I have no idea if I'm going to write a traditional trip report so I thought I'd post some highlights for you. Air-hotel-rental; Nothing to brag about, it was an expensive time to go. I think I did about as well as I could have. Direct flight Detroit to Vegas and back. We got hosed by Baymont Inn by the airport in Detroit. Parking was supposed to be included but ended up costing $70. Got a butter yellow Chevy Sonic or Spark which was fun to drive. Bally's; We ended up with Indigo tower, 14th floor, pool view. We were on a Diamond floor last time so I was a bit pouty. But, that's probably as good as I was going to get that weekend. Golden Nugget; Carson tower, 18th floor, strip view. We loved it and will stay there again. The 3rd level pool, shark tank and water slide were awesome. My husband isn't a pool person and he enjoyed himself. Buffets; Circus Circus dinner-didn't die. Fremont lunch-didn't die. Mirage-dinner pretty good but I'm not a wine or beer drinker. MSS dinner-pretty good. Golden Nugget lunch-pretty good. Aria brunch-service was awful, food was OK, not worth the money. Restaurants; Ellis Island coffee shop breakfast/lunch/dinner-always awesome. Magnolia's at 4 Queens (coffee shop) prime rib dinner-always awesome. Peppermill lounge late night nachos-very good but too much food for 2 people. Paris burger place-dang tasty burger. Bally's Sidewalk Cafe-probably good but I was very hung over and picked at my food. LVH's coffee shop-good food and good value. Golden Gate Dupar's-soup and half sandwich at the counter was very good. Shows; Raiding the Rock Vault-awesome. Meant to hit some lounges and a few other shows and it just didn't happen. Gambling; lost my live blackjack virginity at Casino Royale, that dealer-less craps slot machine looking thing, penny to quarter slots, quarter vp which I still suck at, dealer-less roulette and live roulette. We're very low micro rollers but we did gamble more than usual. This trip was a little different for us. My brother and his wife stayed at Nobu from the 6th to the 9th and we celebrated his birthday on the 6th. We met up for a few meals, drinks and shopping. But, otherwise they kind of did their own thing. I had low expectations but I think it went OK. We'll see if we do it again.