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10 Day Vegas Trip -Shows, Clubs, Drinking, and Lots of Pics!

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Harlan, Kentucky
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10 Day Vegas Trip -Shows, Clubs, Drinking, and Lots of Pics!

Preface: Me (23) and my Girlfriend (21) went to Vegas for 10 days...there we met up for the first few days with my college buddy and his wife and then spent about a week by our selves. This was my girlfriend's first trip....I've been with my college buddy once before and alone once before that.

We flew all the way from maine!..its probably quicker to fly to London from here than to Vegas!

I'll post each day in a separate post but here are the pics so everyone can see them in the first post!

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Feel free to comment, ask questions, or bust my balls! haha be warned there are pics in there I don't remember taking but you can easily tell which ones in drunk in haha

I'll try to cover everything but as you all know once you get back the days all sort of blur together and its tough to separate one day from another...I literally looked at my pictures on my phone and that's how I know what day I did what haha

Enjoy!

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1. Re: 10 Day Vegas Trip -Shows, Clubs, Drinking, and Lots of Pics!

Flipping through your photos and I see thay have made major changes to the wax museum. My husband and I are surprised they didn't kick us out of there! LMAO!! We might have to check it out again if it's all new! Can't wait to read your report, and I'm jealous that we can't go for 10 days at a time!!!

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OK....just got to the photo with the large man shoved into the tiny airplane seat and I about spit out my drink!!! HAHAHAHA!!!! Classic!!!

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Day 1 Tues 31st

Arrival - Flight was 12 pm eastern time, reached Vegas around 5 pm Pacific time. About an 8 hour flight...had a connection in Detroit. When we got to the taxi cab I made sure to specify no tunnel with all the recent threads about tunneling I read haha.

We stayed at the MGM in a Grand Tower Room for 10 days. We arrived and the Check in, line wasn't long or anything but they were just unorganized sort of. I think some of it had to do with a lot of events going on the time we were there like Nitro Circus and a huge jewelry convention. We didn't wait long at all but the lady at the check in desk still gave us 3 $15 coupons to any bar in MGM which was nice!

I was worried about the rooms would be old/run down/small before we left but I was pleasantly surprised at how clean/big/and comfortable the Grand Tower Rooms are. Are there better rooms on the strip? yes! but for the price we paid I don't think you can beat these rooms. We paid like $30-$40 for weekdays and maybe $100 on weekends because of all the events. I don't get comped too often for free nights because I'm no ta big slot or table player. Mainly a poker player and low level craps. Huge bathrooms and big shower too, not a glass enclosed shower or anything but the tub and vanity area were very big and accommodating. The bed was super comfy as well. The lady at the check in desk told us she could upgrade us to a better view once the events of the weekend had ended but we really didn't want to bother.

We were starving once we got back so the first thing we did was set our bags down and call up the other couple that had already been there for a couple of days. We both had some restaurant.com certificates and we decided to go to Strip burger for our first meal. We figure we'd get a good meal at a good price with alcohol included and then walk back the strip at night and just crash and rest since we were so tired from the long trip. The other couple were staying at the MGM as well, they chose the West Wing rooms instead and they said they liked it. They were only there for 4-5 days so space wasn't an issue as they had less stuff so the smaller room didn't bother them.

We split a cab to strip burger, the cab line guy started giving us suggestions about blue cheese burgers and other stuff once we told him we wanted a cab to strip burger haha...I did try the blue cheese burger as a matter of fact and was very glad I did! all four of us had a burger and we split a cheese fries appetizer and maybe another appetizer? we all had 2 drinks as well... I think I had a mojito but I don't remember haha. I know my college buddy had a beer mojito and he liked it.

After the coupon I think it ended up being $70 ish for all 4 of us that meal included 2 drinks 2 appetizers and 4 burgers....so less than $20 per person! definitely recommend using the restaurant.com coupons here!

We were at the north end of the strip and we figured we want to just take it easy on our first night and not really do anything but wander the strip and go back to our hotel. But since we were already here we figured we'd head into the Wynn and encore just to show my girlfriend and my college buddy's wife has never been to Vegas either. We probably wouldn't come back up this way just to see the wynncore so why not right? I'm always impressed with it as the environment is so calm and serene. It is a beautiful property and we thought we might try out the Club Tryst on Thursday.

After a quick walk through there we headed back south to the MGM....what a long walk! but we stopped in the middle to see the cheesy pirate show from across the strip at Treasure Island...even for Vegas standards it was very cheesy haha....but it was free so we couldn't complain! we made our way back to the MGM but not before taking pictures with some street performers haha I always get distracted by them. Do these street performers work for themselves? or some other big company? I joked to my girlfriend I was just gonna move here and buy a costume and work on tips on the strip....easiest money ever..$1 tip per person I would just need to take 100-200 pics a day haha!

Finally back at the MGM....didn't want to stop inside any other hotels our legs were killing us and we were jet lagged....of course before going back up I had to stop at a craps table....the dealer ID'd my girlfriend...she had lost her ID a month or so before she came to vegas and had to order a new one so it looked really fake since it was brand new and she looks younger than 21 haha

the other married couple wasn't playing but just watching and they dealer still Id'd them....my buddys girlfriend goes sarcastically "I'm 24 thank you very much" then the dealer started laughing uncontrollably and said "sure" haha

except she really was 24 haha and then the dealer laughed more after seeing the ID...and she goes "you can wish me happy birthday now!" haha we made friends with the craps dealer fast he was awesome! his name was Kevin he was a middle aged black guy if anyone goes back say hi to him!

Anyways Kevin was trying to teach my girlfriend and my buddys wife the rules to craps as I was playing....I actually had a good session I think I maybe made $30-$40 or something I was only betting $10 at a time....for once in my life I actually had a good roll going! a lot of people made money off of them but I was only doing pass line and don't pass.

After about 30 minutes of playing and a couple of drinks we called it a night and headed up to sleep. We fell asleep as soon as we hit the bed haha

All in all it was a good first night...I don't really count it as a full first day since we got in at 5 pm and we were so tired....I'll be back with the report of the first full day! it includes more craps hot streaks!

Edited: 12 June 2011, 18:01
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Great pics! It is fun identifying all of them. O.K. -most of them!

Looking forward to the next part.

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Nice, looks like your having a great time in the photos. Keep going.

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Day 2 Wednesday June 1st

We had gone to bed around midnight the night before so we got a good night's sleep in...I think we woke up around 10 am ish and decided to meet the other couple down by the rainforest cafe to eat some brunch. We got down there and they said they had already looked at the menu and didn't really think it was a good choice. We took a quick peek and agreed. I remembered from reading TA there's a good sandwich spot in the MGM called WichCraft and I pulled out my Iphone App to verify haha...we headed to WichCraft and were just constantly amazed at how big the hotel is as we had never even come across the food court section before. I think Wichcraft is definitely the best value at the MGM Grand or maybe even all the casual fast eat places on the strip...$15 for a combo that includes a Sandwich, Chips, Fruit, and a Drink! I had the corn beef maybe? I can't remember it was one of the "hot" sandwiches but it was very delicious!

it was about 1pm ish and we decided we were going to find Fat Tuesdays and have one of those big yard long drinks to carry down the strip....we passed one on the way to the food court but it wasn't a Fat Tuesdays it was a more expensive/weaker drink place called 32 degrees which I was warned ahead of time of of course...because the Real Fat Tuesdays is actually in the basement of the MGM where the arcade is...right beside the main entrance where the cabs drop you off there is an escalator before the check in desks to your right and you go down and Fat Tuesdays is the first thing on your right!....half yard drink was $11 and $1 for an extra shot not bad at all....the drinks were strong! I had the Mango and my gf had some sort of combination thing where they mixed two or three....both were delicious and strong!

We decided to head out to Casino Royale for some cheap craps while sipping on our fruity looking yet strong drinks....by the time we got to Casino Royale we were both feeling buzzed at least and maybe even a little drunk...I drank mine really fast....my excuse is its cheaper to get drunk that way....

It was funny because we came to Casino Royale for cheap craps so our money would last longer since it's only $3 minimum but the tables were cold as ice! but the money lasted a little while so I got a couple of jack and cokes on top of the big half yard drink and I was pretty much gone by that point!

My buddys wife won $50 or $100 on some slot machines here too but I don't recall which one exactly....they had wheel of fortune slots here which I always like to try but I have been burnt out on slots from the last two trips ....didn't win a single penny anywhere so I just stick to Craps and Poker

So me and my friend have this thing going where whenever we come to vegas we put $10 or $25 or $50 on red or something once just to double up and leave....basically whenever we have money leftover from our gambling budget or extra change like $110 or $120 we'd put the $10 or $20 on Red.....but this time we decided to spice it up...I run a Cell Phone Accessory store and me and my friend both have an IPhone 4 so I bought a shiny new rhinestone case for an IPhone 4 with me to Vegas....we decided that he was going to put $10 on Red and I was going to put $10 on Black and whoever loses has to put on the Rhinestone case on their IPhone for the rest of the trip....it was Black! hahha he had a Pink Diamond case on his phone the entire time and we would constantly text/call him on purpose at the craps table or something just so he would pull his phone out in front of everyone

here's a picture of what the case looks like sort of

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Anyways cashed out a little ahead at casino royale...I like Casino Royale for cheap craps but my gf felt it was way too smoky....it was around 4 pm and the other couple had dinner plans at Olives then the show O at the Bellagio so we split a cab back to the MGM again $5 per couple not a bad deal to save walking haha we're a bunch of lazy bums I know

We got back to the MGM the other couple had to go up and get ready and we would meet them sometime after the show....we stayed down in the casino and tried some roulette....met another friendly dealer she was good haha had us locked into the conversation and before I knew it I was down like $100 in roulette whoops time to go! I should just stick to one spin red or black bets while walking by I think we spent some time at the craps table that day but not much....we just went back up to the room to rest up for a minute before we got hungry

We went back down after recharging our phones and resting up a little...we decided to eat at the deli...Stage Deli...while it's not WichCraft it was still very good I think I had a Rueben here ...it was about the same price range as WichCraft though but definitely would recommend this spot as well for a quick eat due to its prime location and easy access...it's right outside the poker room near the main entrance

It was about 9:30-10 pm by this point and we decided to meet the other couple at the Cosmo as they had just gotten done with the show and had never been to Cosmo either...I always underestimate the walk between MGM and center strip (Planet hollywood/city center etc)...but we walked in and I was really looking forward to checking the place out.

What surprised me most was I guess how small the place was....The casino was a lot smaller than I imagined but it was supposed to be an all condo hotel so that explains that....I guess I just had to get used to the casino/hotel being built up as opposed to being built out...we checked out the Chandelier bar...very impressive! we were headed outside and grabbed a drink at Bond Bar where the hot girls danced in the cages or whatever very nice spot close to the entrance...good drinks too! I had some sort of coconut/pina colada drink with whipped cream...it was on their menu and I recommend it.

After we got done admiring the cosmo and finishing our drinks we headed back to the MGM...it was about 11 pm or so and we are still getting adjusted to Vegas time...of course we hit the craps table again...and what do you know the same dealer Kevin is there!

Apparently this guy named John is to my right who recognizes me and said I was making him lots of money last night so he's glad I'm here....he was on the other side so I didn't recall bu the was cool so we all waited patiently till the dice came back to me....and I actually happened to go on one of my first ever "hot streaks" in craps...I've never had one....the night before was a semi good roll but this was a solid 20-25 minutes of shooting....I turned my $100 buy in into about $265 I think...And John all the while next to me was saying "I knew you were a hot shooter"...I'm like really? even I didn't know that haha I'm pretty sure it's all just blind luck but it sure was fun making money and rolling the dice for 25 minutes!.

I was rolling 7s and 11s on the come out roll like it was my job...making every single point there is doesn't matter 4 or 10 or 6 or 8....rinse and repeat! winning! haha I felt like a God and I loved how everyone was giving me credit....I felt like I was the only one at the table who recognized that it was just randomness that the dice hit the back wall and choose to land on the numbers we all needed....but that didn't stop us all from enjoying the great run! it's vegas baby! all the dealers were joking that MGM is going to go bankrupt and the stock price is going to go down because of this run hahah and then John yells NOOOOOO I own MGM stock! hahah it was just a fun time all around. The funniest part was I'm the most conservative better on the table and I made the least amount of money off of my run...everyone else at least made 5x the amount they had sitting in front of them before my run started because they were playing the place bets, the prop bets, and the field bets (mostly place bets though)...a lot of come bets too

I figured I better quit while I was ahead so I tipped the dealers 5 $1 chips and headed out then they go (Sarcastically and obviously kidding) "why don't you throw some of those red chips here too" haha I guess I had made a lot of money so I threw a couple of red ones I suppose that was fair....before I left, the guy next to me, John, tossed me $25! haha hey that's pretty awesome so I'm at about $275!

Now while all this is going on my college buddy is just sitting there watching he doesn't love craps or anything because he's lost every time he plays....but every time he's watching me playing I'm making a lot of money...until the moment he decides to step in the game then its all cold...he's like a zombie or something....or like one of those dementors from harry potter haha who suck the life out of the table! he was tempted to buy in I could see it but he held back

We were heading over to the cashier's desk...and well we passed a roulette table....what do you do when you have an uneven $275 that you want to turn into $300? put $25 on red of course....and just like the rest of the night it hit! $300 even for the night nice!

My first "Full Day" In vegas and it was a successful on! we were still on east coast time and trying to adjust so we headed upstairs while the other couple stayed behind and played slots for a few minutes.

Next Up: Thursday June 2nd Day 3! Massages at TI, Shows, Poker Trny, Shopping, Getting Drunk at Coyote Ugly, and Acting Crazy on The Strip! The Craziness Begins!

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lol-Enjoying your TR! keep it coming! Can't wait to find out if you walked or cabbed it to In and Out! lol

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Very enjoyable read, and nice pics...did ya'll go to Rain?

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LOL'ing at the iPhone cover!!! LMAO!!!!

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Yep that phone cover is great :-D.

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