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Labor Day Week Trip

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Joe Strummer, Sep 21, 2009.

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  1. Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer VIP Whale

    Apr 4, 2006

    My Trip Report

    Virgin America outta JFK ( NYC )
    Last two trips we sat on the runway for an hour.
    Not this time.
    I had NOBODY IN MY ROW !
    I laid across three seats for about an hour or more !
    Better than First Class !
    "Good start" I was thinking.
    Main St. Station = Sat/Sun/Mon/Tues = all Free + $40 Food Voucher
    Stratosphere = Wed / Thrs/ Fri = All Free
    Saturday 9/5
    On arrival.......VP Bonus poker at Boar Bar
    After 3.5 hrs of play....I hit 4 Aces !
    Day # 1 .........Won +$100
    Sunday 9/6
    Awoke early...watched sunrise over Sunrise Mtn.
    I prefer the north side of MSS ( most don't ).
    Had $4 steak special at The Cal .
    Was to meet up w/ "Turtleman" at some point ?
    We think, we must have walked right by each other -
    We never met up......but might try again, in October.:wave:
    Swam laps at Cal pool for an hour.
    Watched Mets vs. Cubs at 1 pm at Boar Bar.
    Tried a "Belgian IPA"........hmmm ?......not the greatest Brewing idea ?
    Played VP for about 5.5 hours -
    Lost -$200 for Day #2
    Monday 9/7 ......LABOR DAY
    I awoke at 2:30 am......I think I ate "heavy" before sleep -
    wasn't used to it.
    I didn't see ALOT MORE people around - I thought MSS was
    kinda quiet for a Holiday.
    Swam laps for 45 mins in a.m.
    I hit 4 ACES after 5 mins of play = cashed out immediately
    for ---- Won +$100 for Day 3
    Tuesday 9/8
    Awoke 3:30 a.m.
    Swam laps for 30 mins ( notice my time is getting shorter ? )
    I was tired, today.
    had a Golden Gate LARGE shrimp = $ 4.99....I was a little surprised
    how the price has risen. No piano player AT THE TIME.
    Read my "Unauthorized Frank Sinatra" by Kitty Kelly ) gave
    me a good Vegas feel !
    The entire Valley is HAZY from Cal. wildfires !
    Played VP for 5 hrs
    Lost - $150
    Wednesday 9 / 9 / 9
    Lotsa people getting married on this 9-9-9 date.
    Not sure of the big attraction to this ?
    Cal Steak special at 7 a.m.
    Moved up to The Stratosphere at 10 a.m.
    Room ( of course ) not ready.
    Hit weight room / sit ups + pool.
    The Pool muzak was NOT blaring !....it was SO NICE -
    NOT being DEAFENED by music I don't care for !
    ( "Wall paper" Pop + rock )....ugh !....:grrr:
    $7 Heine's at pool, now.....that went up about $1.50 !
    Found my "LUCKY" VP machine ( last trip = hit 4 dueces one day -
    then, the next day my FIRST ROYAL FLUSH ! )
    LOST -$200 in ONE HOUR !........not lucky this time ! WOW !
    THURSDAY 9 /10
    Thought about my mother :kiss: who passed away last September.
    My hardest moments seem to be at breakfast -
    not sure why ( at breakfast ? ):cry:
    Rode The Duece up + down the strip in the upper front seat
    and filmed it all !
    I was SHOCKED at the work done on City Center + PH outside walkway.
    Lost -$123 at VP.......Bonus Dueces
    FRIDAY 9/11
    I got "The Last Day Vegas Blues."
    I don't want it to end !
    Played almost 3 hrs at VP
    LOST - $160
    my neighbors sound "LOUD + drunk " :ssst:
    SATURDAY 9/12
    Ate too much at the breakfsat buffet.
    My host called me last nite while I was sleeping ?
    I NEVER heard the phone ring !...and it rings LOUD !:beer:
    Found a pretty good VP machine but my time was up
    WON + $30 .......but racked up ALOT of Session Points !
    Left my acc't open for my host - but I don't think she did
    anything for me ?
    Took bus #108 to McCarran for $1.75 .....LOVE IT !
    Screw those cheatin' cabbies ! :Þ
    Got to McCarran too early......had :beer: + :beer: !
    Get onto runway w/ Seatbelts fastened + doncha know ?
    A little PRINCESS decides it's time to NOW GOT TO THE BATHROOM !:grrr:
    I let her have it as she walks by my seat -
    I let out a BIG GROAN........... "OH, NO ! "
    But I loved it......The flight attendant was on her FAST !
    And walked her right backwards to her seat w/ his finger pointing
    at her !........BEAUTIFUL !
    ( I've been on two previous flights where we had to move to the
    back on the Take Off Line because this is an FAA violation +
    we sat an EXTRA HOUR !:grrr: )
    I didn't win like my LAST TWO previous trips.
    But the rooms were ALL FREE + I had a food voucher.
    (95 to 100 degrees ! ...was PERFECT for me ! )
    October trip is slated for MSS + Red Rock.
    3 weeks away !:nworthy:
    thanks for reading
    Joe Strummer
  2. TVC15

    TVC15 Tourist

    Sep 18, 2009
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    thanks Joe - my kind of trip, drinking & gambling with a bit of pool time thrown in! I'm thinking about a split on my next trip between downtown (3 days) and mid-strip (4 days). Like the attraction of a brewpub at MSS....any noise from the railroad tracks??
  3. jpw711

    jpw711 Is that your cat?

    Mar 10, 2009
    Southwest Missouri
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    nice report, imo the little princess should have been detained in NYC for making a terrorist act...a little harsh, but how stupid can you be?

    And Turn off the cell phones people, so we can go...:grrr:

    mini rant over.
  4. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Elvis has left the building

    May 31, 2008
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Excellent trip report!

    Love all three Boyd downtown casinos and will book one or two of those places in 2010. I also always take the 108 / 109 downtown / back to the airport from downtown and even to the strip with a connector. The cab line has been over 20 - 30 minutes long my last few trips and I also hate dealing with the cab drivers.

    I also like peace and quiet while relaxing at the pool. Bally's was blasting rap songs which made leave for the Flamingo the last time we stayed there. I'll bring headphones and listen to Vegas' public radio jazz station to relax noise free.

    Sorry to hear about your loss and I hope the Vegas trip helped.
  5. gotavegasjones

    gotavegasjones VIP Whale

    Jan 16, 2004
    South Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Thanks for the TR. Hope the October trip offers a few more wins at VP.

    later, GVJ
  6. VegasDiva

    VegasDiva VIP Whale

    Apr 23, 2009
    Calgary , Alberta , Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    nice TR ,
    lol @ shorter swim sessions , arms tired from the VP machines, can't be from PULLING @the slot machines hehe

    Have fun in October :)
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