As a graduation gift for our 17 year old daughter we gave her the Dolphin Trainer for a Day. Needless to say, she is thrilled. First a little back story. My kids have been home schooled for the past 8 years. My daughter finished high school this past December. She also started classes at community college in December and got her first job in November. My wife and I went to the Dolphin habitat last October on the 3 for $57 deal. This is where we got the idea. I own two weeks at Jockey Club, so the hotel would be covered (or so I thought) Like dummies, we awarded our daughter with this gift in early December. We knew that her quarterly break was going to be the first week of March. Just before I got ready to book the trip, my wife discovered that she had something at work that would not allow her to go on the trip. So, we had to shelve the idea for now. Yesterday, my wife got the green light to go. I started with Airfare. SWA had some of the cheapest rates I've seen and they fit the days we wanted to go. Check I checked Mirage to see if any of the days were available for the trainer program. (they only allow 4 people per day) Check I called Jockey Club to see if I could get a room. No Dice. But, I had a Cosmopolitan 2 night comp that I hadn't used. Called to check the 3 nights we were looking for. Sunday and Monday were comped. The third night was quoted at $580 !!! At first, I just thought this was Cosmo, being Cosmo. (the light bulb hadn't gone off yet) No big deal, I thought. I will just book 2 nights at Cosmo and pick up a third some place else. Since we were going to be at the Mirage, I checked myVegas for offers. $48 for a night was perfect. We would stay at Mirage on Sunday, do the dolphin thing on Monday, and move to Cosmo for Monday and Tuesday Night. I called Cosmo to book Monday and Tuesday. After a couple of minutes, she said the comp wasn't available for Tuesday. (again, the light bulb never went off) I said, fine, book it for Sunday and Monday. Done. I went back to myVegas and figured, I would book Tuesday night at the Mirage and just do the Dolphin thing on Tuesday. Nope, the offer was only available for March 2nd (Sunday). Hmmm. OK. I then I will find someplace else. Aria, Nope, same restrictions. Monte Carlo? Nope, same restrictions. MGM, Nope. Are you seeing a trend? What the heck is going on? I start checking Kayak and other travel sites for rooms the night of March 4th. $250 -1100 for one night. A little more checking and find that there is a Ag convention starting March 4th. Now, I'm getting a little nervous. I already booked three airfares and the Cosmo. Was this trip going to get derailed due to one night? Finally, I decide to go with Southpoint for the last night. $125 Total. I can live with that. The girls want to go to the outlet malls on Tuesday, so we will just take a cab from Cosmo, drop the girls and then I will continue to Southpoint. Planning a Vegas trip shouldn't be this difficult. But, it's all set now. Will continue to look for myVegas Buffets that fit in to our plans. This will be my first time ever in Southpoint. But, with our flight leaving at 9AM Weds, we will be there for less than 24 hours. Airfare total was $455 for three of us (I had some Rapid Reward Points remaining) Southpoint room $125. And the Dolphin Trainer for a Day was $700 ($550 for my daughter and $150 for my wife to be an observer) I may try to do a live update, since the girls will be off doing their thing 90% of the time. Then I will give a full review of the Dolphin experience (all be it from a 17 year old girls point of view) Stay tuned.