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I got a note from my wife

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I got a note from my wife

I have been begging my wife to let me go to Vegas for my birthday in Feb. She kept telling me to go, but I didn't really think she wanted me to. We were at a wedding reception and talking about me going and she said she really wanted me to, so I made her right me a note that read like this: "I want Tim to go to Vegas for his birthday in February and I wil not make his life Hell. signed Susan".

So what's a guy to do. Last night a buddy and I booked our Vegas trip. His birthday is the same day as mine, Feb. 7th. Anyway we booked 3 nights at Bally's on a free offer and the first night we booked the Gold Coast. Gold Coast is owned by Boydd and since we have a Boydd property here in Indiana we get fairly good offers.

Booked our flights thru Allegiant for $221 each round trip. The only bad thing is we will be flying while the super bowl is starting. We should land about halftime or a little later. Might get to the hotel in time to catch the end.

Well it is snowing like crazy here in Indiana now, I got 2 months of winter weather to get thru before we get to Vegas. At least I have something to look forward to.

Mr. K

PS. I haven't read much on here about the Gold Coast. Anybody have a idea what it is like?

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1. Re: I got a note from my wife

Have a great time!!!!

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No way you could leave a day early and be there in time for the Super Bowl?

You a Colts fan Mr. K? They're not doing too well right now. Peyton hasn't looked this bad in a long time.

Never stayed at Gold Coast but have heard pretty good things. I think you'll be happy with it.

TG

Edited: 06 December 2010, 12:25
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go to google and type in.....trip advisor gold coast hotel las vegas....and all sorts of candid and frank reviews will pop up by previous guests. we always read this site now before and after booking a certain property so we know what to expect and what to ask for or not to ask for.

sounds like a fantastic trip for you boys....hang out at the sports bar upon arrival in vegas to catch the superbowl !

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TG,

Allegiant only flys on Sundays and Thursdays out of South Bend. Yes, a huge Colts fan, but you can't win every year and this appears to be the year that thing just aren't going to work out.

Mr. K

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Gotcha Mr. K...

Too bad you couldn't get a competing airline to match Allegiant's price, which is pretty dang good by the way.

Colts have had a ton of injuries which haven't helped. Just stunning to see them lose back to back weeks at home.

TG

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Great news! I am sure you will have a fantastic time.

The Gold Coast is off strip. Try to get a renovated (premium) room. They are much nicer than the older rooms. It is a simple hotel- very basic, but very clean. The staff is friendly and efficient. The pool is tiny- but you won't have to worry about that. The shuttle is free and reliable. It has two fairly good Asian restaurants and one nice steakhouse. You can cross one street (Flamingo Road) and be at the Palms and you can cross another street (Valley View) and be at the Rio.

If you are looking for luxury- you will be disappointed. If you are just looking for a nice place to stay without a lot of bells and whistles- you will be fine.

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I've only visited the GC casino and my only knocks on it are that its low key and can get smokey. I've tried the buffet, one of the Chinese restaurants and the steakhouse and had great meals in all. I like it because they have slots coming out of their ears. If you want a more amped up atmosphere, you can always hit Palms and Rio, too.

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VP

Thanks for the info. We are basically just looking for a room for one night until we can get to Ballys the next day. We looked at several options and picked this for the price. We did factor in that the Palms is across the street. Hopefully it will be hopping since it is Super Bowl night.

Mr. K

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vp is a Gold Coast Expert! She's stayed there many times!

as far as flying in early, good thing you're not.... Sat night prices for Superbowl are pretty steep!

Have a great time with your buds!!!

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10. Re: I got a note from my wife

Hey, you did the right thing by getting it in writing from your wife!!! Hopefully she sticks to it!!