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Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by elswam, Sep 28, 2021.

  1. elswam

    elswam Some day I will have a JACKPOT

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    My Trip Report

    Hi everyone since December 2019 was the last time in Vegas, now we was in Vegas, my wife and I, I hope write correctly, my English is poor but I will try, I late this trip report because is difficult to me write English, but finally I made it.

    We flight from Chihuahua-Las Vegas-Chihuahua 05-11 September, Staying at Luxor 4 nights comp by MLIFE and 2 nights in Strat comp by True Rewards , we arrive about 12:30 pm take a taxi there is no much people, we go to Luxor and the taxi driver tell us the rate is 20 dollar to Luxor, before I check in the internet I think is ok, but I see the driver take the way more long, I thought well the rate is same 20 dollars, but when we arrive to Luxor the total in machine Credit Card was 33 dollars, what!!!, I tell the driver and he said the distance and plus the tip (40%), I don’t agree, I pay the distance( no is the better route) and the tip 10% only, so I paid 25 dollar in total, if the driver made it the job correct he deserve more tip is my IMHO.

    Checked into the Luxor, check in was easy and quickly, PYRAMID CORNER KING SUITE 18 floor, It's a very nice room and spacious, view to the mountains not too bad, the nights comp by MLIFE

    In this occasion we don’t rent a car, now our target is walk walk and walk, is the first time I don’t drive, is good for me because sometimes is tired and I don’t enjoy the city, and the parking is pretty far in some casinos, in those 4 day in casinos and the strip.

    I feel that the casinos in MGM don’t pay, at least we are a low roller, but before pandemic I suppose casinos pay much more, I meaning, my wife and I gambling and drinking more time at casinos more o less 1 or 2 am and now 11 pm we are in the room resting and enjoy the Soaking Tub.

    Maybe I forget some activities in MGM that we did, but general we play slots MGM, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Aria and Bellagio, eat in buffets Excalibur and Luxor, Bellagio (comp My Vegas, all of them 2 for 1), food court Excalibur, we were in Bellagio botanical gardens, we knew the Resort World great casino, it brightness and new, the ball front the casino is great, we buy somethings, in fashion show mall, Burlington and Walmart.

    Finally, we leave Luxor and go to Strat, 2 nights, check in, easy and quickly, in VIP True Rewards, Room Select floor 17, not Strip view but good.

    I bought tickets for Bus to go Freemont, downtown, Vegas Sign and Walmart, in the case of Walmart let me tell some happened, well we take the bus front Strat exactly in Walgreens, I checked the map of the bus stop, and before get out Strat, i ask to person housekeeping about how arrive to Walmart in blvd Charleston and Arville st, she explain me, ok we go.

    When we arrive to bus stop in Charleston blvd we down, and walk through Charleston but I never see the next bus stop to Walmart, and then i ask some person if know where can take the bus to Walmart, she explain me take the bus were you down last bus stop, and these bus go to the terminal in town, and we should take another bus line 206 this go to Walmart Charleston, or other option is, she said me, you can walk throught Charleston to I-15 cross it and a few distance is another bus stop.

    Then I tell my wife and we decide take second option, ERROR, walk at 5 PM maybe the bus stop was in a distance 1 mile (looks like near), the sun above us, and the worst of this travesia was when under the bridge I-15 I see a man and I feel scary but we decide cross, well nothing happened bad only we saw the man addicted prepared maybe his cocktail saw a kind of instrument in his hand, we pass quickly, he was in his stuff, he not turn to see Us, just in these moment to cross, God sent us a cloud, It got cloudy and finally we found the bus stop and at that moment the bus arrives, I saw my wife's face of relief, with this I also felt better, nothing bad happened, only sweat and fatigue, of course it's a different experience in Vegas that I hope won't happen again.

    On the way back we went to the Fremont to enjoy and have some beers, and remove the fright, we knew the Circa casino, we try to enter to Stadium Pool and we don’t know we should pay by general public.

    These 2 days in The STRAT we were gambling Slots drinking and dinner in STRAT Café, a difference about MGM Resorts here pay more in slots, least we have some wins, obviously we leave again the money, no big wins now maybe the next time.

    The other different Thing that we did, is that we can go to until the Airport in Bus, I got one 24 hour pass ticket, now we got experience about how move in the bus, we take the Deuce until Bus terminal South, exchange to line 109 to go terminal 1 of the airport and there take bus to terminal 2, was easy and no difficults the bus were almost empty, some people come also of diferents hotel, they tell is easy and cheap, I dont know if is normal this way to use this of transport to airport, I liked it for being another form of experience.

    That’s all friends, our stay in Vegas was great my wife and i enjoy so much, like always I say "Las Vegas My Second Home", nothing extraordinary except for that I told you above, maybe we will be comeback if God give us Life and health on December or February 5 is the birthday of my wife.

    Regards and Cheers VMBers!!!
     
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  2. GamblingGolfer

    GamblingGolfer VIP Whale

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    Thanks for taking the time to write the report! Your English is perfectly fine. Glad you made it everywhere and enjoyed yourselves. I'll be visiting Mexico in November (La Cruz, Nayarit not Chihuahua ... lol).

    GG
     
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  3. elswam

    elswam Some day I will have a JACKPOT

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    never been there, but when you want come to chihuahua city you are welcome, also you can meet the mountains "Las barrancas del Cobre" great place by relax.
     
  4. luck.ofthe.draw

    luck.ofthe.draw VIP Whale

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    Salud and thank you for sharing!!! :beer:

    Glad you and your wife had a wonderful time! :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Ty

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    I enjoyed your TR, thanks for sharing.
     
  6. LB9

    LB9 PH Blackjack Degen

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    Appreciate the TR and agree, your English is very good. Thanks for sharing!
     
  7. drfishalot

    drfishalot Low-Roller

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    Enjoyed the report, your english was way better than my spanish
     
  8. elswam

    elswam Some day I will have a JACKPOT

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    At night.jpg At the foot of the stadium.jpg the STRAT.jpg view of Strat of the room.jpg Vegas OK.jpg yellow is life.jpg STRAT Night.jpg Go Raiders!!!.jpg Resort world SHHH!!!.jpg Sign  Vegas Strat.jpg Bus Stop.jpg On the Bus.jpg bye bye Las Vegas.jpg s part of lake havasu i dont know.jpg ready to go Vegas.jpg ready to go Vegas.jpg Happy in Vegas !!!.jpg Arriving Luxor.jpg View Luxor of the Room.jpg
     

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  9. elswam

    elswam Some day I will have a JACKPOT

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    Some pictures Las Vegas!!!
     
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  10. luck.ofthe.draw

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    Beautiful photos!!
     
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  11. GamblingGolfer

    GamblingGolfer VIP Whale

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    Great pics!

    GG
     
  12. Fet297

    Fet297 113 survivor North Vegas

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    Thanks for the trip report and sharing your awesome photos! I enjoyed it.
     
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  13. Chrisbeans

    Chrisbeans Low-Roller

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    Thanks for sharing your TR and photos! I’m always in awe of anyone who can speak/write in more than one language. You did a good job - kudos to you for taking the time to do it!
     
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  14. vegasvette

    vegasvette High-Roller

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    Gracias for writing your report. It's a shame you had to experience what you did on your way to the bus stop. That could happen in any city, I suppose. Glad you were able to enjoy your visit.
     
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  15. jimbondo

    jimbondo Tourist

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    terrific photos! enjoy.
     
  16. mr.vegas

    mr.vegas Peace sells, but who's buying?

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    Thanks for the TR elswam
     
    NOV 27 - DEC 9,SAHARA,STRAT,CANNERY,GREEN VALLEY RANCH,MANADLAY BAY
    OR NOV 27 - DEC 9 SAHRA,STRAT,ELLIS ISLAND, SILVER SEVENS,MANDALAY BAY
  17. RedRiverRose

    RedRiverRose VIP Whale

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    Great report and photos. Thanks for posting.
     
  18. joespoolhall

    joespoolhall VIP Whale

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    Thanks for the TR and pics. Looks like you had a good time. No appologies needed for your English. I guarantee you are much better at English than I am with your language!
    Look forward to your next report.
     
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  19. elswam

    elswam Some day I will have a JACKPOT

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    Thaks all of you, by read my TR, i hope learn more english for the next time when i going to Las Vegas again.
    Regards!!!
     
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  20. Mirageluvr

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    Thanks for sharing your trip report with us. The pictures were beautiful, and you and your wife are a handsome couple.
     
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