I'm going to have to do this in sections as I'm trying to decipher my notes. Flights: Southwest from HOU to LAS Flight out was non-stop Sunday departure at 11:15 a.m. with arrival at 12:25 p.m. There were no spots in the uncovered parking at Hobby, so we wasted time having to go out and come back in to the covered parking, so didn't hit the line at check-in until about 10:15. Lines were much longer than I'd experienced in early morning flights. We were a little anxious, but the lines moved steadily both at check-in and security. We had used EB check-in and had A28 and A29. We were able to snag bulkhead seats. The flight was full, so nobody got to have an extra seat of room. We were seated next to a uniformed soldier who was on his way to southern California for training. The flight attendants were genuine and actually served us the entire can along with our cup of ice, which I've discovered is only a sometimes thing on Southwest flights. The flight was smooth and we actually landed 10-15 minutes early. The return flight was also non-stop on Saturday with departure at 1:15 and arrival at 6:15. We were A20 and A21 on this flight and bulkhead seats were taken so grabbed the exit row on the left side. A lady in her late sixties took the window seat, then decided that she didn't feel up to performing the duties, so we ended up with an empty seat beside us. We were not given the whole can of soft drink on this flight. Flight was a little bumpy until we reached altitude, but was no big deal. Transportation: I had reserved a stretch limo from Presidential Limousines as a surprise for my wife. Once we landed in Vegas, I had just enough time to hit the men's room before our driver, Rob, was calling me on the cell phone letting me know that he was waiting at Carousel 5. The wife was surprised to see somebody standing there holding a card with my name on it. Rob supplied us with two iced bottles of water, poured the champagne and presented wife with a rose. Rob asked us if we needed to stop at a store for anything. Since we didn't need to, he said he'd go up the strip for us so we could look around. After arriving at the Encore, he asked us if we wanted a bellman. They took the bags and gave us a card with a number on it and told us to call down for them once we got to our room. I loved that as my wife does not travel light. The return trip to the airport was similar. This time we had John as our driver. I wasn't sure who would be our return driver and about 10 minutes before our 11:00 a.m. pickup, I called to make sure everything was in order. The dispatcher told me the driver was on the way and would be there in 5 minutes. In pretty much exactly 5 minutes, John pulled up. Once we arrived at curbside check-in, John got us a spot there that essentially jumped the line. I don't know if that is usual with limo service, but if it is I'm totally sold on it, though I'm sure people in line might have been willing to tar and feather us. Encore check-in: We had already decided to be friendly and ask for an upgrade and tip after the fact, rather than do the $20 sandwich. It was moderately busy with lines 3-5 people long all across the desk. The wife looked over the people working there and decided on the lady working the invited guest line. I still don't know if just anybody (or nobody, in our case) is supposed to use it, but we asked one of the bell guys and he said it was OK. There were actually two people working that area. We let some people behind us go ahead to his line as the lady that my wife decided to work with was busy with a large family and it was taking some time. Three people went through the next line before we were up and I was thinking maybe she'd chosen the wrong person as two people we'd let go ahead talked about "scoring upgrades". Of course that made my ears perk up, but once I listened to them talk, I realized they got upsold at $20/night. Once we got up there, we chatted with the lady, told her we were there for our anniversary and asked for a high floor, facing the strip. I had booked a resort suite with the 45 day advance promo. She told us that those were panoramic view suites, which cost more, but she would upgrade us and not charge us the upgrade cost. We ended up in E6244, facing south. I tipped her the twenty. From that room, the Wynn takes up a great deal of the view, but we could see TI and Mirage on one side of it and Planet Hollywood on the other side. We called down for our luggage and the wife called for a refrigerator. I've heard people say that they rent them, but it never showed up on our bill. I'll consider that the end of chapter one and add to this later. If you are thinking this is too long, you are right. However, it is much shorter than my notes. I'm never sure how much detail people want. If you want to know that Rob is married and that his day job is as a mortgage analyst or that Armando the bartender is from Cuba and has been married five times, divorcing the first four because they did not show proper respect, then let me know.