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Waking Up in Vegas - 3/11 - 3/27

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by eliza, Mar 11, 2023.

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  1. eliza

    eliza Creepy Vegas Friend

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    My Trip Report

    It doesn't take much to get me to agree to a Vegas trip, so when a friend mentioned he was going for a week, he didn't have to twist my arm too hard to get me to agree to tag along. I totally spaced on the fact that March Madness is a thing and was shocked at how expensive rooms were, but was able to cobble together free/cheap nights for my first week:
    • 3 Nights at Plaza - Comp
    • 2 Nights at Excalibur - $54 total
    • 3 Nights at D - Comp
    The second week is niece's spring break - so the whole extended family is flying out and we'll be based in a non-casino hotel out in Henderson. Between work and family time, I expect week two will be pretty quiet - but planning at least a few tourist things.

    At this point, I've pretty much just given up planning in advance for Vegas. So no real plans. Vague plans include the same things as always:
    • VP, lots and lots of VP
    • Slotting Around
    • Pink Drinks
    • Sportsball Watching
    • Oscar's
    • 8 East
    • At Least Once Fancypants Dinner (TBD)
    • Using Up My Stash of D Matchplays
    • Hitting Up Some Locals Casinos
    Follow along for blurry pictures of VP, food, pink drinks, and general Vegas.
     
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  2. vegas superfan

    vegas superfan VIP Whale

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    I appreciate that you were in Vegas 7 seconds ago and are now back for 16 days.
     
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  3. rooster42000

    rooster42000 Goat of all Goats , My Hero

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    Good Luck , looking for pics of the popular @eliza Pink drink , hope you win a lot . following along . :beer::feedme: :peace:
     
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  4. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

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    Oh yes....March Madness is definitely "A THING"..... A BIG thing....esp opening weekend. Right now NCAA 1st round....I went that week every year for about 13 yrs....made my reservations far in advance to get my comped CET rooms. But it is worth it....so much fun!
     
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  5. news423

    news423 No Respect

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    Best of luck, and hope to bump into you while you’re having a pink drink! Win big!!!
     
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  6. eliza

    eliza Creepy Vegas Friend

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    Lots of delays on the flight board. (The 9PM to Vegas is already pushed back to 12:30AM.). But so far my flight is showing on time and the plane is in air on way here, so fingers crossed. I’m at the Schlafly Brewhouse. Penn State on TV, Penguins on my laptop, and beer. Pretty much the only thing missing is VP.

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  7. DegenasaurusRex

    DegenasaurusRex Short arms , hot dice

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    Boom make it happen!
     
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    May your wins be strong, your drinks be big, the sportsball be savory and delicious and your meals be on the edge of your seat exciting!
     
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  9. NotFromConcentrate

    NotFromConcentrate It’s a Cassowary :)

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    Following along! :) hit some royals!
     
    [TENTATIVE Late Jul/Early Aug] Vegas by way of Chicago/Elko/Reno!
    There will be a TR: Train from Winnipeg>Vancouver, Weekend in Seattle!
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    You’re back! Have fun!

    GG
     
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  11. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Have a great time!

    Boo on Penn State and Kansas though. :bang:
     
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  12. eliza

    eliza Creepy Vegas Friend

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    Let’s get ready to Vegas!

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    Won $90 at the airport and now waiting for a Lyft to Plaza. Uber wanted $43, Lyft was $26. Good reminder to myself to always double check. Saving $17 on a car makes me happier than winning $90 on slots. Because I make no sense.
     
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  13. eliza

    eliza Creepy Vegas Friend

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    Checked into plaza. It’s a “mini suite” which is just a larger room with a couple chairs and a wet bar and fridge. Plenty nice for me.

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  14. eliza

    eliza Creepy Vegas Friend

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    Dropped my stuff in the room at went over to Main Street Station for dinner at 777 with my friend. He got downgraded from gold card to coupon book this stay and is not thrilled. But free food is free food - I’m in.

    I had a golden ale and a club sandwich. Sandwich was huge. I tackled half and brought the rest back to the room because I had to save room for dessert.
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    The best dessert downtown.
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    Lost $100 slotting through Cal in my way to ABC store for a bottle of wine for the room. Crashing early. Plan for tomorrow is to hang out at Plaza bartops playing VP and watching golf, hockey, and basketball.
     
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  15. 3OfDiamonds

    3OfDiamonds Waiting For “Very Good” Video Poker @ Rio…

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    Woohoo have fun @ Plaza :thumbsup: And all the other places too of course :cool: Might be able to meet up next weekend :) Win most of the money - leave some for me and the other VMBers when we land next week ;)
     
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    Astribling Alice In Casinoland

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    Have a great time!
     
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  17. eliza

    eliza Creepy Vegas Friend

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    Up early - trying to stay close to central time for as long as possible. Slotted around a bit at Plaza +$100 and Cal -$30.

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    Then breakfast at Market Street Cafe. Portuguese omelette and hash browns were mediocre, but filling.

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  18. Vegas Erica

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    Have a great trip @eliza!
    I haven't seen any pink drinks yet... maybe some for Sunday Funday?
     
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  19. eliza

    eliza Creepy Vegas Friend

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    Was focused on hydration this morning. But it’s time to start dehydrating.

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  20. NittyOne

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    Oh crud Eliza you need to coordinate your trips when I’m not on vacation as your trips are a great distraction when I’m stuck at home.

    The good thing is I might get to say hi. Hoping to go shoot some craps with a friend and his wife Thursday night. Maybe you can join us and we can get on a heater.
     
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