Thursday 19th June
Arrived at PH, straight up to check in. "Hi its just like being back home, we got married here last year, and we are back for a big Meet and Greet on Tuesday right here in the Pampas Grille. Have you heard of TA?"
"Oh well its a whole group of people across the world who are coming to Vegas to meet for the first time, there is going to be about 100 of us turning up"
"Wow, what here at Pampas" starts letting those fingers type on the keyboard.
We wait a few minutes, BINGO, got upgrade to a newly refurbished room with view of the Bellagio fountains. No $20 needed here. It pays to chat.
Dropped off cases, checked out room, straight to sign up for players cards and gambled, we had finally arrived in Vegas.
Bed at 2.30am
Friday 20th June
Slept 4 hours.
Up early grabbed a sandwich at the Earl of Sandwich in PH. Then headed to the shopping mall to get some bargains. Got quite a bit, cheap, but thats why we Brits love shopping over there with the £ against the $.
Stopped off a TI as needed a drink, played on the slots for a while drinking bloody marys and mamosas.
Dropped off the shopping, then headed to the Bally monorail and went to The Hilton. Picked up Big Bazza (Barry Manilow to yous lot) tickets. Then took my picture of the Elvis statue and then back inside for slots and more drinks. The CW who served us was of the older generation, funky and loved to flirt with Al, she was a character, and a great laugh. Hence we weren't short of getting drinks.
Al was getting hungry and decided to treat me to a slap up meal at the greasy cafe (by the sports bar). I wasn't hungry so just had a few chips, which were chunky chips not those skinny minnies.
Headed into the theatre to see Big Bazza, was given some glow sticks on entry. Had great seats. I had the biggest Bazza fan sitting next to me, and when he asked a lady to dance she was wetting her pants.
He put on a great show and I never thought in a million years I would be up and whopping and shouting waving glow sticks at Big Bazza, but I am NOT ashamed to admit that I did.
Headed back to PH and yes you guessed it gambled and more drinking. Bed about 3am.
Saturday 21st June
Slept 4 hours
StCornwall came over to PH and we played a few slots (St found the wizard of Oz) he loved this machine, I hated it. First drink of the day. Shrek was picking us up to go downtown. Now all these great people we have never met but when we finally met them it was like we had known them forever.
Shrek and Fiona picked us up and we headed downtown to Freemont to meet others for the Champagne Buffet. This was a great buffet, but again I wasnt very hungry but the mamosas were going down well. VV had just finished her drink of many, turned to Al and said "are we all out" whereas Al signalled to the waiter and in a bat of an eye lid her glass was full again and she was contented.
Benny was there, in her gold hat, and presented each and every man a present. It was an envelope and on it, it said rattlesnake eggs, when they opened them, the men jumped as it was a prank which Benny is very good at playing. Gave us all a giggle. She also presented the women a mug each. Benny thank you very much.
StCornwall (Stu) Al and myself stayed DT for a while and yes played on the slots and had a few more drinks. Shrek met us and took us over to Rio to see if we could spot Buggy in the Poker tournament. It was like looking for a needle in a haystack. We spotted a mohawk and went charging over but it wasnt Buggy. After about an hour Shrek and Fiona headed off and yes we went and did more gambling and drinking. Left, cab, driven by Gary, he was a character, think we all knew his life story by the time we got back to PH. Think Stu wanted to get out with us after Gary told us he has had 19 crashes (right offs) since driving cabs, but Stu left with him in the front seat looking a bit green around the gills. Arranged to meet him after a quick freshen up.
Got a cab "Palazzo and 4Q please" headed off and next minute we are near MB, "where are you going" I ask, "4Q then Palazzo, it will save you money" came the reply.
"We are picking someone up from the Palazzo to go to 4Q, thats why I said them in that order" $40 later and 45 minutes we arrive at 4Q.
Meet a few more new faces and yes you guessed it gambled and drunk a bit more. Most people were tired so retired early, so Stu stayed DT and Al and me headed back to strip and gambled and drunk a little more. No surprises there then.
To follow Zion and party party party.