After months of planning the June vac was finally here. We awoke about 5am and began to make way to the airport for our 7:30am flight. Once we got to the airport panic set in, the lines were double and triple what we are used to and what we allowed for time wise. We literally walked to the gate of our SWA flight and our boarding group, group B was being called to board, we found our place in line and boarded. We were leaving two days ahead of my buddy "J" and his off and on crazy GF, this would get interesting upon their arrival, but I digress. Flight was uneventful, but ran about 15 mins late, which is rare. We felt the familiar Las Vegas heat as soon as we exited the terminal and got into the taxi line. No wait, about $30 got us to Sunset Station via the Sunset airport connector. We attempted to check in but no luck, hotel was sold out and it was only 9:45am, we were told to have breakfast and check back at 10:30am. We entered the buffet line, it was suprisingly long and slow. The food was mediocre at best, this would be our last morning buffet, it was cheap, like $10 or so for two, but wasnt worth the hassle and dissapointing food. We checked back, no room, I decided it was close enough to beer thirty for a cold beverage and some bartop VP. We started at a small bar and I put in a hundo, played for a good while and cashed out about $13 down, so I took my ticket and moved to the center Gaudi bar, third hand and boom, My first ever Royal, hit on the progressive which gave me a win of over $1029 or so. My GF looked over after hearing the buzzing of the machine and I told her we just won over $1000! A great start to the trip. We drink a celebratory beer, tip the barkeep $20 and finally get checked into the room. 12th floor, "Valley View" room, room was clean and up to date, no complaints, a nice basic room, nicer that a basic room at Bally's Flamingo, etc. So far we are very happy with Sunset Station We then headed to the pool for some much needed pool therapy and unloaded a couple of buckets of BUD LIGHT off their hands. The pool was great, we found a nice shady spot where we would spend a lot of time at in the days following. After some pool time we cabbed to the strip, the little lady had two requests for the trip, to spend some time watching the Bellagio Fountains and to see Mystere' her first Cirque' show. Neither show dissapointed, Lady "S", loved both shows, it was my third time seeing Mystere' and the latest version did not dissapoint, I continue to believe that dollar for dollar this is the best show in town. We had 35% off tix and sat in sec. B, seats 1 and 2. mid-way high in the section, seats were perfect. Unfortunately the night closed with a long-hauling and $50 cab fare from TI, cabbie acted like he didnt speak English well and couldnt understand me, so in turn he went the longest possible route. I didnt tip him a cent, shouldnt have even paid, but hated to cap the evening with drama, so I just shoved $50 in his hand and told him thanks for the low-life long haul. more to come..... including a jackass encounter, EDC people watching, and a Vegas first for us, we actually lost a member of the group 8 hours into her first trip to LV.