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Weird experimental alternative Shorthand overdue trip report (July 2016)

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by hoochiemama, Jun 17, 2017.

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  1. hoochiemama

    hoochiemama Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Okay, here's an experiment...so I've been fairly good at yearly trip reports. But last year I lost my job just before our planned trip and was busy looking for work when we got back. After that time just got ahead of me although I kept planning on a full write up :(. Thankfully I'm employed again and have another yearly trip planned coming up. I don't want to break tradition yet, but still prepared for a full write up so here is a very shorthand exact copy/paste from my phone app notes I took from last year. I had the full intention of translating this to a full write up (i don't know how you live report people do it!). But I'm throwing this out just for the heck of it...may be fun, may be a bust, but here it is full of typos and all!:)...

    Online checking early up at 4

    Txt when landed

    All good checked in by 11

    Hexx first drink

    Bus missed

    Timeshare fun thought from Minnesota

    Sdx Fremont east dead. Off to d

    Long bar ok 4 kind

    Crabs lose 300 my roll long time missed only 2 cashed out 875 from 300

    Gg dupaes

    Craps soso c lost slots

    Lost 200 bam. But took a while to go downhill fast

    Laperts

    Sdx back entertaing girls trump

    Off at bellagio head to yard house

    Tired as fx walk back

    Early! 10

    Night club warnings were legit. Loudness


    Sunday(anniversary)

    Slow start out at 1030 to monami

    Waste time slots wife doubles

    Me as buzzer going so is bonus up $100

    Breakfast excellent. Bloody Mary screw. Brie Apple chicken and ham cheese

    Todd English bloody and squatters hop rising

    Cosmo sports book nice! Although lost $100. Almost got $5 exacta due to disqualification but instead they just swapped 1st 2nd

    Played slots lost

    Cvs beer and water

    Check out Bally pool on way to room. Marathon walk checked it out she not feeling it so just hang out in room a bit

    Shuttle to rio not where website said! Waited toolong

    Roulette 100 broke even c up 39!

    Eat at guys place fantastic chips good drinks good tacos hefty price

    Penn teller eh. Cheap seats. It was an ok show. Nothing too special glad 2 4 1

    Stupid shuttle waited a bit too many people to fit. Bite billet for taxi huuuge line. Still no lyft waited 20 min for taxi $10 worth it tho


    Woke up 7ish

    Check out online

    Got email from aria ignored it hoping for something. Phooey no rooms. Check bags waited

    Hexx my vegans honered on non cocktails. Espresso martini yum

    Breakfast good so far mon ami best

    Walk to Wynn stop at linq no $5 craps?

    Walgreen for band aides line wild!

    Venetiatiim fishing game!

    Wynn for parasol down yum but hot only on

    Txt for room a bit worried on location

    Fashion mall shopping

    Run for bus!

    Up to room long walk but very pleasantly surprised view of bamboo pool and side of strip

    Quick beer(s) at Todd English only one on happy

    Get ready for hr steak

    Very early res. Walked rt in nice seats not crowded in curious about upstairs

    Pork belly just because. Tasty of course not worth 20

    2 drinks farm to shaker and something. Yum

    Dinner rib cap and fillet. Both excellent. Could have left the asparagus nothing special but Mac cheese could have had more

    Sticky toffee good for sure but expectations high

    Gamble at Paris lost 200 craps no traction a couple hits here there

    Lir played a while up 20 interesting characters telling life story

    A few slots nada

    Back to aria free play nada

    Dam fish game paid off

    Way early night


    Up early actually make it to pool!

    Shady eventually move 3 times for perfect spot

    Cucumber cooler and bloody 50!

    Wait around contemplate #2 but waitress too slow called it good

    Chill out till 2 off to nyny

    3 Guinness on happy hour

    Cheese and bread never disappoints. Upstairs open phew closed it down. My vegans $25 off $11!

    Off to excal just because hope for $5 craps and find it

    Overall very pleasantly surprised. Fun experience nice people and nice competent dealers

    Head to Hyde detour to beerhaus

    Good happy hour with 4-5 for $4

    Food limited got pretzel cheese and fried pickles good. Concierge event. Tried to join wife! Should have got free food

    Back to aria five fifty yum

    Room nor made up?! Left at 2


    Get ready for comedy

    Walk over to mgm finally make it but then need to find club. Walk walk walk. Finally find and get seated

    Drink good

    All three comics were funny if not hilarious

    Great show. Off to ghirradeli for desert a little shopping on way. Many steps!

    Dessert good no $5 craps back to aria

    Wife fishing me $10 craps. Did ok crew no nonsense. Had more fun at excal.

    Up $20 not bad. Wife dealt with wiredo

    Latest night of trip about 1am

    Woke up late 3pm checkout can't get later

    Get dressed off to Cosmo check out Henry not feeling it so vesper both drinks yummi

    Off to gamble a bit up 80 now off to burgr

    Short line but sit at bar rt away squatters. American and blue burgers good

    Play a bit and lost

    Back to aria to check out and hold bags have 2 hrs to kill

    Aria crap min 25 and 50?!!

    Off to Monte Carlo did ok but no real traction down 74

    Lose 26 roulette

    We're done go get bags and off we go. As getting in cab plane delayed

    Hurry up and wait

    Flight decent bout 1/2 late in the end

    Stupid sfo got excited to see shuttle ran to get on. Wrong shuttle!

    All the back to airport (not only ones)

    Get correct one finally to car

    Get on road google maps confusion

    Long drive

    Bridge construct
     
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  2. Texas Steph

    Texas Steph A Work in Progress...

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    Haha! Usually like to read more details, but your notes got the job done. I got the general idea of how your trip went, but a recap would be nice ;) Did you break even? Go home ahead? Lose it all?? And what about the weirdo??!!?

    More, please
     
  3. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

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    That's pretty cool! :D
    Thanks for sharing this "oldie but a goodie" in its unique, raw form.
    Nice change of pace in the TR section! :thumbsup:

    RICHARD
     
    Return of the Alperts!
  4. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    @hoochiemama - You might be starting a trend here - reader can fill in the blanks - I liked it! Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. hoochiemama

    hoochiemama Low-Roller

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    Ha! I know I can't believe a whole year has gone by and I didn't do a proper write up! The weirdo was pretty much a drunk guy getting a bit extra friendly commenting on her jewelry and stuff. To enhance her experience it was pretty dead around her slots.

    I think overall we came out ahead although we didn't keep tight records. But luckily got off to a good start. I'm sure I can elaborate on anything else.
     
  6. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Pretty good notes there!

    And good choice on the Hop Rising!
     
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