Hi Everyone, I had a blast waiting for my trip by reading everyone else's reports so I am going to be giving writing one a shot. A little background...I am a teacher/coach from Houston and that is why I have time to spend 18 nights in Vegas and trust me I needed a break ! My friends always ask how can you stay that long but honestly its not a problem. I could stay a month...easy ! I had a partner in crime my Mom along and since she really hates flying it was a super LONG road trip. Drove first night to Las Cruces and second night to Chandler, AZ. Decided to stop there because there are a few casinos and we gave them both a little shot. No big hits but I left a couple of hundred up. Cool !! Day 3....it was a short and fun drive to Las Vegas. We were watching Vegas Vacation and as we drove to the dam the dam scene was on. Pretty good timing. The damn dam traffic was OK but did slow us down a bit as they were working on the roads. It is so amazing to watch them build the new bridge across the dam. Really really amazing....anyway we had to have a little "break" becuase of the traffic so we stopped at the casino right after the dam. It was there that I got my first look at the Amazing race slots. I really like them and I did great but I had no idea why I was getting bonuses....it took me until the next day to figure out it a group bonus. LOL.....on to Vegas !!! We have a long standing tradition that as soon as you can see Las Vegas we play the song " I feel lucky" as loud as our ears can handle and sing along. My Mom said I really do feel lucky and I said I Hope so because so do I. We headed striaght to the Las Vegas Hilton to check in and pick up our registration packet for the slot tournament. I was soooooo happy to finally be in my second home... More to come soon !!!