donnymac66

I'm staying at Cromwell!
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The Vegas trip has turned into a ritual of gaming err gambling, drinking, eating great food and people watching. After 5 days I'm ready to go home and one day after I'm home I can't wait to go back.



The Deets

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Website: www.twitter.com/donnymac66
Casino Game: I'll Bet on Anything That Moves




Vegas Fave 10 (The Hard Way)

1: Free (complimentary) beer
2: restaurants
3: gaming
4: golf
5: Fremont Street
6: shows
7: people watching
8: Bellagio
9: Vegas afternoon siesta
10: I think they have beer there


ShoutOuts

Less than a week!!!!

Shouted on Wednesday, 6th November 2013 by vespajet

I'm already at the airport (in my mind) Wingus!!!!

Shouted on Wednesday, 29th September 2010 by Spyder

Thirty Seven days Wingus!!!! I spelled out the numbers trying to kill more time

Shouted on Tuesday, 24th August 2010 by Spyder

Now?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?

Shouted on Sunday, 30th May 2010 by Spyder

The hell with work, I'm goin to the airport now. Meet me there!!!

Shouted on Sunday, 9th May 2010 by Spyder

You bums better not drink Vegas dry before I get out there. Although if y'all wish to drink up all of the PBR in the Greater Las Vegas Valley, go right ahead........

Shouted on Monday, 12th April 2010 by vespajet

not yet......

Shouted on Friday, 2nd April 2010 by Spyder

99 days and counting!!

Shouted on Sunday, 28th February 2010 by Spyder

If I'm goin that'll be a last minute booking (cash and work and all) What is the date yer goin? Bastard, I wanna book, I just can't and it makes me sad on the inside!

Shouted on Sunday, 18th October 2009 by Spyder

only 3 more weeks for you, CRAP!! that means I'm getting married in about 4...... goin to the airport now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shouted on Wednesday, 26th August 2009 by Spyder

44 days for you, 50 for me.... can't figger out if I'm nervous or excited..... either way, I'm goin to the airport now. I'll remind T to grab the kilts!!!

Shouted on Monday, 3rd August 2009 by Spyder

Something in an absurdly oversized plastic cup is definitely in order.....

Shouted on Sunday, 15th March 2009 by vespajet

It's not football season, a plastic Basketball would work tho

Shouted on Thursday, 12th March 2009 by Spyder

Odd beverage of the March 09 Trip, we are on Freemont so it should be in a yard glass, involve a deep fried twinkie, and some crack, I think that covers it

Shouted on Wednesday, 11th March 2009 by Spyder

Tired of work. packed, meet me at airport, gonna wait there.......

Shouted on Tuesday, 10th March 2009 by Spyder

After tonight, I wanna go now!! NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

Shouted on Sunday, 8th March 2009 by Spyder

A fellow Canadian goin' ta Vegas the same time as me!! Cool! Having been born and raised in Calgary myself, I will give you a prayer of luck while I am there. ;)

Shouted on Monday, 2nd March 2009 by mrdoopey

53 days till deep fried twinkies, cheap beer, crack addicts and all the fun of Freemont!!! Can no wait, going to the airport now!!

Shouted on Monday, 2nd February 2009 by Spyder

Sorry, but if I'm not the one running the hotel, you know it's going to get messed up. Look at the Hilton, or Bally's today. I'll call him up and try to convince him to bring back the pirate theme. Terry never listened to me...

Shouted on Wednesday, 7th January 2009 by KirkKerkorian

33 days yo!!! What is the drink of choice gonna be this time around? Damn Zima I will find you

Shouted on Saturday, 4th October 2008 by Spyder

You do know, that if you eat at the Rosewood Grille before you leave you get to take your picture holding a huge lobster just like the dude in the advertisement is? The kids get little lobsters to hold.

Shouted on Monday, 8th September 2008 by RockChickX51

7th of November? You know what that is right?

Shouted on Tuesday, 19th August 2008 by Chuckmonster

Hey donny. Yeah it's too bad that we didn't meet up. The Ms and I are heading back in early Dec for the marathon and then again in early Jan for a convention. Hopefully we can work something out someday.

Shouted on Thursday, 14th August 2008 by canadiancrapshooter

Most definitely. The wife and I are staying @ the Luxor July 23-31.

Shouted on Sunday, 8th June 2008 by canadiancrapshooter

I'm in Vegas in July too. Maybe we could meet up for a beer (or ten).

Shouted on Tuesday, 27th May 2008 by canadiancrapshooter

Bacon at the Riviera? I saw the picture of the sandwich..it looks pretty heart stopping, but you had to see this Baconator. Just the grease...and cheese...and death. I bet it's great for curing hangovers!!!

Shouted on Monday, 28th April 2008 by RockChickX51

I feel the best way to approach the question of what odd beverage we will be "questing" for in 60ish days is a moot point. It's going to be all of the above, I'm sure. But in honour of the RunnyD I think we should at least once ask for something with coconut in it. I'm still gonna keep my eyes open for Zima tho, I need to finish the story of my quest for Chuck, and I think it should somehow end in Vegas, not the Monk.

Shouted on Sunday, 27th January 2008 by Spyder

would it be silly of me to give another shout out to the legendary donnymac? hell no it wouldnt... because donnymac just plain rules vegas.

Shouted on Thursday, 17th January 2008 by Chuckmonster

Hi...I'm Steve Wynn and this is my ShoutOut to you. It's the only one I've ever signed my name to...

Shouted on Friday, 9th November 2007 by stevewynn

I'm going back to school and become a doctor specializing in liver transplants. I'm gonna setup shop outside of Vegas city limits and have booths at the airport.

Shouted on Friday, 17th August 2007 by RunnyD

so ya won the sapranos pool, is that why I don't see you at the bar as much as I use to? congrats fella

Shouted on Monday, 11th June 2007 by Spyder

didja see, we're international criminals now......or at least card cheats

Shouted on Monday, 28th May 2007 by Spyder

You forgot one thing, I'm bringing Tina after all...... hee hee

Shouted on Sunday, 20th May 2007 by Spyder

Little known fact: donnymac takes baths in scotch. That's the truth!

Shouted on Friday, 30th March 2007 by Chuckmonster

you seem to have coined a new fraze on VT "the Vegas-a-holic". Congrats!!

Shouted on Wednesday, 14th March 2007 by Spyder

mmmm, complimentary, never ending beer, when do we leave again?

Shouted on Thursday, 1st March 2007 by Spyder


My Posse




Fave Joints

Bellagio

Stayed in a lakeview room. The room was dated in style but still very clean and well maintained.Really liked the size and layout for a regular room. Housekeeping was great. Will definitely stay there again.

THEhotel

I only stated one night here but will stay again. I had a great suite with a washroom larger than most master bedrooms. Service was awesome from the front desk to housekeeping to the lobby bar.

Wynn Las Vegas

STayed in a regular strip facing roo,. View was great, room was very nice and the staff were excellent

ARIA

Have stayed twice in a corner suite at Aria and loved the room. The bathroom is huge, bed is super comfy and really enjoy the technology. Room service is a mess. sometimes amazing, sometimes below average. Will definitely stay here again.

Mirage

I have always wanted to stay at the Mirage and finally did so In January of 2010. The room was very nice and well decorated but I was not feeling the vibe in the casino. BLT Burger is a great place for a Burger and a Brew and Stack is awesome food but that is about all that is good for dining options. The selection of Rum at Rhumbar is great but the service on the patio was awful. The sports bar is the only casino bar to grab a drink, watch a game and play some bartop video poker and it's always packed. Another good casino bar would be nice. Overall I liked the Mirage but it really doesn't have an exciting vibe anymore, the casino renovation took away the uniqueness that was Mirage and made it just another non-descript casino floor.

TI - Treasure Island

Treasure Island is one of my favourite places to stay. I really like the rooms. The size of the hotel is nice. The service at the breeze Bar is awesome. They have done a great job with a sub-standard pool. The craps crews are very good and cocktail service is great. I wish the dining lineup was a bit better.

Golden Nugget

So far I have stayed in the Carson and Gold towers. Both of which were very nice. Looking forward to staying in the Rush tower in June. UPDATED: Rush tower room was great. Loved the decor and bed. Best room on Fremont for sure and comparable to mid-high end strip rooms like Mirage or Mandalay bay. Always like the casino and the pools especially the Hideout are awesome!!

Red Rock

Stayed at Red Rock for three days where the primary activity was golf. There are many great golf courses close to Red Rock. Fantastic room with a view of Red Rock canyon, awesome pool, hot cocktail waitresses and great bartenders at the sports book bar. We ate at Terra Rossa, The Feast Buffet, Grand Cafe and Turf Grill. They were all really good. Red Rock is a completely different Vegas experience, not as lively as the strip but a great overall experience.

MGM Grand

Great big giant hotel. Best beds i've slept in. The bartenders at the Le Femme bar keep the cocktails flowing at an alarming rate.

Golden Gate

Getting woke up by the Fremont Street experience every hour on the hour rocks. Who needs an alarm clock? The valet actually washed our filthy Bronco. UPDATED: Really like what Derek Stevens ans his team have done with the joint! The rooms are upadated except the washrooms. Du'Par's is a great addition

Casino Royale

Love the $1 Michelobs and cheap gambling! If you play Carribean Stud there say hi to Charles the dealer. Man dude is huge but has the smoothest electric slide and serious game with the ladies!

Excalibur

Stayed in a widescreen room. The room was better than you would expect for the Tragic Kingdom. Really good drink service in the casino. I really like the location and would definitely stay there again.

Flamingo

Can't go wrong with the 80's music in the casino and at the pool. Gotta love the Flaming-O UPDATED: The Flamingo is less fabolous than it once was. In need of some TLC for sure

The Quad

I love the dankness of the dank!!! The MaiTai bar is a great place to enjoy some video poker and cold brew.

Monte Carlo

Enjoyed Monte Carlo. Quiet casino and nice room. I have also stayed at Hotel 32 which was great. Private lounge, great room and awesome service

New York-New York

Staying at NYNY was great. If you get a chance to see Phoenix at the Big Apple Bar you are in for a kick-ass classic rock good time! UPDATE: The big apple bar is no more. Unfortunate as it was a great addition ot the casino floor. The pool here is terrible

Harrah's

Another CET property in need of some renovations. I like the casino quite a bit and always enjoy Carnival Court

O'Sheas

Great spot for some low limit craps and cheap booze

Stratosphere

It was a long time ago that I stayed at the Strat. But I remember really liking the casino and hating the location



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