I was lucky enough to get a window seat on the right side of the plane on our 6AM flight from AUS to LAS. 6AM is a disgusting time to catch a flight... It always gives me a thrill to see Sams Town and the Cannery as we were coming in. Not because I have any real affinity for those casinos, I'm just excited for what you get to see next. That beautiful Strip! There it was off in the distance. Looking all shimmery in the early morning light. I could almost smell it, but I wouldn't get to for a couple of days... One of the bands I'm in is heading to Portland and Seattle first. Two shows and I'm on a plane back to LAS to play (Vegas style) for a couple of days. Meanwhile the wife is headed here this evening. She lands around 10 and will eventually pick me up around noon on Sunday. She is taking full advantage of my work trip by enjoying a little extra Vegas before I get to come back. This is it, part one, the Vegas tease. Three hours of layover, stuck in the C gates and I can't even see the strip.