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Sands Fan Clan are back starting.... 12/28?

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by SandsFan, Dec 24, 2018.

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  1. SandsFan

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    Congrats , Awesome hit.
     
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    Thanks I was getting desperate. Now I can pay the markers and still have a little play money
     
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    Funny thing is it was dealt and I don’t remember holding the cards. Seems like it happened automatically. I was texting at the time and don’t think I held. So for a Royal flush or aces with kicker dealt is it an automatic hold?
     
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    At lotus of Siam for take out. This place is packed. 90 minutes wait unless you eat in the bar and it is filling fast

    New location has crazy business [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Would love a Singha but too busy to order
     
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    Those people do not look very happy with your photo shoot lol.
     
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    Any dealt "top win" is an automatic hold. And in TDB, both the Royal and AWAK are 4000 credits. Welcome to the "auto hold" club! Glad you were still betting your typical level and at the right game! Congrats!!!
     
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    The decor at Lotus looks amazing; much nicer (that I remember) than the decor at the original location.
     
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    Thank you. I wasn’t having much luck but stayed at the denim. I was bout to switch to bonus or DDB when I hit this.
     
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    They told me the other one is being remodeled and is still closed. Should be interesting to see how far they go
     
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    I think most were not happy with the wait to be seated
     
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    Reached 1100 TCs and headed upstairs about 9am. Too tired to continue and. Wanted to lock in a win for the trip. First one in many trips.

    Headed to the airport
     
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    Congrats on an amazing trip and locking in a win!
     
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    Thanks so much. We had fun but it was a bit stressful balancing the twins, their fun and my fun. I got my wife a massage but she deserved more
     
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    Another nice report! Congrats on the comeback!
     
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    Thank you it was such a thrill to hit the hand and know the trip was a win.
     
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    Great report and congrats on a winning trip. As the parents of five year old twins, I have no idea how you do it! When I first started following your reports, I thought the twins belonged to SoSF. My wife and I go to Vegas specifically because the twins get left behind.
     
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    Trip wrap up. From a pre-trip post , we have great plans but we quickly realize the twins were not up to all the activities. We did learn that take out in the room was highly successful / less stressful for all. See items in red that didn't happen and here's a few extra that did.
    • Carlito's Burritos (been prob 5 years since our last time and the food was so good)
    • Rolled Ice Cream (a future staple)
    • It's Sugar (Well it's sugar right? Went twice and brought home the best peach gummy bears)
    • Yong Kang Take out (very good)
    • Sekushi Take out (very good)
    • Lotus of siam Take out (far below our 5* expectations)
    From an earlier post
    I have a very detailed itinerary but expect we will only make 50 - 75% of it due to the morning temperatures and being out with the twins.
    First few days planning:
    • Daily walkabouts with the twins if it isn't too cold
    • Bachannal brunch, Giadas brunch, BLT, HEXX Kitchen, NYE brunch at Paris
    • Gamble during naps and early bedtime
    • Spa time for wife
    Rental car three days to hit -
    • Breakfast at Peppermill, Skyline Restaurant so twins can see the trains running, Bid Bear Diner
    • Lunch at Gangnam BBQ (takeout worked well), Rolling Smoke BBQ and one TBD (Carito's Burritos were awesome)
    • Ethel M's, City of Henderson Bird Preserve, Spring Reserve, Sam's Town to see the Mystic Falls atrium area
    • Gamble during naps and early bedtime
    Gambling
    • With the twins, we would get the up, fed and dressed, go for a walkabout, food and back for naps.
    • Gambling usually didn't start until about 2 each day then 2 to 3 hours until i would gather the troops for dinner or go for takeout
    • Gambling restarted around 8 until around 12 then back for a short night before the twins woke up.
    • How did i do?
      • In the time I had, I hit 2500+ TCs the first 7 days and 1000+ the last day
      • A total of 15 tax forms
      • Left with a small win
    Overall, a great time for us to see the older kids and for them to spend a little time with the twins but it was a lot of work. Particularly for my wife who didn't get enough adult time as we had planned.

    Lessons learned:
    • research available hotel nannies / sitters to find one we are comfortable leaving the twins with for a couple hours
    • schedule more massages for my wife while I take twins on walkabouts
    • take out dinners to the room so we only have one restaurant experience a day with the twins
    • shorter trips or wait until they are older
    • short solo trips to they can stay back in their normal routines
    For those who have suffered through this far in my report, thanks for following along and until next time all the best,

    SF
     
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