Electroguy’s Solo Downtown Vegas Trip This is the first time that I’ve gone solo. All of my past trips were with my wife, family, or in-laws. It was a short trip, only 5 nites, from 3/24 to 3/29. Needed to get away from a potential stressful job assignment before it get’s so busy that I can’t run away. Wanted my dear wife to join me but her job could’nt allow some time off. Booked a Vacations Hawaii package and stayed at the Fremont. The package includes bus transport from airport to hotel both ways. Luggage is handled from airport straight to your pre-assigned room so there is no need to handle luggage upon arrival. Just get on the bus and go. Your bags will be delivered to your room, so you can essentially hit the casino floor upon arrival. Package also includes a meal voucher book good for meals at specified eateries at all the Boyd Hotels downtown for the duration of your stay. Not sure if this is the cheapest way to go ( I paid $825.00 for the pkg.) but it sure is convenient. If all you want to do is gamble, this pkg. provides everything you need to get there and back, including food. Transportation to and from airport is provided. It works for me. Only downside I could think of is these Vacation Packages do not extend beyond 5 nites. On longer stays my wife and I book hotel and air separately. Vacations Hawaii do offer longer stays but it becomes a custom package and in my opinion not a very good value. I’ve played at the Fremont casino many times and consider it one of my favorite places to gamble, but I’ve never stayed there, having stayed at MSS, Cal, and Golden Nugget when in Downtown. I must say that what I’ve read on this board about the rooms are true. The bathrooms are very tiny, with little room to put toiletries. But the rooms are clean and the bed is very comfortable. The room I was in (314) seemed recently renovated and close to the canopy but for me the noise was not a problem since I never came back to the room earlier than 3 a.m., lol! Lots of hot water for showers but make sure if you share the room with someone else you lock the bathroom door. Otherwise when you use the toilet they might open the door and wack you in the knees! (The bathroom is that small, lol!) Lucky for me I would’nt have that problem since I’m solo. I arrived Sunday nite around 11:30 and by the time I got my room it was close to 1 a.m. No sleep for this guy! I wandered around the casino and checked out the action. Fremont was very busy, packed to the gills with lots of gamblers, a good portion seems to be college students on break. I checked out some slot machines and played a little VP but nothing great came out of that. I’m a die-hard craps player and was watching the crowded tables for an opening. As soon as an opening came I jumped in. Played for 4 hours and had a great time! Finally quit ahead a measly 25 dollars , but man, it was fun! It was now around 5:30 a.m. so I headed up to the room, showered and got ready for another day. (Sleep? What’s that? It’s Vegas!!) Next segment to follow soon.