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Vegasworm's Kids & Cousins 5 Year Reunion Trip! Delano - 07/19-07-23 - LIVE

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Vegasworm, Jul 18, 2021 at 7:51 PM.

  1. Vegasworm

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    My Trip Report

    I'm back, VMB! :woohoo:

    It's been so long, right? LOL. If you missed it, V and I just enjoyed a week long trip from 07/08-07/15. We had some awesome couple's time at NoMad. If you need to catch up on those details, you can find that trip report here: https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/vegasworms-the-world-is-yours-trip-report-live-7-8-7-15-nomad.185707/

    This trip is a reunion trip report harking back to my maiden voyage at trip reporting 5 years ago in July 2016. I had been on the boards as a lurker prior to my 2014 40th birthday trip, but I had not tried my hand at a trip report. I figured it was time to give back, and yet, this was a trip with kids. Who the heck would want to read about that? Apparently, there was enough of an audience. :clap: If you feel inclined, you can read about the first kids and cousins trip report here: https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/excalibur-lol-w-kids-semi-live-7-5-7-9-slots-cabana-love.132914/

    This trip includes the original cast of characters from 2016, albeit a bit older now. :rolleyes: (E - 46), hubby (V - 49), 3 daughters (G - 14), (H - 13), and (S - 12). Also going is sister-in-law (J - 44) and her 2 daughters (Sa - 15) and (N - 14). The 5 big girls will be collectively referred to as "The Cousins".

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    The full cast in 2016.

    Here were the girls in the 2016 trip.

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    S, N, H, Sa, and G waiting for breakfast at The Seabreeze Cafe in 2016.

    The day before our 2016 trip, the girls participated in a Fourth of July parade in Park City, UT.

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    Fourth of July 2016.

    I could utterly and completely get lost in the past. All of the girls look so sweet back then. :(

    They're still a sweet bunch of girls, but so grown up now.

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    Sa, N, G, S, and H in Utah 2021.

    As they say, the days are long but the years are short. So, I'm extra happy for The Cousins to get this chance for another set of Vegas memories. My girls absolutely love Vegas, and we travel there a lot as a family.

    The plans for the reunion trip include the following:

    • All the girls and Aunt J are staying in a 2 Bedroom Suite at Delano.
    • V and I are staying in a Delano Scenic Suite.
    • We have a Mandalay Bay Bungalow booked for our pool day. I ponied up $700 for it and about had a coronary. I just looked today, and the price is $900! :eek: Guess I got a bargain....:poke:
    • Mandalay Bay Shark Reef.
    • Minus5 Ice Bar.
    • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
    • Circus Circus Adventuredome.
    • Lots of teen shopping.
    Meals include:
    • Hussong's Cantina
    • The Steakhouse
    • Benihana Village (*This replaces Sugar Factory that has gotten some bad reviews lately. It was also put on my radar thanks to @carolineno. I only knew about the Benihana at The Fashion Show Mall.)
    • No breakfast plans as of yet...all of the above are dinner.
    • V and I are trying to figure out a couple's dinner while the girls do food court food in the room after the pool. Suggestions???
    After the trip a week ago, I made sure to deposit $1,500 in my bank. I'm left with $1,216 to use for gambling and tips. I also have a baggie of change to put in our trip jar when we get home.

    I do plan to play my slots in hopes of a Hail Mary handpay. Since that hasn't happened in 25 years, not counting on it, but grateful for some more gambling time. Not sure if I'll get to some VP or not, but no table games for me.

    Oddly enough, my brother-in-law and his girlfriend who is celebrating her 30th birthday are in Vegas until Wednesday. Also, my 26 year old nephew (J's son) is in Vegas too and extended his stay to hopefully see his mom, so this may be a bigger reunion trip than originally planned.

    V and I have walked every night at his parents' house in Utah, so we'll probably try to hit the gym or do some heavy walking on our round 2 Vegas trip.

    I guess not much else to say, since we were literally just in Vegas, and my trip report from that is still fairly current. We've consolidated some of our massive amounts of luggage into a respectable 13 bags (I believe). Not sure what Ham Radios V is brining with him this time. We've drunk the bar down to 2 coolers instead of 3, so there's that. :p

    Olive will hit about 2,000 miles of road tripping once we get to Vegas for the second time. V did some beautiful duct tape patchwork on her, since we lost some of her underside on the return trip from Vegas to Utah. Thank you, God! (Anyone know what movie that line is from?)

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    Just look at that fine duct tape patchwork. Good job, V! :thumbsup:

    On Friday, we'll head to Grand Junction, CO to spend two nights visiting with my brother and his family. On Sunday, we'll return to our home in the 'burbs south of Denver and jump back into a full schedule of life on Monday. I'll be counting down the days until we pass through Vegas in October, and then our big Vegas Christmas trip in December.

    Okay, V and I just finished off our home bar bottle of Jack Daniels to lighten the load tomorrow, so time to get in a late night walk before hitting the hay for an early rise and drive to our favorite city. Wish us luck getting 5 teens up for an early start! :confused:

    Night night,

    Vegasworm
     
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  2. rooster42000

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    Good luck , have a great time.:headbang:
     
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    UFB time coming for you and your brood, VW! Have a wonderful time. We just spent a week at our cabin with our three kids and their two, toddlers. Such fun! Following for sure!

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    You know I'll be here!
     
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    Cheers to all the memories you will make!
     
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  6. Vegasworm

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    Up for 2+ hours, but we haven't left yet. Big surprise! So. Much. Stuff. I didn't check what all my kids had packed this trip. We have 3 full size and 2 mini toothpastes between us all. I guess we take our brushing seriously. :rolleyes:

    V is doing some serious Tetris packing right now in Olive.

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  7. Johnny Bollocks

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    Not 100% certain if this is what you were referring to, but I saw and heard the kid on his bed with the Playboy mag during the parade in Animal House....
     
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  8. Vegasworm

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    Ha, love "Animal House"! I was thinking of another movie with a bunch of horny teenage boys, but the "Animal House" reference works too! Love it! :D

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    Woohoo! So glad you're getting back to Vegas. It's been too long lol!

    I hope Benihana Village is fun - I've never been but it just looks so campy-cool. I stumbled across it...somehow, while surfing youtube. That cornball Westgate - behind the gate series. I have no idea how lively the village is but honesty even if it's abandoned I'd probably love it lol. I'm not confident I will make it this trip - I'm sorta spooked by the monorail problems - but I'm gonna try!

    Have a great time! Happy shopping!
     
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  10. Vegasworm

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    Three hours later, we're about to leave.

    V has his portable radio system set up for the ride.

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    Are you really putting a plastic bag on top of Olive?!
     
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  12. Vegasworm

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    Made it a whole 3 miles down the road to a McDonald's in Ogden. We also stopped at a gas station for H to get a beef jerkey breakfast.

    I predict we'll be in Vegas around midnight. Maybe....

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  13. Vegasworm

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    It's not as hillbilly-ish as the original picture looked. :D

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    That expression in McDonald's says it all, and I have a feeling we'll be seeing more of that look before this trip is over. I enjoyed following along on Part I, and I'm looking forward to the sequel. I'm very impressed that you have the energy to turn around and do this all over again!
     
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    Wow, the girls are growing up! Sure goes fast, doesn't it?
    Have a great time! I'll be following along again.
     
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    3 Nights at Cosmo, then Bally's to burn my comps, probably!
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    Good Luck! Sounds like you guys will have a great time, now go get that hand pay!
     
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    Safe travels and looking forward to the new report. Nice repair work with the duct tape. The only time we ever eat McDonald’s is on a road trip.

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  18. Vegasworm

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    Stopped in Beaver, UT for a potty break and snacks. Never thought I would see so much beaver on a trip. :D

    229 miles to go....

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    Going to resist the urge to make a snide comment. :evillaugh:

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    Following and loving every minute of this trip!! Have fun and hit that hand pay!!
     
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  20. Vegasworm

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    Drove a few miles down the road to fill up Olive because it was easier.

    Earlier V snapped a pic of the girls crashed out. They wouldn't even sleep in the car when they were babies, so you know they've pulled some late nights lately.

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    Can't say my driving profile is my most flattering. LOL.

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