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What Happens Downtown ... - 4/13 - 4/25 - Solo, Semi-Live

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by eliza, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. eliza

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    My Trip Report

    I'm back, y'all. I wasn't going to do a trip report this time, but I just can't help myself. Since I last trip reported I got a new job and moved from DC to MO (bye bye AC). I managed to negotiate five weeks off in between jobs, so I'm on an epic adventure.

    Part I of the trip was a seven day cruise on Royal Caribbean out of Tampa - URComped helped me score a great deal on a last minute sailing. And I managed to lose enough on the ship (ugly VP) to get a certificate for a future 7 day cruise in a balcony cabin so there is that. The cruise was lovely - I ate, drank, gambled, slept, read, got sunburned, and generally enjoyed every moment of it.

    Part II of the trip is 11 days in Vegas. After Vegas it's off to Napa for a long weekend with my family and then a cross-country train trip home.

    Things I've Bothered to Plan/Book in Advance
    • 2 Nights in Henderson with my family
    • 3 Nights at Four Queens
    • 3 Nights at the Plaza (first time staying there)
    • 4 Nights at the D
    • Dinner at Hugo's Cellar
    • Easter Dinner at Andiamo
    Things I Plan on Doing
    • Meeting up with a few VMBers
    • Lots and lots of Video Poker
    • Getting alternatively angry and morose about hockey (why, Pens, why?)
    • Copious alcohol consumption
    • Sigma Derby
    • Seeding Downtown Grand
    • Craps
    I'll be doing this semi-live, so expect updates throughout the day, blurry pictures of drinks, food, VP, and random things, and random escapades. Let's do this!
     
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  2. eliza

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    Some VP pics from the cruise.

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  3. eliza

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    Took Frontier direct from Tampa to Vegas yesterday afternoon. Cheap and relatively comfortable - especially as I managed to move back to an empty row - being nice to the flight attendants never hurts. A couple of wines and then a long nap on the plane.

    My aunt and uncle picked me up at the airport and we headed to Green Valley Ranch. Dinner at King’s Fish House. Since I wasn’t planning a TR, the only pic I got was our drinks.

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    Everything was great - I’d definitely stop here again if I’m in the area. We walked through the casino. I played a little VP here and there and won $5. Up for the trip!

    Back at their house we shared a bottle of wine and I was out early. Up this morning to watch Masters (go Tiger) and hockey (ugh Penguins, ugh!).

    Thinking we might hit up Jokers Wild this afternoon. I’m checking into Four Queens today and we have dinner reservations at Hugo’s Cellar tonight.
     
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  4. eliza

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  5. Miller12pack

    Miller12pack High-Roller

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    Have a great trip. I arrive on the 22nd, and can't wait.
     
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  6. Astribling

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    The cruise sounds wonderful! Have a great time in Vegas. I'll be arriving on Tuesday and can't wait!!
     
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  7. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Have a great trip! Hope you can find a royal after all those cruise straight flushes!
     
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  8. Scott Blair

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    Hopefully the straight flushes follow you to the Vue Bar progressives. Best of luck on your trip.
     
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  9. GamblingGolfer

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    Sounds like an epic time! Aren't VP paytables on cruise ships ... "interestin" ... .lol.

    Best of luck to my favourite VP playing, beer drinking, sports watching VMBer!

    GG
     
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  10. eliza

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    Lost $25 playing $3 BJ at Joker’s Wild.

    Now chasing progressive at Skyline.

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  11. eliza

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    Ladies and gentlemen, it’s polka time at Skyline. I love this place.

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  12. eliza

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    First quad of the trip.

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    Polka music brought me luck.

    And I needed Jacks on my bingo card. Double score!
     
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  13. Richard Alpert

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    Looks like my kind of place! :beer:
    Great report so far! :D

    RICHARD
     
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  14. eliza

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    Won $25 on VP. Even for the day! Woot!

    Back to aunt and uncles to grab my laundry from the dryer then off to QQQQ to really get the party started.
     
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  15. smerrian

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    So glad to hear you started your trip. Amazing number of straight flushes on the cruise. Hope that part was fun overall.

    The Skyline! I only need 4 more quads on my card! What's wild this month? And I've been there for the Dummkopf's. Polka music like you would expect. But why the apostrophe? The Dummkopf's what? Instruments? No, even that would be Dummkopfs' instruments. I don't know but it's fun listening to them while playing a full pay progressive and drinking. I'm hoping to finish my card this trip.

    Looking forward to seeing you again downtown. I fly in next Monday. You can tell me about your royal flush hit then!
     
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  16. eliza

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    5's are wild this month. Safe travels - I hope to have a couple big hits to tell you about when you get here.
     
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    Great start! Have a great trip and good luck!
     
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  18. Johnzimbo

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    Good Luck! Never have heard polka music in a casino but will take it over the ear-splitting music at The D any day
     
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  19. eliza

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    Dinner at Hugo’s Cellar was phenomenal, as always. More pics later.

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  20. eliza

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    At Mike’s Bar playing VP and watching VGK.

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    Neither of the bartenders is named Mike and I’m confused.
     
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