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High Ho High Ho, its off to Vegas I go 4/24-5/2

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by LV2GAMBLE, Apr 22, 2019.

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  1. LV2GAMBLE

    LV2GAMBLE Certified LOW Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Just getting a tad excited for my 'real' ever solo trip. Now, some of you know that I lost my DH last summer:angel: and of course, life has and never will be the same. :cry::cry::cry: Friday, 4/26 would mark our 33rd wedding anniversary. That alone is giving me great anxiety and I told others that I am going to "skip town and go off the grid" and not face the day. But, where better to go sulk and mourn than a sunny day in Vegas??? My kids don't know where I am going, but they do know I am skipping town. Only 3 people actually know when and where I am going. I'm sure once I'm there social media will give away my whereabouts............maybe?

    I just need a break from it all! Those of you who live here in the mid-west can attest to the horrible, snowy winter we've had. I am sick of shoveling, pulling snow off the roof (TWICE) and eventually snow-blowing. So bad, in fact that we have had SIX snow days off from work this year, totally unheard of!!! :eek:

    AND, to top it off, I recently had surgery on my wrist. That makes 3 surgeries in about 13 months!!!!!! GOD DAMN, I need a break!!!! :(

    DH (God love him):angel: and I went to LV at least 2x a year, usually in December (our birthdays} and again in April (anniversary) I'm trying to stay with tradition. I've actually been to LV recently. I went in December for what I thought was going to be my first solo trip, but a friend decided to tag along, and I'm glad she did as we had a great time. I was also to LV in March for a mom/daughter trip with 2 SIL's and their daughters. Group trips are so much darn work. I've found after a group trip, I need another trip just to de-stress!!! :peace: So, I am very much looking forward to some down time.

    PLANS include 3 nights (comp) at the Orleans and then moving DT and staying at The D for the next 5 (3 comp). I have NO plans, well......actually I did have a trip to Death Valley but cancelled. So, I will be spending lots of time in the pool, waaaaaay too many cocktails:drunk: (note to self: don't forget to drink water!!!! ), and some low-rolling gambling. After 8 nights, my liver is going to HATE me!!! First stop after hotel will be going to pick up a weeks worth of some legal tasty treats to help me unwind and relax. :wink2: Hehehe

    Plans are to try to keep ya all updated with some pics and posts. I can't say this will be live, because, well....alcohol happens!!! Last time I tried that in December my phone actually died on day 2. Totally. Had to Uber/Lyft to a Verizon store a couple of days later (because I thought it would 'eventually work') and get a new phone. That was quite an ordeal. Last time in March my suitcase was overweight both ways costing me another $100 in baggage fees. To top it off, my scale at home died like 2 days before the trip...DOH. :thumbsdown: Hopefully things work out better this time, but maybe I will be in a "I don't give a shit" type of mood and see what happens.

    One more day of work. Checking out at 3 tomorrow for a meeting and not going back to work until May 6th. Hee Haw lets have some fun!!!!!!!!! :headbang:
     
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  2. Kiwicol

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    I think you are very smart - getting away to a place you both loved - being on your own to smile and celebrate your anniversary as you wish and with no-one to explain yourself to, or answer questions etc.

    Very best of luck - will be sending you best wishes and following your trip :beer:
     
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  3. AlPal

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    Enjoy it!!
     
  4. Richard Alpert

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    You're preaching to the choir on that one, @LV2GAMBLE! :faint:

    I wish you the best on your solo trip.
    I imagine your DH will be looking down and sharing your smiles!
    Safe and happy travels! :wave:

    RICHARD
     
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  5. Digus10

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    Enjoy your trip!!! Hope all the rolls go your way!!!
     
  6. martinr

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    Love your TR title. Hmm...it looks so familiar! Oh yeah, I used it, spelled differently, last week.
    I sincerely hope your trip is filled with the emotions that make you happy and memories that make you smile. Being solo is sort of like watching the world produce it's own art right in front of you. In Vegas, that can be some wild art as you know. Be cool and be safe!
     
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  7. LV2GAMBLE

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    Thanks Richard. I know you've had more than your fair share of the white stuff this year. Hopefully, NO MORE this year. I remember one year heading up to the 'local' (70 miles away) on our actually anniversary though some shit roads all the way there. Didn't stop us, but I guess when you want to gamble, you GOT to gamble...LOL
     
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    Thanks martinr! Did I miss your report?? I find myself on here almost daily always looking for new updates and news, and especially like the trip reports. I kind of debated on the spelling, but thought hey, I will probably get high, so what the hell!!! LOL Plus, I used that title because I feel like a fat little dwarf, but I'm not saying which one. Hopefully, not Grumpy or Sleepy...LOL. Actually, I'm for like a taller fat version. Sorry if I infringed on your title rights
     
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    Well....the cats know something is up. Can't hide anything from these sneaky felines[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Tip money...well, because ALCOHOL. I'll have to pick up more along the way[​IMG]
     
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  11. martinr

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    Obviously two great minds thinking alike, as they say. Go get your Vegas on!
     
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  12. LV2GAMBLE

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    NO, you can't go!!#![​IMG]
     
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    Hope this thing is right. Coming in with a half lb to spare . Hopefully, save me $100 for being over weight. [​IMG]

    Packing for 8 nights is tough with only one suitcase!! Too cheap to pay for another one, unless I buy too much crap and need to pay up on the return. I need OPTIONS!!
     
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  14. Astribling

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    So sorry for the loss of your DH, but yes you deserve a getaway! I hope you have a wonderful trip! I just got back from a week in Vegas with my daughter and miss it already, so I will be following!

    Your cats are super cute!
     
    December Solo Trip! My first time at Wynn and others TBD
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    Hope this is an enjoyable solo trip filled with great memories of your DH @LV2GAMBLE! Good for you for celebrating life!

    Best of luck and great times!

    Vegasworm
     
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    @LV2GAMBLE great start on your TR ... sorry to hear about DH :(

    this trip would be awesome one for you :) I’m sending you best most positive vibe/energy !!!!! Now go have a epic Vegas trip!!! Not to mention, win some $$$$$$$$$$$$$ :)
     
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    Up at at 'em this morning. Of course, the excitement and adrenaline flows early and does not allow for 'sleeping in'. LOL. Wheels up at 12:47 today. :lock: Flying Allegiant, (ya, ya, I know, but I have never really had any issues) but it's pretty hard to pass up a flight for $178 RT. I did pay for a checked bag and paid for an aisle seat on the way there. I always want an aisle seat, well.....because alcohol, and as much as I hate using the planes disgusting biffy, it is better than the other options.!!! :eek: (plus, it' a 3-hour ride, so no waiting that out!)

    So, getting the house in order this morning. Vacuumed, dished, garbage, misc. Oh, and cleaning out the fridge, this is an 8 night stay and hard to stay what kind of penicillin might be growing in the fridge when I return. :vomit: Plus I HATE coming home to a dirty house where I actually have to come home and work!! No thanks!

    My first night in LV tends to be a late one. I'm usually up for a good 20-24 hours on my first night because of the excitement of being there. SO, excuse the drunk posts that you might see...... :woohoo::drunk:. Not much on the agenda once I arrive other than a trip to Apothecary and Walgreens ( across the st) for supplies. Will be at Orleans for 3 nights before heading DT for the remainder of our trip. Planning on soaking up some sunshine and chase the winter blues away. :cool:
     
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    Bankroll. Thinking that I will be hitting up an ATM for the first time in Vegas. Let's hope I won't need it. When I took this pic and counted the $$, I thought it looked a liitle 'short', sure enough, found mire funds that I left in the main purse. WHOOPS[​IMG]
     
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    Customary beers at the bar. Only 7 taps and two were out. Had to settle for less with a Bud Light
    [​IMG]
     
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    First WIN of the trip. A whole F'n row to myself!!!! Cheers. See ya in 3 hours
     
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