Vegas Vacation Notes

Bellagio Las Vegas
Bellagio

Every trip I take in Vegas I usually take notes whenever I have a free moment. These notes are reminders of what happened and usually lead to bigger articles and posts in the future. As you’ll see this vacation was a bit hazy but here ya go!

Sat
D grill – bat toast
Fremont hotel
DTG – lose BJ
Pizza Rock – NYer. Fantastic
Fremont casino AC awful
D craps 45 minute roll
Pizza rock HH loud
D cafe closes 10p
FSE shit show
$3 3 foot hot dog. Oy.

Sun
D grill
Flamingo “hey, the room is free”
Fab room – bad cell reception/data
Prime
Macallan
Cromwell

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Vegas Vacation Notes

Cigar And Cognac At Andre's At Monte Carlo
Cigar And Cognac At Andre’s

When I lived on the east coast I used to take notes of interesting things that happened or I noticed during trips to Atlantic City and Las Vegas. I figured that is do that I would do that again during my recent Vegas vacation. These are just straight notes, so there will be grammar mistakes.

I’ll elaborate on most of these subjects in future writing here and elsewhere. Tweet me or leave a comment if you have any specific questions.

– The D sold out Friday and Saturday.
– Cash or bomb in briefcase?
– The D queen room as big as king room just 2 beds. Not bad. Size.
– AC great
– Andiamo’s best restaurant downtown Vegas.
– When in doubt. The song is Train or Pitbull.
– cornhole.
– Flair bar tending.
– El Cortez vodka selection awful. Drink beer.
– Fremont East between El Cortez and FSE full of awful.
– flamingo always crowded.
– Families suck.
– don’t like kids, eat at nice restaurants.
– Mandalay Bay 3:2 BJ. Good vodka.
– Margaritaville casino fun. 6:5 bj.
– Margaritaville restaurant ok.
– Fab room bathroom disgusting. Rotting. Chipping. Peeling.
– Monte Carlo casino = eh. No even money bj. 6:5.
– Andre’s fun.
– I like cognac.
– Bally’s moved poker room.
– Flamingo casino air not consistent. Nasty.
– Mississippi Stud go boom.
– cash travel?
– Blackjack bad.
– video poker eh.
– craps!
– Traffic everywhere.
– LIFE slot kinda fun.
– new, giant Wizard of Oz slots at V & the D.
– Flamingo sportsbook comfy. Drink tix.
– Carlos n Charlie’s as bad as people say. Loud. Never again.
– Strip traffic sucks. Expect long hauls.
– Gamers v. Gamblers.
– T3 great.
– Flamingo housekeeping awful.
– No more Steve Wynn in cabs.
– VIP better than not. Duh.
– flamingo air a mess.

Vegas Vacation Notes

I used to take notes when I went on trips to Atlantic City and even sometimes in Las Vegas but I haven’t done it in a while. Last week a friend was in town and I took notes and caught much of what I did. As always there are a couple holes in my memory, but that happens. I’ll be writing up most of the trip between AC2LV and Vegas Chatter.

The photo above is the view of CityCenter from my room at Planet Hollywood.

UPDATE: This story was retitled from the original “staycation”, because I hate that word.

Sat
Car broke
Harrahs Check in
Upgrade
Diamond Lounge 1 drink turns to 4
Room old, but nice
Diamond Lounge 1 drink turns to 3. Waiter remembers us.
Craps, down $97. Then $3 hard 6, $5 hard 6, $5 hard 6, $5 hard 6 out. Bets for the boys and shooter.
Cosmo packed.
QOTSA
Henry Sucked. Music Sucked. Biggest buzzkill.
Cab line 20-30 minutes.
Walked to PH, no cab line.

Sun
Coffee
.25 BP VP
Room
Coffee
BJ
Check in to PH
Room fine
Cochon – AWESOME
Chandelier Bar
Caesars Craps Lesson & VP
PH
ZZZZZZ

Mon
Room coffee bad
Drop car to be fixed
Coffee Bean – Hard chairs, slow wifi
Afternoon – something sober
Striphouse – good steak, spicy wine
Peepshow – Almost fell asleep
Drinks/VP @ Sportsbook bar – bad
Hangover slots – mesmerizing, but too much $$$
UPDATE: PH BJ, TX woman, Staying on 12, BAD JUJU, lose
Gigantic Sevens – awesome
Dragons Spinning – awesomer
Heinekin Light
ZZZZZZZZZ

Tues
Early rise
Room coffee still bad
Starbucks diamond line returns
Starbucks now has wifi
Afternoon – something sober
Diamond Lounge – Vegas Bomb, snacks
Caesars – Casa Fuente – cigars & sangria
Caesars – Drinks @ Lobby bar
Cosmo – Pizza, girl burp loud
Cosmo – Girls like shoes
PH – ZZZZZZZZ

Weds
Early rise
Room coffee – put in machine, forgot to make it
Starbucks – Alcove near mall – write
Lunch @ Holsteins – Cereal Bowl Shake, Mike Tyson, Roberto Duran
El Cortez – $3 single deck BJ, $5 Pai Gow, $3 Craps, Dudes on Don’t = jerks
3 bands playing
Four Queens 2-1 buffet
6:5 blackjack
penny 100 play video poker
back to PH
ZZZZZZZ

Thurs
Early rise
Room coffee – still nasty
Starbucks packed – TGFD!
Late Check out
Pack
In and Out
Airport
Home

Notes From Las Vegas

I usually keep notes on my trips while I’m on the trip, but this time was different.  This trip was a little more regimented than most of my trips and I was with more people then I usually travel with.  I had to dig down into my memory to recall what I did and I think I got everything.

Here are my notes (in chronological order) and what I’ll write up (in no order).  Enjoy

Write up
Palazzo Hotel Room
Palazzo Coffee/food – Coffee Bean, Lavazzo, Illy
Palazzo Room Service – Breakfast, lunch
Legasse Stadium
Palazzo Food – Grand Lux
Palazzo – General – Shoppes, Venetian
Gambling – @ Palazzo – VP, Slots, BJ, 3 CP
Wynn – SW
Encore – XS
Encore/Wynn – Vibe/gambling/fun/BJ Switch (evidently I’m the only person that lost, ever)
Carne Vino
Casa Di Amore
Aria
Palms & Bellagio- Missed PH, HR
Gold Coast – Last Visit
Overall thoughts/wrap up
Notes
Thurs
Flight out
1st class
On time
Easy check in
Rooms
Gamble – BJ
Thurs night football
Change
SW
Switch
Fuzzy, but think I remember
Palazzo
Sleep
Fri
Hungover
Iced coffee
2 cups of coffee
Penny slots
8/5 JOB
Penny slots
Grand Lux
Nap
Lavazzo – muffin/latte
Casa Di Amore
XS
Encore BJ til 5:30
Palazzo
Sleep
Sat
No hangover
Illy muffin/latte
9/5 JOB – $ loss
8/5 JOB
Penny Slots
Room Service
Nap on couch
Legasse Stadium
Carne Vino
Palms – BJ
Gold Coast – Walk Through
Belaggio – 4CP
Palazzo
VP – 8/5 JOB
Sleep
Sun
Wake up
Football bets
Blondies
Nap
Penny Slots
Caesars
BJ – PCD Pit
Augustus Cafe
Aria
Palazzo
Sleep
Mon
Room Service
8/5 JOB – Big Win
Room
Meeting
Home