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My 20th Trip To Vegas.

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by The Stig, May 9, 2018.

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  1. The Stig

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    My Trip Report

    Thurs 26th April



    So, this is my 20th trip to Las Vegas in 10 years, I was going to Vegas with a friend from work who is even more of a veteran than me. This would be his 39th trip, my trip started with a stay at a hotel at the airport. I was getting ready when I got a text from my friend who said his dog was ill and he couldn’t leave him, this was now a solo trip.

    I checked out and got the hotel shuttle bus to the terminal. Check in was easy and I was through security and into the lounge. I had a couple of beers before my gate was called. I was flying with Virgin Atlantic and was booked in Premium and in an aisle seat on a block of four. There was only another guy on the opposite end of the row so, there was plenty of room.
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    It was a nine-and-a-half-hour flight but there is a good entertainment system. I watched The Last Jedi and to be honest was disappointed with it. We landed in Vegas and it felt good to be back as always. I was off the plane as quick as I could and got to the immigration hall which had quite a long queue. Eventually I got through and my luggage was waiting for me and got a cab to Tuscany. The driver asked which way I preferred to go and he was after tunnelling me. I told him no tunnel and he still went a weird way though, he went via Koval which isn’t a way I had gone before.

    I get to Tuscany and get checked in and I’m in block C which is on the front of the property. I unpack and get freshened up and head out. I walk up Flamingo Rd and my first stop is Cromwell for a drink. I then have a walk through Flamingo and end up on the Linq promenade, I have a walk down to Tilted Kilt for a few drinks and I get talking to a couple of guys from Dallas. After they left I then get chatting to a guy from Boston, after a while he is moving on but says he will be in The Yardhouse if I want to have a drink in there. I finish my drink and move down to Yardhouse.

    I met up with the guy from Boston and we had a drink and was chatting about cars when the guy sat on the other side of me chimes in. He works for Aston Martin and has something to do with the racing side of it. We had a good chat as we were all car guys. I left there after a couple of beers, which were paid for by my new friend from Boston. I walked up to O’Shea’s for a couple of beers and to say hi to a couple of the bar staff.



    It was then time to go back to Tuscany as I need some sleep after a very long day.
     
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    Have a wonderful trip, Stig!
     
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    Fri 27th April



    I was up and about at around 10am and I headed out on to Flamingo and I had a walk through Ballys and into Paris for a drink. I crossed over and walked up to Bellagio, I had a walk around and went to see the Conservatory which is one of the best free things in Vegas to see. After there I walked over to Caesars and had a drink at the sports bar there. I had a walk around the Forum Shops and had a look in the memorabilia shops I always like to have a look around. From there I went around to Mirage and had a walk around the memorabilia shop in there before getting a drink at the bar.
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    I walked over to the Linq Promenade and over to Tilted Kilt for a few drinks before moving on to Cromwell for a drink before heading back to Tuscany. I have a couple drinks in there before going back to my room to get changed. I head back out and get Lyft to Downtown and get dropped at El Cortez. I have a walk along Fremont St and end up in Filament Bar at Fremont, I have a drink in there then I walk up to Golden Gate for a few drinks and a chat with the staff.

    After I leave there I head back down Fremont St to El Cortez ands get Lyft back to the Strip. I get dropped at Mirage and I walk across the road and eventually end up in O’Shea’s for a few drinks. I move on and head towards Platinum Club to finish the night off, it is busy in there and I have a seat at the bar and hope they leave me alone. I did get greeted by one of the girls that I chatted to last time and she is one of the less pushy one’s. After there I head back to Tuscany for my last drinks before bed.
     
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    Can't wait to hear more about Tuscany Suites. I was supposed to check it out in March but didn't. I will for sure on Memorial Day weekend.
     
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    I am curious, sorry, did you gamble at all? Do you intend to gamble? If yes, what game? Whatever you do, betting or beer and chatting, continue to have a good trip. :beer:
     
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    There will be some VP pics later in the trip. Not a profitable trip though.
     
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    WOW... 9.5 hour flight... BRAVO :clap: I get antsy on my 55 minute jaunt outta Reno.
     
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    Sat 28th April



    I started at Tuscany with some VP, I then had a walk out to Linq Promenade and called in at Tilted Kilt for a few beers and some food. After there I had a walk out onto the Strip and headed north ending up in Fashion Show Mall. I haven’t been here in years and I had a walk around and went into Dick’s sporting goods. This place is huge and sells just about anything to do with sport. After I left the Mall I crossed over and went into Venetian and a walk around the shops before going into the Rockbar for a drink. They have the Count’s Kustoms pool table in there.
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    Next, I walked back to the Linq and ended up in O’Shea’s. The guy who went to serve me was someone I hadn’t seen before. I asked for a drink and he asked for I.D, no problem as been asked before. I took out my driving licence, he told me that wasn’t good enough and he needed to see my passport. I said I have never been asked for my passport before and I drank at O’Shea’s regularly. He was adamant, so I just left and went to Tilted Kilt for a drink.
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    No problem at getting a drink in here, in fact I got my first drink free. That wasn’t the end of the free drink as well. After a while a family came in and wanted to sit at the bar. I was sat in the middle with spaces either side of me. The guy asked if I could move down so they could sit at the bar. No problem and I moved down to the end, next thing the guy is buying me a drink.

    I returned back to Tuscany to get changed and headed back out, first call was Paris. I had a drink in there before moving on to Twin Peaks for a drink. I had a walk along the Strip and ended up in O’Shea’s. No issues this time and got served easily by the staff I do know in there. I had a couple of beers in there before moving over to Tilted Kilt for a few. I walked back down East Flamingo and ended up in Platinum for a few drinks before finishing the night in Tuscany.
     
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    Sun 29th April



    Started my day at Tuscany with some VP before heading out for a walk. I called in at Westin first. I went to the car rental desk in there to cancel a reservation. The original plan was to drive out to Laughlin on the Tuesday, but with my friend not coming to Vegas I decided to cancel. I stayed there and had a drink at the bar before a walk up to the Linq. I called in at O’Shea’s for a couple of drinks then went across to Tilted Kilt for a few beers before heading back to Tuscany to get changed.

    Once I was back out I headed over to Paris for a couple of drinks then I headed over to O’Shea’s for a few and then onto Platinum. It was fairly busy in there and I took a seat at the bar, I got a approached a couple of times then they left me alone. There was a loud guy at the bar who started talking to me. I said I was stopping next door at Tuscany. He gets it in to his head that he’s going for a drink with me in there. He pays his tab and says to the barman.

    “I’m taking this Brit to the Tuscany.” He says.

    I thought “no your not.”

    He then asks me if I’m ready and I said I wasn’t going there yet, he was a bit disgruntled and left. I stayed for a couple more beers before heading back to Tuscany, luckily the guy wasn’t there so I had a couple more beers before bed.
     
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    Mon 30th April



    Again, my day started at Tuscany with about two hours on the VP before deciding to head out. I had a walk up to Flamingo and grabbed some pizza in there before washing it down with some beer in O’Shea’s. I stayed in there for a while before heading back to Tuscany to get changed and head Downtown. I got Lyft to El Cortez and walked up Fremont St, I called in at Mcdonalds in The D for some food. After that I headed to Golden Gate for a few drinks and a chat with the staff. After there I walked back down to El Cortez and got Lyft back to Tuscany and walked across to Platinum for a few beers. I headed back to Tuscany to round off my evening.



    Tues 1st May



    This was a chill day with the afternoon spent playing VP at the bar. The weather wasn’t so great so I decided to stay on site at Tuscany. I went back to my room and watched some television and went back to the casino late in the evening for a few drinks.
     
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    Started the day at Tuscany playing VP and watching the Roma Liverpool game. After the game I walked out to Ballys and grabbed something to eat at Subway. I walked up to Planet Hollywood and walked around Miracle Mile shops. I went into the sports memorabilia shop to have a look around. I had one of my Major League t shirts, it was one with a quote from the movie.

    “Forget about the curve ball Ricky give him the heater.”

    One of the guys spots this and shows me an Indians shirt signed by Charlie Sheen. I inform him I already have one, I was actually wearing the same t shirt when I got offered the chance to buy my signed Indians shirt. After there I walk across the Strip and have a walk around Cosmopolitan then head to O’Shea’s for a beer or two. It was then on to Tilted Kilt before going back to Tuscany to get changed.

    I got Lyft Downtown and got dropped at El Cortez, before I went along Fremont I walked over to Container Park, all the times I have been Downtown and I have never had a walk around here. I then walk along Fremont and get something to eat at Mcdonalds. Then it’s up to Golden Gate for a few beers. After there I called in at Golden Nugget for a drink, then on to Filament bar at Fremont. I had a beer in The D before having a drink in El Cortez before getting Lyft back to Tuscany. I went to Platinum for a couple of beers then finally Tuscany for the final night. After my last beers I headed to bed.
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    Thurs 3rd May



    I woke up and managed to get my room for an extra hour at no charge. I packed my final things and left the room. The queue for checkout was long so I just dropped my key card in the box. I dropped my luggage at the bell desk and went for a drink at the casino bar. I decided to have final go at VP, it hadn’t been kind to me this week. I ended $60 up which was my best this week. I cashed out and said bye to the bar staff. I got my luggage and got Lyft to the airport. Check in was quick and waited around to board my flight, I was on an aisle seat with nobody next to me, so I had some space. Flight was on time and I was soon back in the UK. That’s it for now, next trip will October but may sneak in a Sept trip.

    Some pics of my VP.

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    I see you found 8/5 BP, that is nice, long ago Bellagio used to have a bank of 8/5 BP progressive machines. Wynn and Encore had 7/5 BP progressive banks last time I was there. Too bad about not hitting a royal. Lately I see too many four to a royal photos. I myself have not hit a royal in years, but I remember a trip to Vegas when I hit seven royals, and it was not that long a trip, six days. They call it gambling. What is for sure is that most trips will not be winning ones :haha: . It is fun to be in Las Vegas though. Thanks for report.

    Some say he appears on high-value stamps in Sweden, and that he is wanted by the CIA. All we know is he is called The Stig.
     
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    Great TR Stig, enjoyed reading it. Better luck next time.
     
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    I don't envy you the long flight. Darn those 4 card Royals. Any photos of the room or pool area at Tuscany?
     
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    I didn't take any of the room this time, these are from a previous trips, the first two pics are from my Feb trip and are the refurb room. The other two are from a couple of years ago. The layout of the rooms hasn't changed, Mostly new furniture and the sink area in the bathroom has been changed..


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    Thanks Stig. Enjoyed following along. We should have been there at the same time, but had to cut it short.

    Maybe next time we will have the chance to have a beer together again. Planning on October, but depends on hospital stuff.
     
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    I need to ask..what style/brand of beer do you drink and why do you like the Tilted Kilt so much? Thanks
     
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    I should be there in Oct and looking at Sept as well but that might be a trip to Cleveland to watch the Indians.
     
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    I mostly drink lite stuff as I can drink that stuff all day. I do have the odd craft beer if I'm in a craft pub such as Black Tap then I will try one or two. As for Tilted Kilt I just enjoy it in there and have plenty of beer choices.
     
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