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OK, 24 hours (or thereabouts) away from a GGWU trip. 10/1-10/3

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by DaiLun, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. Astribling

    Astribling High-Roller

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    Looks like a great trip so far!! I'm curious - and don't feel like you need to answer this if you would rather not - I noticed most of the machines you played were $5 or less, a few a bit more. Did you have to play and higher limit to get up the 2500 TC? The most I've ever been able to get per day is about 1500 TC, however I do play mostly VP so that probably answers that question.
     
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  2. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Yes, that's probably a "quirk" about VP. I am able to make 2500TC easily (well, if the money holds out) on penny slots betting $4-6 a pull.
     
    Day trip for Halloween silver strikes
    Annual Ski lift promotion - Lake Tahoe
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  3. Vegas Erica

    Vegas Erica New Name... same Erica!

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    Great pictures! One of your things at KOi was the spicy tuna on crunchy rice, I loved that during their happy hour!
    Hope you hit something big on your last night!
     
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  4. Niteshade

    Niteshade High-Roller

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    Enjoy Old Homestead. Looking forward to your pictures and
    critique. I haven't eaten there in awhile and keep meaning to go back.
    Enjoy the rest of your trip! Those were some nice Buffalo hits - hope
    the winning continues!!
     
  5. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    OK, so to finish the trip. Went out to my friend's house and got the internet running from the TV through the phone using mobile hotspot, but could not get Netflix to connect, probably because the connection is too slow. I think she's running 3G. I told her that she'd have to get a "real" internet connection, so she said that she would order cable service to her apartment. She'd just moved in to a brand new apartment complex out by Red Rock. So, I resorted to "plan B", which was to leave her with some movies for her to watch until her cable/internet gets set up.

    OK, that being finished, we went to dinner.

    Old Homestead (IMHO) is an "old school" steakhouse, dark, but not as dark as Bavette's. I asked if we could be seated "early" and they obliged us. We were put at a "cozy" table in the back.

    The decor reminded me of a cross between Bavette's (Park MGM) and BLT (Bally's). Very tastefully done, very subdued. Very old school.

    They had a prime rib special, but my friend and I were both there for the 16 oz. Bone-in filet.

    She was cold and asked to order some soup to warm up.
    She had French Onion soup
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    I asked her in the car on the way over if she ate oysters, and gave her "carte blanche to order some. She ordered a dozen, a mix of east and west coast varieties
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    So, we both ordered the 16 oz. bone-in Filet this was mine
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    From the side
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    medium rare
    The sides were grilled asparagus
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    and 4 cheese mac
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    Dinner was scrumptious, and I ate my whole steak and still had room for dessert.
    I had creme brulee'
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    and she had apple cobbler
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    Fully stuffed, we left the restaurant and I drove her home. After that, I returned to finish my 2500TC day.

    Sat down to play Cleopatra Gold
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    Finished the 2500TC day, and went to the room to retire. Up at 4AM and got on a plane with 30 passengers.

    Twisted my left foot and strained my achilles tendon, so I limped through the airport. Working from home right now.

    All in all, objectives met. Right now I'm sitting at 147,208. I'll renew 7* in a couple of weeks from now in Lake Tahoe. I might even do it with 500TC days . . .

    It looks like the GGWU weekend will be an mLife weekend, since a 3 night mLife stay is required, but lo and behold I got an offer today for two of the necessary nights comped at MGM Grand (pay resort fees only). Woo Hoo!!

    Thanks for reading
     
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  6. zenvegas

    zenvegas Low-Roller

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    I really enjoy your reports.
     
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  7. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I missed the rest of this until the bump. Hope you're walking better! Great report!
     
  8. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    I'm OK now. It was just another gout "attack". I'm gonna try to manage it with diet for now, but it really sucks.

    I will need to be aware of when I think an attack is coming on, and implement the 600mg of ibuprofen 4x a day.
     
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    Day trip for Halloween silver strikes
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  9. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Blah. Hope it subsides soon!
     
  10. SASMAN

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    I also get gout, 20 years now, really sucks. I have found ARTHREXIN (Australian brand but you guys should have an equivelent Indometacin capsules which belong to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)) very good. when i get a twinge of gout, hit it with 3 x 25mg and i can usually ward it off. if not another hit of 2x 25mg in 4-6 hours usually creates a win. but it is never guaranteed.
    So if you havent yet given Indometacin a try it may be an option for you, as always consult your doctor first.

    And thanks very much for the Trip report, enjoyed it greatly
     
  11. pebbles

    pebbles VIP Whale

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    Gout sucks. I hope you find a way to manage the attacks.

    Enjoyed your report. It’s been a few years since we visited Koi. Your food pics make me want to go back next trip. The Old Homestead pics looked good too.