Counting down the minutes until we leave for DTW to head out there. I have been before back in 2009 but my partner has not. She never even really gambled until she met me..haha This was definitely a last minute trip. I posted on here a few times before I went back in 09 but lost my log-on We are in the process of buying a house and with work being a zoo we decided to get out of town for a few days and Vegas was the only place I knew to relax completely. It also doesn't hurt that it's been 60 degrees there and it's 10 here (we live just outside of Detroit). We are staying at the Super 8 next to Ellis Island. From what I've heard the reviews are decent. I would like to be on the strip but free airport shuttle and us not being afraid to walk a little made that decision pretty easy. I also have wanted to go to Ellis Island for a while. I love the smaller casinos and the steak special seems too good to pass up. Last time I went I stayed at the El Cortez. I enjoyed it and called them up to see if they had anything available to be comped but turns out I didn't spend as much as I thought the last time I was there I adored Downtown though and with the $50 free play from flying spirit at the D I can't pass up a trip down there first. We are on a pretty tight budget from some of the other bankrolls I have seen. $100 a day for food and gambling. AHHH I know. We are flying in Friday night and leaving early Tuesday morning. Here is the thing though. We are really going to gamble. Don't get me wrong. We are going to sign up for every players card we can get our hands on and with our ACG coupons, the free play at the D, the slotplaycoupon.com Palms special and other noob specials we will decently entertain ourselves I'm not worried about bankrupting Vegas. Our plan is if get up a little (a little in our standards is 20-30 bucks most) go eat go do something that we want to do on it and come back if we want. Honestly, I am going to drink and be in awe of the almighty Vegas lights and try to forget home inspections, appraisals, loan documents and what med goes into a Cardiac Cath Postop order set (I'm in Health IT). I will post as we go along. Let the countdown begin!!!! Our flight leaves at 7:50 Friday night!