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NFC caved but didn’t cave… Jul 22 - Aug 3 @ Aria, Downtown/Sapphire, Laughlin, Plaza

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by notfromconcentrate, Jul 21, 2019.

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  1. AllenAndRossi

    AllenAndRossi Low-Roller

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    This is an amazing "Vegas Secret' exposed. The view and the pictures from there are incredible!
     
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  2. Wallew

    Wallew High-Roller

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    Absolutely outstanding trip report!!!
     
  3. mikel123

    mikel123 Not A Lawyer

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    QQQQ has balconies at the end of the south tower halls as well.
     
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  4. ffejry

    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    Hard to break the habit of checking this thread. I keep waiting for an NFC update that he's had enough of home and made his triumphant return to Sin City
     
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  5. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    Lol, here’s something to hold everyone over in the meantime.

    Went out with family tonight to the Pearl Chinese restaurant on Toronto’s harbourfront to celebrate my nana’s birthday. First photo is the “crystal fold”, which is beef and vegetables in a crisp lettuce leaf, eaten like a taco. Second photo is some of our main course items. That sizzling beef is as good as it looks.

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    I have just about nothing in my fridge right now, so I did some stocking up... including getting the cheeses for the grilled cheese, which you’ll see tomorrow

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    Current gameplan for tomorrow is to get up around 7:30, and then go for a coffee to round up all of my must-do tasks for now that I’m home. Then gotta get started on laundry, will be doing the grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch, and I’m meeting up with Temple for dinner. I brought home the six IPAs I bought for him at Albertson’s, and he doesn’t know I did that, so that should make for a nice surprise.

    Should I just carry on this trip report for like a week or so, so that followers can get bored of my home life, instead of going into withdrawals of my Vegas life? :)
     
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  6. Corinne

    Corinne Low-Roller

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    Yes please to keeping it going at home. It’s all interesting especially for us peeps over the pond.
     
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  7. AllenAndRossi

    AllenAndRossi Low-Roller

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    If you take the grilled cheese to Woodbine, eat it there, then try to turn $100CAD into $300CAD, Sonya might let you slide:evillaugh:
     
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  8. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

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    Holy shit, just did all 101 pages in a single shot.

    MONSTER TRIP!
    Thanks for doing all the various shit I should do but am wayyyyyyy too lazy to...:headbang:

    (hat tip to @FormallyTD for the same reason)
     
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  9. IWannaBeInVegas

    IWannaBeInVegas VIP Whale

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    This will soon turn into a NFC life report. Expect daily updates.
     
    Planning has begun
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  10. Jammer

    Jammer Tourist

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    Enthralling report. The come down from that should be interesting! Any chance of 'trip round-up' favourite place to stay, hotel, food place etc, thing that suprised you.

    And to think you weren't going to do a TR!
     
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  11. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Only if I get to change the title of the thread to something like...
    "NFC Caved But Didn't Cave (Spoiler:He Totally Caved) And Now He Is Home Doing Home Stuff, For Your Voyeuristic, Stalking Pleasure"
    :poke:
     
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  12. ffejry

    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    Don't listen to @Sonya , just keep on going and see if people can catch on!!! Plus, you still need 350k more views to beat natedog's record
     
  13. Frankr163

    Frankr163 High-Roller

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    Did you get a bag for your groceries??? lol:D
     
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  14. Pbtrav

    Pbtrav Low-Roller

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    Let’s see that well planned grilled cheese!
     
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  15. ffejry

    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    I texted NFC an hour ago with a picture of my local Sam's Club and informed him that if he's ever in Chicago, my particular location does not have bags. However, I did also inform him that they are still selling pillows (two queens) from the Bellagio.
     
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  16. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    No grilled cheese footage just yet. On account of general tiredness and the usual post-travel depression, I didn’t get out of bed until 5:00 pm yesterday or today. The blower on the AC at my house is out too, which definitely doesn’t lend itself well to having energy. Plans with Temple for dinner were at 6:00, so I just got showered and dressed and went straight to that.

    Tried to bring the IPAs down for him. Seems I packed them in a way that did some damage to the Albertson’s bag. Yikes. No sight more painful than this :(

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    We went to Tabule, a Middle Eastern restaurant in central Toronto. Never been disappointed there and today was no exception. Started off with some hummus, eggplant, and grape leaves stuffed with rice... Temple did a chicken and lamb skewer mixed plate, and I did all lamb

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    Went for some gelato after, and now I’m getting a Timmie’s coffee, as I absolutely and positively have to be productive for the next few hours

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    Hoping I’ll be adapted back to a normal schedule tomorrow. Believe me, I’m just as excited about that grilled cheese as you are! :)
     
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  17. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    Done! :) let’s confuse the latecomers as they go into a read that will inevitably become 110+ pages
     
  18. Johnzimbo

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    To heck with your grilled cheese, I want to see all your laundry folded :)
     
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  19. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    Uhh... I don’t fold most of my laundry. I’m much more of a “leave it loose in a basket until I feel like putting it away somehow or until I do another load whichever comes first” type.
     
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  20. luckylinda

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    You needed the sturdy Sam’s club bag to carry your drinks

    Dinner looked like a good reason to get out of bed
     
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