceeded the breakfast fare. Not a ton of flavor but tasty and served its purpose. Only 2 cocktails. Something must be wrong with me.
     
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    Omni limo pick up was great. I switch between them and presidential. I have found the Omni drivers more sociable. I over tipped him, don’t know why. Oh well, guess I was happy to be here.

    Trevor at the tower suites check in was a doll. He worked really hard to get me a nice room. Ran back and forth to the mgr who kept shooting him down. I told him I trust him to give me what he thought best. Ended with a very nice panoramic. Mountain View from the living rm and strip from bed and bath. Not ideal but I’m very happy and it is in a shorter hallway so not too bad.

    Amazon Prime was bit of a cluster. Part my fault, part theirs. Driver didn’t speak English very well and the hotel didn’t seem to be familiar with it, she should have gone right to the front but several phone calls and miscommunications ended up with her delivering to the business center, where most pkgs are sent. They normally charge $40 to log and deliver a pkg. after explaining the situation the business center was kind enough to deliver it free. I tipped the guy $10. Between the hastle and all the tips, I rate this a fail. If the driver had just come to the front I think it would have been fine. Really long story, but it all worked out, Never had any problems at Bellagio.
     
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    Lost the days bankroll and a bit more. Couldn’t hit anything. I am not familiar with the layout and was super tired. Having my wine, prosciutto and cheese then off to bed.

    Shirley I must win something tomorrow
     
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    Few pics of the tower suite lounge:

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    Getting old sucks. For the past 3 years or so I have terrible leg cramps overnight the first night. I try relieve them by eating bananas, having pedialyte but nothing has worked. They weren’t as severe as they have been but very disruptive none the less. I was exhausted and went to bed about 8 hoping to stay on eastern time but was up every 15 minutes walking off a cramp. I finally fell asleep at around midnight and up at 2. Fell back to sleep and up at 4. I’m disappointed the I don’t feel rested. Maybe a nap will help today. I used to take 3 day trips but since the first day is so crazy, I really need 4 to do all I want.

    Called for maintenance when I arrived with a fridge problem. Turned out the ice maker door was open causing the door not to close. Had him check some drapes that keep stopping. No big deal. After I unpacked, did my updates and sat to have my wine and cheese I find out the living room tv doesn’t work. Damn. Why didn’t I check? Rookie mistake by no rookie.

    Amazon Prime - after reviewing it all in my mind, I should have not come up to the room without it. I should have insisted they bring it to the front and have the bell desk take it. The bellmen seemed willing it was lots of miscommunication. Once I was up in the room and exhausted I didn’t want to go down again. I would try it again but be smarter and not ask the advice of the front desk.

    Couple of room notes:

    This bed is really high. I’m tall and can’t reach the floor.

    Not a fan of the fancy toilet. It just feels weird and too warm for my liking, I keep using the guest bath.

    These TVs are huge. Love that I don’t need my glasses.

    Bed was pretty comfortable. I’m picky there so very happy.

    The best part of the corner suite is how quiet it is. I feel like I am in little cocoon. No hallway noise, no voices, can’t hear the water running in other rooms, can’t hear any walking above. Only a few sounds from appliances in the room. If I ever could sleep this is the perfect place.
     
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    you have a guest bath? Wow! Awesome suite! I'm jealous and I got a nice room. Lol I'm up early too. Jetlag. Crashed hard last night.
     
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    Love those suites. It's the only room tempting me away from Cosmo. Really tempted to book a room for my upcoming trip.
     
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    I have heard people say that putting a bar of soap under your sheets helps with nocturnal leg cramps. Not sure how or why but worth a try.
     
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    Looks like I picked the wrong week to give up on handpays.
     
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    Even other than the handpay I had a great day. Met @Astribling for a chat and some slots. My first live meeting with another board member. She’s a very nice lady and we had some fun. I had forgotten how fun it is to have a gambling partner.

    Had my first pizza slice at 550. A little burnt on the bottom but that was very miner. I had a mushroom white pizza. It was sooooo good I wanted another slice but I will be here a few more days no reason to make a pig of myself.

    I know I’m up today with the handpay but haven’t done the non jackpot accounting. Feels like I’m down a few hundred. Will post some nice hits I had including a sweet pin ball bonus off my freeplay.

    I used up the freeplay on my offer so will try to redeem $50 MyVegas tomorrow and if they flies I will attempt the $25 MyVegas on Thurs.
     
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    Some pics from the day
     

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    Have a great trip! Following along.
     
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    Yes....think Blonde4ever has done that with positive results if I remember correctly from her TR...
     
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    In room dinner is served. Brought the wine and cheese, meat and crackers fro amazon prime now.
     
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