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Live - 8 Days of Photos and Ramblings - North Rim, Strip, Downtown, Poker, Pai Gow, Pools and more!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by aggie182, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. aggie182

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    My Trip Report

    It’s good to see the countdown timer in the hours! After a night of pre-Vegas crappy sleep the wife just hopped in the shower. A bit about us - We’re from the Houston area but are flying out of DFW. We’re in our mid-30s and have 2 kids. My in-laws live in the DFW area and have agreed to keep the kids while the wife and I head out for 8 nights of adventure.

    Pre-trip thoughts and plans:

    Transportation - We rented a car to get us around on our shenanigans and will utilize Uber/Lyft as necessary.

    Hotels - 6/22 - Virgin River in Mesquite, 6/23 - North Rim of the Grand Canyon, 6/24 - Aria (MyVegas), 6/25-26 - NYNY (MyVegas), 6/27-30 - Plaza w/ a Pool Cabana 2 days

    Food - We have some MyVegas BOGOs at a few of the Puck Restaurants on the Strip. We each have a MyVegas free Aria weeknight buffet. The wife wants to eat at Lemongrass. Other than that, food will be whatever is convenient and whatever we’re in the mood for.

    Gambling - Mostly red/green chip Pai Gow with some red chip Blackjack, Craps, and random other table games mixed in. The wife will likely play some slots too, especially while I play poker. I don’t mess with the slots unless I have a spare buck or 2 and something catches my eye.

    Poker - My goal is 3-4 tournaments in the $100-$500 buy in range each and minimal cash games. Cash games would be 1/2 or 1/3 no-limit or limit games up to 8/16. I usually play cash games but with all of the Summer Poker Series going on , I want to burn some cash in some of the smaller events around town. I really have my eye on a HORSE tournament at the Orleans. There’s also an Omaha 8 or Better event at the Orleans that will probably get the nod. I’d like to play a bounty/KO style of event as well. Otherwise it will be typical No Limit Hold Em. I’m willing to reduce my already reduced edge to play some events I can’t find back home.

    For now, I’d like to welcome you to join along in our journey over the next 8 nights. Our flight boards around noon. Once we take off, it will be time to exhale, forget about work, fighting kids, and everything else back home. Of course we'll check in to make sure the kids are having a good time but if they didn't eat all their dinner last night, eh, who cares? Last but not least, I’d like to apologize in advance for my grammar, inappropriateness, incomplete thoughts, pointless photos, and drunken posts. One last thing, I promise this will be the longest post in this thread. The rest will be ramblings and photos!

    Viva Las Vegas!
     
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  2. Richard Alpert

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    What happens at Grandma and Grandpa's, stays at Grandma and Grandpa's! :D

    Have a great trip! :thumbsup:

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  3. bshowell

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    Looking forward to following along! Looks like you've got a good mix of locations and hotel choices. Let the drunken rambling begin!
     
    It's ON!
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    Good luck!! Will follow along on your adventure... :)
     
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    Have fun. My partner and I are considering a north rim trip sometime in the next year, so i will be very curious to see your pics of it
     
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    Good luck, following along!
     
    Much Needed Summer Break!
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    Following--we head out Monday (through the 3rd) & poker tourneys are my focus, too. I hope to play the Ladies NLHE tourney on the 29th-30th. Planning on one of the deep stacks at WSOP once to say I've played in WSOP (I was going to do ladies tourney but 5K stack for $1K isn't worth it).
    May have to message you--meet at a tournament!
     
  8. aggie182

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    How cool is this?!?!? Light over every spot. Red if it’s occupied and green if it isn’t.


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  9. aggie182

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    Sounds good. I’ll be checking in quite a bit.
     
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    Will be following along. Thanks and Gig'em :thumbsup:
     
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    Plane just pulled up so once they’re off and they get everything squared away, it will be our turn. See you on the other side!
     
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    Made it. Grand Canyon photo touched up with the camera+ app.
     
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    good luck on your trip!!
     
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    Need a few groceries since we’re here 8 nights.

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    Virgin river room is plenty adequate. $54. As long as there’s warm water at shower time and bugs don’t start appearing, it’s a good bargain.

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    Quick snack to get us on the right eating schedule. We’ll do a real dinner later. #wifeisacheapdate


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    Let the degeneracy begin. $100 buy in on a 3/2 $5 double deck. 4-5 drinks a piece.

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    At dinner now. Ordered the $7.99 prime rib. Wife ordered rabbit food. Grounds for divorce?? Naa, not yet. If we were in Texas and she pulled this, maybe!!! I kid I kid.

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