Sunday 26th October My trip started at Manchester Airport, I was flying direct again this time and again with Thomas Cook, I checked in and made my way through security and into the waiting area. After something to eat I went down to the gate and after a few minutes I was boarding, well not straight away as I had been selected for an additional security check, aren’t I lucky and my prize was to have my bag checked again and my tablet and phone checked and to get frisked by a male officer unfortunately. Anyway after that excitement I was allowed to board and took my extra legroom seat at the front of economy, before take off though the cabin crew offered anyone a chance to upgrade to premium economy for a fee, I decided to take them up on their offer although all you get is a bigger seat but it is worth it for what will be a 10 hour plus flight. The flight was fairly uneventful apart from a couple next to me who seemed to be having a hush hush domestic for part of the flight although they seemed to have made up by the time we landed, I think a few doubles were consumed during the flight and may have had something to do with it, I had my headphones on and they didn’t really bother me too much . I was one of the first few off the plane and by the time I had reached immigration I was first at the desk, and after a few questions and my prints and pic taken I was on my way to the baggage area and as usual my bag was in one of the last lot to be on the belt. I collected my bag and made my way to arrivals hall and out to catch a taxi, there was a bit of a queue but it wasn’t too long before I was in the cab and setting off to Treasure Island. As we set off the driver starts up with a conversation and seems friendly enough, he asks if this is my first time in Vegas and I tell him it’s trip number 7 for me, as soon as I say that his next question is do I mind if he takes the tunnel, I say it’s ok and just wonder if I had said it was my first trip would he of asked the same question. I arrive at TI and check in is quick and easy and not long before I’m in my room it’s on the 23rd floor and I have a view of Trump Tower and the Strat, I unpack and have a shower and get ready to go out and have a wander about. I go out and I have a walk about but don’t get too far before deciding to head back to TI, the long flight maybe getting the better of me now and my legs don’t really want to go far and I decide to stay closer to home. I hit the bar and get my gambling going, and before long it’s not a good start and nothing is going right, after I while I quit and head to the café for something to eat, I get a giant filled baked potato which hits the spot and I go back up to my room for a rest, I nodded off at about 5pm and when I wake up it’s about 10.30 pm. The question is do I roll over and sleep till the morning or get up and go for a drink, only one answer really and I take the drink option, I get up and freshen up before heading down to the casino, I head to Gilleys bar where the bikini bull riding competition is on and I get a beer while I take a glancing interest, ok my eyes are glued to the screen. After round 1 they have a break and the bar clears a little and I can now take a seat at the bar. As I’m sat there I notice a guy come and stand by the pillar next to me, he looks like security but not dressed in the usual security red shirt but he has an ear piece and radio, for anyone who’s seen Roadhouse I think this guy is Dalton, he is watching somebody in a crowd to my left and there is another security guy stood close by. After a couple of minutes Dalton decided to go for it and heads into the crowd and I await maybe some sort of ruckus but there isn’t and Dalton removes an Asian guy who I think has had a drink too many. I carry on watching the bikini fun until it finishes and then I head to the casino bar, I hit the VP and get a drink and after a while 3 people come and sit near me, there are two girls who sound English and a guy who is an American and the girls are certainly younger then the guy, after a while the guy and one of the girls disappear and the one that’s left is sat right next to me, I just know what’s going to happen next and soon it does as she asks me a question about comp drinks, I answer her question and she spots I’m English, so a conversation starts although I’m a bit wary of what she’s after. Turns out her and her friend are out here for three months and she’s gives me a shortened version of her troubles. After a few minutes she asks if I like to have fun when I’m in Vegas, here we go I knew this was coming, I tell her I just liked to drink and gamble and that kills the conversation somewhat, I’m getting a bit tired now so I cash out not much money and say goodnight to the girl and I head to bed.