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Luxor Milestone Birthday Trip!!!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by ChiTownSlots, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. ChiTownSlots

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    My Trip Report

    Hello all,

    Going to try my hand at a trip report. It may be semi-live - we will see! I’ve really enjoyed everyone’s trip reports through the years and it’s time I join the fray!

    On our flight from Dulles to Vegas having just moved to northern Virginia from Chicago a month ago. We’ve taken 3-4 trips during the pandemic (last was a work from Vegas in February) and typically go twice a year or so for the last decade. Can’t wait to get back today!!!!!

    Plans - 8 nights comped in a Luxor 1 BR. Host is covering for birthday - yay!!! Along with what I consider a crap load of free play that I don’t feel like my play warrants but hey - I’ll take it
    Three work friends joining us Friday to Tuesday and another couple joining Sunday to Friday.

    arrival - host provided transportation - prob a liquor store stop - get settled then late lunch at Hussongs - I find their carne asada fajitas life changing. Then on to gamble and drink - rinse and repeat for the week.

    A few set plans but other than that we will wing it

    Saturday - Border Grill brunch (a must for us when trip falls over a weekend) and then downtown (one friend hasn’t been) so we will show them around circa

    Sunday, Monday and Wednesday - cabanas booked

    Tuesday - Cosmo happy hour hop - starting at Chandelier Bar, STK at 4, China poblano at 5:15 and wrapping up at Blue Ribbon.

    Looking forward to a great trip! I’ll see if I can figure out how to post pics along the way
     
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    Happy Birthday! Trip sounds like fun, following along
     
    4 Days at the Cosmo for my Birthday!
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    Charcuterie from home for this 4+ hour plane ride. Though looking at this pic I realize I left the nuts and dried mangos in the overhead bin with the remainder of my completely excessive amount of airplane snacks.
     

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    Sounds like a great trip! Can't wait to follow along! Cheers! :beer:
     
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    Practicing my VP skills in flight - hope this is a good sign for our trip
     

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    Checked in. 8th floor. Not great but at least a view of the pool and the room was ready. Girlfriends close by. Sat in centra bar having drinks and finally playing. I was worried about non gamblers cramping my style a bit. Got a Buffalo gold bonus early. But in true Buffalo fashion it was anticlimactic.
     

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    Why do I play this game????? This is my second bonus. Pathetic. But I’m going to keep hitting the button while I wait for my beer. Because I’m a moron. Well. Maybe because I’m a first night degenerate gambler.
     

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    How do I know Vegas is ‘back’ you ask? Lines in the women’s restroom. First world problems.
     
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    Made my losses back while playing that stupid Hex game.
     

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    So it’s always the mini for me on dancing drums. I don’t even know why I dare to dream.
     
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    I did have a decent win. But come on.
     

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    Non Vegas friend is drunk as shit!!! Cracking me up. But we will take care of her and make sure she gets to the room and then I will continue my degenerate behavior. Because I’m a professional and she’s a rookie. It happens. No judgment.
     
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    Happy birthday!
     
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    Happy birthday!
     
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    Sounding fun so far!
     
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    Happy Milestone Birthday! I have never had the life altering fajitas but have them on a list now. Border Grill is on there too but with a very quick trip in August, both will have to wait.

    Here’s hoping for stampedes of Buffalo for your birthday.
     
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    Happy Birthday! Rm22 alerted me, and I will pay it forward, for your day drinking needs, the Aurora bar up by the front desk has happy hour 1pm-3pm with BOGO drinks and I believe they have VP as well (probably not paying if playing anyway, but you can at least stretch your resort credit and or express comps that way if you want some good drinks quick!) Cool thing they've done with the ceiling in there, too!

    And I cant tell yoi how many times I've asked myself why I still play Buffalo, but if I'm honest, I think all of my slot wins over $1,000 in my life at this point have been on different Buffalo variants, so there's that!
     
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    Great tip! Thanks!
     
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    CAC99F69-7250-4D33-8AC5-BB65927C8FDD.jpeg 2FCAFE30-D96A-4BE7-8434-7BA9B2DC2D64.jpeg So the rest of last night was a bit of a blur - in the usual first night in Vegas way. There was a DJ at the Centra Bar and some sort of makeshift dance floor and people were super excited to dance. I danced in my chair while playing VP because I have no actual dance moves. One guy had the BEST tiara!!! Fierce!! Wish I had a picture to share because it was amazing.
    I was trying my hand at Ultimate X because I seriously want to be @Flowers when I grow up. ❤️
     
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    And for anyone wondering how my morning is going after getting back around 2am after WAY too many beers - pre brunch snack is gummy bears and Swedish fish. While I chase it down with a Diet Pepsi.
     
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