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Have you ever done an Epic Strip Walk?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by BobLasVegas, Mar 25, 2017.

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  1. BobLasVegas

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    And if so, how did it go?

    I did one. 2001. I started across the street from Circus Circus, and started up towards Mandalay Bay.
    My goal was to stop and have a drink in each casino on the way, and play some video poker in each one also.
    I started about 10 PM. I finished up at about 9 AM. About 11 hours! I wish I would have had a fitbit or
    something to track my miles. It added a lot to the trip to go inside each casino, get a drink, find a VP
    machine, and then sometimes cash out. Some huge casinos to wander around in!

    I had breakfast at the old San Remo. As I got to about 7 AM on the way back, a tall, long-legged girl
    with a short skirt fell in step with me. It took me a minute to get a clue. She asked me if I was interested
    in a "date". I was not, but for fun I asked her how much. it was 50 bucks. If she was an undercover cop,
    I think I would have been arrested at that point? Right? LOL

    I told her I was broke. She then asked me for a cigarette. I don't smoke. So she then asked me for a ride
    back to her hotel. I told her the obvious, " I am WALKING! " DUH!

    Anyway, when I made it back to the hotel, I had to soak my feet for awhile in the bathtub. It did not help.
    For some unknown reason, (stupidity!) I had worn dress shoes for this trek! My feet were still
    aching on the plane going home 3 days later!

    Total Loss gambling that night: about $100 bucks.
    A losing night, but not too bad. Did not get drunk, but then I rarely do, gambling is my high!
     
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  2. WHU66

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    We do something similar every trip, love walking into each 'new' casino, sitting down at a game that takes our fancy, grab a drink, play a while and move on when it feels right! Usually go after breakfast and just wonder until we are done....2/3 in the morning, take The better half back to the room then gave a couple of hours at the base casino! Happy days, can't wait fir this year's trip!
     
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    We made the Strip Walk many times back in the eighties. When we were younguns, we stayed either at Westward Ho or Circus Circus Manor. We started from there and walked to what then was the south end of the Strip, not much beyond Flamingo Blvd! Up one side and back on the other side, stopping in everywhere along the way. Actually, it was a lot of fun.
     
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    middle of August, temp in the mid teens, started from the convention center headed toward the Jockey Club.
    many stops and many drinks later i made it to the JC... buzzed and hot and sweaty so i stripped down, grabbed a
    cold one and headed to the shower. guess I didn't hear the knock on the door...maid changing out the towels...
    was hoping for a little better service, but she just smiled and left.
     
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  5. The Stig

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    On our first visit to Vegas we were staying at Desert Rose Resort which is just behind Hooters. On our first day we walked from there up the Strip to the Stratosphere . I did the rides on the top then we walked back to Desert Rose. I think the phrase I said when starting off was.

    "The Stratosphere doesn't look too far away."

    I know better now.
     
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  6. stormins

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    Every trip I like to wake up early (6am-ish) one morning and walk the strip when there is hardly anyone there. (Okay, I would cheat a bit and stop at the Sahara and then come back down the West side. Not quite ambitious enough to make it all the way to Stratosphere.) It's just crazy how quiet everything is that time of day.
     
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  7. Richard Alpert

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    I think she was hoping for a piggyback ride, Bob! :cool:

    My experience is much the same as that of @stormins above.

    The Wisconsin farm boy :cowboy: in me still has me up at 5:00 A.M..
    Not many chores to do in Vegas that early though--
    except to enjoy a trek of a couple hours on a Strip that is quiet and catching it's breath for the next round!

    It's awesome to be out as the previous night's leftover people wander out and today's people show up to stake their claim in the new day in Vegas!!! :D

    RICHARD
     
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    Years ago we walked whole strip MGM to wynn then back down man that was a hike lol. But we enjoyed it every bit of it
    Just walking ..looking at all casino hotel and people watching. It was very nice. I would like to do it again :)
     
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    Did it long ago when there was open desert between some casinos. Not bad at the time.
     
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    Mid teens....chilly for summer in vegas.

    I did Rivera to flamingo once at night in april. My wife was pregnant she didn't wanna so I put her in a cab and walked down strip.
     
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    Last week of April -
    After breakfast at the Venetian - Walked to Fremont Street walking along the Venetian side of LVB - stopping at many of the small shops and the casinos along the way.
    Walked in each place on Fremont
    walked back to Venetian on the Circus Circus side of LVB- stopping at the casinos, a few shops and the Fashion Show Mall until we walked back across to Venetian well after Sunset
    With very sore feet and legs.

    Second week of April - I have walked from Mandalay Bay- Crossed at MGM - walked North to Riviera crossed to Bonanaza Gifts and walked North to the Stratosphere
    then on the return walked from the Stratosphere all the way back to Mandalay Bay.
    Freaking blisters from crappy shoes that time.

    It really isn't the walking or the distance that's the killer for me.....
    Third week of May - Walking from Strip Burger @ Fashion Show Mall up to Slots-A-Fun ...I thought I was going to die in the direct sun and heat!
    My feet were fine but I felt like the sun was being magnified to feel like hot lava.
    Never again! If I want to walk around in temps over 75 in Vegas, I wear a large sun hat now....even if it looks goofy..I don't care. I'd rather live than be fashionable.
     
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    For me its not really a complete trip to Vegas if I don't walk one entire side of the strip one day and the other the next day. I'll gamble a little bit in each casino. It just feels right. Word to the wise: If you're walking the west side of the strip make sure you get a bottle of water for the walk between Fashion Show Mall and Circus Circus, especially during the summer. There is literally no place to go inside and cool off or get something to drink, just the vast wasteland of the former Frontier, Stardust and Westward Ho. My annual trips are always in the summer and it makes for a long day but it brings back memories of my youth doing strip walks between Vegas World and the Hacienda well over 30 years ago.

    :peace: :beer:
     
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    I've done that many times over the years but it was with no particular purpose other then to stop and meet pretty women and random intervals creating instant date situations. Some nights I failed miserably. Other nights were unforgettable. But none the less I always had a good time walking the strip.
     
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    You should tell him to pull out, and go to sleep!
     
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    I do at least two to three every trip. Just because of the way my day works out.
    Usually up around 9, breakfast and early poker tournament. After poker I don't like to gamble in the afternoon so I go on an epic walk. Stopping in every casino, mall, bar along the way. Getting ideas for that nights dinner and/ or show.
    Biggest one I ever did, started in Luxor, through MB, up to the Vegas sign, back to Tropicana, over to MGM, down via the east side to the Sahara, over to the stratosphere and all the way up back to the Luxor. Stopped for lunch and dinner, saw love at the mirage, played a late night tournament in ceasers and finally back in bed at 3am.
    Following day did 14 hours downtown. Same pattern, after that it was feet up for the rest of the trip.
    David
     
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    Did it once -
    I was apprx, 40 yrs old ?
    I left my room ( 5 am ) at Sahara -- walked thru EVERY casino/hotel -
    to MBAY -- turned around - got back to Sahara late afternoon.
    My feet + lower legs were sore.
    I had to crawl into bed and lay there.....but couldn't sleep.
    "okay......I never have to do THAT; again ! "
     
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    Rush, it's like Brokeback Mountain.

    I wish I knew how to quit him...:cowboy:

    RICHARD
     
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    " Should go further next time " says Dumber.

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    " Man up " says Dumb.
     
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    Too bad we don't have an "I feel your pain" rating button! :faint:

    RICHARD
     
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    Thanks Richard, this photo will appear once again in the never ending trip report. Thanks again.
     
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