we are finally less than 24 hours from our trip. has been about 18 months since last trip for me, probably 3 years for my wife. she always says she is vegased out so i started bugging her pretty early in the year about how nice it would be to go to vegas for my 50th. i finally wore her down. after making reservations at aria then Monte Carlo, i finally settled on mgm since i know we will be doing some pool time in the mornings. some of you may have seen a thread i had about the room search and how this is the first time since the mid 90s i've had to pay anything for a room. i'm still not happy about it, 18 months is quite a while between trips but in the past i've had some longer gaps between visits and still managed to get a room. i have a few myvegas rewards to use, $50 free play at mgm, 2 free dinner buffets at aria, and $50 dining credit at monte carlo. we aren't big foodies but seem to be on a never ending search for gluten free food as my wife has celiac and the tiniest bit of gluten affects her for hours or days. we have a car from alamo and plan on going downtown upon arrival to use some matchplays and free play. my wife has never been downtown during any of her 10 trips or so. i also want to see the neon boneyard and hope to get some good pictures. i downloaded the tapatalk app and hope you post some photos during the trip. we will do some moderate gambling during the day/evening but my wife will be in bed hours before me so i hope to do some hard core playing after that.