So I'm finally 30 days out from my trip that I won from the Escape contest and starting to get antsy in a good way. I'm taking my mom who's never been to Vegas and actually hasn't had a vacation of any sort really in 9 years. I picked our Thanksgiving weekend for the trip as it's the best time for both us to go. I realise that it's the same weekend as Columbus Day in the US but I was always under the assumption that this was a minor holiday in the US. I'm starting to get the feeling just from seeing prices for the rooms that it's going to be very busy in town that weekend. We arrive on the Friday morning and are leaving late Monday afternoon. I know there's a convention starting on the Tuesday that has 30,000 attendees. Both of my trips to Vegas have been Monday-Friday so I've never experienced a weekend of any sort there. Am I in for a shock? My biggest fear right now is perhaps not enjoying it if it's crazy crowed (not a fan of crowds but who is really). What can we expect when it comes to eating? Are we going to basically need reservations for dinner or face some serious wait times?