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Quick Solo Trip – Treasure Island 4/1 – 4/3

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by MaxVegas, Apr 12, 2018.

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  1. MaxVegas

    MaxVegas Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    I had so much fun on my December trip to Treasure Island that I decided to stay there again. I came home with plenty of their money, so I booked the soonest days I could take off work. I took them up on an offer for one free night and one night at $59 with no resort fees. I got lucky and found a cheap $130 round-trip ticket on Southwest that worked with those dates.

    My flight out of Denver was delayed, after boarding, due to a mechanical issue found during the preflight check. Sat on the plane at the gate for 30 minutes, then unloaded everything and went to another gate and boarded a new plane. Finally we were in the air almost two hours past our 3:05 scheduled departure. When we landed in Vegas, we were obviously late so there was no gate open for us. We had to sit on the runway for another 45 minutes before our gate opened up. Off to a rough start, but thankfully everything went smoothly after that. After a quick Lyft ride on the surface streets, I finally got checked into Treasure Island around 9:00 pm. Standard King room with a freeway view. I did request and get a room on the 28th floor though. I think that the elevator situation is a little better for floors 25-32. Always seem to have a shorter wait for the elevators that service those floors. The standard room was fine. It was clean and well maintained. I prefer their Petite Suite to their regular rooms, but this was a solo trip, and I wasn’t planning on being in the room much.

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    At this point it was way past dinner time, and I was very hungry. I was planning on dinner at Delmonico steakhouse, but it was too late for that--I needed food soon! There was no line for the TI coffee shop, so I grabbed a quick meal there. I got the bone-in New York steak; it’s not steakhouse quality, but not bad for a hotel coffee shop either. I’ve had this meal here before, and sadly it wasn’t as good as the last time. With a couple of beers and some food in my belly, I was happy, relaxed, and ready to gamble! Off to the casino to find some Buffalo slots to play, but first a stop at the Breeze bar for another Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

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    I found an unoccupied Buffalo Gold slot and put some money in. After just a few bets I hit a bonus round and ended up winning $90. A short time later I won another $60. These and a few other smaller wins kept me playing late into the night. None of the other wins were more than $20. Drink Service was pretty good for TI, and I actually had a few “free” Coronas while playing. I did have to purchase a few beers at the Breeze Bar to keep up the drinking pace I wanted. After the Buffalo sucked up most of the night’s bankroll, I switched to some lower volatility slots. Had a few more small hits, but all those beers started getting to me and I was feeling tired. I hit my bed around 3:30, where I instantly fell asleep.

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    I slept great in TI’s super comfy king bed. Got out of bed around 9:00, took a quick shower, and walked over to the Mirage for breakfast at Carnegie Deli. I love this place! I had chicken noodle soup and corned beef hash for breakfast. The food was excellent. Way more than I could eat though; I finished the soup, but the portion of corned beef hash was enormous!

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    After eating my huge breakfast, I waddled around the Mirage for a bit. Played some random games, but didn’t win anything at all there. The tram between Mirage and Treasure Island is closed temporarily, but it is a very short walk between the two places if you head out of the Valet area at TI and go up Siren’s Cove drive toward Mel Torme Way. At Mel Torme Way you turn toward the Mirage and arrive at its rear entrance a short distance away. You actually cross under and walk along the tramway on this route.

    After leaving the Mirage I crossed over to Harrah’s and then on to the Linq, Flamingo, Cromwell, and Bally’s. I didn’t play any games at these places, but I stopped here and there for drinks to quench my thirst along the way. It was 86 degrees, after all. I had fun just people-watching and sightseeing, going places I don’t usually visit. I had not been inside of Bally’s or the Flamingo in many years. I’m still not impressed with either one. After Bally’s I crossed over to Bellagio. I wanted to check out the conservatory, but it was too crowded for my taste, so I moved along pretty quickly without even taking pictures. I was starting to get hungry again, so I headed over to the Cosmopolitan to check things out and grab a slice at Secret Pizza.
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  2. Fet297

    Fet297 108 survivor North Vegas

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    Nice read. The corned beef hash looks amazing! The room looks nice also.
     
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  3. MaxVegas

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    After I finished my pepperoni slice from Secret Pizza, I wandered around Cosmo for a bit, having a beer or two and looking around. I did not play any games here either. I bought a water on the way out and made my way back up the west side of the strip. I walked back to TI without any stops except to watch this guy slackline across the edge of the Bellagio pond. I walked up when he was stretching the line out. He made it across and back without falling. Interesting. I took a few pictures and video, then walked on when security showed up.

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    It was getting dark by the time I arrived back at TI, so I wandered around outside a bit, taking pictures before I went inside. I wasn’t feeling hungry, but I had been drinking all day, so I knew some food would do me good. I grabbed a cheese steak sandwich and fries from Richie’s Sub Shop and headed back to the room. The fries were ok, but the sandwich was terrible--just an awful, soggy mess. I ate two bites and threw the rest away.

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    Since I had previously walked 10+ miles and had been drinking beer the whole way, I took a nice long shower before heading back to the casino. I started out playing blackjack, but I don’t really know what I’m doing and was losing money quickly. So I went back to the slots after getting a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale at the Breeze Bar. I played some random games and had a few small hits that kept things going for a while. Managed to get a couple of “free” beers in the process, but I still think the drink service at TI stinks. At some point I noticed that I was feeling hungry and realized that I had trashed most of my dinner earlier. I was pretty tipsy too and felt satisfied with my gaming, so I decided to head back to the room and get some middle-of-the-night room service and grab a few minutes of sleep before I had to get to the airport. I got some buffalo wings and chicken soup, and I can’t say how good it was or wasn’t. I barely remember eating it, but I know that it was necessary and served its purpose!

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  4. Richard Alpert

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    Hey! What were you doing with my slot-machine wife? :eek:
    Oh, ma Cerise! :faint:

    Well, it looks like she treated you well!

    Great TR so far, @MaxVegas! :D

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  5. MaxVegas

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    I stayed in bed until the last possible minute, took a quick shower, packed up, and a caught a Lyft to the airport. Made it through security pretty quickly, but I was suffering from the previous day’s drinking, and it was already 11:00am, and I hadn’t had breakfast. I didn’t have much time before boarding and I was in desperate need of food, so I just got a chicken sandwich from Burger King. Ugh. The flight home was on time and uneventful other than the normal Rocky Mountain turbulence. I managed to drink one more beer on the plane before my brief vacation ended. If you’re still here, thanks for following along. Just like the rest of you degenerates that hang out here, I’m already looking forward to the next trip.

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  6. Miller12pack

    Miller12pack High-Roller

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    Sounds like you had a great time. You got a lot done in a short amount of time.
     
  7. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    Nice TR. Looks like you packed a lot of fun in during your short trip. Thanks for the posts. :clap:

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    TY for a great pic filled TR! Had no idea Carnegie did chicken soup and a damned good looking one at that.
    Time for me to visit TI again haven't been there in prob 10 years
     
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  9. DiamondJim21

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    Thanks for writing. Sounds like it was a non-stop trip - you walked as much as you gambled. That corned beef hash looked great. Thanks.
     
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    Sounds like a nice trip. Yes, chicken noodle soup looks great. yum. Might have to try that sometime soon.
     
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    Thanks for posting, makes me want to play at TI!
     
  12. TenTimesPay$

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    That’s a lot of casino’s in a short time. And agree drink service can be bad there.
     
  13. kkinwi

    kkinwi High-Roller

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    Wow! Busy trip! Glad you had a good time!
     
  14. Cleo5

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    Thanks for all the great pix. You have a steady hand, or something....TI is one of the few places I haven't stayed at and now I want to. I do miss all the pirate decor though.
     
  15. Beanbon

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    I'm impressed by your planning, trip, walking, eating, sleeping, and people-watching in such a short time! Good job and a lively read! Thank you!
     
  16. breanna61

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    The TI room doesn't look bad. I went into TI for the first time in years a couple of weeks ago....I must have hit it on a good day as the cocktail waitress was back every 20 minutes or so. They still had Orange is the New Black there; love that machine but it has been removed at my home Casino Cosmo.

    I have a craving for chicken noodle soup now.

    Thanks for taking us along on your trip :)
     
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