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The Raiders, Bublé, a Tourney and Richie for an Awesome Las Vegas Quickie!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Flowers, Sep 23, 2021.

  1. Flowers

    Flowers VIP Whale

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    My Trip Report

    I have so missed VMB though Vegas has been very much a part of me as I am en route to the airport for my second Vegas weekend trip in a row!

    Last weekend I went for the $1M slot tournament. I didn't win big money but between what I won in free play and the cash I won I effectively got my buy in back. And the tournament was spectacular. More to come on that.

    I also very much enjoyed Barry Manilow for the 3rd or 4th time last Friday and also dined at Sinatra solo, at Casa Playa with @eliza and at Delilah again, this time with my host.

    Will weave in reviews as I write a TR for this trip, which I started to plan many months ago when my host showed me pictures in April of the new Allegiant Stadium. He said that he knew how much my brother @Champster1 loves football so he asked if I would be interested in attending a game. Um, YESSSSSSSSS.

    So then the question was, which weekend? Once the schedule came out I looked for a weekend where there was also going to be a great concert to attend. Enter Lionel Richie. And BOOM!! Here we are this weekend with Lionel Richie on Saturday night and the game Sunday afternoon. So excited to host my brother @Champster1, wonderful SIL and @dbueler this weekend at these two events.

    I also saw that a Michael Bublè concert was rescheduled from last year to tomorrow, and he's fantastic. I attended his concert in Madison Square Garden a couple of years ago and will be heading solo to hear him perform again tomorrow, but this time in the T Mo Arena.

    The icing on the cake is that a $150k slot tournament that was originally scheduled to take place during my birthday trip in August will take place this weekend, so this is going to be a really full trip.

    And I am attending the Master Class on "small plates" tomorrow afternoon at La Cave while also seeing my favorite massage therapist and facialist this weekend. Life is good.

    Dinner plans were moved a bit but all good; Friday night at Sinatra, Saturday at Lakeside and Sunday at Delilah. Breakfasts will be at Tableau, Terrace Point Cafe and the Buffet.

    I normally have packed trips but this one is jammed, even for me. But, it also has the makings of an awesome trip. Sprinkles on the icing will hopefully be seeing a few other VMBers over the course of the weekend.

    Okay, my Lyft driver is so bad my back hurts. Yikes. Almost at JFK. Plane boards in about an hour.
     
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  2. Astribling

    Astribling Alice In Casinoland

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    That sounds like a great weekend! Have a wonderful time and safe travels!
     
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  3. Saydeesgoto

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    Was wondering where you have been Flowers and am pleased all is well. Of course, I am following along and look forward to hearing about last weekend. Safe travels lady.
     
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  4. emmas

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    Sounds like a great weekend. Have a fantastic time. Safe travels.

    Looking forward to the recap of the last trip. No Barry during Thanksgiving, so will have to catch him some other time.
     
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  5. Mr. Elite

    Mr. Elite Low-Roller

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    @Flowers Safe travels and have a wonderful trip !!!

    Mr. Elite
     
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  6. Mzctbb

    Mzctbb Life is a garden...dig it!

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    As Harry Carey would say "Holy Cow". What a weekend you have planned out...hopefully you cap it off with a couple big jackpots!

    Good Luck!
    Mike
     
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  7. NCAAHoops

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    Sounds like a great line up. Safe travels, Enjoy and win big. I hope you have an extra bag with you for all your cash you win. Looking forward to following.
     
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  8. smerrian

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    Wow, what a packed trip! You're going to need a day off when you get home. Can't wait to hear about the $1M slot tournament. How do they treat you at one of those?
     
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  9. Flowers

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    Wow. TSA in terminal 5 was a mess but I am in my seat on the plane. This is a non-MINT plane and I have barely eaten anything today so I bought lots of provisions.
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    This, with a pretty good on-board Jet Blue bar (all free for Mosaic), and I should be good. I just need to do some serious hydration as I have barely had water today....

    I so miss my MINT pod but this is one of the two best seats on the plane. Oh, and I got this for I think about 18k Jet Blue points plus $5.60. Score! I can clearly stretch out and can get out of my seat without bothering the two people between me and the aisle. Little things make me happy. :)

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    I feel a little subdued but all is well. It's just been an intense few weeks.

    So blessed to be able to take this trip with the best big brother a sister could pray for and with my SIL and long time VMB friend @dbueler.
     
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  10. Flowers

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    Spectacularly!!! @eliza cheered me on and posted some pics. I will post some pics too but it was buffet fine dining and live music and all entrants received a $600 piece of Rimowa luggage as the tournament gift. Yeah, no one does tourneys better than Wynncore.
     
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    Have a great trip!! Can't wait to be back next week.

    We were invited to a 250k slot tourney at Wynn for 11/5-6...we may be booking that as 2 slot tourneys I've done have been really great(Mlife) and I'm sure the Wynn one would be even better.
     
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  12. julia

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    Yummy! A @Flowers trip report! Can't wait to read about your adventures!
     
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  13. Flowers

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    Yeah, I am hungry. Lol. Finishing now the Turkey and Gouda. It is delicious. I mean really good. Lol. Will wash it down with this G Zero and chips. More water after that and then some kind of alcoholic beverage once they start service.
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  14. VaDreamer

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    Glad to see your trip report. I’m sitting at Milos having dinner and then off to see Derek Hough. I think I will see you at the master class tomorrow. Safe travels.
     
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    My sister….it’s finally here lol
    Safe travels and I’ll see you, my buddy champster and his bride tomorrow wooooo
    I better get packing lmao
    Karma!!!
     
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  16. Flowers

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    Awesome!! I am dining solo at Milos for lunch on Saturday. Love the new spot. Dinner must be awesome.

    Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!
     
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  17. Flowers

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    Get packing!!!!!!!!! :)

    Still waiting to take off . . . but I think finally about to happen!! Yay!
     
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  18. dbueler

    dbueler High-Roller

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    And BTW the plane seat is NOT a little thing
    NOT little
     
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  19. 3OfDiamonds

    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

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    I think that would be busy trip for me if that was the agenda for a week :haha: (Hint hint if it was a full week we could’ve run into each other ;) oh well, always gotta have reasons for more trips :whistle::cool:) But it all sounds wonderful :love: To a fun, winning, and fulfilling trip :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Jsmile898

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    Have a wonderful trip!
     
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