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McGoo Goes to VIMFP: A live solo TR

Discussion in 'Full Las Vegas Trip Reports' started by McGoo, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. McGoo

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    Two Years.

    It's been two years to the day since my last Vegas trip. But that two year Vegas absence saw the birth of my son, it has been a wonderful, tiring, smelly and loud two years. Having a child really has taught me not to be so selfish, so this is why I booked a solo return to my favorite place.

    I have spent the last 6 months dwelling on and planning this trip, 5 of which thinking of a way to gently inform my wife. The D in Downtown hosts the annual Vegas Internet Mofia Family Picnic (VIMFP) 14-16 October. It is a gathering of Vegas nerds for live podcasting and group events.

    This will be my first live trip report. I may be a Vegas Fanatic newb, but you may have read some of my older TRs on a different board. It will be awesome to document my return journey in real time for the readers, if you care to follow, but more so for myself so I can try to understand wtf I was thinking. I am not a high roller, hell, casinos consider me barely a notch above a Fremont Street Performer, so don't expect much in the way of chip porn or impressive pocket dumps. But if you like happy hours, fancy comped beers and persistent use of coupons, I'm your cheapskate.

    Here's the skinny on 11-17 Oct: Park, sleep, fly in Romulus Michigan. 6am direct flight from DTW arriving at 7:20am, banged up at Tag bar by 11am. First night at Mirage, then on to MSS downtown for 4 nights with VIMFP events, fly out 8am Monday morning.

    Trip Goals:

    1. Hit first Royal Flush (Statistically, this should happen at some point in my life)
    2. Try 20 new beers
    3. Cosmo Cocktail Tour (1 comped drink each at Bond, Sports book and Level 1 Chandelier Bar)
    3. Practice moderation in alcohol consumption
    4. Drink as many comped drinks as possible while it lasts

    Grub
    - Ellis Island
    - Scarpetta (Social Hour)
    - Bocho Sushi
    - 777 (Happy Hour)
    - Donut Bar
    - Nacho Daddy (Happy Hour)
    - Zydeco Po'boys
    - Le Thai
    - Aloha Specialties
    - Carson Kitchen

    It all starts tomorrow....well Romulus Michigan, should arrive in Vegas on Wednesday at 7:30am!
     
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  2. New York Lady

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    Looking forward to this!
     
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  3. McGoo

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    Pre trip pocket dump! bc7eb3e1ac4298d152b93a759538b762.jpg


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  4. McGoo

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    Yup, I'm one of those guys....

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    Yep, I like those things. Looking forward to your pics and updates.
     
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    Sounds like a fun trip! Safe travels and good luck!
     
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    Love the pocket dump! Have a fabulous trip. Enjoy your time off and post lots of pictures!
     
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    Love the pocket dump and I love couponing in Vegas. Looking forward to reading all about this. Good luck and happy royal hunting!

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    What's the conversion for 2 cheerios and a rock?
     
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    Shortly after this pic, I ate those two cheerios, I was too lazy to walk to the trash bin


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  11. kleland69

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    Spoken like a true parent! LOL
     
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    As one who had to take an 8 year hiatus due to small kids, I'm REALLY looking forward to this TR! Love the pocket dump!

    Have a blast and win big- after 2 years you deserve a heck of a great trip- enjoy!!
     
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    Thanks! I'm just going to do all the things I love, hope to put together a some what entertaining TR


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  14. McGoo

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    Taking a Spirit flight.... I know...I know but it was $300 less than SWA. Cramming all my shit into a "personal sized" item:



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    Nice job on the packing!


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    Have a great time. Loved the pocket dump. great job on the packing.
     
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    Safe travels and good luck to you. Damn good packing to get all that in there!


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    Have a great trip and win lots. I loved your pocket dump picture too - I remember the days of small children in the household. Did you really get all that stuff into that backpack?
     
  19. McGoo

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    All that junk into a small backpack! Packing cubes!


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  20. McGoo

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    Hitting the highway to Detroit at 2pm! will post some pics when in the metropolis of Romulus Michigan, hang tight!
     
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