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17th - 21st January - Returning after over a year!

Discussion in 'Full Las Vegas Trip Reports' started by RTG10, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. RTG10

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    First of all, let me apologize for starting this report so early, to say I am excited is an understatement. I've clocked out of work for the final time before making the 10.5 hour trek over the pond (Atlantic) to the adult Disneyland a mere few days from now.

    A brief bit of backstory, my Wife and I are very fortunate to have had our first child 9 months ago and couldn't be happier parents. With this said, we are sleep deprived and emotionally drained after an altogether tough year on the personal front and therefore it is fortunate 8 months ago whilst adjusting to life as parents we made a spontaneous decision to book a trip to Las Vegas. Going from 3 visits per year to none was a big shock and we are definitely ready to make our return.

    The plan is meticulous to make the most of every moment , it's been planned to within an inch of its life via. Excel spreadsheet , here's the rub.

    Flight - BA Business Class
    Hotel - Encore (First Time) also stacking offers at two other hotels for FP and F&B.
    Transport - Presidential Limo

    Restaurant Bookings - Mon Ami Gabi (Breakfast) , Carbone (Dinner) , Zuma (Dinner)
    Snacks - Wynn Buffet , 550 Pizza
    Activities - Golden Knights Game , Top Golf , NFL Play-Offs

    Budget - FP $750 , F&B $740, Spends $7K

    Safe to say this is the biggest budget I've brought for a 4 day trip and I can't wait to see what rollercoasters lie ahead.

    Generally speaking through a combination of jet lag and excitement were both early risers in Vegas, there is something special about such a grand, imposing city empty first thing in the morning that is impressive. I , however , rise even earlier than the wife (no jokes please!) so I've even allocated myself an early morning budget to make sure I don't blow my load too early as any degenerate can.

    In terms of gaming we mainly play Slots / Craps. Never been a fan of BlackJack (Hate influencing others) , I love VP but the wife finds it boring , we occasionally hit a 3 Card Poker table but that can threw your cash!

    Whilst we're going to miss our little one like crazy, we think it's good for us to be reminded of who we are / were again and have a bit of a mental / emotional reset ! We've got plans to throw some dice or drink some chick drinks with @newmans which will undoubtedly be fun!

    I will post some of my best Vegas hits in here before I go and I will aim to update this live!
     
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    5000A72A-8716-43DC-8E9A-6254B75E16B9.jpeg Come play dice with us too!
    Just look for these shirts
     
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    Outstanding shirt design sir.

    Here's hoping the trip is even more outstanding! (I'm sure it will be)
     
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    Have a wonderful and lucky trip!
     
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    Safe travels!
    Looking forward to seeing you and Mrs RTG again for chick drinks in the DL.
     
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    Yes, you deserve some parent off time! Have a great trip!
     
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    Best of luck on the mental and emotional reset, and on the gambol too!!
     
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    ^THIS. I’ve become much more of an early(ish) riser in Vegas because of this feeling!
    I’ll be at Cosmo the 16-19 – perhaps our paths may cross :sunglasses:
    Best of luck to you both on your trip and safe travels across the pond!
     
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    It's the night before we fly, all checked in, packed and ready to hit the road! Flight leaves 4PM GMT so arriving into Vegas around 7pm. Thank god for a flat bed for this 11 hour trek, we shall arrive suitably pre-gamed with alcohol ready to hit the ground running!

    I'm like a child before vegas, I will probably not sleep much tonight! We've got to be up relatively early to drive to my parents to hand the little one over!
     
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    It’s infinitely more fun when sleep deprived and emotionally drained in Vegas! Hope you have an outstanding and lucky trip!
     
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    Just dropped this little man off !

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    Heading back home before going to the airport!
     
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    Start as we mean to go on as we wait for our cab!
     
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    Safe travel. Hope to see you soon.
     
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    Cab is here! We’re going to be very early for this bloody plane !

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    Gorgeous day though! For those who are interested , that small body of water is actually the Thames , as in London’s famous river.

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    Made it to the airport , a very quiet Heathrow! This is the size of our luggage! Carry on only is the best!

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    Safe travels!
     
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    Through security and in the lounge in record time !
     
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    A small tip: if any of you are Oneworld frequent fliers, you don’t have to use the lounge of the company you are travelling with. We just moved from a very busy BA lounge to a very quiet Cathay lounge with much better service and amazing food!

    Soy Satay Kewer and Lamb Samosa

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    Bao Buns

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    Dim Sum

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    If I had access to a lounge like that, I'd get to the airport a few days ahead and just stay there.
     
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    Moderation is not a word in our vocabulary! Apologies for all the pictures / updates, were both very excited !

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