This is the full version of a trip report I started on another thread about a week ago. I had posted 4 of the 9 days and it ended up taking me much longer than planned to finish. I apologize for the partially duplicate post, but I think these are much easier to read when there are not many comments in between and that post has been quiet. I updated / edited a bit of the first few days, but anyone who thinks this looks familiar may want to skip to day 5.
This ended up being rather long and if you are looking for gambling stories, you will be disappointed. Thank you for taking the time to read through.
A couple weeks ago I posted a pre trip report. . . and as expected very little of it got followed. A little background to start off with each day posted as a reply. This was Melissa (M) and I’s 9th trip to Vegas together and my 11th overall. For a few years we were going to Vegas every 6-9 months, but a couple things changed:
1. M finally talked me into going on some beach vacations and we have fallen in love with Jamaica. We have now been to Jamaica 3 times over the past 2 years and can not wait to get back again.
2. Our last trip to Vegas was not our best. You can read this TR under my name, but in summary it was too long (9 nights) and in the winter. Walking between casinos at night was freezing at times so we stayed very close to our home base (Paris). We had no luck gambling, were sick on and off through the trip and ended up “Vegas bored” during the day time. We were tired of gambling, it was way too cold for a pool and we didn’t want to just drink all day.
In planning for this trip, we decided to go when it was warm, stay just 5 nights and chose a nicer hotel that was new to us (Palazzo). You will have to wait until the summary of Wednesday to see how this turned into a 8 night trip.