I'm sure all of you know how we anticipate and plan our Vegas excursions only to find them over before we know it. Well another one has come and gone. My wife and I left Saturday and got home Thursday. The weather in Vegas was cold but sunny. Finally warmed up into the 50's the day we had to come home. We had a Saturday night stay at Arizona Charlies on Boulder Highway. Then 4 free nights at Terrible's new tower. I have stayed at AZ Charlies Boulder before and found the room to be nothing more than a Motel 6 type room. Upon check in I was told 2 double beds non smoking. I asked if I could get a King. What a difference that made. It's not a small room but a 2 room small suite. Living quarters in one room with a separate bedroom. Here are some pics of the pool area There were a few crazies in the sauna by the pool at night. It was about 28 degrees at night. We had a little luck playing VP and had a pretty decent buffet with the ACG 2 for 1. I couldn't complain for 65 bucks on a Saturday night, the room served it's purpose. Sunday morning we ate at AZ Charlies cafe. Boulder and Decatur both have decent breakfast specials. We did some casino hopping and checked into Terribles. The free offers came to me and my wife so we were able to combine them for 4 free nights. The room was in the new tower which is only about 6 stories. The room was adequate size and still had that new smell to it. I was very pleased especially for free. Here are some pics: Some high moments at Terribles were I won my 10 dollar match play. I played mostly DDB VP and got my fair share of 4OAK including 4 Aces and Fours but no kicker. My wife played DB and of course got the kickers which didn't do her any good. I told her to play DDB but she opted for the higher full house flush payout. Which brings me to this subject. For all the VP players out there I see a push toward a new game Triple Bonus and Triple Bonus Plus. I saw pay tables as bad as 6/5 and only 2 for 3 of a kind. The top end goes as high as 4000 for a royal or 4 aces with the 2,3,4 kicker. It gives us a better chance to get 4000 payoff but I don't know if it's worth it. Another sour note. The Orleans has put the knife in the backs of 5 and 10 cent VP players. What used to be 9/7/5 games have dropped to 8/5/4. 25 cent games have dropped to 9/6. I went through the whole casino and found them all like this. One of my favorite casinos has slapped me in the face. Oh well, at least Gold Coast and Suncoast hadn't changed but we will see. South Point hasn't changed either. Here is a view from Terribles parking garage at sunset. Part 2 to come.