Note: I have never actually posted a trip report before and this is more of a trip summary. Vegas is a place where I go to forget details, not remember them. :evillaugh Arrival: SWA on time as usual. Upgrade from a compact to a nice 2014 Ford Fusion. Drove around to grab supplies and play a few local places before heading downtown. I was at the Plaza and my buddy in a suite at The D. We valeted at The D and then waited. He was told to arrive around 1 pm (via previous phone call that day). Not ready. Try back around 2-2:30pm. We wait. Not ready. We both agreed that things happen, but just be honest and tell us to try back after standard check in time (3pm) instead of giving us other random times that clearly didn't work out. Waited until about 3:30 pm and still nothing. Thankfully got a small dinner comp then came back and was ready. Suite was awesome, but we were both unhappy with the runaround. I got into the Plaza just fine and we are in for the night. During the week: We usually like to go to the local places during the day and then head back downtown for the evening. Not sure what it was this trip, but we both were cool staying more downtown than not. No biggie as I did quite well (at least by my standards) playing craps at the Plaza and LVC. (Side note: $3 craps during the weekdays at LVC with awesome dealers). I quickly decided early on this trip to screw the good and only play the dark side. Let's just say I not only made a believer out of my buddy, but I am never going back to the good. Departure: Mid afternoon SWA flight delayed twice. Far too long at the airport. But made $15 on slots there so I cannot complain too much. Just a long day of traveling which made us both grumpy. Plus my friend's young son was taken to the ER while we were waiting in the airport so that was exciting. It was nothing thankfully. Random notes: - Total Wine and More is probably our goto for supplies here on out. Great prices and selection. - Although The D suite was great, we both are kinda over The D and GG vibe for a while. Sure, LVC is trying similar but at LVC it feels more like a house party with friends and less like a night club scene. - The Plaza and LVC are clearly making changes and some seemingly as a result of suggestions from us here on VMB. Don't give up on 'em yet. - The Plaza rooms are quite nice after the refurb, the elevators actually move people fast and efficiently (*cough*TheD*cough*), and the staff were great albeit sometimes overworked. - Like I mentioned, the craps dealers at the LVC were awesome in a very welcoming and friendly way that came off as very genuine and inviting. Not to say the Plaza dealers weren't great, they were, but since the LVC is a different atmosphere, the dealers will be different. Both places were fun in their own rights. Really like the lounge music while playing craps at The Plaza. - Overall, probably one of the better Vegas trips in a while. And now I have the itch to return.