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July 18 -24 MB and GN (Not Good at Clever Titles)

Discussion in 'Full Las Vegas Trip Reports' started by Charis, Jul 16, 2021.

  1. Charis

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    Meet up with my family from WI.

    So how did we end up going to Vegas?

    About every two years or so we do a family vacation with my brothers family in addition to traveling to each other houses once or twice a year. Originally in August of 2020 we booked a beautiful beach house in Top Sail NC for July 2021 that has plenty of room to fit the 10 of us. We put down our deposits and everyone puts their requests in for time off. December 2020 an email comes oh so sorry your rental is no longer available. Well that stinks most of the other rentals left at this point are not what we are looking for.

    Back to the drawing board.

    We throw some ideas back and forth and nothing is sticking. Random convo with the SIL, your brother would like to go back to Vegas at some point. Hmmmm Vegas you say?

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    I frequently say, we all justify our own shit. Not in a negative way just a way of saying everyone has their reasons. Previously I was like nah I won’t take the kids to Vegas but here we are.

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    So Sunday we have a 6:30 AM flight out of Pittsburgh with a layover at Midway. Funny enough the brother’s family will be at O’hare to fly out at roughly the same time, so close yet so far apart.

    I tried to wager who would actually land first no takers.

    Let’s talk flights for a moment back in May I got an email... your flights have changed. Ok no biggie until I go and look and our flights start in Chicago and the Pittsburgh to Chicago is no where to be found, in addition to that they have a layover from Chicago to Vegas even though there are direct flights available. I do some searching find better flights and call since the way I booked our flights I wanted to make sure that we all are on the same flights. (Points for me, companion for the husband, cash for the kids) an hour and a half later we are all straightened out. Now according to SW someone would have called me about the missing flight but their email said nothing about that, just here are your new flights. Anyway it’s all good now.

    Staying at MB four 4 nights and moving to Golden Nugget for 2.

    Hindsight we should have booked Golden Nugget first and then MB but originally we only booked 4 nights at MB and then decided to add on 2 more nights.

    Plans:

    Tournament of Kings
    Blue Man Group
    Grand Canyon
    Various sight seeing and attractions
    Hell’s Kitchen
    Cabana at Golden Nugget


    Mood right now about working today...

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    We are a total of 10 so I feel like it will go something like this...

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  2. SimonG

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    Good luck ~ lots of pics pls, esp MB!
     
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  3. Charis

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    SW “lost” my early bird even though the confirmation from the switched flights stated it was transferred.

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    Nothing they can do but refund it, I told her she could give me one of the A1-A15.... not without a charge.

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  4. Wiscolovesvegas

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    You may not think your title is clever but your GIFs are hilarious!!!
     
  5. Charis

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    Well guess not....

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  6. tringlomane

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    Good luck and have a good time!
     
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    Did the group all land in Vegas okay? Good luck during your trip!
     
  8. Charis

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    We did! Thanks April!


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  9. Charis

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    I should probably stop starting trip reports

    I go in with the best intentions then nada or fizzle out with the updates!

    Day 1

    Land and check bags with bell desk and go to walk the strip a bit.

    Just checking out the sites basically. Stop at the Coke store for the sampler of soda and floats.

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    Go back to the hotel stopping on the way to get some Popeyes- a flipping hour for chicken? Ugh this was supposed to be our night for Tournament of Kings but that got cancelled.

    Get to the room when calling for luggage get a call that they are moving to us to a different room since in was reported that the shower was having issues. Ok at least we didn’t get our luggage yet! Move to the new room and eat.
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    Kids are tired from travel and maybe one from having a total of 2 of the swords.


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    Day 2

    My oldest turned 22 this month and part of his present was driving this at Battlefield Vegas, he had a blast.

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    More walking for the rest and checking out shops and casinos.

    Blue man group was fun for all


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  11. Charis

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    Day 3

    Grand Canyon

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    After we got back back we decided to take some of kids to see the fountains at night. We walking to Cosmo to grab a taxi we were at the corner with a large group of “street performers” and pennywise thought it was a great idea to grab my 12 years old neck, to which my 19 year old proceeded to hit his hand away yelling at him to not touch her. When we were approaching the area it was super congested and I was tucking her to the right behind me so I didn’t see it happening but obviously reacted to my 19 year old yelling. Still pissed about it and it freaked her out. (I suppose some would say this is why you should bring kids to Vegas but I am all for other assholes should keep their hands to themselves)


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  12. SimonG

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    Lovely photos, ty
     
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    It doesn’t matter when you update us - just glad that you are! I especially love the Hoover Dam pic; very good.

    I’d be pissed too at any stranger touching my child, so matter where you’re at! Too many creeps out there. I’m sure you’re proud of your 19 year old for automatically protecting her.
     
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    Good stuff so far! Enjoy the rest of your trip!
     
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    Y’all are getting around! Looks super fun. Minus someone touching your child. Love that your 19 year old felt empowered enough to stick up for them.


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    Lovely pictures.

    The sidewalk in front of Bellagio is crazy at dark. Like Pennywise touching my kid? I would have gone ham.

    Very cool experience for the 22 year old. I think I would like to drive a tank as well. I had a Ford Flex for 10 years-that might be as close as I get.

    Enjoy the rest of the trip!
     
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    Thanks and so appreciate it!
     
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    Rest of Wednesday day 5

    Hell’s Kitchen

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  20. Charis

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    Day 5 Thursday move day

    Golden Nugget cabana during the day.

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