This trip was planned long ago, for my sister-in-law's birthday. We dropped the kids off at the grandparents house in Sacramento on the way up and rolled into the Peppermill at around 3:00. We got the Villa Suite with an attached room, went up and set up all the alcohol. We brought our own Champagne, Bourbon, Gin and Wine in an extra suit case (that weighed, like, 1000 pounds). Called room service and had them send up wine and champagne glasses as well as a few buckets. Got everything on Ice, set ourselves up in the attached room (gave the suite to the birthday girl) and went down to play while waiting for the others to arrive. Oops, we forgot the obligatory bourbon. I'm not superstitious, but... The gaming wasn't particularly interesting. Played a lot of $2 DDB and $1 Triple Play DDB. ANM hit a quad for $1600, but didn't take a picture. When the SinL arrived with her husband and one friend, we all went up to the room and started drinking. I was a little worried that people might not have a good time. Gambling, casinos, etc. isn't for everyone. When it was clear that they were already having a good time just hanging I relaxed quite a bit. We all went down and AllNetMom and I introduced them to VP. Didn't take long for them to get the hang of JoB while ANM and I played DDB. Again, everyone was having fun, so I relaxed some more. I don't know why I was so worried about them having a good time. Reno wasn't my idea and I wasn't responsible for their good time, but still, I felt responsible. Dinner was at Romanza, and was amazing. I had the lamb shank and just loved it. Everyone enjoyed the meal, the wine and the conversation. At least I think they did, I was pretty drunk at the time. OK, I had a good time at dinner. Seriously though, the food at the Peppermill is fantastic. Not quite high-end Las Vegas, but pretty close. After dinner, the girls all played craps while I did Triple play DDB. Brother-in-Law was doing his own thing. I hit a Royal so I was happy with the evening. Don't remember much after that. Oh, just remembered, at some point after midnight I went to the room (to see if anyone was there) and found the attached room had the "night lock" engaged on the front door and the room to room door was shut (it has no handle on the suite side). No way in. I called the front desk, who called security, who called "engineering". They managed to get into the room, but it took for freaking ever and made a lot of noise. Saturday we all had breakfast at Biscotti's. The breakfast special was a Hangover something or other. Biscuits, gravy, sausage, ham, bacon and eggs all piled up with country potatoes. It worked. Some more gambling and drinking and I started getting really tired in the early afternoon. ANM and I decided to take a nap, but when we got back to the room her sister texted and ANM left. Turns out I couldn't sleep after all so I went down "to find them" and ended up in the High Limit area. Played a little $5 DDB triple play and got way up real quick when the guy next to me hits 4 aces playing $25 DDB. $20,000 Jackpot. Damn. Suddenly, $25 sounded like a good idea. It was not a good idea. In my defense I was drunk and alone with too much money. Not a good combo. I text the wife with a "where are you." In the suite, are you awake? "I have been playing for a while." Open the door (I had locked them out of the attached room, and I guess they didn't have keys. They had been knocking on the door trying to wake me) "I'm not there!" So I go back to the room, and they have found another couple who came up for the birthday. Everyone is drinking. Might as well join in. Time passed in a wibbley wobbley timey wimey kind of way with more drinking, some gambling, then Dinner. We all went to Chi. I hear they serve Chinese food. 7 drunken 35-46 year olds acting like geeky children. Was fun. ANM had forgotten to drink water, again. She made several amusing non sequiter's. We took her back to the room after dinner and filled her with water and caffeine. Around midnight the four girls all went to the Edge nightclub. They looked fabulous. The other guys went to bed, I played in the casino for a while then crashed in the room. ANM woke me when she got back. Sunday was pretty uneventful and very sober. Had lunch at Milano. For the first time at Peppermill the service was slow, but the food was still good. Coin in was ~40K/day. RFB comped. I had fun, I think. Forgot to take pictures on most of the Jackpots, but here is a little bit of VP Porn.