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The Casino took all my Money (I'm going back to get it) July 21-28

Discussion in 'Full Las Vegas Trip Reports' started by KFren09, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. KFren09

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    Long time reader, first time poster.
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    July 21-28
    Hotels: Caesars and Aria

    Background (aka where my obsession started) My mom, grandma and aunt took me to Vegas for my high school graduation (many years ago). I couldn’t gamble obviously, but I still enjoyed myself walking and shopping and seeing all the Vegas things. It helped that my grandma snuck me a few drinks along the way J

    My grandma passed 3 years ago, and Vegas was her happy place.

    My mom, aunt, sister and I carry on the tradition of going for a long weekend together every year. My mom is retiring this year, so this is a bit of an early celebration. Planning on getting her this shirt to wear around :)
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    I’ve been going to Vegas 2-3 times a year. Some for work, but always once (if not twice) a year for fun. I’ve been married for 10 years to another fellow Vegas/gambling lover…. So that has only increased the number of Vegas trips. I think this trip will put me over 50.

    The first part of the week July 21st- 25 will be for work at Caesars. I am an event planner, and travel quite often for work. I’m one of the ONLY people at my company that ENJOYS going to Vegas for work. Everyone else hates it. I’ll jump at any chance to go to Vegas.

    2nd part of the week 25th- 28th will be at Aria with my family. We’ve historically stayed at Harrah’s for YEARS. My mom and aunt have been staying there since it was the River Boat. Recently we’ve made the move to Palazzo/Aria/Cosmo depending on what kind of offers we get. Still love Harrah’s but have been enjoying the nicer Las Vegas Hotels.

    I arrive the 21st in the morning, my mom arrives the 23rd, Aunt the 24th and sister the 25th.

    All of our Vegas trips seem to always have the same agenda.

    1. Wake up
    2. Grab a Bailey’s and Coffee and slot around a bit.
    3. Go to the Pool for a few hours
    4. Get ready for the day
    5. Pick a direction and walk. Stop and gamble along the way.

    It usually takes us a good hour to get out of whatever casino we’re starting at… my mom runs off because she sees a slot she likes; my aunt runs the other way because she has a feeling about another slot…. Etc.

    This trip will be no different (once I’m done working)

    I like to try new restaurants, but my family isn’t as adventurous. We have a few places we like to go every trip (Secret Pizza, Gordon Ramsey Fish and Chips, Shake Shack, etc) Trying to get them to branch out.

    We try to add a few things onto our to-do’s every trip. Sometimes we actually do them, sometimes not.

    This trip’s hit list is:
    - Neon Museum
    o I’ve been before, but my family hasn’t. I thought it was fantastic, so I suggested everyone goes for the night tour and the Brilliant show.
    - Downtown
    o We make it downtown ever other trip.
    - Vanderpump Garden at Caesars
    o Going to try to do this when I’m on work’s dime.
    - High Roller
    o Have never been, but i'm a sucker for a view.

    Other goals for the trip:
    o Get my first Royal Flush
    o Operation hand-pay (which is my goal every trip)
    o Actually come home with some winnings. I bought my sister one of those locked wallets where you can insert money and it's locked in there. Planning on leaving they key in our room... we will see how that works.
    o Buy my husband and myself some new VGK apparel.

    I'd appreciate any suggestions on how to get my family to branch out food wise as well as any new things to add to the hit list.

    I probably won't live post unless I find some time, but I'll send a trip report when I get back!
    Thanks!
     
  2. NickPappageorgio

    NickPappageorgio ¿Quién vigila a los vigilantes?
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    Good luck. Here's hoping you accomplish your goals. Go get that first Royal!!
     
  3. emmas

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    Sounds like a great trip. Good luck.
     
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    Good Luck, have a good time with your family and win big plus your first Royal.
     
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    Good Luck, Win.
     
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    Great plan. Have a fun and profitable trip!
     
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    If you buy a groupon for a restaurant they would go so you don’t lose your money. There are a lot of strip restaurants on there right now. Be sure to read the fine print though. There are usually deals for the high roller as well. Look at Travelzoo, too. Good luck!
     
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    Glad you’re doing a TR! Have a great trip!

    If you haven’t been to The Peppermill, you can try to talk them into going for a classic Vegas experience and great food. Would pair well with the Neon Museum!
     
  9. Texas Steph

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    Hope you gals have a wonderful time!!
     
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    You've got both planning, and a large crew. Recipe for success. Good luck!
     
  11. Wiscolovesvegas

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    Sounds like a super fun trip!! We will be out the 20th-26th. Perhaps we will bump into each other. ( I’ll look for that awesome shirt your mom will be wearing )!! Have a great time with your family :)
     
  12. KFren09

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    You might see us wearing some Green Bay Packer gear as well! We're all from Wisconsin!
     
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  13. KFren09

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    Great idea. I've always wanted to go, and looks like they have a wide variety of things on the menu... that's ALWAYS a plus with my family :)
     
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    That’s awesome!! Just missing each other by a day at the airport. I can guarantee my boys will have some type of wisco apparel on as well...... Have to represent lol. We will be at Cosmo until the 23rd and the MGM until the 26th. We will keep a look out for GB gear :)
     
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    T- 4 sleeps! Countdown is on.
    Neon Museum tickets purchased, money taken out and packing has started (kind of)...

    Best part is, I got a thank you card in the mail from an event I recently worked with a $100 bill.
    It's going to be my lucky hundo.

    Whoo hoo.
     
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    I love your plan. How wonderful tbat you are so close to your mom and aunt. Looking forward to see lots of pics and winnings!
     
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    I will be there the same time as you guys. If you get tackled by a big guy wearing a NY Giants jersey, it will be me.;)
     
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    Safe travels and sounds like a really fun time
     
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    Have a wonderful time!!
     
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    have a fun. safe, and profitable trip
     
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