Background: 5 Couples from Nebraska making the annual pilgrimage to Sin City for the weekend. 3 of the couples, along with myself, are regulars on the trip. This year I made the decision to take a gal with me, as well as invite a new couple on the trip -- the husband being a Vegas Virgin. Previous Fall Couples Trips have went off without a hitch, and we saw no reason this would be any different, other than I would have to entertain a gf while trying to have fun! All five couples fall into the 30-48 age range. Flights: Southwest Direct both ways out of Omaha. No problems with the flights, love Southwest direct flights. The only way to go. It's about a 2:15hr flight, and you can still catch it for under $300 if you watch carefully. Well worth it. Only complaint I have is the flight attendants that SW puts on the Friday Party Plane to Vegas --- I just don't understand why they don't put fun loving people on this flights. Our group always sits clear in the back, closer to the booze, and so that we won't bother anyone else. We like to drink as many drinks as we can in the 2 hour time window, and inevitably we end up with a sour-puss for a flight attendant. This one was no different. On the flight home, we were pounding them again in the back of the plane and had an absolutely wonderful flight attendant. Why not switch them around??? Friday: Arrive in Vegas at around 3:30. With our big group we booked a Stretch Escalade from Presidential Limo. Driver was waiting in Baggage Claim with a sign made out with the name of our Vegas Virgin. Driver was accomodating when we asked to stop at the Budweiser store, then the Strat to drop off one couple, and then on to the LVH....wasn't sure if we'd get charged for this or not since it was over our allotted hour of arrival service. We tipped the driver well and ended up without any additional charges. Arrived at the LVH in time to get our first FB bets in. Took Cincinnati ML that night and lost. Sat in the sportsbook a while, had a couple beers and proceeded to the craps table with the Vegas Virgin. He is a great pal of mine since college and likes dice at the Indian casinos. Bought into a $15 table and within an hour I'd turned my $300 into $800. He'd turned his $200 into $0. Welcome to Vegas my friend. It was now time to gather the group and head to the strip for our Annual Trip to Battista's!!!! Battista's gets beat up pretty bad on this board, but we absolutely love it!!! Called ahead and got on the list. Was told 3 hours on the phone. Took the rail to the strip and tried to find ways to hold the group off --- as a couple people in the group are impatient and hate to wait. Couldn't hold them off, so we got to Battista's 2 hours early and decided to saddle up to the bar. During this time, we lost one couple as the wife had too much fun on the way to Vegas and needed to get back to the hotel, more specifically the bathroom and bed. LOL. What a weak link!! Ended up getting called at Battista's before we could finish our first beer --- which for us is not that long!!! They managed to cut 1:45 off our wait. Love it. Enjoyed our meal -- settled up...proceeded to watch Cincy not cover our bet on the way out of Battista's. Back on the rail and to the LVH --- grabbed our bags from the bell desk and headed to VIP checkin to get our rooms. They had rooms blocked off for us on the 20th floor, all together. More on the LVH later.... Been a long day --- way too many drinks and now with a stomach full of food --- everyone hit the hay by 11pm Vegas time. Saturday will be a day we need our rest for anyway. There's day one --- 2 and 3 to come when I get another break!!!!