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Luxor 1/4-1/8--Celebrating 21 and So Much More

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by ronc, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. ronc

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    My Trip Report

    Tomorrow morning, we head off to Las Vegas to celebrate the 21st Birthdays of our two youngest…one turned 21 in March, the other in August. With college and jobs, this is the first chance we had to get everyone together. Everyone has been looking forward to this trip for a couple of years… We will be in Vegas until Tuesday morning.

    I started off the morning by checking all nine of us in on Southwest. We are traveling in from three different cities—Baltimore, Houston, and San Antonio. All of us will be arriving in Vegas by around 9 in the morning if all goes as planned. Presidential Limo is meeting us there with a Limo Bus…quite frankly, I am not sure that they have a regular car that can hold all of us and our luggage! People are way over-packing (I have not started packing yet…most are done or near done), but we do all get two free checked bags. We are all in the A boarding group for our flights.

    Today has been a whirlwind of getting a lot of work done and running all over town to get things ready for the trip. A phone went bad; had to go get that replaced. Clothes at the cleaners. Needed to make a bank run. Something I needed was at the store 25 miles away and not the one 10 miles away. You know…the usual stuff!

    I am going to try and update this live, but don’t hold me to it. If not, I will be back with a complete report.

    These are the main things we have planned:

    --Tour of the Strip w/ a photographer (my wife wants updated pictures of everyone)
    --Quick tour of Red Rocks
    --Watch the Texans game and other playoff games
    --See Carrot Top for most; two are going to see Celine
    --Birthday Dinner at Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen
    --Aria Spa Day for the ladies
    --ACG Coupon run for the gentleman
    --Watch the College Football championship game

    We will be staying at the Luxor. If you are around, message me and maybe we can say hello. It is always nice to meet new folks.
     
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  2. ronc

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    I picked up 8 drink coupon on eBay. I was late ordering them, but they got here on time.
     
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    Who are the other five people?? Lol
    Gf’s of the boys, then your respective SO’s, then maybe a friend of someone??
    Damn full house ain’t got shit on y’all
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    Good luck from a fellow Texan and looking forward to following along.

    Mark
     
  6. ronc

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    Wife and I
    Two daughters and their boyfriends
    Two sons and one is bringing his girlfriend

    I am thinking dinner at Hell's Kitchen is gonna cost a couple of dollars for this crew...though one son did look at the menu and say that it was too expensive for him to have anything more than an appetizer...

    I am betting that won't happen.
     
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  7. ronc

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    I just finished packing. Took me 15 minutes. My wonderful wife has been packing for a week and just now got her main suitcase to 49 pounds.

    No travelling light for us this time!
     
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    Have a great trip!
     
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    Good times ahead!! Have a great trip. :peace: :beer:
     
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    Oh boy....time to corrupt 2 more of our youth. You only celebrate your 21st once in Vegas...take lots of pictures to capture the debauchery.
     
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    At the airport...leaving in about an hour...
     
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    Enjoy it! You will make a LOT of memories. Post lots of pics. Lux is our home base when in the motherland and I always love seeing shots of it. Cheers.
     
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    Had to do the inflight messaging package...one of the flights (BWI-LAS) had an issue starting an engine. They are over an hour behind schedule after a manual start.

    View from 38,000 somewhere over New Mexico... CBEFFE73-3B35-4D6B-AB6D-DB2C339DC7E9.jpeg CBEFFE73-3B35-4D6B-AB6D-DB2C339DC7E9.jpeg
     
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    1774A6AB-79AF-4AD5-A4F5-D6F83BF255FE.jpeg Waiting on the last flight to arrive...
     
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    Hope you're having a good time!
     
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    Best of luck and enjoy time with the family. Will be following along.
     
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    The trip has been wonderful so far...better than expected.

    Doing a "live" report has not been possible so far...just too much going on.

    Thanks for the well wishes and I will work on posting updates and then a more complete report.

    The day began with the early morning (4 am) trip to the airport. The flights from Houston and San Antonio were fine and on time. The gang coming in from Baltimore ended up spending almost 7 hours on the plan--they departed about two hours late due to an engine that would not start. It finally was started manually and they ended up being an hour and twenty minutes late in to Las Vegas.

    This had me scrambling to have a back up plan should their flight get canceled. I bought the wifi package and texted them until they finally got to take off.

    Nothing like a little stress to start the party!
     
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    Sorry about your Texans. Hopefully you didn't have too much money on the game
     
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    Thanks...I only had $25 on the game. My confidence level was low based on he last Game against the Colts.
     
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    While we waited for the late arrivals, we enjoyed drinks and some fine Wendy’s food at “The Layover” in the airport. The bartender was a gem and made some great Bloody Marys.

    I startled our lino driver when we went downstairs to await the late crew. I walked up and identified myself as one of the pickups; he wondered how we got there when the flight wasn’t on yet. We got a good laugh after I explained the situation.

    Robert was great. We had a Limo Bus. He had extra champagne and took us to the Las Vegas sign for a quick picture and then on to the Luxor...
     
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