Thursday, February 24: My friend G and I flew out of Buffalo with Southwest on Thursday afternoon. Our flight was delayed by an hour! Great way to start the trip. There was a late flight to Orlando that was using the same gate. We probably would have been on time because the plane was sitting and waiting for it. G had a doctors note so we got on first and sat in the bulkhead seats. Lots of leg room, but no tray and you have to stick everything up top including purses which kind of sucked. Before we left they had to do some de-icing and whatnot. We had a direct flight there. It was uneventful. I had one drink on the plane, but I wasn't feeling it. It was a long 5 1/2 hours! We arrived at McCarran and were being picked up by my friend J who I was best friends with in elementary school and now lives in Spokane, her friend M who lives in Alberta and her other friend S who lives in Arizona. We're all late 20s/early 30s. S drove to Vegas so she picked us all up at the airport. When G and I got to the baggage claim I didn't see them at first. Only because they were facing the wrong way and were all standing holding huge signs with our names on them and bottles of cocktails. We packed up the truck and headed to the Flamingo. I tried the $20 trick and managed to get a mini suite which was nice and large (I peeked into the regular rooms while they were cleaning them and they were much smaller). We were on the 22nd floor in the north tower. The very last room. It was a long walk! I'm glad we got the bigger room though because we had a lot of crap with us. The room was nice, but needed some maintenance. The beds were super comfy and the windows were enormous! I wasn't expecting much from the Flamingo, so I was quite impressed. Once we got unpacked and cleaned up, we went to Margaritaville for a late dinner. The theme of this trip for me was not being able to eat a damn thing. I ordered a BBQ pork sandwich and had about 2 bites. After M and J danced for a bit we headed over to Caesars Palace and wandered around a little. We went to Cleopatra's Barge which was a cool looking place and had good music, but man...we were the youngest by far! We stayed there a little bit and then G and I split up from M and J (S had left long ago) to go to bed. The other girls went to Pure after we left (apparently not that impressive and the floor was so sticky your shoes would get stuck...gross).