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Irish Dave Tries to Recapture His Youth on NYE: Dec 29 - Jan 5 Cosmo/Elara

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  1. irishdave

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    My Trip Report

    Well I wasn’t going to cross post this time, but what the heck. May take a while to catch up tho

    And now for something completely different...

    I don't like crowds. I really don't like drunken crowds, hence I don't go to football games. I have no desire to be packed in an area with tens or hundreds of thousands of my closest friends. Plus I'm getting older and I think thousands of drunk twenty somethings could prove to be really annoying.

    So, of course, I decided to go to Vegas for NYE!

    You may ask, why do did you do this IrishDave? Sorry @Wanker751 (and others), it's not for shoe porn. It's part of a much more complex plan.

    You see, I turn 60 shortly after New Years and I couldn't think of a better way to turn 60 than with my family in Vegas! Since we were planning to be there a couple of days after NYE, I figured why not, it could be a once in a lifetime experience and got a wrap around suite at Cosmo with @MrsIrishDave, our daughter, and her boyfriend for Sat Dec 29 thru Wed Jan 2. I checked with my sister who I see only about once a year to see if her and her husband could meet me for my birthday. She has four kids between 8 and 16 and they haven't been on a vacation without the kids, so she jumped at the idea. They come in Thurs, we have a 3 bedroom suite at Elara, and we all leave Sat morning.

    Plans are Zuma Sunday night, Blue Ribbon for NYE dinner, hanging out on the terrace for NYE and gazing down at the rabble, since I'm too much of a low roller to get a comped party and too cheap to pay! Going to see Raiding the Rock Vault on Wed. Carbone for my birthday dinner a day early and a fire pit at Cosmo's ice rink Friday night. Sit at the corner seat at Vesper for @claired67, play three reel Wonka for @Hoofy7, sit in the big shoe at Cosmo for @Wanker751, play really bad CET paytables just to make @tringlomane cringe while listening to the band in Paris, try to work in GR Steak somewhere and hopefully run into some fanatics. Perhaps a drink to celebrate the New Year and the birthday. Hopefully keep up with a live TR until my sister shows up at least. Oh, and maybe, just maybe, VP at Chandelier.

    Then, two weeks ago, my sister calls and says by BiL is having a heart valve replaced, but they still want to come! He had the surgery last Friday and is doing well...still planning on making it, wow. Looking forward to seeing them and taking it easy the last couple of days of the trip.

    Looking forward to the entire trip actually, should be a blast. Life's been a whirlwind lately, so it may be a bit more laid back trip than the norm, but should be some really good family time and fun.
     
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    Have a great trip and Happy Birtday @irishdave!!

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    What better place than Vegas and Cosmo to celebrate a birthday and the New Year with family. Looks like a fun time for sure @irishdave and thanks for taking us along!
     
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    Happy birthday and enjoy your trip!
     
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    Have a great time. Sound a lot of fun.
     
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    Happy Birthday and looking forward to following along.

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    We made it!!

    But the room isn’t ready. What to do?
     
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    Wait! I have an idea!!
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    Gotta keep the price per drink down!
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    It is crack you know
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    So this doesn’t suck...at all
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    I think we all know the result
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    Comped Lagavulin, does it get any better?
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    Help!! I can’t keep up!!!
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    The view from the room
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    Go, go, go! Happy Birthday!
     
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    Queen Elizabeth is in my closet!
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    Down $160 and up 2 old fashioneds and 2 Lagavulins so far
     
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