This is two weeks too late. I'm impressed with those of you who can do it sooner. I needed that time to decompress before i could hit the boards again, let alone post anything. Quick background I do these as a thank you for prior reports and to hope to answer all the questions I had before my trip. I’ve been to Vegas about 15-20 times, but only 3 or 4 times in the last 10 years. My last few trips were solo or just meeting up with some buddies for a night and having the rest of the time on my own. This was my first trip with my wife and we went with 2 other couples, so I knew it would be different. I had a list of things I wanted to do and see (based on tripadvisor reports and past visits). I am or was a decent gambler and don’t like the distractions when I’m ready to play. Luckily, I can stay awake later than everyone else so it’s not usually a problem. That ended up working out for me. My wife and I stayed at Aria. I had Friday and Saturday comped but they charged me $119 for Sunday. Considering that I hadn’t gambled at a Mlife hotel for two years, I was happy to get anything. One set of friends stayed at Monte Carlo and the others stayed at a Hilton near Circus Circus. It was so far north we never saw it. I’ll do full reviews of the hotel after my trip report.