Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Pea, Feb 21, 2019.
I will have a very difficult time focusing on work o we the next two days...
I try and eat really well for a few weeks, so I can lose a few. Then once I get there, I eat and drink like crazy. I tell myself I'm getting a lot of walking in, but since we stay downtown, that's not even true. I call this the Vegas Cycle.
The night before departure when I go to the garage and put my carryon backpack in the back seat of my car.
When I go to the bank (locally) to pull out the cash!
... Notice the expiration date on the milk you're buying is on or beyond the date of your trip.
Visit my local casino to hopefully augment my bankroll! Hey it's worked several times!!
Weather forecast is a sure sign.
For Canadians it's also checking the exchange rates in the weeks leading up.
Well now Wednesday is only going to be 6 degrees warmer than here. I hate it when it's even nicer at home than in Vegas, drives me nuts for some reason.
I was going to arrive next Tuesday but weather looked not the best & I have a lot going on here so I changed to arrive Wednesday. I need bookend days.
That's another thing - I get panicky, but that's a whole 'nother thread!
and I see my countdown timer and say "uh, I have to lose xx lbs. a Day now"
I start looking for comps and flights for my "NEXT" trip
I know it’s close when:
I start counting wearable undies
I weigh myself and realize I will never lose that 10 pounds before my trip
I get my daily envelopes out
I'm in the exchange rate checking window now.
Trim my nose hairs and pluck my unibrow.
It's under 75 cents I believe. Not pretty. And not going to be getting better.
Wow! 15 years ago it was like 2-1 for you guys!
Our $ was never at 1 Canadian for 2 American..it has been higher than the US $ but not at that ratio.
I knew the exchange rate was really, really good for you guys about 15-20 years ago.
I didn't realize it had gone down so much.
Do you hold on to your USD for your next trip or do you exchange it back afterwards every time?
I swear it seems like I always have a drawer full of money from places that I forgot about until I unpacked.
One year I took all the Euros and Pesos from the junk drawwer with me to Vegas and exchanged them at the Casino....it was a couple hundred dollars!
I start breaking $20 bills until I get like $50 in singles.
I look all over Google maps at all of the places I want to go.
We are going with friends this year so I'm emailing them "tip of the day" with practical stuff and humor.
I make jerky to hand out to street beggars that are "hungry".
We have a US fund bank account so deposit our US dollars when we return.
I know it's close when I print out my final list of restaurants I want to try, gaming specials I want to take advantage of and extra curricular activities that made the grade...usually mentioned on this board or LVA.
Yes, for the CWs. That's why I always bring $100 in singles. For tipping...waitresses. Not go-go dancers or strippers. I wouldn't do something so sordid in a fine, cosmopolitan place such as Las Vegas.
No but seriously it's amazing how many $1s I burn through in a week in vegas.
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