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April 6- April 11..The "@Tringlomane / @AprilRonCincy Sandwich Trip Report", or....

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  1. DRPinVa

    DRPinVa As always, inspired by MrsDRPinVa
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    The "@tringlomane / @aprilroncincy Sandwich Trip Report", alternately known as the
    "Let's Change that Tag Line to 'Five Years and Counting" Trip Report"

    Yes, it's the Tring / AprilRon sandwich report because myself and the lovely MrsDRP will be arriving in Vegas the day after the infamous Tring departs, and the day prior to the equally infamous AprilRon's arrival... We're sandwiched in between and barely missing a great opportunity to physically meet two virtual friends... But who knows, maybe we'll run into @Craps_Player or some other yet to be VF friends....

    The countdown is well underway, the stomach is starting to get rolly polly in anticipation... the packing planning/layout has begun. Going from relatively cool Virginia 60ish degree weather to …

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    …...presents it's own issues for MrsDRP....that means digging through hoards of stowed away shoe boxes to find seasonally appropriate shoes...

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    Personally, I just grab a pair of tennis shoes..

    I'm pretty sure I owe a Thanks! ??? to @Suekel for this one...
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    MrsDRP saw this on a prior TR, so now I get to be the carrier of her Titos.

    Our last trip was in October, our next...well, this could be the last one for a while, as MrsDRP has already stated that she would like our Fall trip to be a return to New Orleans, which will likely knock us out of a second Vegas trip this year.....so... we darn well better make the most of it, eh?

    Planet Hollywood will be our hotel of choice this time.. 5 nights comped... we were hoping for Paris again, but it wasn't offered.. Will be our first PH stay... I believe we have an "Ultra Hip" room, which is very fitting because, well of course MrsDRP and I are Ultra Hip. LoL….Any advice on room placement request is also welcomed. Hoping we're not the only old farts amongst a sea of Spring Breakers...not that there's anything wrong with throngs of Spring Breakers... or Spring Breakers in thongs for that matter... :)

    We head out for the 2+ hour drive to Raleigh airport 8ish Saturday morning for our noon flight to Atlanta/Vegas...Hopefully no hurricanes will be in our flight path this time... We have volunteered to keep our 15 month old grandson Friday night, which could be our first hurdle...Our son-in-law is a firefighter/paramedic, and though his shift ends at 7:30AM...firefighters aren't generally allowed to leave if they are in the midst of fighting a fire or staunching someone's bleeding ... fingers crossed for no flames or fights...Also a tad different, we'll be flying Delta to Vegas this trip, had just enough miles left to cover the fight out.. Return trip a late non-stop on Southwest Thursday the 11th. I already opted to prepay the early check in this time ($50!!), since I don't really want to have to remember to check in at 5:30ish Wednesday afternoon...I love Southwest, but that check in exactly 24 hours to get a decent spot, sucks.

    As many of you who have read our prior TR's know, Vegas for MrsDRP and I means shows...as many as we can fit in … and once again, we have a full plate....

    Saturday - Ray Romano and David Spade at the Mirage
    Sunday - Carrot Top at Luxor..... we saw him 4 - 5 years ago and laughed our asses off.. Hopefully will again
    Monday - Aerosmith at Park MGM ... was the first concert we saw together..circa 1989ish..Can't wait

    Tuesday -
    Donnie and Marie, Flamingo.... Ummmmmmm...why not, MrsDRP will enjoy it...
    Wednesday - John Foggerty, Venetian....his shows have a special meaning for us, this will be our third time

    Although food is pretty much last on our list of Vegas priorities, we did get a Groupon for the Giada Sunday Brunch at the Cromwell... This will be our first 'celebrity chef meal'.... Neither of us are really foodies but we decided to give this a try... Anyone has experience, please share...

    MrsDRP has surprisingly agreed to spend one morning/afternoon downtown.... I'd like to go back there just to play some cheap craps and maybe find some of those decent VP machines.... I played craps at Fremont in October, but just briefly... Yes, suggestions welcome for your favorite VP, craps, and .... perhaps your favorite casual lunch suggestion as well... We were going to go to Nacho Daddy, but decided since there's one beside Planet Hollywood we'll do that one instead on a strip day. We went there last October and MrsDRP loved it...

    Additional possibilities:
    Try out the Plant Hollywood pool facilities on those extra hot days
    Take @Texas Steph 's advice and try some VP at the Plaza
    Revisit Main St Station and sit at the long bar/VP
    Enjoy a few buffets, Bellagio, Aria using MyVegas rewards
    MrsDRP get just enough decent wins to keep her interested
    Hopefully be able to meet up and roll some craps with @Craps_Player / others?
    Watch (as much as possible pre-Aerosmith) Virginia win it's first ever NCAA Basketball title
    Forget about anything back home related to work or health

    Not sure if I'll keep this TR live or not, or for how long...I'm 99% a dice player, and looking at pictures of a stack of chips on a table just isn't that exciting (or easy to do - they don't like cameras at the tables)...but I'll do my best … If not, perhaps a wrap up after...

    Follow along as you wish...

    Two more sleeps....Vegas, here we come....
     

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  2. CT Slotters

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    I can feel your excitement!!! Good luck and hoping for no fires or fights so there is no worrying about getting to the airport on time! :)
     
  3. BoVegas

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    Nice pre TR, 4 queens has been good to me on craps, plus 4 q staff is super, The D is ok also, enjoy & win.
     
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  4. Wanker751

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    Curious to hear about David spade. I like his stand up but also heard some negative reviews
     
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    I’m so excited for you both! You’ll be in the warm, I mean hot, weather before you know it! Your plans sound great and will definitely keep you busy. We’ve never tried Giada, but heard it’s good. Glad you could use a reward on it.

    We stayed at PH our very first trip. It was fine, but the walls were thin. So maybe ask for a potentially quiet room? But it’s Vegas; people party. And you are Hip, as you said...

    Good luck with the grandson Friday night! Nice way to spend your last night at home, getting some quality time in.
     
  6. Spivderman

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    Hope you have an awesome trip!
     
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    Have a great trip.
     
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    PH pool is really bad. Pool water is always ice cold, the chairs are in a lower level atrium area away from the pool, and the few places by the pool itself are too close to the overbearing, way too loud speakers. Come on over to Paris instead. Tons of open chairs, always in the sun, music usually not too loud, much more comfortable for people in the 35-60 age group.
     
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    Good luck and have fun. Enjoy the shows.
     
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    Have a great trip!!!!
     
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    Lol at this title!

    Sorry I am just going to miss you again! :( Have a great trip!
     
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    Good luck! Have a fabulous trip.
     
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  13. Wiscolovesvegas

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    I have no suggestion because YOUR TRIP ALREADY LOOKS LIKe ITS GOING TO BE AWESOME!! Btw.... we love Nacho Daddy!! Went downtown the first time and then this last trip went to the one by PH. The one by PH far more quiet ( though we went on a Thur night ). Have a great winning trip!!
     
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    Looking f forward to the craps updates, don't get those as often as we should around here (guilty of that myself). Good luck!
     
  15. DRPinVa

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    LoL It's just like being 10 again and waiting for Santa!!!! :D:D Yepper, We have less than an hour's worth of leeway so no prolonged emergencies early Saturday AM!!!

    Thanks Bo!! I don't think I've ever played at 4 Queens...maybe this will be the time!

    Will be sure to give a review.... Funny, I was wanting to see Romano, but MrsDRP is much more interested in Spade... At least one of em should be good, right?:)

    Thanks April!!! We're pretty excited too :D:D and looking forward to our Grandson's visit.... I'm a little bummed that we couldn't get Paris this trip...MrsDRP got fussed at one time in PH for sitting at a slot machine with her shoes off, so she's been sorta negative about it ever since..."fussed at" - they asked her to keep her shoes on her feet :oops::rolleyes: Hopefully this trip will change her perception for the better.. Hip....Funny!!!
     
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    Will see you soon. I get reloaded on Sunday when my guys fly into Vegas for the convention!!!
     
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    Thanks Spivderman!!!!!

    Thank you Scotty!!!

    Agrh....I was afraid of that... I knew that I'd never seen anyone posting praises about it... I had told MrsDRP that if it sucked we could always hop over to Paris...we've used that one a lot and enjoy it... Might just have to do that...Appreciate the info....Are you there same time?

    Thanks so much TR...Very excited about our line up!

    Thanks Hogman!!! Love your avatar!

    LoL...Glad you like it Tring!!! Hope you are having a blast and winning some!!! Will catch up with you one of these days..

    Thanks Elf!!!

    Thanks Wisco!!! I hope it's as awesome as it sounds... We can't wait... So, would you recommend the downtown Nacho Daddy over strip? We loved it too!

    Will try and post a few pics of (hopefully a full) rack of chips....Every time I ever try to take a pic of the table, I get 'corrected'...I guess I need to be more discreet.. Just hoping I have a few good rolls worth reporting..:):)
     
  18. DRPinVa

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    Will try and watch for you.. We have Brunch at 10 Sunday AM, but free after that until our dinner/show Sunday night... We'll see if we can't fatten that bank roll for you a little bit.. :)
     
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    I need fattening up that way! Still enjoying myself even though I’m not doing so well on the tables!

    Sunday is fine for me, as I’ve got dinner meetings on Monday and Tuesday and the convention during those days.
     
  20. Spivderman

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    Turn your back to the table...take out your phone and get the camera app ready...hold your phone like you are texting on it and turn around facing your rack (the other one) and take the picture while looking at your screen.
     
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