Hi - I read regularly but don't post much. Posted this on one of my other Vegas boards and thought I would share here also. This report is a little late but Iâ€™ve made a â€œmid year resolutionâ€ to get better about writing trip reports since I enjoy reading everyone elseâ€™s reports. Friday August 22nd I made a quick weekend trip to Vegas departing Orlando around 7:00 pm and arriving in Vegas around 8:45 pm. I realized it has been a year since Iâ€™ve flown at night after working all day and it makes for a real long day but it was nice to get that night view of the strip flying in. Most of my trips seem to be early morning flights but I was low rolling this trip so thought I would do better with less time to gamble. The cab line took a very long time and I was also â€œtunneledâ€ but decided that was probably one of my only chances to view City Center at night from the freeway and I liked seeng it â€“ just made mental note to confirm route next time. Checked in at Bellagio and had nice lakeview room on the 23rd floor. I got a quesadilla from room service while I unpacked and freshened up and then it was time to hit the casino. I love playing all types of slots, video poker, table games, sports bettingâ€¦the only thing I havenâ€™t tried is baccarat or pai gow but Iâ€™m sure that will happen sometime! I started playing The Price is Right penny slot and played for a long time and was up about $250.00 on this â€“ variety of bonus rounds and good times. I also played the new Top Dollar six coin machines and got nothing. I became semi-obsessed with this machine and just could never get a bonus round. Walked around a bit more and found my dream machine â€“ Breeders Cup penny slot machines. Combining my love of horse racing and slots â€“ genius! Not quite as fun as Sigma Derby but pretty damn close. I hit the second highest progressive on this slot and then decided to go hit the tables with some of my winnings. I LOVE Crazy 4 poker but usually wonâ€™t play it with a limited bankroll so I decided to play 3 card poker. I did play for at least two hours but wound up losing my buy inâ€¦had a nice time and great drink service. I ordered a crown and ginger and had half the drink left and the waitress came up next to me and said â€œI just want you to know that is illegal in Vegasâ€. Iâ€™m thinking â€“I know Iâ€™m tired but pretty sure I havenâ€™t done anything wrong. Then she laughed at my confused look on my face and told me that it was illegal to slow drink the drink and she already had another on her tray for me! Went to bed around 4:00 (7:00 eastern time ) so it was definitely time for some sleep. I donâ€™t sleep a lot in Vegas no matter how late I stay up. Saturday August 21 I had a spa appointment booked for a facial at 9:30 so I set my alarm for 8:30. The summer offer I was on had a $150.00 spa credit so most of the facial was coveredâ€¦I really find a facial much more of a treat than a massage. I sat in the â€œtranquility roomâ€ for a whole ten minutes after the facial but then I just had to get going. Grabbed a diet coke and water and headed to my room to get cleaned up for the day. I wound up getting room service for lunch so I could do that while getting ready for the day with a mental promise to have a nice dinner and try to do something different. I spent time in the afternoon at the sports book which is my normal daytime haunt at Bellagio. I was making an effort this trip not to spend as much here on video poker and just enjoy betting on the horses and slow pay the video pokerâ€¦I did better with this than I have in the past! I will always play max bet so getting the drink comps isnâ€™t an issue â€“ just have had some dry runs for the last few trips â€“ however have also gotten royals on three different machines in the past so when it is your lucky time it is your lucky time and you have to be ready for it! The horses started out good but quickly dropped off. Not good when you hit a trifecta and it pays $4.00! I hit up the Price is Right after the sports book for a while and did pretty well again. I knew that Billy Idol was playing at the Pearl concert theater at the Palms so I decided I should have a â€œhealthy non gaming activityâ€ and I grabbed a cab from the north entrance and headed in to try and buy a ticket. I looked online a few nights before I left and all of the available tickets were in the upper area so I knew the cost and it was pretty reasonable â€“ range of $49 and $59. There was a long line inside the casino and I started to worry that I wouldnâ€™t find a ticket but there was a scalper hanging around the line and I â€œstepped around the cornerâ€ and bought a ticket from him at face value. It was fine â€“ upper deck but first row of upper deck. There were two other solo people who bought tickets from the same guy (on either side of me) and oh my they were both pretty large guys. Both were very nice though and we all pretty much stayed in our seats as it was a pretty tight fit and the situation wasnâ€™t really a good one for jumping out of the seats and getting back in without some adjusting. The concert was AWESOME and I would definitely come to another concert here. I did see a girl wearing an old wedding dress so she was all ready for her â€œwhite wedding momentâ€. I forgot how many of his songs I know and even though he is supporting a new album there were maybe three new songs and everything else was a beloved golden oldie! After the concert I was hungry and decided my earlier promise to have a nice dinner was going out the window and I had a piece of pizza at the Palms food court (I made up for this on Sunday). I wanted to play at the Palms for a bit after the concert and found â€œmyâ€ DDBP video poker machine that I found on my first trip to the Palms back in May. I played a looooonnnnggg time and maybe was down $30.00 but played for over an hour and a halfâ€¦when I would come up on a cash out point I would hit some quads and then I just kept going. Kept going a little too long but that happens all the time with me! I took a cab back to the Bellagio and decided that I was going all out and was going to play my favorite game (Crazy 4 poker) and played for quite a while and think I wound up only down $100.00 which is great for that game and some of that was definitely drink tips. Sunday August 22 On Sunday my plan was to rent a car and head out to Red Rock Casino. I really like it here and have stayed one night here on longer trips. If it was a nicer time of year I would probably head into Red Rock Canyon and take a little walk but Iâ€™m not doing that in August. I had a coupon for a free buffet from an offer mailer that I had. I had a nice surprise and it was brunch so I had a big meal and I thought everything was good. After brunch I played my favorite progressive video poker bank of deuces deluxe and didnâ€™t have much luck. Moved around a bit trying to play games that they donâ€™t have at Bellagio. After video poker found a â€œPress your Luckâ€ game and won $50.00 on a forty cent bet. That was my best winâ€¦I played around for about three hours and then decided to head back to Bellagio. I went to the Sportsbook to cool off and played for a while â€“ no big wins. My plan for dinner was to try the Julian Serrano Tapas restaurant at Aria. I took the tram over and got there around 6:30 and there was plenty of room at the bar which is where I prefer to sit when dining alone. The bartender was very friendly and I had some mushroom soup, chicken croquettes and bacon wrapped datesâ€¦and three glasses of sangria â€“ one red and two white. I liked the food but think I would choose some different items next time instead of the dates. The bartender pointed out Julian Serrano to me and told me that he is physically in the restaurant a few times a week which is different from many other â€œcelebrity chefâ€ restaurants. I did recognize him so that was kind of cool. After dinner I went on an ill advised sangria fueled tour of the Aria slots floor. I actually had a few good hits but frittered them away! Headed back to the Bellagio and decided to play some $10.00 black jack to play for a while and then hopefully stop after a win and then get to bed at a reasonable hour like 2. Not to happen. I sat down at a table and had an immense string of bad luckâ€¦I built things back up and played until 4:00. At one point I was down $175 and then pulled that back to up $150.00 but of course kept playing so eventually cashed out with my original buy in. I really liked the people at the table and that is definitely why I stayed so longâ€¦ Monday August 23 Monday morning I woke up early againâ€“ why I donâ€™t know. Went downstairs for a little while and played some new games that I have never seen before â€“ got the bonus on some asian themed game and won $40.00 on 54 free gamesâ€¦Took that to a Panda game and got the free games bonus on that and got that to $110.00. I played around a while and had some good hits but played them all back. My mission for the day was to have a nice lunch at Olives so I went there right when they opened at eleven and sat outside (in the shade). Had a ceasar salad and flatbread and a martini and enjoyed it but could have skipped the drink â€“ it was good but not great. I loved my salad and the bread and olive spread! My flight was supposed to leave at 7:30 so I was planning to leave for the airport around 5:45. I decided to play three card poker so walked up to the table and had a mini panic attack because I couldnâ€™t find my chips from the night before. I went back upstairs and dumped my purse out and they were at the bottom of my purse. In retrospect, if Iâ€™d lost them somewhere they would have done me as much good because the three card was brutal â€“ four hands in a row that you couldnâ€™t play so I decided to chuck that and go play black jack. That also wasnâ€™t good so since the only thing that Iâ€™d done well on was the penny slots I went back to what I knew! No big hits but I played around quite a while and eventually it was time to head to the airport. Checked in, etcâ€¦and I was supposed to be flying from Vegas to LAX and then LAX to Orlando arriving around 5:30 AM. Sitting at the gate the flight out of Vegas was delayed about twenty minutesâ€¦then the gate agent called my name and told me that she rebooked me on the flight through Atlanta since I would only have five minutes to make my connection in LAâ€¦I couldnâ€™t help myself because I asked her â€“ the Atlanta flight that leaves at 11:30???? She confirmed this and OMG â€“ now Iâ€™m stuck in the airport for another five hours and have blown through my gambling budget so Iâ€™m just stuck. I made the best of it and read my book and used the free Wi-Fi there and eventually it was time to board. I was asleep before we left the gate despite the smell of pea on the plane. I think it got better once we got moving but it was a bit overwhelming when you first walked in! The flight change now had me getting home at 9:30 AM instead of 5:30 â€“ yuck. Final Thoughts A big thumbs up to all the trip report writers who take pictures of wins and can keep track of wins/losses as well as you do. A few times Iâ€™ve thought to myself â€œI should take a pictureâ€ but before I know it Iâ€™ve hit the button again! I didnâ€™t mention this but it is probably obvious by now that this was a solo trip. I love going solo and think Vegas is the best place on earth for solo vacations. I have met enough dealers and bartenders during my stays that I do have people to chat with that Iâ€™ve seen many times. My next few trips are with family so I cherished my solo time! Thanks for reading!