I wake up at New York, New York. It is 6:30 am. I am out by 7:00 and I make a beeline to MY Buffalo slot machine that I could not play last night. I cash out up $25.
I walk over to Excalibur to use a MyVegas reward for breakfast. It is so incredibly hot, even this early in the morning. Bonus: The Excalibur MLife desk doesn’t open until 8:00 so I have half an hour to kill. Wish I would have known this when I was still at MY Buffalo machine at New York, New York.
I play nickel Caveman Keno machine, one nickel at a time. Surprisingly, I double a $5 and then it is time to go.
The Excalibur buffet is very good nowadays. And I am not just saying this because I love that they have Sobe water as a drink option.
I head back to New York, New York I love the view of the casino from the escalator.
I also love it from down inside the casino!
I go on an insane losing streak. Then I got myself back a bit on video poker hitting first 8’s and then a straight flush. I do not have a photo of the straight flush because savvy gambler that I am, did not realize I hit it until I saw the credits jumped after I hit “deal” on the next hand.
I go upstairs to collect my crap and move to Planet Hollywood. Honestly, I should have just not booked a MyVegas room at all. Or cancelled it and stayed at Planet Hollywood so I would not have to move. The main feature of using a MyVegas reward for rooms is that you can then use certain dining rewards you cannot use if you are not staying at an MLife property. But it is a holiday weekend so everything is blacked out anyway. I get fixated on the amount of MyVegas points I have and keep booking rooms I don’t really want. I need to stop doing that. I am going to stop doing that.
On my way out, I play MY Buffalo machine one last time and cash out up $80. I have also made Pearl status at MLife, which I wasn’t trying for. The best perk of Pearl status is free parking and I do not drive.
I walked to Planet Hollywood in the heat. Yes I know. YOU would have taken a cab or Uber or Lyft. But I would not. It is just a thing about living in NYC. Every day a cab is an option but that doesn’t mean you go ahead and take one.
I stop at the Walgreens right before Planet Hollywood to get some water. The woman in front of me puts her stuff down and asks where there is a garbage can. Outside. She walks away to go outside and the cashier starts ringing her up. Are you fucking kidding me. She walked OUTSIDE and I am standing here INSIDE. Ring ME up.
I get to Planet Hollywood and no, just no. The amount of people in the lobby. I would be hard pressed to remember any time in my life when I saw this many people in a hotel lobby. I checked in using the kiosk and there was a charge for early check in. I have never paid this before, I would normally opt to simply drop my bags over and come back later. But today, I decide to pay it. I think it was $30, but I could be wrong about that.
I have never stayed here as Planet Hollywood. I have stayed when it was Aladdin. I missed the entire Planet Hollywood themed rooms phase and I have a newly renovated one.
With this weirdo room view, which I know is just a crappy view of vents and stuff. But it is oddly satisfying. I think because it looks like a space ship on an alien planet.
I decide I am going to take a nap, which justifies paying the early check in fee. But I am a liar and instead, I go out and gamble until way past check in time. I wish I could tell you that “Black pail I did $3” means I won a million dollars as that is what it looks like my notes from this afternoon say. But it doesn’t so that mystery remains unsolved as of yet.
I came back to the room with enough time to take a quick nap before going to see Ka, courtesy of MyVegas. But when I woke up from my nap, the last thing I wanted to do was go OUTSIDE to get to MGM Grand to see Ka.
So I stayed inside and played Buffalo for a few hours until I was starving. Then I went to McDonalds because I do that in Vegas. And it pisses people off. Sorry, not sorry.
I was in my room and asleep at 10:00. Until the fire alarm went off But that’s tomorrow’s sad story.
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