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TR AR Sedona Las Vegas Sept 2007,LONG

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by jack_retired, Sep 18, 2007.

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  1. jack_retired

    jack_retired Tourist

    Jun 22, 2002
    Trips to Las Vegas:

    My Trip Report

    Day 1
    Breakfast at McD
    Lunch at J & Kay’s about an hour before we got to Weatherford, OK
    Alton would have been proud. Owner on premise.
    Food down home & very good. Waitress with skill
    & humor
    Stay at Tucumcari NM
    Dinner at K-Bobs. BAD BAD BAD Do not do this

    Day 2
    Breakfast at McD
    Lunch at Blakes lot-a-burger. OK, not great.
    Stay at The Arroyo Roble Hotel and Creekside Villas ~
    Sedona Arizona
    Very nice
    Dinner at Oaxaca Restaurant & Rooftop Cantina Sedona
    Very good. Guacamole & margaretias very good.

    Day 3
    Breakfast at Wildflower Bread Company in Sedona
    good but not great
    Tour Sedona using CD from http://sedonadrivetours.com/
    Drive to Vegas
    Check into Monte Carlo
    Drive to TI
    Attended Mystère by Cirque du Soleil
    VERY GOOD. O is better.
    Drove to Forum Shops for dinner. Valet told us they would close
    at 10.
    We went back to MC and ate in the Café. Had a very good BLT.
    Sister had a very good Cobb Salad.
    Bed time. No gambling.

    Day 4
    Breakfast at MC buffet. Free with coupons that came with rooms. Good but not great. Smoked salmon, mini bagels, cream
    cheese, Chorizo and eggs, a fat sausage link very much like Virginia
    has, and all the normal stuff.
    Lazy River is cold. Adult pool is colder. GOOD, I was worried it would
    be dusty from the construction. But it was great.
    Lunch in the MC food court.
    Casino time: tried two new table games: Crazy 4 Poker and Texas
    Hold ‘em. Both OK. Preferred Crazy 4 Poker. Simple game.
    Fun game.
    Big money swings. See
    $5 Blackjack. Dealer almost never has blackjack. Holding my
    own or up a little, money wise.
    Dinner at Stage Deli at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
    Very Good food and service
    Desert to go, for 2 nights, from Cheesecake Factory at the
    Forum Shops
    Creamy and Delicious with a Graham-Walnut Crust
    We all really liked this low sugar/carb desert.

    More casino time. Same as above. Pit boss comps tomorrows breakfast buffet.
    Bed time.

    Day 5
    Breakfast at MC buffet. Comped for two of us. Coupon for my sister.
    The women take off for the spa/salon.
    Massages 80 minutes, body wraps very plush.
    They had lunch at MC food court.
    Wife has manicure & pedicure.
    Sister won $40 on video poker 25 cent machines.
    I have more casino time while they spa/salon. Same as above. Dealers still have almost no blackjacks.
    I catch the DUCE to Mandalay Place.
    Lunch at the Burger Bar. Good but expensive.
    Time for a Royal Shave at
    Dinner at MC’s Blackstone's Steakhouse. Very good.
    We shared a shrimp cocktail. (one shrimp for each of us) Very good.
    We each had an entree etc. The Blue Cheese sauce with my steak
    was great.
    We shared a very rich chocolate dessert.
    No booze.
    Nice tip, tax, & food = $190 for the three of us.

    Casino time. Blackjack was $10. Dealer had blackjack almost every time.
    No longer up or holding my own. Down a little.

    Day 6
    Breakfast at MC café.
    Pack up and get out of town sooner than planned.
    Cancel reservations for Gallup hotel and make new for ALBUQUERQUE.
    Lunch at burger king.
    Dinner at a Mexican restaurant close to the hotel. Very good but loud with live mariachi band.

    Day 7
    Breakfast at Cracker barrel
    Lunch at Dyer's Bar-B-Que.
    Very good. Onion rings wonderful. I had the brisket, very good.
    Checked into the Best Western in Yukon OK. Very nice indoor poo
    Dinner at http://www.interurban.us/ was good but a little loud.

    Day 8
    Breakfast free at Best Western
    Lunch at
    http://www.insiderpages.com/b/3709693056 French fries not so good.
    Everything else was good.
    Home at last.

    Good trip. Really enjoyed lazy river and my shave. Enjoyed my casino time, but ended on a down note. Should have scheduled one more night in Sedona. Should have scheduled shorter driving days.
  2. richardinbc

    richardinbc Low-Roller

    Oct 29, 2002
    Mission B.C.
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Thanks for the trip report Jack-retired, I hear you about the long driving days, we drive down from BC and are retired as well. I know most people fly to vegas as they have time constaints. Being retired a person can drive and enjoy the views, but putting in 10 hr days in a car can get to be a bit much. I need to cut the driving back to the 8hr area so we don't get so wiped, the wife does share the driving so I can get in a rest during the day. It is nice to have the car and to see other sights while we are down south.

    We just love Sedonda, it is just the nicest area. Check out the Slide Rock State Park next time you are there.
  3. Sallymander

    Sallymander Freedom 55

    Sep 1, 2004
    near Calgary
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    So true! We used to live in Vancouver and took a couple of road trips to the southwest from there. We tried to limit the driving to 6 hours/day. Hell, the drive from Las Vegas to Reno is in itself a loooooong day...and when you get there you're not even out of Nevada!! ...endless desert... To break up the monotony we stopped in Fallon for awhile to watch the Top Gun pilots-in-training practice their touch and go manoeuvres...cool.
  4. gmoney590

    gmoney590 VIP Whale

    Jul 8, 2006
    Tacoma, WA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Jack, very nice TR. I gotta give it to you; that's alot of driving.
    Let the drunken olympics begin
  5. dle1004

    dle1004 Tourist

    Jul 3, 2007
    South Florida
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Nice trip report...I keep meaning to go see Sedona but when it comes time to book I go right to Las Vegas and hit the button:) I need to book multi-city and at least go there 1 time!!
  6. angel81chick

    angel81chick Abuelita

    Jun 29, 2007
    City of Angels
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Wow...even that might be a bit too much driving for me, but anyway...thanks for sharing.
  7. dscs007

    dscs007 Tourist

    Apr 20, 2006
    Baton Rouge, LA.
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Having made the drive to Vegas from southeast Louisiana at least three times, I know about the long driveing days. Haveing said that, the views along the way are marvelous in some places, and downright boreing in others ( I can only take so much nasty ( see chewed up ) cactus and rocky desert ). I guess the route makes a difference too.

  8. jack_retired

    jack_retired Tourist

    Jun 22, 2002
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Sirius Radio helps. Good Company helps. Was disappointed in the AAA on-line trip tick. Should have used my normal freetrip. Was glad I had book of hotels with me. Was disappointed that New Mexico had no "welcome" centers.

    No comments on dealer blackjacks, I am amazed.
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