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Mama needs a break 4/24-4/27 NoMad

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by julia, Apr 23, 2021.

  1. julia

    julia Craps, VP & Microbews

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    My Trip Report

    I went to Vegas three times in 2020 - once in January, and twice in February. I had three additional trips planned .... all had to be cancelled. I've had the vaccine, I have more vacation time than I can use, and I got the buy-in from the Sweetie to get outta town for a few days. Comp room at NoMad; cheap flight on Spirit.

    Plans include....dinners at Gallagher's (never been), Bavette's, and Best Friend. A late nosh at NoMad bar. Gelato. Eataly. VP at as many bars as possible. Craps when the limits match my bankroll ($5/$10). Slots -- GoT, that new Crazy Rich Asians, Dancing Drums etc. Bellagio Conservatory.

    @Spivderman's recent TR that included some goals to try new things inspired me to add a few never have I evers which include:

    *earn a drink ticket at Chandelier bar
    *play the dark side in craps (yes, bubble craps will count)
    *watch an entire hockey game in a sports bar or sports book
    *....

    After reading about so many lines at the pools, I'll try to get a swim in at the NoMad pool but probably skip the Park one. I like a brief actual swim, I'm not a hang-out-at-the-pool type of person.

    No interest in dance clubs this time. Probably won't go downtown, unless Lyfts are easy to come by. This trip is mainly to relax, spend time alone, and get some gambol on.
     
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  2. pressitagain

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    Have fun and Good Luck!!!
     
  3. carolineno

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    Your trip sounds perfect! I’m so glad that Best Friend is open again, really looking forward to trying that place. My next trip, after the one I have in August, will be 100% solo! It sounds so fun to just meander with your own rules :) Good Luck!
     
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  4. Stephiede1975

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    Hope you have a great and relaxing trip. I'm saying the same thing, mom needs a break. No cooking, cleaning, homework, and all the other stuff I have to do. Looking forward to the drinks, pool time, and slots!
     
  5. julia

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    0B97827E-F67A-4003-B493-9AC49CD3AA21.jpeg 3750189C-BA1F-41A1-ADA8-49BC92F4770F.jpeg Well, after reading everyone’s accounts of huge TSA lines, I got to the airport an uncharacteristic two hours early. And... security took 5 minutes! So I get to chill and read a book and dive into vacation mode.

    Hair is down!
     
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    Love the PJ Ames Bros. artwork! SEA, I presume
     
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  7. julia

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    Yup. Here’s more airport art. This one is so weird.
     
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  8. julia

    julia Craps, VP & Microbews

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    image.jpg Boarded. Full flight on Spirit. So. Many. People.
     
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  9. Jer

    Jer I kinda did a thing...

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    Here we go! Have a great time, stay safe, and win lots! :thumbsup:
     
    New MLife Offers Just Begging Me!
    Just Happy to be Invited!
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  10. julia

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    Landed. Never had so much turbulence before! Airport seems crowded:-(.
     

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  11. julia

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    51BFFB67-12C0-45CB-A5A5-47D9E7254742.jpeg 4136F38E-5F01-4381-87DA-CC1ABB7F764F.jpeg Love the NoMad so much! No line at check-in, help from a real person, and... an atelier room with freestanding tub!

    Off to place my hockey bets, then early dinner at Gallagher’s. Bartop VP in between and after.

    Vacation time!!
     
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  13. julia

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    E5638101-7651-46AC-A547-9224D37FE0DB.jpeg A Vegas tradition: the $40 bottle of beer!
     
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  14. julia

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    Park had three craps tables running at $15. House of Gaga is open.

    With 20 minutes until dinner, I wandered over to NYNY on a fruitless quest for Crazy Rich Asians. Made one more sports bet, the hopped on a Dancing Drums. In for $20. Lost it. Another $20 got me the drums bonus, which got me back to $39. Time to cash out and go to dinner.
     
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  15. julia

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    After dinner, the quest for Crazy Rich will continue!
     
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    4ADDBEB3-7A42-4141-A6B5-C1ADF792BA15.jpeg This is serious steak!
     
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    hope you bet on the soon-to-be-mighty Oilers and won a ton. Asking for a friend.
     
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    I'm looking forward to a relaxing trip next month as well. That tub looks like the perfect spot to relax. Have a great time and win big!! :)
     
    Belated B-Day Trip!
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    That tub looks divine!
     
    Annual trip with niece.....first trip without a concert
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  20. julia

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    image.jpg The important part of this update: gelato!
     
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