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Single Senior Solo Me trip report May 9th

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by LucyR., May 12, 2012.

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  1. LucyR.

    LucyR. VIP Whale

    Feb 17, 2012
    Los Angeles,CA.
    Trips to Las Vegas:

    My Trip Report

    I checked in at Ballys at the Platinum line that is never full because I am
    "Special Needs". You need to request in advance when you book your
    reservation in order to register at the Platinum line if you are handicapped.
    That is what a manager told me.

    South Tower room #6107- Had a great view. The light in the bathroom didn't work well unless I toggled it until it would stay on. The top drawer of the small table next to my bed wasn't opening right. The lamp on top of it had a switch that I also had to work on it to work. The t.v. was a small old fashion fat t.v. but it worked okay. The rug was very clean but old.
    It costs $3.00 per day if you use the room safe.

    I did like my room because the view was so nice and I didn't pay much for the room anyway. The bed was nice and clean but somewhat hard mattress.
    I slept really good. That is all that counts. The air conditioner worked really well and my room didn't get direct sun light on my window which made it
    a really nice temperature sp in the room.

    Food - I bought the 24 hour Buffet and had fun eating at the Paris, Harrahs,
    and Planet Hollywood. It was fun choosing whatever I wanted to eat.

    Funny story - There were two young gals at the Harrahs buffet who filled their plates with lots of bread rolls and sushi and packed it in their purses.lol.

    Another story - An Asian couple ordered hot water for breakfast and dranked
    it. He only ate two rolls and the gal ate a fresh apple and one roll and then
    they left. Huummm.....

    At dinner time people like to stack their plates with crab legs and shrimp.
    I don't like cold sea foods.

    Some people walk out with a banana in their hands at the Paris so I packed a banana in my tote bag. I carry a wide mouth plastic water bottle and I put lots of ice and my free soda in it before I left. I always do that so I can drink it all day long as I walk around the strip. I also stop at bars and ask for ice water and I put it in my water container.

    Shopping at the Outlets North and South - I had lots of fun stocking up on
    under wear at the Hanes outlet store where everything was 40% off.
    I also bought me some Blue suede shoes at Naturalizers Shoe store.
    I got too tired to look at all of the stores. I need to go back next time.
    They do have a lot of bargains.

    I ate a great breakfast at their Food Court at the South outlet.

    I bought a coke and I got extra ice to put in my water container.
    I am a coke soda addict. My 90yr. old Mom is also a coke soda addict
    and she is still in great health. I do mix my coke soda with water to dilute
    it because it has too much sugar.

    Another funny story - A bum begging for money was sitting near the air-conditioned elevator at one of the Bridges. Every time he got hot he would
    press the button to open the elevator so he could cool down.lol.

    Another bum had a sign that said he was too ugly to be a prostitute.lol.
    Some men loved his sign and gave him some money.

    I had fun talking to people on the bus and everywhere I went. I was wearing
    a cute outfit with a tiny hat that had feathers and ribbons, and a necklace of
    red chili peppers. Lots of people were asking me where I bought it. They said I looked really cute.

    I do like the Piano Bars and Happy Hour places.

    I don't gamble because it isn't any fun for me. I go to Vegas to be entertained and eat good foods, and socialize with people. I did all that!

    Another story - I was waiting for a man who was buying two bus passes with his credit card but instead he got 3 bus passes by mistake. He turned around and asked me if I would buy the 3rd ticket and I did. He got real happy.
    I saw the bus security man who throws people off the SDX Express bus if they don't have a bus pass.... at the bus stop area. I told everybody they better buy their bus tickets. The Security guy said he throws the people near the bushes so they will have a soft landing.lol,lol.

    I got on the Express bus and as the bus would stop... people would walk in ready to show their bus pass. I would tell them they didn't have to show it
    to the bus driver who is hidden behind a glass wall and doesn't want to talk
    to the bus passengers. A lady asked me, "why buy a bus pass if they don't
    check it"? I told her about the security man who does random selection on
    checking peoples' bus passes.

    Friday night - I started getting sick with a cold but I had packed some cold
    medicine and it worked.
    Saturday morning I woke up with swollen eye lids and red eyes. I looked
    terrible so I decided to leave early for airport so I could get home earlier.

    There was a long line at Southwest waiting to check-in. I chose to enter
    through an Exit entrance and I went up to a Registration clerk and told her
    I was sick and needed a wheel chair and help to register because my eyes
    were blurry and I had a vision problem. She called for a wheel chair and
    Checked me in. I used my Southwest Rewards points to pay the extra money for my ticket to fly home sooner. I really wanted to come home
    as soon as possible.

    They have volunteer workers at Southwest to help the handicapped people.
    I told him I could walk but I couldn't see very well so he held my hand and
    walked me through security and to my gate. It was just wonderful.

    I plan to write to Southwest and tell them about how nice their workers were in helping me.

    I got back home by 12noon and at 1p.m. UPS delivered some Mothers Day
    Flowers for me from my grandson in Georgia. Lucky for me that I chose
    to come home early. It was a surprise from my grandson. He called me
    at 2p.m. to wish me a happy day and asked if I received the flowers.

    I am feeling better now that I am home and tomorrow I plan to visit my
    90yr.old Mom.
    On Monday I plan to see my eye specialist doctor to check my eyes. I think
    I am alergic to some of the prescription eye drops.

    The weather was great in Vegas. I got a nice light tan from walking around
    in the sun.
    I always have fun in Vegas. LucyR.
  2. ABQJeff

    ABQJeff Low-Roller

    May 6, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    It sounds like you had a great time! I think those quirky little things that you see there makes the whole trip worthwhile!
  3. Gregg19

    Gregg19 Tourist

    Sep 25, 2008
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Sorry you had to end your trip early. Glad Southwest was good to you and was able to help you get back sooner than you planned. Three dollars to use the safe, thats a new one to me, never heard of that!
  4. VegasDiva

    VegasDiva VIP Whale

    Apr 23, 2009
    Calgary , Alberta , Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    What a fun read :) love all the wee observations you made Hope you are feeling better now :)
  5. smartone

    smartone VIP Whale

    Jul 17, 2011
    Northern Nevada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Now there's the LucyR reports I've come to enjoy! Too bad you had to leave early, but sounds like fun up until then...
  6. Candy Apple

    Candy Apple VIP Whale

    Mar 15, 2004
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Fun Trip Report, Lucy!

    With your 24 hour buffet pass, which places did you eat for which meals? (For example, Paris for breakfast?) Was Harrahs good? Some say it is. Some say it isn't. I liked it five years ago.
  7. trooth

    trooth Low-Roller

    Nov 21, 2010
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    That is good testimony for Southwest. Thanks for the report.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
  8. JosieCat

    JosieCat VIP Whale

    Dec 10, 2011
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Great trip report! I have always enjoyed my stays at Ballys. Thanks for sharing it.
  9. JuliaNPete

    JuliaNPete Low-Roller

    Mar 28, 2004
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    That was funny--I enjoyed reading your report.
    Thanks Lucy
  10. LaRae

    LaRae Low-Roller

    Oct 8, 2010
    Twin Cities/Western Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    From one Coke addict to another...Thanks for posting!
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