Overview: 3 days 2 nights at Ceasars with good friend Brian and his family. Brian's girlfriend was supposed to go but couldn't so I took the spot, no arguments here. This was my 2nd trip to Vegas and Brian's 5th or 6th. Stayed at the Mirage last year. Flight: Flew out of Chicago Midway on Southwest on Friday 07/21. Had buddies grandma with us so instead of boarding with our "C" passes, we got preboard. Drank Vodka Redbulls on flight and watched a movie on DVD Player (greatest travel invention ever.) Day 1: Landed and got a ride to Ceasars. We were supposed to have 2 beds in our room but they were out so they offered to upgrade us and the other 2 rooms in our party to suites overlooking the pool, and give us a rollaway. We took that along with spa passes and 25 bucks credit on each room. Room is awesome. This was my first time in a Vegas suite. Bathroom was the size of my house and the fact that there was a seperate toilet from the rest of the bathroom baffled both of us. We got changed and had a drink at a bar in Ceasars. Went to the Flamingo and played some blackjack and after about an hour I was even so i decided to join Brian in the poker room. 2nd Dumbest thing i could have done. I got good cards off the deal and NOTHING came of any of them. Went through 100 bucks in about a half hour. Went to meet some friends at ours at NY NY at the Piano bar around 2:00, walked in and heard "this is the last song of the night" so we got pissed at the girls for not knowing this and went to play slots and hang out. Got back to Ceasars and decided that with my previous cards, i could not possibly get screwed twice, sat down at a $1, $2 table and proceeded to get the same A,A A,K K,K 10,10, etc and lose all but one hand. Nothing came out on the flop so after donating 100 bucks to a guy with a very silly looking hat, I went to bed. Brian was in the room 20 minutes later. We were both asleep by 5ish Day 2. Planned to get up, get some food quick and walk the strip. Didn't realize that they don't serve food besides the buffet at Ceasars between 10-11, and also didn't realize how not fun it is to walk the strip when it is 113 degrees out. Made it as far as the Mirage and decided that walking was not going to happen. We crossed the street, went to Casino Royale for a Margarita and walked through Harrah's back to Ceasars. Sat by the pool with Brian's family and made good friends with the Frozen Vodka Lemonade machine. Had dinner reservations at 7:30 so around 4:30 I went to the room and got ready for the night. I went over to the Casino Royale and played switch em black jack for about 2 hours. I know this game is a gimmick but it is really fun and I can play for a long amount of time without losing my entire bankroll, which if you haven't noticed yet, is very very small. Broke even, had 3 beers, i consider myself a winner. Had dinner at Toby Keith's I love this bar and grill. Loved the atmosphere (country kareoke and a Toby cover band playing) and the prices weren't outrageous. There were 12 of us and about 4 of us liked our meal. I had the Fried chicken sandwich and it was ok, some people ordered pastas and a few meatloaf. Wouldn't eat either one of those. Don't know the tab but I know it wasn't terrible. Walked the strip a little more, diving into random casinos to refill our drinks. Made it to the venetian and had a few drinks before seeing the Volcano at the Mirage, which is time that could have been spent gambling. Spent the rest of the night drinking and playing blackjack at Harrah's where I ended up losing another $100 but made it last a few hours. Ended up at Ceasars at which point I had been drinking since 1 and I was still not even close to half as drunk as the people coming out of Pure. I have never seen so many people line up to get into a club/bar, when there is a bar 20 yards away. Ended up passing out in the room around 4:30ish Day 3 Woke up around 10ish again and decided I was destined to make it past the Venetian today. I walked down to TI and then over to the Wynn. I like the Wynn but it is a little too ritzy for me. I asked how much it was to play golf and they said it was "ONLY $500" Then, just to be a smart ass I asked if they took food stamps. We were leaving today so we had to get our bags and put them in Brian's parents room, took care of that and found a nice Video Blackjack machine to keep us occupied. Played on it for a little over an hour and won about 20 bucks. We realized we hadn't used our spa passes yet so we hung out in there and got ready for our flight home. Flight was uneventful. As I was talking to my dad the night after I got home he mentioned he may want to go out to Vegas next weekend and that he would pay for me to go. Had I known this, I would have saved some gambling money for the next trip. Ultimate loss of the trip: not being able to go back sooner.