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September 8-18 in Vegas - 10 Days - 4 Hotels - My longest trip yet!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Astribling, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. Astribling

    Astribling Alice In Casinoland

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    My Trip Report

    I just checked into my flight for tomorrow! My plan is to leave the house tomorrow by 2PM, probably earlier! For those who have read my other TRs, you know I am perpetually early for everything. :kill:

    My last Vegas trip was pre-COVID, in December 2019. It has seemed like forever since that trip, and it's finally time! This will be trip #17 and my longest ever, and the most hotel changes I have done. It will start out as a solo trip and then will meet up with a bunch of my Rudies friends for Rudies Weekend. After the weekend my daughter @smbrake will join me for our Girl's Trip! As usual, I have a lot of plans, but we will see how many of them I accomplish.

    Hotels - I will start out with 2 nights at Ceasars Palace. I have an Octavius room booked. I will probably just stay with that since I've stayed in an Augustus before.

    Then I move to the Plaza for 3 nights for Rudies Weekend.

    Paris for 2 nights

    Then my daughter @smbrake will join me for 3 nights at Cosmo in a Fountain View Terrace Studio! As always, that will be the highlight of the trip. And I love finishing on a high note.

    Food - So far I have a reservation at the Old Homestead at CP and one at Bugsy and Meyers. I have my Diamond Dinner to use and a lot of RC to burn thanks to the 5X Promo.

    I still haven't made it to Earl of Sandwich, so that is on my list. A few more that I will attempt, Pizza Rock, Pop-up Pizza at Plaza, Oscars at Plaza, maybe. I definitely want to get back to China Poblano while we are at Cosmo, and maybe try Scarpetta!

    Pools - While at Cosmo, we have a cabana reserved for a day. I am soooo looking forward to that, even with the mask and other restrictions.

    Funds - As far as my bankroll goes, it's very healthy for my normal 5-7 day trips. It will be interesting stretching it to 10!! On the advice of a few others here on the board, I did go get $100 in 2 dollar bills for tipping. I haven't seen a $2 bill in quite a while. I've also heard that tipping has really been down since things started back up, and I hope to remedy that as much as I can! I also have some Konami freeplay to use, and while I'm at Bellagio doing that, I want to match my CET Diamond status to MLife Gold!

    If any of you listen to the FiveHundy podcast, I sent in a Karma donation and I got a shout-out on Sunday's pod! That was fun!

    I'm not sure this will be totally live, but I'll do at least a couple of posts a day and pics when something exciting happens! I'm also going to try to vlog while there, tweet, and post on Insta, so we'll see how long I keep up. If you want to follow me on Twitter or Insta, it's @AliceInCasino. And I'll post videos as I get them done as well. Whew, I hope I'm not over-reaching here. :rolleyes2:

    OK! I have a few more things to pack, and some work to finish. And I hope I can sleep tonight!!
     
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  2. Astribling

    Astribling Alice In Casinoland

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    Oh, and the First Win of the trip -- My flight home was originally a nonstop. Well it got cancelled a few weeks back. I picked the best 1 stop option I could find at the time. Today I saw that the added a New Nonstop option that was a perfect time for me!! I jumped on it! SW let me change even this close to the date and even gave me back 1000 points! Saves me a few hours and I get home at 8:30 PM instead of close to 11 PM! SCORE!
     
    December Solo Trip! My first time at Wynn and others TBD
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    Sounds like a great plan. Good transitioning from one property to another. Have your best trip yet!
     
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  4. blackjack4me

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    I'm sure this will be a great trip...best of luck!
     
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    Good Luck , enjoy your trip, win lots of $$$ :peace:
     
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  6. Richard Alpert

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    Go, @Astribling! :woot:

    Wishing you, @smbrake and your other costars the best of Vegas times! :D

    RICHARD
     
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    Jkluvvegas Low-Roller

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    I will be there too! 9/10-9/14 at Mandalay Bay!! Have a blast!!!
     
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    JaDubya High Roller? Nah...just a Roller

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    Following @Astribling - I had seen @smbrake ’s posts but never realized you two were related. How fun!!!!
     
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    Sounds like it will be a great trip, safe travels and enjoy!
     
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  10. mikeyvegas1

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    Good luck 10 days would kill me.
     
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    good luck Alice!
     
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  12. Astribling

    Astribling Alice In Casinoland

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    I'm slightly worried about this too lol

    Thanks for all the good wishes everyone!
     
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    Have a wonderful trip!
     
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    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    Best of luck! :) can’t wait to see all the updates! Love your reporting style and am very much looking forward to your usual Vegas-ing along with Rudies and time with Smbrake... especially with the mixture of downtown and the strip!
     
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  15. Astribling

    Astribling Alice In Casinoland

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    A few pics to start.
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    I hope I can close this!

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    Tipping money

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    Lucy sees the suitcase. She's not happy.

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    Vegas nails and pre gaming!
     
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    Good Luck, enjoy.
     
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    Have fun and save some jackpots for me!
     
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  18. GamblingGolfer

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    Go get 'em, Alice!

    GG
     
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  19. Astribling

    Astribling Alice In Casinoland

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    I'll do my best. But you better hurry up and get there just in case!
     
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    Have a great time! Love your reports! Will be following along.
     
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