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When does your Las Vegas trip "begin?"

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by engicedave, Jun 7, 2012.

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  1. ebuzz7

    ebuzz7 Low-Roller

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    I like to think it starts with the planning since we are down to about 1 trip a year. It's the setting the countdown clock, the lurking on this board and soaking up all the info on what is new in the last year, the places I have missed (just found out there is a Miller's Ale house there!) Reading the yummy trip reports that everyone so nicely shares.
    It's the laying around our pool all summer so I can get tan enough not to fry in the August Vegas sun. And all the boat drinks that goes along with pool time.
    Mostly though it's my brother in law arriving at the house to pick us up for the airport with a bottle of champagne and a rebel yell that "vacation has started".
     
  2. LushLife

    LushLife Tourist

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    Same here too. I have a list of things I need to do around the house. A folder with my itnerary, a list of things my buddies and I would like to do, but never get it all done, and a list of things to get when I get there....

    I'm a week out, and almost all packed, well by Saturday for sure!

    Can't focus on work.
     
  3. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    Starts today!
     
  4. LushLife

    LushLife Tourist

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    Next week, same day I get there. If you see me there I'll be the guy with a beer gambling...:beer:
     
  5. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    When we see M Resort on the skyline. Even if we don't stop, it means that we can see the Strip in the distance and Wynncore is only 30 minutes (more or less) away. That gets the mood into a serious gear. Up until then it's just driving.
     
  6. tatterdema

    tatterdema VIP Whale

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    When I have my first drink from Mermaids in my hand. Usually about 10 minutes after I am checked in, wherever I am staying....
     
  7. xizor

    xizor Tourist

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    For me it is when I set my bags down in my room (in the bath tub with the lights on thanks to Dewey :wave:). That is when I am no longer a traveler and I am now a drinking & gambling idiot.
     
  8. brownies95

    brownies95 Low-Roller

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    As soon as we fly over the Rockies. Then I know that we are getting close!!

    Tim:peace:
     
  9. PSM

    PSM High-Roller

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    For me, it's when I step out of baggage claim at McCarran into that dry desert heat! I'm typically coming from muggy, humid, often rainy, sometimes cold New England weather, and I never leave a climate controlled environment between stepping into Bradley Airport and stepping out of the baggage claim at McCarran, so it really slaps me in the face and makes me realize I've arrived. I don't even consider going to Vegas in the winter; for me, nothing makes a vacation like pools, sunshine, and dry heat! :D
     
  10. RorySF

    RorySF Tourist

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    When I head to the airport, although I don't start getting really excited until we get through security.
     
  11. captainron62

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    Mine starts when I arrive at the airport. I always fly out in the early morning from Columbus, Oh. I grab a coffee at Starbucks along w a scone and head towards the gate.

    At this time I dont have to worry about work, the kids, the house, or anything else, I am in true vacation mode!

    I have tried to embrace the flight the past few trips rather than dreading it as I used to.
     
  12. denluvslv

    denluvslv Low-Roller

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    When we put our luggage in the trunk for the 6 hour drive to LV. Come on July 21st!!!!:beer::beer::beer::beer:
     
  13. vegaskelz

    vegaskelz Tourist

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    For me it will have to be when I take my seat on the plane and turn on my ipod to my vegas playlist. At this point i feel like 1000 pounds is lifted off my chest.
     
  14. JWBlue

    JWBlue VIP Whale

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    The juices start flowing for me when I wake up the day I am going to travel.
     
  15. Alasted

    Alasted Tourist

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    When I get past TSA.
     
  16. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Winner winner. That's when every trip truly starts.
     
  17. trooth

    trooth Low-Roller

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    Mine starts when I get in the car to go to the airport. Technically that is the big of my travel and my trip.
     
  18. Sdebruyne

    Sdebruyne Low-Roller

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    As soon as I get to the airport! But the pre-trip hype starts as soon as I book my flight.
     
  19. luvlv

    luvlv Low-Roller

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    Airport lounge, first drink.
     
  20. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

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    Once the last piece of luggage is retrieved its time to rock and roll.:beer:
     
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