Friday, June 12, 2015

Vegas Bachelor party. Day 3

Monday morning, woke up packed my things and had to head out. Had finals that day at 4 pm and my flight is suppose to land at 3:05 pm. Had about and hour to kill before heading out. The rest of the group was staying until 8 pm. Only Thomas and I were heading home first. Pulled a few slots before I left.






Another Vegas trip is over. Going home with some extra cash in my pocket this time. This was a great trip for Phat. The most he has taken home from Vegas thus far.

Next on the agenda is the wedding in July and my first Cruise in August. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Vegas Bachelor party. Day 2

I think I woke up around noon. Phat wanted to head out for some noodle soup for lunch. So we all met downstairs. Did a bit of gambling.

Jack hit the bonus wheel on Tarzan and also got the Firewheel. Not a big win, but it's hard just getting to the Firewheel as is.


If you want a good bowl of noodle soup, you have to go off strip. Plus the prices are a lot more reasonable than the hotel restaurants. China town is only a $15 taxi ride from the strip. I highly recommend you get a number to call a taxi to return to your casino. It's hard getting a taxi ride back from China town.

Pho Kim Long is our go to place for noodle soup.


Finished the springs rolls before I remembered to snap a pic.

Nothing like fresh coconut juice to hydrate myself.

Chicken and egg roll vermicelli.

Pho #1

Catfish and pork in a clay pot. Phillip took his leftovers back to the hotel. I had it later during the day and it's amazing. I highly recommend this dish.

After lunch we headed back to the Cosmo. I wasn't able to get a comp room for Saturday, because of the busy weekend due to the Rock in Rio music festival that was going on that week. They did give me a comp room for Sunday night though. So Phillip and I moved rooms so we can each have our own bed.

View from my room.


Phillip and I tried to take a power nap, but we ended up watching a marathon of Wicked Tuna.

By the time we got up it was around 8 pm and I was energized for the long night ahead. The guys were playing video craps so I met up with them.

Jimmy was already 10 steps ahead of me and I had a lot of catching up to do. He bought a bottle of champagne while he was gambling. Bottoms up.

Electronic craps was hot. Jimmy turned $20 into $800, I told him to cash out, but he didn't listen and cashed out at $600. Phat racked up another $2-3k on this machine. Phat was killing Vegas this trip.

After craps we headed over to the Baccarat table and demolished Vegas. I walked away with $800, I think Pierce walked away with $2k and Phat walked away with $5k. Jack wasn't so lucky this trip.

That was the last picture I had for the night. I put my camera in the room for the night, because I couldn't take pictures for the rest of the night. :)

The one thing during the night that I wish I had my camera for, is when we got back to our hotel that night. We were starving and wasted. Thank god for Phillip because he walked to White Castle and bought a suit case of White Castle burgers. Wish I had a picture of that glorious thing and wish I had photo of my drunk self tossing cheese burgers to the pit bosses.

It was amazing. killed all 30 burgers in a few minutes.



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Las Vegas Bachelor party. Day 1

Visited Las Vegas for a friend's bachelor party. As often as I go to Vegas this was the first time I attended a bachelor party there.

Met up with the other guys at the airport.

I haven't seen a SkyMall magazine on a Southwest flight in a while. Maybe they got rid of them? So here's the cover of Southwest The Magazine and some chicken nuggets.


Jack & Coke to start the trip.








We were greeted by Phat & Pierce's host from the Cosmopolitan. They've reached a level where the Cosmo sends a limo to pick them up. Free ride to the hotel!




So who's going to go home a winner this trip? Phat or Pierce.


Checked in and only a few rooms were ready. So we headed off to play some slots to burn time.




Phat was bragging about how generous the Madmen slot machine was, so I really wanted to try it out. It took my $100 like nothing. I hate that machine.







While Madmen was taking my money. It gave Phillip the Joan Holloway minor bonus of $732.04



After losing $200 on the slot machines, I went back to my favorite slot machine, Tarzan. It didn't disappoint. I hit a $657.45 spin off of  $2. It wasn't even a bonus spin either.







It was around 4 pm and the plan was to hit the Seafood Buffet at Rio. So Jack, Peter and I headed out for a light bite to hold us over.

Nothing like some good old fast food.



I've stayed at the Cosmo many times, but never noticed the Lucky Cat exhibition. We just happened to walk by it when we went to McDonalds. It's located on the first floor near the exit closest to the bridge that leads to CVS. We usually access the CVS bridge from the second floor so I never noticed it until this trip.


It's a giant chrome Lucky Cat. You press the paw and it gives you a fortune. They say you're allowed one per day.



I like my odds.


Our room was finally ready so we went to settle in.






You can see the Marquee pool party from our balcony.

and here's the regular pool at the Cosmo.



After settling in. We headed to Pierce's room.



View from Pierce's room.

Met up with the rest of the guys and headed off to Rio for dinner.






Phat ended up winning about $2-3K on the video craps and treated us all to dinner. Looks like Vegas is losing at the moment, but the trip just started.

Baked prawn with some type of butter sauce, lobster ravioli, fried rice, jambalaya, fried prawns.

This was my first time to Rio's Seafood Buffet. They offer all your typical buffet options, but have an extensive selection of Seafood, for which I'm not a huge fan.

Most of the other buffets that I have been to: Cosmo, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Wynn, Caesar's, Mirage, Paris, & MGM. Majority of the time I only find a few things that I like, but at Rio everything that I had was pretty good.

Pork Ramen, Tamale, BBQ pork, Dim Sum.



There is one buffet that I recently found out about, but have not tried, it's the Sterling Brunch at Bally's. I heard that it's by reservations only, only on Sundays, bottomless Pierre Jouet Champagne, and about $90 a person.


Got back to our hotel and was going to rest up before the long night ahead of us, but our friends were also in Vegas for a boys trip and wanted us to party in their room. They were also staying at the Cosmo, so we head to their room for a little pre-party.

We found them all to be quite wasted. They were at Wet Republic earlier in the day and they partied like Rock Stars, literally.




View from their wrap around terrace suite.

Not sure how they did it, because they were wasted, but they headed out to the club that night also.

The rest of us headed downstairs got drunk and gambled. This picture was taken around 10 pm. Don't really remember much of the night, but I do know that Phat won $5k at Pai-Gow. Vegas, pay the man his monies!

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