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TR Sept 4-9 My 1st Girls Trip

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TR Sept 4-9 My 1st Girls Trip

I took a couple of Vegas Virgins to my fav city to celebrate A’s impending nuptials. J is in her 20’s, A’s in her 30’s, and I’m well, you know...older lol.

I’ll try to keep it brief. Posting as a reply...

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My friend A got engaged in February and of course the 1st thing pops into my head is Vegas Bachelorette Party! She was on a tight budget, so I offered to buy her ticket on points and assured her we could get a good rate on a hotel room. She said it would have to be her only wedding gift from me and I agreed. So the planning began. I don’t think she was sure she would like Vegas, but I knew better.

J had moved to Houston, so she decided to go with us at the last minute.

Myself and A flew 10 hours to get to Vegas, arriving around noon. J was flying in from Houston and arrived at midnight.

Grabbed a taxi – no tunnel and checked into the Cosmo for 2 nights. Joey at the front desk was super sweet, but I thought it was pretty funny when he told me that the City Suite was an upgrade from the 1 bedroom terrace room. And a high floor was 23? I think not! So he gave us a nice unit on the 54th floor – no fountain view available. I would have tipped him if we got an upgrade, but we really didn’t and even though we had a few laughs – I wasn’t going to tip him for the phony upgrade attempts lol.

I got a decent rate of $125/nite + tax + resort fee.

The room was great. Large pullout, mini bar, small kitchenette, supersized shower, soaking tub, large closets, safe, nice king in the private bed room, and an awesome patio. That afternoon we sat out there watching the lightning over the mountains – pretty surreal. I had never seen that here before – probably never took the time!

Jumped in a taxi and checked into 2 rooms at Harrahs we booked for 5 nights. Headed over to Bronzed near the Hard Rock for my spray tan – 1 of my Vegas rituals. Love it there. Terry is a real pro. Walked over to the Hard Rock to show A around. We took a few pics of the rock’n’roll memorabilia and played a few slots. Stopped by the nearby Walgreens and picked up some water, booze, and snacks.

Grabbed a taxi back to the Cosmo for a nap. Headed to one of my fav places for dinner – Japonais @ the Mirage. Love it there – I always sit at the bar. The crab cakes and Chilean sea bass are delish. Showed A he aquarium in the lobby then headed to Harrahs to wait for J. I hit the tables and the girls had a few drinks.

The next morning we went to the buffet @ Planet Hollywood with ACG $10 off each coupon. Great deal. Grabbed a taxi to the North Outlet. Shopped for hours but only went to about 6 stores lol. Had a quick bite/rest at the food court then headed back to Harrahs. The girls went for a nap and I gambled.

Dinner was at Harrahs Oyster Bar. Good food and fast service. I like watching them cook up a storm. Headed over to the Quad to see the Frank Marino Divas show. Love what they have done with the Quad! Dealentertainers always great fun and now in a nice atmosphere. The girls loved it. The show was great, as well. We had a nice booth and they have cocktail service. The shows runs about 75 – 80 minutes – pretty typical. Lots of laughs and the girls got some pics with the she-males afterwords. I got a great discount from Travelzoo and tickets were only about $25 each.

I would have liked to have seen more shows, but the girls were on tight budgets. I didn’t have the heart to tell them that if they thought the Divas show was good – something like “Love” would blow their minds. Awww Virgins...so naive!

The girls went looking for trouble and I gambled.

The next morning I started texting them at 7 and started getting worried by 9. We are from the east coast so I knew there was no way they could sleep in that late. Finally, A texted me back...seems they met up with some guys from Washington - went to Tao, got the party bus and ended up at Sapphire til 5 am. And here I was, feeling guilty that I gambled til 2 am!!! Anyway, they had fun and I’m glad they got to have their “Vegas Moment” – I’ve had too many over the years lol. Although, I’ve never been to Sapphire lol.

So, A crawled out of bed to meet me and J stayed put. We headed over to the Forum shops for more shopping. Grabbed some lunch in the food court and played a few slots. A went to bed and I hit the tables. Went for a nap around 5.

The girls took it easy and I gambled. Had dinner at Japonais again. And you guessed it...gambled.

The next morning we hit up the buffet at Harrahs. Used another ACG 25% off each coupon. Great for that price. Decided to show the girls some of the free stuff in Vegas as they were counting pennies. Walked through Margaritiville and the Flamingo. Wandered through the Flamingo Habitat – nice there if you ignore the dirt lol. Checked out Paris faux ceiling and market street then went to the Bellagio for a look at the lobby and conservatory.

We were supposed to go to Nobu at Caesars for dinner, but I slept in! I met this guy at the tables and he agreed to meet us, but I stood him up....soo sorry! His name was “Christ”. So, the running joke for the rest of the day was, that I’m going to hell for pissing off “Christ” haha.

The girls were hanging with the Washington guys at the Sportsbook watching college football. I met them there and grabbed a wrap at the takeout place closeby. The guys had to go get pretty. I gambled for a bit then we all headed to New York New York. Had a few drinks at Nine Fine Irishman. Gambled a bit and ended up at Coyote Ugly. Wicked fun for about 20 minutes lol. A few dances and shots on the stage and I was out of there! Way too hot for me! Everyone else stayed but I headed back to Harrahs for more gambling debauchery.

Had a late night, so didn’t do much on the last day. Had Chipotle for lunch and dinner (I just love their bowls – none where I live) and watched a Law & Order marathon.

Headed for the airport early. Final gambling tally came in at a loss of about $600 – not too bad for 4 days as I gambled at least 6 hours a day. I won a couple purples early on. Good thing too - I needed the play money!

We had an awesome time and the girls are officially hooked on Vegas – I knew they would be! A is an old married lady now! She got hitched on Saturday. The happy couple left for Jamaica yesterday. She has had a month she will never forget and I’m soo happy to have been a part of it.

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2. Re: TR Sept 4-9 My 1st Girls Trip

Just got engaged in Feb and away to a strippers place with 2 guys they just met ? hmmmmm

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3. Re: TR Sept 4-9 My 1st Girls Trip

Sounds worse than it was...they were having a stag party. Just a bit of harmless fun. She told her fiancé all about it. I think she deserved to let loose a little before the big day. It's funny because she was dying to see him by the time we left. She loves him to death and to know he trusted her and wanted her to have fun is a special thing.

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4. Re: TR Sept 4-9 My 1st Girls Trip

Actually it was 5 guys, I believe...

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5. Re: TR Sept 4-9 My 1st Girls Trip

5 guys LOL .

Im just jealous cos ive not been to Sapphires yet .

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6. Re: TR Sept 4-9 My 1st Girls Trip

trippy, you owe no explanations! Anyway you remind me of myself, a gambler, others can go where ever and do what ever, they all know what I'm gonna do...lol. I enjoyed the read, thank you for posting a trip report.

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7. Re: TR Sept 4-9 My 1st Girls Trip

Thanks I enjoyed writing it

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8. Re: TR Sept 4-9 My 1st Girls Trip

Awesome! So good of you to facilitate the fun. Thanks for the report.

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9. Re: TR Sept 4-9 My 1st Girls Trip

How much do you usually pay for a spray tan? I cannot tan any longer in a tanning bed so I may want to get a spray tan next year when I go to Vegas.

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10. Re: TR Sept 4-9 My 1st Girls Trip

Hi, it cost about $40.