Once again, I came back to our beloved Las Vegas… After two solo-trips, my Vegas-buddy, who joined me on my first two trips, came with me for the third time and again, we had a great time… For those, who don’t know me: In this trip-report, there will be a lot of pictures, a lot of food (burgers, buffets and an awesome dinner), some video-poker and some more pictures! What you should not expect from this trip report? There will be no high-roller gambling, no roulette, no black-jack, no clubbing… Previous trip-reports: http://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?94171-Solo-Trip-Report-05-27-06-08 http://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?104151-02-20-03-02-10-nights-5-hotels Disclaimer: Since English is not my native language, please excuse any mistakes in grammar or spelling – I’ll do my very best ;-) “Guess who just got back today Them wild-eyed boys that had been away Haven't changed, hadn't much to say But, man, I still think them cats are crazy They were asking if you were around How you was, where you could be found Told them you were living downtown Driving all the old men crazy The boys are back in town (the boys are back in town) (I said) The boys are back in town (the boys are back in town)” The boys are back in town – Thin Lizzy DAY 1: 08/21 The journey begins, so I don’t mind getting up at 4 am… We took the train to Frankfurt at 5:30 and arrived at 08:00. On my last two trips, it wasn’t a problem to get a seat in a “emergency-exit-row” on the plane at this time… But not today… The check-in-machine didn’t give us a choice where to seat, but gave us seats in row 43 and 44 (note: there are 44 rows in the plane). So we decided to invest some money for an upgrade, and we didn’t regret it… The chocolate cake was soooooo good, almost as good as the dessert at Wicked Spoon… well, almost… ;-) The airline renovated its planes and now has in-seat-entertainment with really good movies and TV-series (watched “Amazing Spiderman 2”, “Captain America 2” and a couple of episodes of “House of Cards”). That (and a 5 hour nap) helped a lot to kill the time on the 12 hour flight… After we arrived at McCarran we had a good run at the immigration and at the baggage claim, but it took some time until we made it through the custom control: But after that, we left the airport to enjoy the beautiful Las Vegas weather (almost double the temperatures we had in Germany!) and after a cigarette-break, we took a cab to the Mirage. And of course, including the question: “Do you mind if I take the freeway?” Come on, I’ve already told you it is the fifth time I am here… After we have checked in, we went to Walgreen’s to get some necessary stuff (booze and water) and after that, I had my first “burgasm” on our trip: After the dinner, we had some drinks in the casino and crashed about 01:00 in our room. An 18-hours journey is hard… 9 nights left!