We would normally be ready to drink the moment we were in the airport, so we planned on meeting for drinks and apps at Chilis in the airport....but we didn't order drinks and only one person wanted to drink so no one did....He seemed a little disappointed as I have been hyping this trip up for MONTHS about how were just going to be drunk for 4 days..... Smooth flight, we arrive at about 430pm and head down to baggage claim, where we had met our limo driver, which we had ordered from Presidential Limo online, which I recommend to anyone! As we made our way to the limo, I had my first celebrity sighting and only the limo driver and I realized it. My friend only saw him from the side and we all looked at one another like we know they are famous but who the heck was he!! He did see me looking at him and was smiling at me so I had his face stuck in my head. The friend (Jen) who kinda saw him said he looked like someone from a show she saw on Netflix and the driver said he was a comedian...so once we get In the limo and champagne popped we look it up real quick... it was the guy she thought, Ken Marino.... I have seen him on a couple things... Anyways- We get to the Flamingo after a quick liquor store stop and check in around 5:15 at the VIP check in, eventho there was only a few people in line, I didn't want to wait and I could. It being Sat night of Labor day weekend, our request for the Go Mini Suite was denied, even with the $20 sitting openly on the counter...so she said she could get us a GO deluxe but not strip view..so that $20 goes right back in my wallet. Get to the room.. standard room, 2 queens (We had to pile in 5 people the first night since the other couple K&D didn't book a room that night) We drop our stuff off, get some beers and head down. It was Jen&K's (they didn't know each other) first trip to Vegas and we knew going in they both don't gamble so we thought them two would be good at the pool while the boys and me gamble lol... anyways...first stop was at Carnivale Court. Hubs and I go to play at a table order a beer right away, within 15 mins I was up $80 so I said I was ready to move on and so was hubs so on we go…. We walked thru the Quad, Harrahs, sat outside and watched the volcano show at Mirage…. It was pretty cool, 7th trip to Vegas was filled with a few firsts for us-That being one. We went to the Venetian, which is always amazing. We were going to get a drink at the bar, but I needed cigarettes so I said we will go to Walgreens and buy big boys for $3- so we all get one, hubby gets 2…hes a big guy. While it was a pretty long line, it went quick with their new system they have going on, I like it a lot. So we walk and watch the Pirate show, another first for us…I really liked it. So we then go in to TI, where I usually LOVE to gamble but this time, not so much. I wanted to play BJ with the guys while J/K went to eat, but I only had Harrahs chips. I went to the cage, they had to call and verify that the $375 was legit and I even gave them my players card info. They said no. alright so I have a $100 bill ready to play at the table but they are both getting their butts kicked so I try a slot. Damn bug machine I can never remember the name of, I put the hundo in, with all intentions of cashing out at $50. Well that doesn’t happen and NOTHING!!! Im ready to leave!! I allowed myself $300 that night and was up $175 until there.. Also didn’t get offered a drink at all while I was there for a good 20 mins, but that was ok with me, I had my 3 beers that night. While we walk towards Ceasers we go inside look around the shops…. We had to ask like 15 people the fight results….no one knew. None of us remembered to bet on the fight when we got in, but we all knew we were going to bet on Pettis under 4.5 rounds… Finally find out it was over in 1….we were all kinda kicking ourselves, eventho we knew it wasn’t going to be a huge pay out, we still woulda won! So, as were walking thru the casino, I don’t think that any of us played anything… just looked around and once we gt outside, its around 1030, K said she wanted to go to bed….so we all go back to Flamingo and head up to bed around 11pm…. What an EXCITING Saturday night in Vegas! (I kid) It wasn’t a bad idea tho as we all wanted to get up at 7 to get in line for the pool. In normal Vegas style, I get up at like 530am, D was already up, hubs/k/j all still asleep. I start to get dressed and J wakes up so we decided we needed coffee. So we get ready while Hubs/K/D all still laying down. We were going to go to the food court but I decide to walk a little outside and people watch at 545am….So nice and peaceful. The occasional people still getting it in from the night before. We stop at McDonalds, get enough for everyone and head back. I don’t like to eat a lot in the morning, especially if I know I am going to the pool all day…. Get in a line of about 15 people at 750a,not too bad. Get in find some good seats, but its still pretty cold outside….so we go in and don’t want to get out; felt like the water was warmer than the air! Couldn’t wait til about 10am when the sun went over the building and was blazing on us! We wait til then to begin the drinking…..and that’s where I am going to pause things….. Be back after work tonight to finish up our first full day!!!!