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Still ANOTHER Week of Mild Debauchery at Aria 9/24-9/28

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by TimLion, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Has it been almost a full year since my last trip? Time seems to be moving faster, the older I get. Flight leaves tomorrow morning. Roughly five hours in the air, a couple of vodka tonics, and we're off to the races. Touchdown around 1300 Vegas time.

    The plan? I'm not sure yet. Here's a list of things I'd like to do. Some of these may actually happen.

    1. Finally make it up to the 107 Lounge at the Stratosphere .
    2. Keep up my Ultimate Texas Hold'em streak. (I've only played a few times but have won big each time.)
    3. Benedict du Jour at Mon Ami Gabi. It has never disappointed me.
    4. Poker tournament at Aria, assuming I can stay sober until 1330. Doubtful.
    5. Want to get back to Fremont St. Love playing cheap-o craps with a rack full of greens; makes me feel like a big man.
    6. Try some new and exciting food and drink.
    7. Visit Alibi at Aria. As many times as I've stayed there (I'm pretty sure this is the fifth time) I've never actually set foot in Alibi (or what used to be called "City Bar" I think). Looks like a real swanky cocktail joint. Right up my proverbial alley.
    8. Verbena at Cosmo. I've had so many of them, but every time I return to Vegas, I just want another.
    9. Karaoke at Ellis Island. That will most likely happen the first night. But who knows. I flippin' love karaoke.

    Who knows what this week will bring? Last year's trip was absolutely amazing. And having all of your fine people along for the ride makes it all the better. Please feel free to comment, make suggestions, ask questions, criticize my amateur, iPhone photography, whatever. It's all good here.

    If anyone is in town this week, feel free to PM me. I'm always down for pretty much whatever, as long as it's gambling/drinking/general rabble-rousing. First drink is always on me.

    For those of you who are new to my TRs (as few and far between as they come), you can expect many short, pointless posts with pithy observations and poorly framed photographs. I like to take pictures of food, chips, nice scenes...basically stuff that will bring me back fond memories of each trip I take. I often post while highly intoxicated, so please excuse any misspellings or bizarre auto-corrects.

    I've missed this place so much. I'll be home soon.

    Santé,
    TL
     
    And away we go...
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  2. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Good luck! Look forward to following along!
     
  3. Vegas Erica

    Vegas Erica New Name... same Erica!

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    Love your "plan"! Cant wait to follow along and hopefully see lots of pictures
     
    Birthday Trip!!
  4. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

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    Find our fun-loving Vegasnut…...have a great time!
     
    Sooooo ready!
  5. Blonde_4_ever

    Blonde_4_ever LasVegas4ever.com

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    Love your writing style! Enjoy!
     
  6. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    Hi everyone! After a looooong drive to the airport, I’m sitting quietly, enjoying an espresso courtesy of the Centurion Longue here at PHL. [​IMG]

    Boarding begins in about forty minutes. Check-in was smooth and TSA Pre-check is a GODSEND!

    Gate is a 15 minute amble from the lounge, so I’ll be moseying over there soon.

    Away we go.

    Santé,
    TL
     
    And away we go...
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  7. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    Benefits of a classical education (said in my best “Hans Gruber” voice...)

    Santé,
    TL
     
    And away we go...
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  8. LB9

    LB9 PH Blackjack Degen

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    Have a blast brother! I’ll miss ya this year due to getting married next month but am looking forward to following along. Get back some of that money we lost last year at Crimewell (or was it two years ago? I lose track of time lol). Excited to see some gambling and debauchery!
     
    Vegas Dec 7-10
  9. gebruiker

    gebruiker Low-Roller

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    Coffee and water? This a vegas TR right? ;)
     
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  10. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    It was two years ago, brother. Time flies. I’ll have a Manhattan for you while I pull some purple chips from the Crimewell.

    Santé,
    TL
     
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  11. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    Gimme a minute...
     
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  12. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    Now we’re rolling...
    [​IMG]

    They’re about to shut the doors; time to obsessively obey the FAA and set devices to airplane mode. (I am a private pilot, and I *always* obey the FAA...if they’re watching.)

    In about five hours, I’ll be ready to hit the ground running.

    Santé,
    TL
     
    And away we go...
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  13. gebruiker

    gebruiker Low-Roller

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    Much better. Good luck!
     
  14. Colesc15

    Colesc15 Low-Roller

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    Following along!
     
  15. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    After a couple of scotches and soda, just touched town in VEGAS!

    [​IMG]

    One more [​IMG]

    See you at the tables!

    Santé,
    TL
     
    And away we go...
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  16. D in the D

    D in the D Low-Roller

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    Fully subscribed to this report. Thanks for sharing. Good Luck!
     
  17. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    [​IMG]
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    Lights fully burned out this time!
     
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  18. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    The taxi driver asked if I wanted the “fast” way or the “scenic” way...

    ...I told him Swenson would be fine. Not another word out of him.

    Come on, cabbie. This ain’t TL’s first rodeo. [​IMG]
     
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  19. Horseplayer1

    Horseplayer1 Low-Roller

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    lol looking forward to your report!
     
    Can't wait!
  20. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    Not a strip view, but it was comped so what do I care. Plus, the 16th floor is the first off the elevator. [​IMG]

    Time for some drinks and gambling!
     
    And away we go...
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