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You know your trip is getting closer when you....

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Pea, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. rebirth

    rebirth High-Roller

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    Slim down a few pounds 2-3 weeks before. Because I'll eat what I want in Vegas. Add in walking, damage won't be as bad.

    Look at weather, so I know what to wear.
     
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  2. martinr

    martinr VIP Whale

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    I empty the contents of my change container into a large ziplock bag and take it to the closest Coinstar machine, usually at the grocery store where my wife and I shop on Sundays. Normally, I fly out solo on a Tuesday or Wednesday, so when we do the grocery shopping for the week I'm to be in Vegas, there is much less to buy. So, I stand in front of that machine emptying that bag into it from the nightly "pocket dumps" since my last Vegas trip. It's not a fortune, but it's usually a nice enough amount to put towards tips, airport food, etc. Last trip, I netted just about 100.00. That's my project that sends the Vegas electricity to my brain!
     
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  3. AndyG

    AndyG Tourist

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    I love listening to Mark and Dr. Mike .
     
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  4. YukonSloMo

    YukonSloMo Low-Roller

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    You make a comment on the Board to see How many days left
     
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  5. YukonSloMo

    YukonSloMo Low-Roller

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    Could not with one follow up
     
  6. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

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    There are different phases.
    Phase 1 is 90 days out knowing you can shop Groupon.
     
  7. Slacker

    Slacker Tourist

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    I check the airline seatmap to see if there is a 1st class upgrade available I can possible get a discount on at checkin
     
    this time I'm gonna pace myself, famous last words of every trip
  8. MCann

    MCann High-Roller

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    I realize I need dry cleaning and not sure when I'll have time before I leave, need a hair cut soon, finally finishing unpacking from last trip so I can re-pack bags, collecting players cards and cash in stacks and making a checklist of things to not forget. Also the hitting up ATM when ever I pass a no-fee place to keep from hitting my daily withdrawal limits and get my gambling budget in cash (although this time Im actually going to the bank so no constant ATM trips). Oh and I've just pre-ordered the meals for my flights. What am I forgetting...
     
    Not saying not to a free fountain view suite to kick off Thanksgiving!
    Presidential Suite for the holiday woohoo!
  9. AlPal

    AlPal Vegas Addict

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    I'm on this forum more than I should be, and I double and triple check all comp offers and organize a plan of attack!
     
    Free flight, hello VEGAS! Sept. 27-Oct. 1
    Halloween Trip!
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  10. Catzilla

    Catzilla High-Roller

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    I have a list for myself that I start checking off the week before, stuff like scheduling airport transportation on both ends, confirming things like other normal people. The non normal is in progress now for a trip hopefully on Monday. A visit to the vet this afternoon will determine whether that is going to happen. Taking my place here while I'm gone a few days is not for the faint of heart. Depending on who is ailing and to what degree, DH does my chores. Occasionally I've had a vet tech come out when fluids, shots, etc. needed to be given. Medications aren't too bad right now.

    Food, both dry and canned have to be labeled according to health issues and allergies for both the house cats and cat barn cats.

    When all this stuff is done, I know my trip is getting close! My vet knows I'm gone and I book multiple flights home in case it hits the fan. :rolleyes:

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  11. deansrobinson

    deansrobinson VIP Whale

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    ...see the luggage mysteriously appear in the sitting room. Silently standing by, waiting. Just waiting .
     
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  12. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Sitting room? How wonderfully southern of you, Dean!! Parlour occupied?
     
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  13. firemanpete3

    firemanpete3 Low-Roller

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    When I check the extended forecast and it shows the day i arrive. Then it feels real.
     
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  14. LVRaiders

    LVRaiders Low-Roller

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    For me:

    1. Start the GroupMe chat with friends (if going) to plan activities
    2. Check weather
    3. Reserve any shows, VIP tables, etc
     
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  15. LVRaiders

    LVRaiders Low-Roller

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    Bumping this since I'm roughly a week out, which means the mental packing begins
     
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  16. Bela Oxmyx

    Bela Oxmyx Tourist

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    I pick out my "victims" usually 2-3 days before I leave. Victims are shirts that I will bring to Vegas, wear and throw away - usually 3 to 4 victims per trip. These are shirts that are in good shape and still reasonably in style but I have grown bored of them so they get the one-way trip. I do not know why I do this. I'm starting to give the same treatment to my socks. Exciting, eh? Sorry to hear about Percy the bird, my 97 year old Uncle had a bird that recently died. Uncle does not remember how old the bird was but he thinks he has had it for about 40 years and it was old when he got it. I remember it when I was a youngster, we would get the bird to start swearing - loads of fun.
     
  17. shawn_d

    shawn_d Low-Roller

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    A month out- i start logging in here more frequently, we start checking CAD-USD rates, MyVegas rewards to redeem, Groupon/ travelzoo.
    A few weeks out, wardrobe refresh and my wife will start breaking in any new shoes she plans on bringing on the trip.
    The week of, the VMB logins become almost hourly if not more, I start reading trip reports more closely for ideas. Check luggage to make sure there are no surprises, because no one likes to find a ripped zipper the evening before fly - a good time to pack your favorite pills like Aleve / Pepto / etc. I skip drinking for a few days before the trip. Finally, activate my travel sim card and the last thing before I leave Toronto is get a manicure.
     
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  18. LVRaiders

    LVRaiders Low-Roller

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    I had a carry on bag zipper break a few years back on the way home. Ended up buying an ugly bag in the Miracle Mile shops to get my stuff home. Wont happen again haha
     
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  19. shawn_d

    shawn_d Low-Roller

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    I had to buy a roller bag at a sketchy store next to the Wynn years ago, so I always make sure the zippers are nice and fluid. On that note, Costco has a fairly decent deal on the Delsey Titanium and its lighter than the Heys we have.
     
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  20. carolineno

    carolineno VIP Whale

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    I am about 7.5 weeks away (but who's counting) and I'm starting to plan my time on day planner sheets. I'll do a few versions of this and by mid trip I'll scrap the whole thing. It keeps me from forgetting all the stuff I want to do, and I'll at least hit a few new things off of my to-do list! I really want to visit the Plaza and downtown this time, but I'm not sure I'll make it...to be determined.
     
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