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Last trip to Las Vegas this year. 12/6-12/9/2019, then off to Asia!!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by DaiLun, Dec 4, 2019 at 6:25 AM.

  1. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    My Trip Report

    Well, close to under 48 hours for the final trip to Las Vegas for the year.

    The trips objective are simple . . . .

    1)Cash conversion of $1700 in HGS FP for the Asia Trip
    2)Dinner with my Playstudios hosts at Mr. Chow's on Saturday night
    3)Dinner with local friends at Camelot Steakhouse (using the myVegas on Sunday night.
    4)Run odds and ends errands (Beef Jerky store for snacks, etc.)
    5)Meet up with VMBer Flowers at her slot tournament on Saturday
    6)Visit the Playstudios gathering at the HGS Bellagio ballroom event on Saturday

    Optional objectives are:

    1)Trip to Pahrumph (long overdue)
    2)(Corrected) The Hunger Games exhibit at MGM Grand
    3)Avengers exhibit at T.I.

    I will be coming in late Friday, since I have to drop my son off at the train and I can't leave for the airport until I'm SURE that he's on the train.

    I will go over to Sakana for dinner since I'm coming In so late, unless I catch an earlier flight and redeem my FP.

    I will be posting separate TRs for this and Asia. On Monday, I fly to Bangkok, Genting Highlands, Malaysia, and finish up in Macau.

    OK, TTYL.
     
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  2. FABismonte

    FABismonte Tell my wife I am "about even."

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    @DaiLun good luck. I am looking forward to hearing about your adventures, including "activities" in Pahrumph.
     
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  3. sybgal

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    Wow - what a life you lead!! Thanks for always taking us along to live vicariously thru you & your trips.....best of luck, as always!!
     
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  4. Flowers

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    So looking forward to meeting you @DaiLun and I am exited to follow what is going to be I am sure an amazing trip to Asia! I hope to visit Thailand and Vietnam in the next 18 months so I will be taking notes!
     
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  5. boboswisher

    boboswisher Low-Roller

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    Could you please tell me where I can find more information on this Game of Thrones exhibit at MGM Grand ?? I did a Google search but nothing came up.
     
  6. AlPal

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    I arrive Friday as well. Good luck to you this weekend!
     
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  7. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    There was a thread here but I can't find it now. I've heard mixed reviews. I'm more interested in the Avengers exhibit at T.I.


    NOTE: SORRY, IT WAS THE HUNGER GAMES EXPERIENCE, NOT GAME OF THRONES
     
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    I'm interested to see how the Avengers exhibit is.
     
  9. DaiLun

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    Pahrump will be quite pedestrian, I'm sure. After all, I'm going to Bangkok a few days after that to see "reclining Buddahs" (if you know what I mean, and I'm sure that you do . . . . )
     
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    Reclining Buddha you say...

     
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  11. Count de Monet

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    Quite the finish to 2019! Have a great time and safe travels!
     
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    Have a great trip and much luck!
     
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    Good luck! Exciting times will be ahead for you!
     
  14. Eric1285

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    Looking forward to following along!
     
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  15. DaiLun

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    Good morning!!! I got in so late last night, it was too late to eat at Sakana Sushi :oops:, so I checked in at Excalibur.

    I got a Resort room, sorta Strip side. I can see the strip if I look 45 degrees. I was so tired. It was a long day, I just had enough time for Baja Fresh and go to sleep.

    This morning will be a full day. I won't be playing at mLife at all until I get my FP (around 10AM), so I will spend the morning wandering around Downtown.

    I am meeting @Flowers at 11:30AM at her slots tournament, and over to the Playstudios event at Bellagio at 4PM. Then dinner at 7:30 at Mr. Chow's with my Playstudios hosts.

    In Between, I have $1700 in FP to "cash convert". I have not yet decided where I'm going to take my FP. It kind depends on what mLife location I'm at near 10AM (when the kiosks open) I also have a $100 off $200 myVegas comp for the Camelot Steakhouse to pick up, so I'm guessing it will be Excalibur.

    Pictures of the rooms and last night's dinner on my next update!

    Wish me luck!!
     
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  16. Eric1285

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    A couple of folks on the Facebook Silver Strikes group posted that the Four Queens had loaded a bunch of older red / blue caps in the machines last week. No idea if they're still in there or not, but since you're downtown I thought I'd mention it. Good luck with your FP conversion, and wish @Flowers good luck in her tournament as well!
     
  17. DaiLun

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    Only blue caps that I saw when I went there this morning, and only in one machine. I'll wait until January. But thanks for the heads up!!
     
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  18. DaiLun

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    Well, I got most of my objectives done today.

    First thing in the Morning I went to QQQQ. I wasn't going to eat Breakfast because I was meeting @Flowers at her slot tournament.

    I then went to Excalibur to redeem my $1700 in FP. I converted to $1600 and change, so I'm "seeded" for Asia.

    So now, it's non-gaming activities pretty much for the rest of the trip, IF I can do so. We'll see.

    Went over to meet @Flowers at here slot tournament. @Flowers, it was a pleasure to meet you and you are a wonderful lady. I wish that I had more time to spend with you, but you had business and I had business to attend to.

    The gifts for players and their guests were hand carved wooden bear carvings
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    So, getting caught up. This was my $22.00 dinner from Baja Fresh last night:
    3 tacos
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    Cheese Quesadilla and a lemonade
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    Here's a view from the room in the daytime
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    now, at a 45 degree angle towards the strip
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    This is the machine that covered my losses on FP. I cashed out for $700 on $200 FP.
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    After I left Flowers at the Wynn, I went to Sakana for lunch with a local friend.
    First serving
    Yuzu Yellowtail and regular Yellowtail
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    "300" Handroll - Tuna, Salmon, Super White Tuna, Albacore, Ponzu with 300 sauce
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    Second serving
    Yellowtail, Salmon Eggs, Spicy Salmon roll
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    Third helping (getting full)
    Salmon Eggs, Salmon
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    All in all a very good meal for $30 including tip (I had hot tea to drink.)
    At 3:30PM, I headed over to the Bellagio to pick up my scooter. Gosh what a difference! No muss, no fuss, got to the Tower Ballroom in less than 10 minutes.
    Three pictures of the mLife Ballroom HGS event
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    The slot tournament area
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    Outside was the event that I was there for, the Playstudios VIP event
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    They served food, but since I was eating at Mr. Chow's later, I abstained.
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    OK, I'm pretty caught up. Time to go to Caesars to have dinner at Mr. Chows.
     

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  19. miss_sonja

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    Can’t wait for the Mr. Chow write up!
     
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    It was so great to meet you DaiLun!! I wish you a great rest of your stay in Vegas and a fantastic time on your Asian trip!
     
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