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Storming the Castle solo 9/8-9/11 My first comp! --live

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by miss_sonja, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. serenasea

    serenasea Tourist

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    Just thought I'd chime in that a friend on another board just returned from Vegas, and on their Strip walk they heard a couple raving about the Excalibur steakhouse -- and since they were at that end of the Strip, they decided to try it. And they loved it! Raved about the stuffed portobella mushrooms and the filet, and appreciated that they could go "as is" and felt comfortable .
     
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  2. miss_sonja

    miss_sonja High-Roller

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    B3BFB4F6-1258-4A58-817B-0D1FDAA76546.jpeg A much better view, don’t ya think?
     
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  3. miss_sonja

    miss_sonja High-Roller

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    041221EC-6BBA-4C9F-BF4F-6C4134454D22.jpeg 60CDF4D4-4BC8-4B16-AFDD-6F2880231DE3.jpeg 67DADB24-7EC1-4E32-B87B-7AF9DD366812.jpeg DA49EA05-7D76-4357-997A-41D88BAF3651.jpeg E1993794-8481-4276-BDD6-185BEA6AFCA5.jpeg Room is on the 21st floor. Let’s just leave it at that and show you. Pool looks awesome! Old school on the door locks. Horses! Off to the tournament I’m assuming.

    I’m heading out to find food and gambling, then off to Potted Potter later at Bally’s.
     
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  4. miss_sonja

    miss_sonja High-Roller

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    45DFA5CA-692B-4020-B351-CD7B80A18BA9.jpeg Found my dragons! And won! My new first bet routine is put a twenty in GoT and spin no more than 20 times.
     
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  5. miss_sonja

    miss_sonja High-Roller

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    F3581A33-3BD1-4CAD-98F7-03B202F8C045.jpeg I just can’t bring myself to eat in a food court and I don’t need a big meal. It’s too soon after flying.

    Did I tell you all why I hate flying? I get motion sick. Which means no airport drinking. And I can’t eat much before I fly.

    Found Public House in Luxor, which lets me watch the game and have some fries, the best food to settle ones tum.

    Oh, did I mention the glass of ale? No? :)
     
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  6. amk121

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    You aren't alone on that! I don't fly well so I can't eat or drink before or during flying too-it's the worst!
     
  7. Richard Alpert

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    Awesome start, @miss_sonja!
    Let the great times roll! :D

    RICHARD
     
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  8. Allee

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    I get motion sick too :confused:. Sea Bands really seem to help. Have a great trip!
     
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  9. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Yeah...I typed in "cata-corner" - the way we say it in Texas, and the spell-check feature here on VMB gave me "catercorner" as the "correct" spelling.
    But I've also heard "kitty-corner" more than a few times as well.
    ;)
    :beer:
     
  10. miss_sonja

    miss_sonja High-Roller

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    4E359F62-E639-4EB4-8DAD-96352EC0D2D6.jpeg Loaded fries and friendly neighbors watching the game at Public House! That’s a fun spot.

    I kicked around Excalibur, losing at various slots (except my dragons!-played again and got the bonus on my first spin). Lost a whole 20 in that darn 007. Ditto Heidi. I do want to love Heidi but it’s just too much let down.

    Waiting to be seated at Potted Potter @ Windows showroom at Bally’s. After the show, I could go to Hakkasan-I got on the guest list.... I’m not sure I’m up for the whole line up and ID check and all that. We’ll see.
     
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  11. miss_sonja

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    B938A902-330D-4FAD-9797-8E23857B176A.jpeg Almost forgot my cat pics! ( they’re really my daughter’s cats but since I feed them I guess it still counts).
     
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  12. miss_sonja

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    86EBE722-6823-46B6-8B36-04B9BA6D2050.jpeg 1E345852-8B99-47FC-B557-7018C72CD0B8.jpeg Potted Potter was hilarious! Good silly fun, but you’d want to know the books/films to get all the jokes. Here’s a rare photo of me with the two actors.

    I putzed around a bit at Bally’s (lost at bubble craps, won at Heidi-like $5, barely counts). Found live music at Indigo lounge and Le Cabaret at Paris. Played some bonus Poker at Le Cabaret. Won $20 and got a decent IPA.

    Popped over to Cosmo to play Sherlock. It’s s two machine set up and one was occupied. The guy playing there proceeded to ask if I’d seen the movies and then told me his Robert Downey Jr. story. I got the bonus on my third spin and then cashed out!

    Ending the night with Secret Pizza. I love that Cosmo has little lounge areas where you can just chill.
     
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  13. miss_sonja

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    02B2FE03-E8C6-49D9-B506-60D7F4330B81.jpeg Just had a fun win on VP and I forgot to take a picture! I was playing BP at the karaoke bar in Excalibur and doing ok, down a little up a little. Decided to check the other games and there was multiplay-3, 5, 10 hands. So I played a hand of three play, got trip Jacks and yay!

    First day pocket dump.
     
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  14. Kellywest

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    If I come back with money in my pocket it's a good day!
     
    Here I come again!
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  15. miss_sonja

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    I think the recommendation of Excalibur for $5 craps needs to end. Even at 7 am they only had a $10 table. I guess craps will be downtown....

    Eataly for breakfast. image.jpg
     
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  16. miss_sonja

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    62D6B8AC-6239-4758-9C5D-FCE221179834.jpeg If I get a nice win within the first few spins on a machine, I always cash out and move on.
     
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  17. miss_sonja

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    Wandering slowly to Caesars to get an Absinthe ticket. Box office doesn’t open until 11. Stopped to play at NYNY and Park. I still really like the vibe at Park!

    Bellagio next. I think I’ll have a Bellagio cocktail
     
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  18. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Great start so far! We are seeing "potted potter" tonight! Doh. Hopefully can bump into each other today!
     
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  19. Kellywest

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    I hope to also see Absinthe on Monday Sept 23rd. Please let me know if tix are easy to get on a Monday.
     
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  20. Kellywest

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    Or any discounts on Absinthe tix.
     
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