November 13, 2012

Vegas Part 2. Before I totally forget what happened.

Filed under: PolenPoker, PolenBabble — Twin C @ 1:07 pm

I woke up at 7 am Vegas time, not having gotten enough sleep but not going to be able to sleep any further. I figured, well, why not go back down to the tables? I headed down to the poker room, and surprisingly there were two tables going and I got a seat within 15 minutes. I fared a little better, and at one point managed to win a $100 bonus by catching quads.

Twin A got up and I managed to get a rental car - $100 for the day (there goes that bonus!), which is double what Twin D and I would have paid for a two day rental. Oh well. I drove out to pick up Twin A and we went to brunch at the Wynn, which once again was amazingly delicious. Even Twin A was impressed. Only, for some reason, the coffee was a little gross. I was also introduced to the joys of valet parking, which is apparently free everywhere in Las Vegas (I had no idea). I managed to lose my ticket though, which required a little explaining and a little extra paperwork, but it all worked out.

We then headed over to the Pinball Hall of Fame for a little while, which was magnificent as always - Twin A and I squared off at Twilight Zone and each won a game against each other, and I also discovered that I was strangely good at ACDC pinball.

We then drove to the airport to pick up Kissyfur, who was flying in for the week. I dropped them back at Twin A’s hotel, the Trump International, so they could have some smoochy time, and I went back to the Rio for some more poker. On the way, I didn’t understand what my GPS was telling me so I got a little lost, but in the process I found the Spearmint Rhino. (No, I did not go in.)

I went back to the poker tables and again, fared a little better - no giant hands but I wasn’t losing either.

I picked A and Kissyfur back up around 7 and we headed out for dinner. We went to Estiatorio Milos in the Cosmopolitan - Twin A was treating for my birthday, and since he was making extra money for being out in Las Vegas - the meal was exquisite. I had some fresh fish flown in that day from Greece, and all their appetizers were ridiculously good, and dessert was also outstanding. It was quite a feast.

After dinner we wandered around the strip some, and watched the Bellagio fountains, and then I went up with A and Kissyfur to see A’s pad - not terrible, but there was a train track nearby, and the trains liked to blow their horns a lot. . .

I headed back to the Rio for one last poker binge, and again, I did okay. No major hands of note, and I won some more. I ended up winning around $200, and had covered my expenses in the meantime as well.

I’m going to head back in the spring if I can. There is a Facebook game that will actually give you comp Vegas hotel rooms for playing it. You have to play it a LOT, but hey, free is free. I could combine two nights through them and two nights through my Total Rewards account, and have four days out there, which would be awesome.

Twin A or Kissyfur, if you happen to read this and want to comment on anything I might have missed/forgotten, feel free. . . it’s all a little hazy now at this point.

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