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The “I wanna be a Flowers trip report when I grow up” TR- Zimbo/Pete live at The Orleans 5/11-5/14

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Johnzimbo, May 10, 2021.

  1. Johnzimbo

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    My Trip Report

    OK no chance this will be even 10% as awesome as her report but I have to have something to aspire to right?


    Been 10 months since my last trip, longest dry spell that I can recall in the past 40 years, sooooo looking forward to this trip. Since my trip last July my company moved to a new larger warehouse, almost totally changed our customer base, had to double my staff, and we are in the process of converting to a new inventory system. Which means there have been a lot of six and seven day work weeks, but I finally have my backup trained to cover while I am out.

    Trip will be a little different, it is usually just me and Pete but this year my brother and his wife will be in town and also staying at The Orleans until Thursday. Only a few plans set-


    Andiamo’s at The D for dinner one night. Brother and SIL have never seen Fremont Street since they added the canopy. Hopefully Sigma Derby is up by then.

    Breakfast at Mr Mama’s for our first time. Maybe hit up Blueberry Hill or Black Bear Diner which are always good

    A visit to the Pinball Hall of Fame, took my brother there when he was in Vegas five years ago and he dug it as we grew up playing all the time.

    Comedy Cellar at Rio Thursday.


    I always feel the need to point out to readers, if you haven’t read any of my previous reports with Pete, he is almost completely blind and also my best buddy the past 40+ years. And I need to point out (per instructions from Mrs. Zimbo who has read a couple of my past reports) that Pete and I often crack up about situations that arise due his lack of sight but we are never making light of anyone with vision issues. Pete actually runs a non-profit that assists blind and visually impaired people which is awesome. Anyways, wanted to include this in the pre-trip portion because invariably when I am with Pete for three days, something related to his vision issues will happen that will crack us up and I will likely report it and try to ensure I do so in a manner reflecting the humor we see in it and hopefully that comes across properly.


    We mostly play video poker, and typically I ask Pete what version he wants and then we search for a machine that has good sound for him and I’ll play next to him. We will play craps IF it is $5 minimum and IF they have removed any partitions, since I usually assist him in placing his bets and stacking his chips which I imagine will be more difficult with partitions. And, I can pretty much talk Pete into anything so we may try some old or new slots, or Let it Ride, or who knows what

    Flight is at 7 AM tomorrow non-stop on Southwest out of Love Field, was for 6:05 AM when I booked it but they moved it back almost an hour so that is the first win right there. A40 will get me an aisle seat but doubtful for exit row. Got round trip for $98. Pete gets in about four hours after me (coming from California), a rare occurrence since he almost always gets there before I do…so I have been rubbing that in recently . No rental car this trip due to cost, but brother has a rental so will use that most of the time.
     
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    Wishing you all good luck. Always fun to see what trouble the 2 of you can get into. Looks like you will owe @Flowers 20% on all payouts due to trademark issues.
     
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    Good luck. Im watching. From FFlowers big brother!
     
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    I don't get to the Orleans very often but I love it in there. Looking forward to this.
     
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    Good luck! Sounds like it is going to be an awesome trip! I'd love to see some pictures of the new Pinball Hall of Fame location - I'm so glad they got their finances worked out.
     
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    You and Pete make me recall Vegas trips with my old friend Bill who is quite the character.

    Bill is slight of stature, is of Lebanese descent (looks very Arabic), has cerebral palsy but can walk slowly with a very awkward gate. We were once waiting to be seated at a moderately nice but crowded restaurant, When a table opened, the cute young hostess loudly exclaimed, "Walk this way!" where upon Bill loudly said, "God, I wish I could!"
     
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    please report if your bond is so strong, and your guidance is so good that you can get Pete to throw them bones a few times...
     
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    Have a great trip! Let me know if you see any Outback Jack machines over there.:beer:
     
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    Will do!
     
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