We just came back last week from 2 nights at Encore and 2 nights at Sam’s Town. I took lots of pictures so thought I’d share some. I wonder if this guy had to pay for an extra seat for his guitar? The flight was full so I’m thinking he must have. We were late leaving because a baggage handler had to be called in to strap it down. Once the pilot finally turned off his cell phone, we were on our way! It was strange to see the door to the cockpit open. That’s something I rarely see these days. There was a big lineup at the Encore check-in when we arrived. Just a little trivia - an employee told us that there were 400 new rooms being rented out today (Monday) but it was busier on Sunday when they had 600 new rooms being processed. He said it was unusual for the Sunday check-in numbers to be that high. We had to wait till about 5 before we got into our room. We got a room on the 10th floor, looking towards downtown. My husband and I had both received offers for a free slot tournament entry and 2 nights comped room. The slot tournament had entry for 350 people and paid out prizes for the first 175 places. First and second prize were $30,000 and $15,000 in free play. I ended up coming in somewhere around 150th place and won $25 in free play. My husband didn’t place at all. It was a great excuse to visit Encore though while being comped. The tournament had 3 sessions of 2 minutes each with the session winner getting 2 free comps to the buffet. I came in 2nd one time but the 1st place winner had already won passes to the buffet the previous session so he passed them on to me. Nice of him – we enjoyed the buffet for lunch the next day. One of the tournament flower displays with blue roses. I had to stop and take a breath. The bouquet smelled wonderful. I think I may be at my limit for pics so I'll continue in the next post, coming right up.