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Old 10-15-2018, 04:40 PM   #1
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Bloobird and Father in Vegas - 26 Oct to 3 Nov

Hi, I'm Bloobird! You may remember me from my first and second trip reports, which featured far too many words, not enough pictures, low-stakes poker and excessive non-Vegas action (if you don't, I'm a 29 year old English accountant with two kids and far too little free time, hi). Like those ones, this is far more of a 'lifestyle' trip than a 'gambool' trip, so if that's not what you're after then TURN BACK NOW.



So, I'm back in Vegas in a few weeks, and now that I have two children under the age of three and a much more stressful job than I used to have, I need it more than ever. Honestly, just the prospect of going to bed and knowing I'm not going to be woken up by a two year old demanding I invent him a story about a train seems pretty great right now.



(except, let's be real, I was never cool)

and this time I'm bringing my dad with me! A 55 year old farmer who doesn't gamble, tends to go to bed at about 10pm most evenings, and has never been to the USA before

It seemed like a good idea at the time. And it still does. Now that I've got far too much responsibility of my own I don't see anywhere near as much of my dad as I'd like to, so getting to spend a full week with him in my favourite place in the world is a snapcall, and he's perfectly willing to be something of a fish out of water for this trip.



anyway, the plan involves:
- premium class flights (another first for my dad, having a 2-for-1 offer on my airmiles redemption was the prompt for inviting him along. we're going out in business and back in first, feeling balla)
- three nights at the Mirage, five at the Park MGM (I have zero status and managed to get decent deals with a solid amount of resort credit for both)
- fancy restaurants (have bookings at Wing Lei, Kabuto, Bavette, EDO Tapas and Rose, Rabbit, Lie at the moment, considering options for the other nights but would love to fit Raku in as I've missed it both the last two times I've been in Vegas)
- good bars (my dad loves a good bar but is a lifelong beer drinker, and not even adventurous with his beer, I'd love to get him to try a couple of really good cocktails and some craft beers, but if that fails then let's just go somewhere with a great view and he can drink the closest thing America has to an English bitter)
- shows (already booked LOVE, Absinthe, and Brilliant at the Neon Museum, and will make every effort to get to Mac King)
- a trip to the grand canyon (flying to the South Rim, seems unlikely my dad'll come back to Vegas after this trip, so we're damn well gonna do the canyon)
- a drive to Zion (may get cancelled depending on how motivated we're feeling)
- some general sightseeing (alongside all the big sights that'll be new for my dad, I will never go to Vegas without going to the Pinball Hall of Fame)
- and as much low stakes poker as I can cram in when my dad's asleep/happy occupying himself (and see if I can successfully stalk Neeme).



have previously updated semi-live with massive delays in finishing once I get back to the UK - don't expect much change there tbh. Possible that I write the whole thing up after getting back rather than doing it live depending on how motivated I'm feeling.
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:43 PM   #2
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Re: Bloobird and Father in Vegas - 26 Oct to 3 Nov

Looking forward to this one! GLHF

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Old 10-15-2018, 09:41 PM   #3
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Re: Bloobird and Father in Vegas - 26 Oct to 3 Nov

Take your Dad to see Phish at the MGM Arena. They are playing 4 nights 10/31-11/3. It'll be a unique experience you'll both remember for a long time! Friendly, colorful crowd and always a good party.

I'm going to the Halloween and 11/1 show with my wife. We'll be in town for a 3 night quickie - 2 Phish concerts with wife and 1 poker night without wife. Easy for me to do because i live near San Francisco.

Have fun with your Dad in Vegas!
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:56 AM   #4
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:30 AM   #5
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Re: Bloobird and Father in Vegas - 26 Oct to 3 Nov

Love the details. Hope you get to do all of it!
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:48 PM   #6
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Re: Bloobird and Father in Vegas - 26 Oct to 3 Nov

In have fun with your pops, cool trip.
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:14 PM   #7
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Re: Bloobird and Father in Vegas - 26 Oct to 3 Nov

Sounds good, pics of food please at those restaurants.
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Old 10-18-2018, 04:21 PM   #8
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Re: Bloobird and Father in Vegas - 26 Oct to 3 Nov

Really enjoyed your previous reports.

Good luck
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:19 PM   #9
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Re: Bloobird and Father in Vegas - 26 Oct to 3 Nov

cheers all

just did a big family weekend with the kids, now chilling and drinking a quiet beer in advance of a week that would normally have been an easy one - boss is on holiday, and I'm off to Vegas on Friday, sounds like a chilled week

unfortunately I have a load of stuff to deliver by the end of December, and need to make sure a load of stuff is done or ready to hand over to others before heading off

this responsibility thing sucks

as for Phish, well, someone submitted them to a Walrus (pick songs to fit categories) I ran on POG

and, uh

I wasn't a fan

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Old 10-22-2018, 10:52 AM   #10
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Re: Bloobird and Father in Vegas - 26 Oct to 3 Nov

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Take your Dad to see Phish at the MGM Arena. They are playing 4 nights 10/31-11/3. It'll be a unique experience you'll both remember for a long time! Friendly, colorful crowd and always a good party.

I'm going to the Halloween and 11/1 show with my wife. We'll be in town for a 3 night quickie - 2 Phish concerts with wife and 1 poker night without wife. Easy for me to do because i live near San Francisco.

Have fun with your Dad in Vegas!
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Very unlikely they'd enjoy the music, though walking around the venue an hour before or after the show starts /ends would certainly be interesting people watching.
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Old 10-22-2018, 12:00 PM   #11
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Re: Bloobird and Father in Vegas - 26 Oct to 3 Nov

Pass on the Phish (I do), hit Widespread Panic @ The Park Oct 26-28 instead (I would). Last year, they opened with a cover of David Bowie's Heroes (#vegasstrong) and closed with Ace of Spades on the first show of their run. And check out the late-night post Phish shows @ Brooklyn Bowl LV.
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Old 10-24-2018, 02:16 PM   #12
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Re: Bloobird and Father in Vegas - 26 Oct to 3 Nov

I just got back from Vegas and was impressed with the beer selection at YardHouse ....it has 150 beer on tap and the food was decent. I'm sure your dad would find something he liked and I also got a kick of the old school music videos they were playing. Its located close to the Linq Ferris Wheel
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:26 PM   #13
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Re: Bloobird and Father in Vegas - 26 Oct to 3 Nov

In Vegas now, don't think there's going to be much in the way of live updates as most downtime is spent chilling with my dad. Keeping notes though, and will update properly once home.
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Old 10-27-2018, 10:17 PM   #14
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Re: Bloobird and Father in Vegas - 26 Oct to 3 Nov

Have fun Bloo enjoy the time with your Pops get him to find a beer he likes besides English Bitter, have some Iron Maiden Trooper bitter, shouldn’t be hard to find better than this.
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Old 11-02-2018, 04:16 PM   #15
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Bet Zion doesn't happen
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:37 PM   #16
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Re: Bloobird and Father in Vegas - 26 Oct to 3 Nov

Don't blast us Bloo!
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I won't. Just been super busy since getting home.
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:23 PM   #18
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I won't. Just been super busy since getting home.
Get a new job!
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Get a new job!
Or sell the infants on the black market.
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