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The ffejry Returns for the Super Bowl [Feb 9-13]

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by ffejry, Feb 8, 2024.

  1. ffejry

    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    My Trip Report

    Well, well, well...

    If you had told me waaaaaaaaaaaay back in September, when I went with @wazmanwazman for the opening week of the NFL season, that I'd be back for the conclusion of the NFL season...

    I'd tell you that you were fucking nuts... unless my Bears made it.

    Yet, I am returning for the Super Bowl anyway!

    How did we get here?

    Simple, really. One of my besties, L, is a die-hard 49ers fan. She goes to the divisional games, she goes to the conference championship games, she goes on a road trip to a new city every year, sometimes two. That's how big of a fan she is. The only remaining thing on her bucket list is to go to the Super Bowl to watch them.

    None of us have tickets. Hell, I don't even have the dough for that game. But regardless, she's watching the secondhand market like a hawk, and I have a feeling that she will end up finding her way inside that stadium for the big game.

    If not, at least we will be here for the (hopefully) afterparty!

    So, I'll be landing around 1:35pm tomorrow. The plan is for me to get dropped off at either Horseshoe (which is where we are staying) or Linq, so I can grab a Frozen Baileys, depending on my mood. I plan on meeting with @NotFromConcentrate as soon as possible. L's husband M had to work, so they won't be landing here until 7:55pm.

    I'll be playing at Stage Door for some cheap brewskis and catching up with NFC. @Gaggles, you're welcome to join if you can find a way. Around 4:00-5:00pm, I'm going to try to check in at Horseshoe, make sure the room is right (we definitely need two beds) and whatnot. After that, just go with the flow until L and M get here.

    Saturday and Sunday is pretty much wing it as we go. I think we'll check out the NFL stuff at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Saturday. Sunday will be a crazy day. If L is unable to go to the game, we'll have to find a plan B for a watch party. I've already given her numerous options, including the one that NFC is going to. I've left it entirely up to her, since it is HER team, lol. I *did* get a cheap, fake Christian McCaffrey jersey for $35 on eBay just to support her this weekend.

    Monday, if things go according to plan, we'll be hanging out at Fremont Street for some gaming. We have reservations at Hugo's Cellar for 5:30pm, so I am looking forward to that. As usual, plans can always change.

    Tuesday is the day we come home. L & M have a 4:25pm flight and I have a 5:40pm flight... unless there's overtime... *knock knock*

    So... pretty simple, right? None of it sounds crazy or wild, but all I am going to say is..... Stay tuned. There WILL be some wild times, hopefully some jackpots, and definitely a drink or two!!!

    This trip, I think, will be once in a lifetime experience. I love the fact that there is so much uncertainty around Saturday/Sunday plans that it is pretty exciting, like, WHAT is going to happen?!

    Also, a special shout-out to @ReTriggerMe, who is also a big 49ers fan who never missed a game at the Candlestick. Rooting for you as well, my friend.

    Anyway, I am dead ass tired, literally falling asleep as I am typing this up... I am fully packed, ready to hit the ground running tomorrow. So, it is bed time, folks, 12.5 hours exactly until wheels up!!!!!!!!!!

    LFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (PS - why the F does NFC always get a royal, but I'm still waiting for mine?!?!?! SOB!)
     
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  2. Gaggles

    Gaggles VIP Whale

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    I would be 100% in for Stage Door but we are not departing from Montana until 6 ish pm.
     
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  3. breanna61

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    LFG!!
    Your Royal is waiting pal; go get it.
     
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  4. Richard Alpert

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    :thumbsup: McFfejry! :D :trophy:
    Have a great weekend!
    And stay off the Sphere! :nono:

    RICHARD
     
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    Jsmile898 Addition By Subtraction and Better Off

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    Apparently Karen from San Francisco is supposed to support the 49ers (what does 49 even stand for?). Goooooooooal!! Oops Wong sport.
     
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    It's the number of times you wear a mini skirt in a year. Are you keeping track? Good.
     
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  7. ffejry

    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    Off to have a few cups of coffee. I had forgotten a couple things to get, so I was pleased to see that Amazon delivered my order at 5:13AM. So I am officially 100% packed!

    But first... Coffee...
     
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    good luck!
    I admire those who brave enough to attend the SuperB Owl in person, particularly a super expensive one like this one in Vegas.
     
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    Have a great trip! Rooting for you to get that RF!
     
  10. ffejry

    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    3 words for ya....

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    Because I sure am!!! Officially left for the hotel where I'll be parking my car and taking the shuttle to the airport!

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    I will be flying Southwest from O'Hare. I prefer Midway as it is closer and much easier than O'Hare. However O'Hare was 15k points vs 64k points at Midway. Easy decision there.
     
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    Good luck this weekend!!
     
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    L just texted me this. This could be a problem for me since I use a drawstring backpack (not sure of the measurements but it is a standard size) to carry my batteries for my cochlear implant and phone.

    Edited to add: I just re-read this. My drawstring backpack doesn't go any further than an inch so I should be good to go!

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  13. Jer

    Jer “The Walrus has spoken”

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    Have a great trip!
     
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    If you have any trouble, Walmart sells clear stadium approved bags.
     
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  15. ffejry

    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    All checked in for airport parking!

    Just gotta drop the pass off in my car and get my 7 pieces of luggage!

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    Nah. Anyone who followed my past reports know that I can pack everything I need into a "backpack". So I pack light even though the bag gets heavy (not sure why, portable batteries and iPad?).

    Regardless, I'm still here more than two hours early. Better early than late. Gonna grab a water from here and maybe a plane snack. Probably gonna take the 10am shuttle bus.

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    Must be nice! :cry:

    Have a great trip buddy, wish I could have made it!
     
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    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    The coffee shop lady had a hard time believing that my credit card is real.

    You see, once upon a time, I was scrolling through my Instagram stories when I came across this advertisement for credit card stickers. They're literally what it sounds like, a sticker that goes on top of your credit card.

    So I ordered this particular one and many people will initially reject it, believing it is fake...

    The reactions that I get from handing the card to them is well worth the $10+ shipping.

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    Wish you were coming, buddy. But at least you're on my Snapchat for exclusive videos and pictures! :wink2:
     
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    Have a great time and you WILL find that Royal!
     
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