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Too old for what? July 10 to 17

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by jhpa, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. jhpa

    jhpa VIP Whale

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    Why separate. Just say no and walk on by.
     
  2. btodd

    btodd High-Roller

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    Enjoy every minute of your trip. Flamingo Spa is fine, we have been many times and the convenience of having our room right up the elevator is huge in my opinion!
     
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    You're right, but after coming to Vegas for over 20 years, I am just tired of being harassed and pretty much chased after by these folks. I know they're just doing their job, but still annoying as hell. But you are right for sure, just say no is the best way.
     
  4. Richard Alpert

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    Wishing you the best of times as your adventure continues to unfold, @jhpa! :beer:

    RICHARD
     
  5. tringlomane

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    Good luck the rest of the way!
     
  6. jhpa

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    Was up by 5 and headed down to start my (losing day at craps. Took a break about 7 for breakfast at Monami Gabi. Spent the rest of the day hitting up some nearby casinos. Ceasars was obnoxious: a $25 craps table at 10am on a Thursday Morning. Pretty much lost all day, but within budget. Got ready for the evening with a trip to Flamingo ‘s spa. No massage, just enjoyed the whirpool sauna and great showers. Then we headed to Rio

    Wow!

    If you ever want to hit a club in Vegas and have a uniquely Vegas experience, go to Voodoo at Rio!

    We had a great dinner at the steakhouse on the 50th floor. Incredible views of the strip and all of Vegas. A “ seafood tower, filets perfectly done and a very good ceasar salad ( although-really - how can you mess up that ip). An apple martini, glass of Sauvignon blanc and merlot. Then some (losing) craps to kill time until about 10:30.

    We hit the Voodoo Lounge about 10:45. We had a table reserved outside met our host and server and settled in. On the 51st floor you could see all of Vagas on three side. It was tge best $400 I ever spent. We had a lier of Kettle One with carafes of cranberry juice abd tonic. Buckets of ice and a tray of garnish. The DJ played club music and the dance floor was pretty full all night.

    We made friends with the table next to us, about 8 people from London and a couple of others who we invited to join us at our table. At some point we got a couple of huge Zombi cocktails and split them with our friends. We drank talked and danced until losing time ( 2 pm. ). We Ubered back to the Flamingo and crashed.

    This morning we have a cabana at Flamingo. We will see if any of our friends from last night take us up on our invitation to join us.

    I just re-read this and saw.a bunch of typos. Not bothering to fix em- what else do you expect after a lot of booze and 4 hours sleep
     
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  7. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Sounds like Vegas right to me!
     
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  8. Patripman

    Patripman High-Roller

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    I really love my solo Vegas trips but when me and son goes all bets are off. Once we hit the strip at 9 it is nothing but who can outdo the other partying and gambling. This old man can hang, on one of our trips all I remember was getting off the plane and getting back on, I had no clue what we did for 6 days. Enjoy the trip.

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  9. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    I have three flavors of Vegas trips: wife, brothers/friends, and solo. I only want more of each and I hope to be following in your footsteps ten years from now.
     
  10. jhpa

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    Well, this is my first update in a couple of days.

    Friday cabana was great. A bit overpriced but the best way to hand at the pool. Met up with some friends and went to see Big Elvis at Harrahs. If you have never seen him, it is the best free show in Vegas. A quick Dinner at Carlo’s and Charles then it was was craps and slots Until after midnight. Gambling on Friday was not overly successful.

    Saturday morning we wandered down and visited a few other casinos, Spending about an hour each in Harrah’s Paris and Planet Hollywood. By the way, stopped in to diamond lounges at Paris and planet Hollywood. Just had a couple of beers and some snacks but a really nice respite. Then headed over to Bellagio for my shave. I love royal shaves, it is one of the highlights of every trip to Vegas.

    Saturday night he had planned a trip to the club jewel at aria. Things got a little screwed up, I got a lot pissed off, and we changed plans. Turned out a great decision. More on that later.
     
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  11. PSM

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    Can’t wait to hear more!
     
    Anniversary trip!
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    Glad the change helped!
     
  13. Mike G

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    Never apologize for where you stay in Vegas. The important part is that you are in Vegas :)
    Hope you have a fantastic trip!!
     
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  14. jhpa

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    Well folks, I am home and have learned one thing. I can never plant to write.a "live" trip report from.Vegas. Too much going on. But now that I am home I am already putting together My thoughts on an awesome week. Look for a new thread that talks about my experience.
     
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  15. Merrymeet

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    Nice report, thanks! I’ve memories of being top of Rio at dusk enjoying cocktails and watching the helicopters lined up doing the “strip” tours circling almost at eye level. Keep up the fun trip!
     
  16. jhpa

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