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Living life and going hard IWANNABEINVEGAS LIVE LOTS OF PICS 4/14 to 4/21 2018

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by IWannaBeInVegas, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. IWannaBeInVegas

    IWannaBeInVegas VIP Whale

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    My Trip Report

    T-24 till departure

    Pre-trip

    This trip came together in a multitude of ways. First off my girlfriend and I were suppose to go to Vegas on December 9, 2018 but on November 23rd we ended up breaking up, for good this time. Although we had broken up we were still going to go on the trip because it was paid for and we could not see losing out on the money we spent on tickets and such.

    Then the unthinkable came, my 14 year old son Aaron passed away suddenly on November 26th from what we later found to be juvenile diabetes. When that happened I decided the trip was done, there was no way I could go and enjoy myself and ultimately we buried him on December 8th.

    In January or so, i had been thinking about the missed trip and decided to go ahead and plan a solo trip, just so I could get away from reality and my normal life in general. I looked at dates and tossed around ideas when I started looking at Vegas Message Board and seen they had a group meet up planned in April during the week of the 15th. I decided to book during that time and possibly meet up with some board members.

    I tossed the idea around on where to stay, having originally booked Flamingo for 6 nights. i was good with that but was kinda looking for a new experience. I really wanted Aria again but that was out of the question cost wise but I seen I could get four comp nights not including resort fees at Park MGM plus $50 resort credit, so I went ahead and booked. I then bought 2 reward nights off MyVegas to give me two additional comp nights and decided I have not been in Vegas for a weekend since I was a kid, and thats going to change, but two weeks before the trip I canceled Fri/Sat night at Park MGM in lieu of full comp nights at Downtown Grand.

    I decided to spend a couple of days with my son down in Nashville before Vegas and so for the first time I am flying out of Nashville airport in lieu of my home airport.

    For flights I leave Nashville at 715am and arrive in Vegas at 915 and then for the return I leave Vegas at 740am and arrive in Nashville at 110pm easter Sunday

    There is not a lot planned for the trip. I do have a ticket for KA on Tuesday and that is the only thing firm planned out. I have a dinner buffet at Bellagio from MyVegas that I have to use before the 18th. There is a possibility of renting a car and going to Red Rock for an afternoon/evening. There is the possibility of meeting up with members of the message board but that is not set in stone for me as of yet, depends on what is going on and how I feel at the moment. What there will be is lots of me just living my life, taking lots of pictures and enjoying Vegas for what it is.

    I am taking my new camera with me, the past few trips I only used my iPhone. I will be honest I am not sure how much I will use the camera over the iPhone for photos but I will have it. If your looking for food porn that is not something I do, cannot say the same for any other porn

    The budget is going to be right around $3200 for the trip, but only budgeting $300 a day but will have extra if I go over. I know there will be some tables and video poker, cannot say if I will do slots or not, I have never had good luck on them.


    The report will be as live as I can make it and will be very photo heavy. Sit down, buckle up and get ready for the ride.

    I arrived in Nashville yeterday at 115pm and will be here until departure. I have already scheduled a 430am Lyft to the airport from the hotel and checked in for what is the worst boarding position I have ever had, B-46 which I will try to get upgraded at the airport.

    If you choose to follow along in my journey I thank you in advance and will update as often as I can. I do not promise to respond to each and every reply but I will do my best.

    Having said that sit back, relax and enjoy the shit show that will unfold.
     
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  2. IWannaBeInVegas

    IWannaBeInVegas VIP Whale

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    First win of the trip, the hotel is allowing me to leave my car parked here for the 7 days free of charge ($9/day at the airport)



    And this is a loss in my opinion.
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  3. Miller12pack

    Miller12pack High-Roller

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    Have a great trip. I will be following.
     
  4. Syringe Monkey

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    I’m so sorry to learn of your great personal tragedy. That’s unthinkable.

    I hope this trip is the best one you’ve ever taken, and I hope you win lots and lots of cash!!!!!!
     
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  5. drac999

    drac999 Low-Roller

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    I hope you have a wonderful profitable trip, iwannabeinvegas! I am so sorry for your loss:cry:. Perhaps you can “forget about life for awhile” as the song goes. Praying for you and hoping this trip is a good one.
     
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  6. DeadManHand

    DeadManHand Low-Roller

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    I too will be arriving tomorrow for my solo trip. Hope to see you at the M&G or around town.
     
  7. IWannaBeInVegas

    IWannaBeInVegas VIP Whale

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    I won’t be at the larger Tuesday meet up due to timing. My show is at 7. I am planning on the smaller one Monday
     
  8. Valgal

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    Best of luck to you.
     
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  9. IWannaBeInVegas

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    MyVEGAS ticket to KA




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    Bankroll[​IMG]
     
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  10. IWannaBeInVegas

    IWannaBeInVegas VIP Whale

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    Thank you, Hopefully you enjoy the trip as much as I hope to


    Its unthinkable and not something that is easy to deal with and this trip is much needed. I too hope to win lots, or at least come home somewhat close to even.

    I hope to at least enjoy it. The tattoo on my arm is a strong reminder, I look down at it and see his face.

    Sounds good. If you want to meet up for a drink or something message me and I will send you my phone number

    Thank you
     
  11. smerrian

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    So sorry to hear of your loss; something no parent should have to live through. Enjoy Vegas. Take a big bite out of life.
     
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  12. Scott Blair

    Scott Blair High-Roller

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    If there is anywhere to get away from real life, Vegas is the place. So sorry for your loss but use the tattoo as a reminder and enjoy your time. Will be following along.
     
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  13. PartTimeDegen

    PartTimeDegen Low-Roller

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    I hope you get the distraction you need and have some fun while you're at it. Best of luck!
     
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    kathiemc23 Low-Roller

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    This the first time a trip report has brought tears to my eyes. I'm truly sorry for your loss. I am following along and hope to see gigantic wins and lots of fun. I wish you the best of luck!
     
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  15. Vegasworm

    Vegasworm Finger Clicker Extraordinaire

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    I too am very sorry for your loss. I hope this trip provides a nice break for you.

    Good luck!
    Vegasworm
     
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    You deserve a great trip so sorry for your loss.
     
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    First, so very sorry for your loss. As a parent, I cannot even imagine that.
    I hope you can take this time to get some joy back into your life and have a great trip and lots of wins!

    I'll be at the Tuesday meet, but won't be there in time for the Monday meet. We also have tickets to KA for later in the week, so I would love a review if you get the time!

    Safe travels!
     
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    Sorry for your loss....following along.
     
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  19. IWannaBeInVegas

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    Will reply to comments later

    So I had what felt like a Vegas sighting

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    But then I realized I was in Nashville when I ran into Taylor Swift, she just stood there and had zero personality

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    After figuring out tip and Uber cost I decided to cancel my scheduled pick up and just drive myself to the airport in the morning.

    Have not had a chance to ready the replies to this but will when I get back to the hotel, at Opry Mills Mall in Nashville now.
     
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  20. Sparky4

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    So sorry for your loss. I hope your trip gives you the mindless release that is surely needed. Good luck to you.
     
    May trip with the niece.....pool and piña colada time!
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