So this was my 9th trip to Vegas to celebrate my 30th birthday. The group was me and 7 of my best friends, with only 1 virgin, and the rest multiple visitors. All staying at Ballys. Now that I'm old and lame there won't be much exciting in this TR. LETS GO! MON March 24 Flew on Allegiant and got in right on time at 2:00PM. I've been very impressed with Allegiant lately, last 3 or 4 flights have all been on time so I will stop bad mouthing them. Any who we all drank several mini bottles of booze on the 2 hour flight so was slightly buzzed. Got off and met my driver from Presidential Limo who escorted us to our wicked awesome 12 passenger super stretch Escalade limo. Polished off 2 bottles of champagne on our way to Ballys. Got to Ballys and went and got my Platinum TR card I received from getting the TR Visa card. I am so jealous of you guys with higher tier status as platinum saved me a ton of time this trip. Skipped the 50 deep long check in line and went straight to the counter. Slipped the lady $40 and she upgraded all our rooms to the Jubilee tower, same floor, right next to each other, awesome! First thing I do in Vegas is put $100 into the WOF slot which I hit for $120 on like the 5th pull so off to a great start. Pretty much just gambled at Bally's all afternoon then went to my buddies room who's got enough candy to kill an elephant and partied a bit there. Walked the strip a bit, ended up eating at the best place in the world, Earl of Sandwich and like 12AM, then went back to Bally's to gamble some more. I have no idea what happened the rest of the night. TUE March 25 Woke up at like noon to my girlfriend telling me I didn't get back to the room till 7AM and it was the drunkest she has ever seen me. I'm thinkin oh great and the first thing I do is check my wallet, much to my surprise I still have my whole bankroll making me dead even for the trip, awesome! Get ready and 3 of us head to Sidewalk cafe in Ballys for some food. Food was great but our service sucked ass. I waited forever for the bill till I finally said fuck this, went to the counter and said our waiter sucks ass and we need to leave. Bought everyone's breakfast using reward credits and off we went. Bought 2 24hr monorail passes for me and the GF headed to MGM to pick up our KA tickets. I got 2 tickets for $75 bucks through myVegas which I thought was pretty good deal. Already seen the show once but liked it enough to see it again. After getting tickets we screwed around at MGM for awhile, playing slots and sigma derby. Actually won on some horses turning $5 into $30. Met up with some others in the group, then went to NYNY and eventually to Excal. Shared a cab from there and went back to Ballys so the chicks could get ready. Me and the GF hopped back on the tram and headed to MGM for the 7PM show for KA. It was great for the second time, but I think twice is enough for me on that show. After the show back on the tram to Ballys. I just now realized I've been calling the monorail the tram but oh well. First time ever riding it, and if it stops at the hotels you're going to the thing is really convenient. Stayed at Ballys the rest of the night playing slots and BJ. The only thing I really remember is it was really late, like 6AM, I had $50 left on the BJ table and I put it all on one bet. I get AA, oh great, so I pull out another $100 and split them, AA again! So I split those bitches and have 3 A's for a total of $150 on the table. I ask for all cards face down and the dealer busts on a 22, FUCK YA!! Figured since I was so drunk that I had to count my cards on my fingers that it was time to color up my $300 bucks and head to bed. WED March 26 Wake up around 1PM today, count my cash and I am now up $59 for the whole trip. Hell ya, so far this trip is kicking ass! I don't remember much of the afternoon except all 8 of us met up for the first time this whole trip. We are all going to Absinthe tonight at 10 so we all get tickets. After that we cross the street and check out the Linq. Find out the High Roller won't be open while we are there which really pissed me off, I wanted to ride that thing so bad. Anyways we head back to Caesars for the show. Somehow we managed to get some awesome ass seats. My friends all got 6 seats up top on the shuffle board table, and me and the GF got 2 comfy ass seats right next to them. This was the second time I've seen this show and I recommend getting the seats in the back with the table, much much better. Everyone loved the show and even now days later that's the thing we are still talking about. Probably gonna make it a point to see it ever trip. After that we all head back to Ballys for some more gambling/BJ. We all sit down at a table and after awhile notice we arnt getting any drink service. What's the best thing to do when you don't get what you want? You PROTEST! We all pull our bets back and refuse to play till we get a drink. I'm pretty sure we even stood up and chanted "drink service!" Very quickly the dealer got the pit boss over, who then got on the phone, and then a CW was over lickade split. We felt bad for the dealer so she got like $30 in tips during our protest. After that service was excellent and I blacked out. Last thing I remember is going home and banging the shit out of my GF. Some of the best blowjobs/bday sex a guy doesn't have to pay for in Vegas! THUR March 27 Wake up at like 12PM and what's the best way to wake up in Vegas on your Bday? That's right, more banging. After getting ready it looks as if most of the crew is pretty much dead. Me , the GF, and one buddy are starving so we head to the Spice Market Buffet. I got a 24 hour buffet coupon for signing up for the TR Visa card I mentioned earlier so I figured I better use it. Went and ate, it was nothing special at all. I though this buffet was ranked as one of the better ones in Vegas? Anyways I wasn't that impressed, glad I didn't pay for it. Maybe I'm just not a buffet person. After wards I go "shopping" with the GF at the Miracle Miles. What a waste of precious Vegas time, you girls do know you can shop online now right? Afterwards 5 of us meet up at Paris to do the Eiffel tower ride. They only had one elevator working so it took fooooorever to get up and back down. This was the first time I've even been up there but it was pretty cool. Kinda sucks how they have it all fenced off up there so it looks like you're looking out of a prison cell, but it's worth it, once. After wards we all meet up at Ballys to head for my bday dinner. For the second the this whole trip all 8 of us are together and we head to Harrhas to eat at Ruth's Chris. Had a pretty awesome dinner that took like 2 hours and $1000, but it was great being with all my friends making even more memories. We were gonna head to Treasures after dinner, but it was our last night, everyone was exhausted and didn't really feel like blowing anymore money, which was totally fine with me cause I felt the same way. So we just walked the strip a bit, watched a couple fountain shows and ended up at the Cosmo. Gambled there for a bit till we all decided it was time to get to bed. It was 3AM and we had to be at the airport by 8AM. So we all head back to Ballys and crash. FRI March 28 - LAME DAY Wake up at 7, go to airport, fly home. FIN Thoughts: I was scared going into this trip with 8 people, but we have all been friends for many many years and it all worked out awesome! Not one single conflict. Brought $2000 for the whole trip and came home with $1000 and didn't use my credit card once so that was pretty nice. At the Cosmo and saw a chick who just won $138,XXX on a Tarzan Jungle slot machine. I ask her, "Did you really just win that!?" Her reply was "Yea...", Like she didn't even care, or it hadn't even hit her yet, kinda funny. The only person who won in the group: on the last night at Cosmo, hit a Quick Hit slot for $1200, then took $25 and proceeded to turn it into $400 on roulette in like 10 minutes. Pretty much giving him a free trip to Vegas. Gambling was fair, hit a bunch of small $50-100 slot payouts, but couldn't really hit a hot table at BJ. My best win was a 3 card poker straight flush for $200. Vigrin thought he could get laid for $100, called up a hooker, she showed up and he realized how much it costs. Had to give her cab fare to get back home. Told him how lucky he was to gett off for $25. Being Platinum kicks ass, I love skipping all you gold losers in line!(mostly at the cage and check in casue somehow we lost like 13 room keys this trip). Unfortunately after my credit card promotion runs out I will be gold again since I don't gamble nearly enough. I only remember eating 3 times this whole trip, not sure if I ate elsewhere of if that's all I did eat over 4 days. I'll have to consult the group. Saw a bum on the bridge crossing Ballys to Bellagio, right in the middle, on his knees, dick hanging out, pissing with a stream of piss 6-10 feet long running down the bridge. Saddest thing I've ever seen in Vegas, but I just laughed and kept on walking for some reason. Now that I think about it I'm pissed I didn't help the guy, really looked liked he could use some help. I wasn't even gonna write a TR for this trip, but I realized I enjoy reading my old ones from time to time so I figured I better write this up. This one doesn't seem as interesting as my older ones, but it was one hell of a trip, hopefully you all enjoy. Not sure when I'll be back, maybe Oct, but after 2 trips a year for the last several years I'm a bit burnt out.