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Zimbo and Pete go to White Castle....or not. Live 7/5-7/8

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Johnzimbo, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. Johnzimbo

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    My Trip Report

    Pete and I had planned on an early November trip for Breeder's Cup weekend but now I have a wedding to attend that weekend so we cancelled that and figured we may not get a guys trip in the year, but then I was told at work I couldn't take any time off from mid-July to Mid-September for a couple reasons, so we decided to get a trip in before and it has arrived.

    Flight from DFW in a few hours (got round trip for $88) and as usual Pete booked his flight from California to get in before mine. He always does this, it is a standing joke that he never lets me get there before him. A few days ago I got an email from AA saying my flight was filling up and I could change at no cost, and the flight they were offering was on July 4th not the 5th. I contemplated accepting and then calling Pete from the Orleans to tell him I was there a day early, but three nights is plenty for me.

    Last chore before the trip is trimming back the ground cover on the hill in our backyard. Caught this guy looking for a meal there a few days ago.
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    Doc says I have to hydrate before exercising or yardwork so I downed this just now
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    Anyone else have the same thought process as me? "Case of Gatorade is $2.50 more than the Costco brand. If I buy the Costco brand I add $2.50 to my Vegas bankroll. $2.50 is two hand of VP, one of which might get me a royal. So buying the actual Gatorade could be a $1,000 dollar mistake :)"

    Here is my traditional travelling to Vegas shirt
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    No I do not work for Discount Tire (but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night). Some people like @MCann head to Vegas looking dapper. I look like I just left the crapper.

    Hopefully the theme for this trip will be


    and not



    Depending on the Lyft availability we may never leave the Orleans, will play that by ear. Ok, off to the hill, will check back in at the airport
     

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  2. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    Love the shirt.
     
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  3. Richard Alpert

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    Happy travels, @Johnzimbo and Pete! :D

    I look forward to your view of conditions at The Orleans as we will be staying nearby and will likely be visiting on our upcoming trip.

    RICHARD
     
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    Have a great trip!
     
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    Have a great trip!!
     
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    Always love reading @Johnzimbo and Pete TR. good luck and look foward to following along
     
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    Like your sense of humor. I am thinking of a solo trip but wife is nervous about me catching something (virus I mean :whistle:). So she is saying I have to wait 14 days after I return for that welcome home hug,
     
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  8. Johnzimbo

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    yeah. mine has told me I have to sleep in the upstairs bedroom for 14 nights upon return. Like I need even more incentive to go :) :) :)
     
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    The dude next to me
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  11. Johnzimbo

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    Boarded
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    You got rid of the beard.
     
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    Lyft driver had some Fast and Furious car with a spoiler and when he opened the trunk some purple neon lights came on. Told him it reminded me of a strip club, he was not amused.

    Wait time was about ten minutes and cost less than $17, Pete had taken a cab and that was $24
     
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  14. Johnzimbo

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    On the board
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    Following along!!! Best of luck and I can't wait for all the details!
     
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    How does strategy differ for DDAF compared to DDB?
     
  17. Johnzimbo

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    Close but still nice...
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    Pete hit one
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    They have a points multiplier today but swiping at the kiosk showed none, we asked at the bconnected booth and system is not accepting the multiplier so they say they will manually multiply the points later
     
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    Trying the new funky bartop keno
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    Shots are easier when complying with the mask policy, FYI
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