Me and BF just got back on Monday after our annual week long trip to vegas.
Had a fab time apart from the flight.... OH MY GOD! What a nightmare! Will never ever fly with delta again. We left Sat morning 10/9 had to leave our house at 3.30 am to be at airport in time and had 3 connecting flights cos were only route i could get as bf had to be back at work following mon! so we left Newcastle bound for Paris CDG. Plane missed its slot so were delayed half an hour therefore didnt think we would make our next flight from Paris to Atlanta and when we asked air hostesses who were very very unhelpful and just said if we miss our flight we will get you another!!
got a flight rescheduled and after a good few hour wait eventually got off to atalnta and then vegas. Arrived a few hours later than planned and a bit tired but at least we were there. Went out to baggage claim and got one suitcase was retrieved but the second didnt show OH NO!! Went into delta office and were told it woul;d be with us within 24 hours but as she checked computer she realised when our flights were transfered they had managed to cancel out flight home so we had to ring delta when we got to our hotel and reinstate it!!
So after a "can anything else go wrong day" we arrived at the bellagio, checked in and found our room on the 24th floor. What an amazing room very nice indeed with a pool view which was nice. it was late by now so we headed downstairs and picked up our players club cards, had a couple of drinks and a few dollars in the slots then off to bed we were shattered!!
Day 1 and this was going to go better!!! the case we lost had most bfs clothes in so he coped better than i would!! headed out down towards mgm and went in to see the lion habitat. then decided we were hungry so had a look about and plumped for studio cafe. I had chicken dippers and bf had soup then i had burger and rfries and bf had shrimp ceasers salad. Mine arrived way before his and when his arrived it was 4 shrimps on a stick on top of lettuce covered in ceasers dressing not a tomatoe or cucumcer in site. My burger wasnt too clever either so overall a thumbs down. Had a wander round mgm and played a few slots won a little bit then headed out and had a walk up to and through desert passage and then headed to the cheescake factoey for some well deserved dessert mmmm cherry cheesecake heaven!! and then headed back to bellagio to check if case had arrived. It had so we went up to our room and waited for it to be brought up. Eventually we were back to normal had all clothes etc and got washed and changed and went to ny ny as it was 9/11 thought it was quite apt to pay our respects. Went into nine fine irishmen it was buzzing with a life band and a tribute to the fire dept. Then we went to coyote ugly just out of curiosity. Had a great laugh there the girls were taking the pee out of all the men. Left and headed back to hotel but were hungry after our earlier abismil meal so went into cafe bellagio and had some really nice food and then hit the sack!!!
Day 2 had a walk to flamingo to see the birds was gutted the penguins wernt there though!! Carried on walking up the strip till we got to wynns. Thas wasnt built on our last trip so had to have a look in. Were hungry by this point so headed for the lunch buffet and was bitterley disapointed. everything was cold and there were only 2 types of meat and nothing to really go with them ie potatoes or veg although the dessert section was quite good. Left there and walked up to the riviera and sought a well deserved seat and ordered a drink. played on the slots and bf managed to hit one and won about $200 so finished our drink and took our winnings. went over to stardust and played some video poker-not my thing but bf won a bit again!!
Slowly walked back to hotel where we went for a lye down and rested our weary legs. when we eventuallt gort up we decided to head up to catch the ti sirens show it was packed but managed to see and what entertainment it was!! then headed up to carnival court for a god drink!! they had a punk band on who were ok but just enjoyed the general people watching. sat there till late and then went back to hotel where bf played a bit bj and i had afew dollars in the slots bf was up about $1000 so quit while he was head as it was about 4.30 am and we headed to bed!!
Day 3 Headed up to the coca cola bottle for some half price tickets for a comedy show and chose the riviera comedy club for that night. Then we got a taxi from mgm to the premium outlets. Spent quite a while in there had something to eat and bf bought some trainers and i bought some clinique cosmetics- so cheap compared to here!!! headed back to hotel with all our bags and walked down to grand canyon experience gift shop to get some tacky gifts to take home then walked up to paris and went into the cafe for something to eat had a great waiter and food was good. went to get changed and caught a taxi up to the riviera for the comedy club. Had a seat right at the front and a girl came round taking photos to buy at the end. There were 3 comedians on and all were very funny even though they did "pick" on me and bf esp the female headliner kept calling me missy!!!
enjoyed the show and walked up to carnival court again where there was a singer/entertainer called cooke jar who was very good stayed there late again and then headed back to bellagio for slots for me and bj for bf won a little again and then off to bed!!
Day 4 had collected quite a few comps on players club and had enough for a free buffet in bellagio so went for the lunch. What a difference to wynns! Very nice choice and very nice food no complaints there. AFterwards went for a walk around the poll area seeing as though we hadnt and wernt plamming on going down there thought we should at least take a look. Was very impressed. had some paly on the slots before getting changed and going to get picked up for a helicopter trip over the strip at night wwith papillon that i booked before we went. Got picked up and dropped at the airport. The trip was booked for 8.30-9 but arrived at 8.05 so was a lot of waiting around and didnt get on helicopter till 9 but it was really good when up there got a brililant view even though it wasnt for long.
got dropped back off at bellagio and headed over to pf changs at alladin. Had a nice window seat so could see people pasisng etc. our waiter was very helpful told me the dish i ordered i may not like and advised what it was like i wasnt keen so changed glad he told us. the meal we had was very nice bf had a shrimp dish hundreds of shrimps in it. we then went up to the lounge upstairs in the middle of alladin, had a few drinks and watched a good band up there then went down and played a few slots bf won a bit more-he gets all the luck!!!
day 5 went back to tics4tonight and got tickets for tony n tinas wedding that night and then went to the mirage to see the secret garden. really enjoyed this even though i dont agree with them being cooped up still enjoyed seing them all esp the white tigers and the dolphins esp the 2 young ones they def knew how to play up for people watching and managed to soak us a few times!!! left and went to get changed for tony and tina at the rio. what a hilarious show and different too!! i got my photp taken with the drunk vicar and bf with the nun. the grooms brother jonny wouldnt leave me alone saying how much he liked british peoples teeth and how much tea did we drink. brilliant actors and actresses a really goos show. wanted to go to voodoo lounge after and on way out got free admin tickets so went up there. What an amazing view up there had a witchdoctor and stayed up there untill we were cold and tired and caught a taxi back to the hotel.
day 6 went up to the stratosphere to look at the rides- notice i said look yes im a chicken!!
another amazing few and a terrifying experience watching x scram and insanity you a brave person i wouldnt do it!! enjoyed that throughly and had a walk back along to a few bus stops and got the bus back to hotel where we went to see the chocolate fountain and a proper looked at the conservatry then got changed to go down to freemont street. the biker fest was in full swing and it was really busy but watched the light show and had a wander about and then went for buffet at golden nugget it was friday seafood buffet which was very nice. ready to head back to get up for early flight home but had a little play on slots before catching cab back where we still went to the fontana lounge for a few more and watched a good band there.
day 7 up at 7 to leave for airport at 8 got to airport and checked in everything fine woo hoo!! got to our gate to board to fly to cincinatti when they announced that the plane was delayed an hour and 15 mins great that meant we would miss our 2nd flight again but we wernt that worried we were only going home so didnt mind sitting a few extra hours for next flight. when we eventually arrived at cincinatti having missed the 2nd flight to paris we headed to the rebooking deak to transfer and were giving a new flight for 7pm the following night it was only 7pm that night!! so they put us in a the marriott airport hotel in cincinatti and gave us dinner and breakfast vouchers which we could use at hotel ori n the airport. Shuttle took us to hotel which was very nice and headed down for dinner just before we got there we notied the vouchers were only for a value of $7 each so combined that was $28 for 2 of us to eat dinner and breakfast-come on delta get a grip!!! so we ended up paying for dinner anyway and was dying to give delta a piece of my mind!!
had to check out by 12 so tha meant 7 hours in the airport and when tried to use vouchers at mcdonalds- they dont take them!! that was the last straw i went to the delta desk and tolsd them exactly what i thought of their poor service and how we should have been told when given the vouchers that they had a value. Anyway eventually got home 24 hours later than planned.
Overall had an amazing trip apart from journeys!!
highlights were def
tony and tinas wedding
bellagio fountains esp at night never mentioned thes in report cos watched them at every chance!!
watching stratosphere rides-peoples faces wree a picture!
well just about everything was great
cant wait till our next trip
sorry it was so long but once i start i cant stop x