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Have the best Vegas trip ever by.....

Lancashire
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Have the best Vegas trip ever by.....

So the "Never doing that in Vegas again" thread is epic and illuminating. I'm waiting to pick up BF from work and trying not to smoke and I catalogued all the "never nevers" to produce a definitive top 3(ish) in each category. Hope you like it!

Food/Drink

At 3 it's a tie between Carnegie Deli and Excalibur Buffet

2. The IP buffet

1. Any form of football/yard/slushy/mermaid drink

Free Show No-No's

3 Tie between shark reef and lions @ MGM

Number 1 with a bullet - Sirens @ TI

Do not see:

3. Grand Canyon by bus in 1 day

2. Penn and Teller

1. Blue Man Group

Run away from:

Timeshare bloodsuckers.

Do not stay at (or even enter):

3.Luxor

2. Excalibur

1. Circus Circus

(Honourable mention for Mirage which would have been 3rd if I'd included Secret Garden votes)

Pack your sense:

10. Tell your bank you are visiting Vegas

9. Forget Primm

8. Don't monorail

7. Everybody use sunscreen

6. Avoid the Deuce

5. Don't chase a win

4. No overbetting/extending your daily budget or bet amount

3. Comfortable shoes/no heels ladies

2. Walk to/from the Strat to ANYWHERE

1. And the majority vote goes to........

(Drumroll please)

Overindulging in alcohol and:

Napping at 3pm and wasting an entire evening

Walking round the Strip feeling like Superman/girl

Getting blasted till 4am in da club before morning flight home or before redeye flight home.

So - avoid that little lot and you're golden!

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1. Re: Have the best Vegas trip ever by.....

LOL! Nice idea....you must be REALLY bored/eager to get going though.

Shark Reef isnt reall a free show though. I think most people feel it is not worth the price. Great and kinda funny summary thought.

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2. Re: Have the best Vegas trip ever by.....

Aww I love the Shark Reef. *sniff*

Like Ivy said, nice thought, but Mirage doesn't belong in any category even close to Circus Circus. LOL :)

Lancashire
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3. Re: Have the best Vegas trip ever by.....

Thanks! I found it wasted an hour and kept me awake to pick up BF. And I didnt jump in the car to rush and buy a packet of cigs - I'm at that delicate stage of giving up - 16 hours in! :-)

Also - it's provided me with a great list to avoid rookie pitfalls. My work colleague raved about Sirens but he is single, lonely and boob deprived so I knew I couldn't count on his reccomedation!

Edited: 20 September 2011, 22:40
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4. Re: Have the best Vegas trip ever by.....

Very nice consolidated lists from that thread. Thanks.

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5. Re: Have the best Vegas trip ever by.....

Thanks for the effort in summarizing.

I do have to say that I disagree with most of them. Understand that they're not "your" opinions though!

Did people really say to not stay at or even enter Mirage?

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6. Re: Have the best Vegas trip ever by.....

Aww, Penn and Teller wasn't that bad! ;)

Good luck with the not smoking.

Langley City, Canada
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7. Re: Have the best Vegas trip ever by.....

Yes! Congratulations on finding ways to distract yourself and making it this far without a cigarette. I am near my 3 year quit date but still remember how hard it was in the beginning. I read a book and quit cold turkey...have had even a drag since. (Allan Car's EasyWay to Quit Smoking)

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8. Re: Have the best Vegas trip ever by.....

Bad list IMO lots of things many people like. Very hard to please (or not please) everyone. Gives a lot of people the wrong idea.

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9. Re: Have the best Vegas trip ever by.....

Considering the monkey on your back (cigs). Your totally not in your right mind. So this thread is basically the monkey speaking, wishing you were sitting in vegas with a cig in hand, a drink in another and doing everything you said not to do. Don't we all. lol. Keep going don't light up. You can still do it all without the permanent hand appendage. You can do it.

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10. Re: Have the best Vegas trip ever by.....

I love it...you are hilarious!!! LOL