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Tesla's Cabin Fever Buster trip (Bellagio 2/15-2/18)

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  1. Tesla

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    Midwinter in the US Northeast + staying home during the Omicron wave + work kicking my butt the last month = serious case of cabin fever. Everyone here knows a 3-night trip to Vegas should fix that right up though! This trip will be solo, unfortunately. Mrs. Tesla has work commitments but granted permission for me to take this trip ("you really need a break, go have fun for a few days") because she's awesome! Staying at my usual haunt, the Bellagio. Will mix in some time at the Aria and the Orleans. Orleans? Yeah, for the poker room.

    Since I'll be solo, I'll be gambling a lot. My games of choice are live poker and blackjack with some pai gow tiles if I can find a game. Hopefully my cabin fever is the only thing that gets busted on this trip lol. I'm mixing in time off the tables with a massage, some nice 'dinners at the bar,' and browsing wristwatches up and down the Strip.

    (Question for readers and maybe the mods: would people be interested in pictures and discussion of watches, or is that better in an offtopic thread? I'll have plenty of non-watch-related stuff to post, don't worry.)

    It'll be interesting to see how the lifting of the Nevada mask mandate will work out. I did not expect that news and I'm feeling torn over it. I intentionally planned this trip for after the Super Bowl and Valentine's Day so crowds would be less. I'll have a mask with me at all times and am planning to keep it on more often than not. Not gonna lie though, it would be soooo nice to gamble and walk around sans mask, even a little bit of the time.

    Welcome to the trip report, I'll be glad to (virtually) take you guys along.
     
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    Personally I would love to see watch pics in this thread as it will be part of your adventures. There is a watch ya wearin thread on the board that has a lot of great posts and pics too but keep lofe simple and keep your watch adventures in your report because we all love watch porn in a report. My hubs is on the hunt again for another new watch so he can follow your report with me. I was feeling the same on the mask but I live ib BC Canada and decided since we are close to getting rid of them here after my return test I won't be wearing it and enjoy every minute of masklessness
     
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    Cabin fever is real - good to get away even if it is for 3 days. Keep the watches on the report - look forwarding to following.
     
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    Cool, watch pics will be in. Las Vegas is a fantastic place to look at watches so I'm hoping to have some good stuff to show you guys.
     
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    Have fun, let loose, and win! (I would love to see watches as you make the rounds -- please post some pics of women's watches as well as the ones that are speaking to you.)
     
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    It’s your TR, therefore, you put in whatever you want too and trust me, watches, wins, drink and food will have us all coming back to read MORE! Have a super time and good luck!
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    Nice morning at Logan Airport in Boston. Except for the part where it’s 11 degees F and I had to be up before dawn. Plane is here and flight is on time though.
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    Fun coincidence. Miss Maine is sitting behind me. Sash, crown, the whole works.


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    Seems a bit annoying if they actually required her to wear that through the airport.

    And if she was the one representing the Miss America pageant, she actually got Covid during it in December and had to withdraw from competing. Doh. But at least she shouldn't have it now I suppose.

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    Tapatalk is being flaky with uploading photos but I’ll give you a quick rundown on the day so far. The flight was smooth but took for freakin ever. Getting out of the airport and to the Bellagio was fast. It felt SO GOOD to walk through the front door. I’m sure we can all relate lol.

    They had my room ready so I could dump off my bag, head back downstairs and make a spa appointment for tomorrow morning. Got some watch shopping done (with photos) and a walk outside. The weather is great: cool and sunny with a breeze.

    On my way back into the Bellagio the blackjack table called my name. It’s a good thing I listened! Up a quick $550. Normally I would have stuck around but I hit the wall. I’m tired from a long day so taking a break in the room.

    Stay tuned because I hope to get some photos uploaded if Tapatalk cooperates.


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    Here’s some photos from the Bellagio. The conservatory display is amazing. That gold tiger goes right up to the skylights. And it roars!

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    I stopped in the Omega boutique right outside the conservatory. I bought a watch there last fall and can say firsthand their customer service is great. Here’s a couple bits and pieces I tried on. Wristshots like this taken with a phone always make watches look big; I actually have normal sized wrists but these photos will make you think I’m thin as a rail.

    First up is one of Omegas most popular current models: the white dial Seamaster. It’s a hot item in the online watch community but I hadn’t seen one in person until now. I loved it except for the escape valve thingy at 10 o’clock. That’s a big “except” when the price is close to $6k

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    Next up was the white dial Planet Ocean. It’s also a dive watch but even more rugged than the Seamasters. It’s a larger dial and thicker case. I can just barely pull it off but you kinda have to be a big dude to really rock it. I loved the orange bezel and accents though. Again really not a fan of the escape valve on the side.

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    Last up is the Speedmaster Chronoscope. This is a newer model that again I had seen online but not in person. Sorry I didn’t get a good wrist shot because I really liked this! I would have been tempted but I already own a Speedy.

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    Quick purple chip flex while waiting at the cage. [​IMG]


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    Have a great time! I love the Bellagio and funny I’ve never been in the watch store there. Maybe next time!
     
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    One of the few upsides to waking up at 4am in Vegas is a quiet pit. I found a nice empty table to sit at for some blackjack time. This was a good session, very chill vibe. I was never up or down too much so no stress. The dealers and pit boss didn’t have a lot going on either so we all shot the breeze a little. Walked away up $525 and got some nice pictures of the conservatory at night on my way back up to the room.

    I’m looking forward to that spa appointment later this morning. First I need to find some breakfast!

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    Quiet mornings in Vegas are my favorites!! Congrats on the wins.
     
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    Gorgeous photos! Well done!

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    Love the conservatory pics! If you haven’t eaten, the house salmon at Sadelles is so good (and served on a fun fancy tower). The huevos rancheros with steak is also fantastic there!


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    Funny you mention all of this. Look what just landed. [​IMG]


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