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Trip report 3-1/35, long...takes a while to explain such a...

Ok guys i have read trip reports over the months getting ready for my trip so now its over i will return the favor..............

I arrived in Vegas at 9 pm Wed. night, the weather as I left the airport was gorgeous. I decided to take a taxi just didnt want to take the shuttle, I will be rethinking that decision before my next trip. The cabbie was obviously shall we say........"upset" that I was alone, guess they make more with more than one person, so he grabbed my back tossed it in the car and slammed the trunk then the fun began. I really wondered how I got to the roller coaster at NY NY , this driver was a MANIAC, scared the poo outta me, oh well made it to Bally's in break neck speed, a little pricey approximately $18 but I did give him a nice tip hopefully his next fare got kinder treatment. Anyway , my friend was already there and had us already checked in so I have nothing to report on the front desks there at Ballys, I was pleasantly surprised when I did get to the room, huge room, very clean, smelt great, bed was comfy, everything worked nicely, water pressure was good, no bed bugs, couldnt hear anything from next room, I would definately go back there anytime. Next morning went to the sidewalk cafe at Ballys for breakfast, food was very good, but the best thing was the staff, the waitress was very friendly, the guy serving the coffee was very sweet also gave me several very nice compliments along the way, amazing since i jumped outta bed grabbed clothes ran down ate then went back up to the room and took the time to get ready for the day LOL LOL. Spent the day shopping, went to RIO to see the Masquarde in the Sky parade thingy, it was fun. Walked over to Dessert passage that evening had dinner at La Salsa Cantina there, wanted something quick and kinda casual, it was so - so. Good chips and salsa, but found the food a bit bland, flavorless, it was ok but just not the best, however the waiter was nice, i had asked about the cups the Margaritas by the yard come in,I just cant handle tequila, asked if I could get anything else in it, he said sure anything I wanted in it, ot I could get it empty for $3.50, I bought the empty cup I was happy............Next night after mostly shopping again during the day.........went to Toby Keiths I Love This Bar and Grill.........fantastic.........we had the baby back ribs and they were to die for, so tender and flavorful.................our waitress was very outgoing and friendly..and the service was very quick.............my friend was a bit hesitant but I had my heart set on trying that place so he gave in and was very happy that we went...........Had the buffet at BAllys for one meal was disappointed not very good at all............went back to the Sidewalk Cafe second morning (sorry forgot about that) again food was great but most impressive was that the waitress from the day before actually came to my table and spoke to me asking if my day the day before had been good, did I win, just very friendly........this days waitress seemed abit out of sorts but instead of letting it bother me I just smiled and told her " please dont worry with me..........just slow down take a deep breath......relax..........she did and had a new attitude with a smile in a minute or two......she then thanked me for being kind to her and began complimenting me on everything from my hair to my outfit, we chatted for a moment and I left there with a smile knowing that she would have a better day.......I had absolutely no problems at Ballys, Paris, Rio or Aladdin being asked if I wanted a drink while sitting at the penny slots ( high roller here LOL)......... went to a candy shop in Ballys was asking about the fudge, wanted a special after dinner treat ........the girl in there was so sweet she let me taste a couple of flavors so that I could make up my mind........then gave me the piece she sliced the sample off of.......said "Please take it and enjoy it, I would just have to throw it away", as I got ready to leave Sunday morning we were walking to the front and a security guard stopped us just to say " I hope you had a great time, and hope to see you again." this was again at Ballys............All in all I was beyond impressed and treated like royalty everywhere I went........I know I have left out loads but these are some high points...........hope someone gets some useful info or just has fun reading................Bye........have a great day................

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1. Re: Trip report 3-1/35, long...takes a while to explain such a...

Sounds like you're just the kind of person people like to serve. My hat's off to you for being so pleasant. As for the cabbie, I don't believe the fare varies according to number of patrons. You're nicer than I. Had he thrown MY bag around, I'm afraid his tip would have suffered.

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Nice TR---sounds like you had a really good time---we were there a couple weeks ago, we stayed next door at Paris, it was very nice there too---its great that you can walk from Paris into Bally's and never go outside.

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3. Re: Trip report 3-1/35, long...takes a while to explain such a...

I don't know why that cab driver was surly. They do NOT charge per person.

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4. Re: Trip report 3-1/35, long...takes a while to explain such a...

nice report sounds like u had a good time and im glad u commented on the weather too...

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5. Re: Trip report 3-1/35, long...takes a while to explain such a...

I am going in 17 days...who's counting......did you stay in the north or south tower? If you could have brought one more thing, what would it have been?

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6. Re: Trip report 3-1/35, long...takes a while to explain such a...

Great trip report Sparklinbrowneyes!

Would you be kind enough to tell me where Toby Keith's Restaurant is? Those ribs sound delicious. Thanks, Lucia

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7. Re: Trip report 3-1/35, long...takes a while to explain such a...

Nice report, thank you for sharing. We knew we'd have a fun cab ride when we got in the cab and the driver turned around and said "buckle your seat belts please".

Glad to hear you had a good time.

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TJ what would i have brought if i could have brought one more thing????? HMMM cant think of a thing except a magic potion that would have given me more time with my friend other than that, I think I remembered everything..... and Lucia, Toby Keiths is at Harrahs right inside the entrace from the monorail so if you come on the monorail right there, if coming from the front just follow the signs to the monorail and cant miss it....oh yeah by the way the full rack of baby back ribs , with 2 sides, and a basket of yummy breads, HUGE meal to say the least was only $19.99 and worth every cent of it....Thanks for all the nice responses everyone, glad you enjoyed hearing about my trip. Im still on cloud 9 and if anyone has anymore questions I will do my best to answer if I can...........and by the way TJ im jealous wish i was going back in 17 days, i have a year to wait now :( but that is OK it will be here before I know it :))

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9. Re: Trip report 3-1/35, long...takes a while to explain such a...

OOPS TJ sorry i was in the south tower, completely looked over that question.....

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10. Re: Trip report 3-1/35, long...takes a while to explain such a...

What did you think of the pool at Bsllys? Was the casino area smokey???