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The Valley Is On FIRE!!! And I'm Touring It!!! December 18-22, 2017

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by xman30, Feb 3, 2018.

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  1. westie

    westie VIP Whale

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    Your photos are amazing.
     
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  2. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    Day #4, Thursday, December 21, 2017

    I woke up at 6:36am & got ready for the day. For breakfast I ate at Le Village Buffet inside the Paris casino. Good food, but not a lot of options.

    I decided to go to the Stratosphere . 11:45am. This was only the second time I've been there. The first time was in December 2009, during trip number one. I walked around for a while. I stopped at an arcade. It was a morbid place.

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    I then went to the Flamingo Habitat. 1:18pm.

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    For dinner I ate at Tequila Taqueria inside Bally's. 6:30pm I had the Pollo Loco Platter, chips, salsa, & a Pepsi. All good.

    My entertainment for the evening was Fantasy at Luxor. 10:30pm. I sat front & center in the first row. Great show. I used to go to this show during both my Spring & Winter trips to Vegas. Now I only go to the show in December. That's so I can get Fantasy's calendar for the following year. After the show the dancers are available in the lobby for photos & autographs (usually on the calendar). I took pictures of the dancers after each one signed my calendar.

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    On my way back to my room I took some pictures.

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    I eventually made it back to my room & went to bed.

    Next up is Day #5 (go home day).

    xman30
     
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  3. Flowers

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    The photos you took of the flamingos and other birds are extraordinary. Some of the colors are so vivid!

    What time of camera did you use?
     
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  4. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    Most of the pictures & some videos were shot with a Canon Powershot SX530. Some of the pictures & most of the videos were shot with a Canon Powershot SX710.

    xman30
     
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  5. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    Day #5, Friday, December 22, 2017 (going home day).

    I woke up at 6:56am. For breakfast I ate at the Wynn Buffet. 7:54am. I was expecting the price to be near $25. But, the buffet was having its Holiday Brunch going on, so the price ended up being $50. That stung. The buffet did have a lot of very good food. I made sure to get my $50 worth.

    After I was done eating I took some pictures inside the Wynn.

    In front of the buffet.
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    In a store's window.
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    A sailor who really like spinach & Olive Oi(y)l ;-)
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    Another store front.
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    On my way back to the Mirage I took some pictures.
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    I checked out of my room. I had to check my bag at the Mirage because I was going to be picked up for the airport at 5:30pm. Since I had a lot of time to kill, I putzed around the Strip taking pictures.

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    Inside the Venetian shops.
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    I made my way back outside the Venetian to find a model doing a photo shoot in front of the Venetian.

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    After a couple minutes, security from the Venetian told the three guys she was with that they had to stop the photo shoot. I'm guessing permission is needed to do a professional photo shoot. I'm not sure what the shoot was for.

    I then walked around the Linq.
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    I road around on the monorail.
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    I got picked up for the airport on time. My plane left Las Vegas at 8:30pm. Made it home safe & sound. My next trip to Vegas is 13 weeks from today. May 14-18, 2018. I'll be staying at the MGM Grand. My room will be a Grand King.

    xman30
     
  6. JeJas

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    Great photos as always!
     
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  7. Dr Nostron

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    Great photos!!
     
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  8. tringlomane

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    Awesome photos once again! Really loved the Habitat!
     
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  9. casinokid68

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    Great pictures, but what, no gambling? Maybe just a little bit? :poker:
     
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  10. djen

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    Awsome Pic / Video report.
     
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  11. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    I rarely gamble. I think it's been three trips since I've gambled. The most money I've ever gambled was $10. Not per hand, that's $10 for the entire trip!!! Gambling is the easiest way for the hotels/casinos to get your money. Make them earn the money!!! Come up with great attractions, shows, restaurants, etc. Plus, I'm an amateur photographer. I'd rather be taking pictures, not pissing away money at some table or machine.

    xman30
     
  12. Flowers

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    Belated thanks for this info. I have a Canon digital SLR I bought from QVC in 2016. I need to learn how to use it better for my April trip when my mom will be with me. Still marveling at your beautiful photos.
     
  13. Casinobum

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    Nice...Loved the Pics !! Thanks for posting
     
  14. BC_ girl

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    Love the pictures... :)
     
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