My Very Long Trip Report Day 5
Day 5 Wednesday June 14th. Today is my day to do whatever I want, as it will turn out, it just moves along as any other day. We woke up around 9 and called over to the Flamingo, told my FIL we would pick him up shortly and go for Bagels. I had wanted to do the Café at Bellagio, but I didn’t think he would care for it. We headed to Tropicana to Bagels N More……..we usually hit this place at least once a trip, the bagels and coffee is very good. After breakfast we decided to do a bit of shopping, as I still needed a pair of shoes to go with my new outfits. We went to the Boulevard Mall and to Macy’s were I found the perfect shoes. We then headed back to Bellagio for pool time. We hit the pool for about 2 hours, had a few cocktails and decided to get ready to start our evening. I finished getting ready and hit the Fontana, I had a lemon drop or two and played some VP………amazingly I won!! Dale came and got me and we made our way across the street to Flamingo where we were having dinner at Ventuno.
We used to love Ventuno however something has changed, the menu was missing favorite items and the food was bland!! I had tomato soup to start ( I decided soap wasn’t the way to go this time!!!) and angel hair with a pomodoro sauce. The soup was good the pasta just okay. My father in law had Veal which he liked and Dale had Chicken Parm which he said was just okay. This used to be a regular stop for us, but I don’t think so anymore, too many other places we like eating at. Total Bill for all of us was about $112 plus tip.
After dinner we made plans to meet up with Scott and his Dad again, no game this time, but they were headed home. Before meeting them we decided to play rapid roulette, we had gone through the forum shops earlier in the day and passed through Caesars where I won $40 in a few spins( I just remembered this part of the trip LOL). Well, this time rapid Roulette was not as nice to me!!! We finished up there, I checked the Sox score at the book and we walked around the casino waiting for Scott and his dad. I put $4 in a penny big mouth bass machine and cashed out quickly with over $20, but I think it was closer to $40. At this point I got a call from Scott and he met us near the machine. We then found a bar for a beer and chatted before taking them to the airport for their flight! Two very nice men, it was fun meeting them, they were Red Sox fans and from New England!!
After dropping them off at the airport we headed to Silverton, I sat down at a table and was winning,/losing/winning/losing………this wasn’t any fun, but the dealer was nice and the pit boss was very nice….I chased my money and caught it!! I played a few hours at that table and ended up $100 ahead and we decided to head back to Bellagio. Regular routine me to the VP, DH up to the room where he usually takes a bath to hydrate the skin~
I played VP for a little bit with no major wins or loses, after about 45 minutes and a lemon drop I decided to call it a night. It was around 1:30 and I figured going up to the room a winner would be a good thing!! It truly was the perfect Birthday, we had a blast!! Played tons of cards and just enjoyed our day together! I know I am forgetting something, but I can’t figure out what, I should have taken notes!!
More to come………..including seeing the best view in town!!!!