We decided to go to Vegas to celebrate my birthday but I was supposed to be working summer school. I ended up not working summer school and so I decided 9 days in vegas was what I needed. We had been planning for weeks but didn't let my little one know anything about it. We picked him up from his dads house, told him of the surprise and were on the road... (The night before my brother had hurt his foot at church and thus ended up with crutches and a fiberglass cast. So he needed a scooter or something so I had to scramble around and find one on short notice.) We drove near the airport and stopped at Dave and Busters and played games for a bit, ate and then off to the airport. There were 5 of us, 6 pieces of luggage, 4 carry-ons, and a pair of crutches. Get checked in on southwest for our 9:30 flight out.. it is delayed. My kiddo had spent all weekend at dads house so he was a holy terror and I needed a drink. All the bars are closed in the airport.. No worries I said I will drink on the plane.. Plane finally gets in after 10, and the pilot yells at my kid. I am like what?! We just got on the plane, you don't know him. 20 of us on the plane.. we take off and pilot says no drink service, it is too turbulent. I was like nooooo I need a drink. Then he comes on and says ok quick service. I ordered a beer, then he comes on and says everyone needs to sit, they are coming to take back the drinks.. so I either needed to chug my beer or throw it away.. I threw it away. The the pilot said he couldn't land from the direction we were coming from, so we had to cross over into AZ I believe so he could turn around and try again. We finally landed and the pilot comes to yell at my kiddo again. I was like who are you yelling at MY kid, he did nothing wrong. We go down to baggage claim and meet our limo driver and he helps us grab all the luggage and get it into the limo.. I finally check my phone and see that they guy I have been casually talking to/ flirting with from home was jealous that I was going to Vegas, and is actually now in Vegas and he says haha you flew, I drove and I beat you here.. He asks me to go out with him the next day! We get to the Westgare to try and check in at like midnight and one room out of our 4 room suite is not ready. Really, at midnight!? So we go up and get settled in and wait for luggage.. finally asleep at 1am. Woke up at 11am the next day.. got a late start for the day, grabbed the scooter for my brother and off for the day. Went out on my "date" that night and we went to dinner and gambled a bit. During the trip we just gambled a LOT, shopped at LOT and ate at different places a LOT. Tried Carnegie Deli (75 bucks with BOGO), Umami Burger ( 90 bucks), Michael Minas Pub (70 bucks) as well as Mandalay Bay, Mirage,Westgate, Excalibur and MGM Buffets. Our 4 room suite for 9 days cost like 260 bucks total.. It was a great trip! Had a limo back to the airport and waited for our flight. They were over-sold so they wanted to bump us, I said I had to think about it. Then I said if they would take 3 people we would do it, the other 2 would go on. They said no they now only needed 1 person. Ok, we boarded the flight to discover that my brother was missing his carry on and they said I could get off and RUN and go look. I got off, ran to look and when I came back was yelled at by several people saying they were about to kick my whole family off the flight because I went to look. WTF, I was just told I could go and look. So I said sorry, and I said the carryon needed to be found so I would gladly get off the flight with my kiddo and he said basically if I got off, i was on my own. I was like how nice! Then he said I was holding up the flight and I needed to choose now. I had to let the carry on go. It had a wallet, video game system, ID, tablet, etc. If they had let me know I could go on a later flight it would have been ok with me, but alas they wouldn't make that commitment. Got in at 4, were on the road home by 5. got home a little after 6pm. Was a lot of laundry to do and was exhausting! I did see Mike Tyson sitting on a slot machine checking his phone at the Westgate. had a blast and will be back in November/ December probably!