So, it seems like I was just here. And, in fact, I was. I wasn't sure I was going to make this trip because I was just out here a month ago. Originally, I was supposed to meet up with an old colleague. He makes his way out here with a group of friends that went to college together. I met a few of them nearly 2 years ago. My buddy had to back out, but one of the guys that I hung out with back then was still coming. It's a friend-of-a-friend type of thing, but it's a good enough excuse for me seeing how I normally come out here solo. There was some weather concerns last night. We were getting rain at home that was supposed to turn into snow overnight. I was going to leave the house at 7am this morning (Friday), so I woke up at 6am and checked the reports. We had some frost, but no snow at home and the Cajon Pass was open without restrictions. I was concerned about this stretch of highway due to the elevation and the possibility of requiring chains. At 7am when I left the house, it was 34ÂºF (and snowing). For those of you who don't know, I live in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA! With that said, I do live at elevation (~4000+ ft.) but STILL! Left the house at 7am, was in Temecula for ice and sunscreen (we'll see) by 7:30am. Was in Barstow by 9:30am where it was 44ÂºF. Grabbed some gas (Regular $4.059/gal @ Flying J) & breakfast (Burger King) and was back on the road. It got up to 58ÂºF in Baker around 10am and then back down to 44ÂºF around Mountain Pass (about 60 miles outside Vegas). Back up to 51ÂºF in Primm. Once I finally hit Vegas at 11:40a (Flamingo & LV Blvd.) it was 57ÂºF. Not bad time considering my two stops. I've never valeted at the Flamingo, but the Valet & the Bellman seemed slow. At other properties, they seem to pounce on you. Oh well. I checked in via the Diamond/Platinum check-in. I was booked a comp'd Go Luxury room. The girl at the counter looked me up and confirmed a "Mini Suite, king bed." I asked, "A Go Room?" She nodded in the affirmative. SWEET! I scored a Go Mini Suite without request and without the $20 trick. I was standing in the room by Noon. That means 5 hours from departure to standing in the room with 2 stops in between. Not too shabby! Pictures below, including the view. I won't post the room number until after my trip. One of the biggest advantages (although not useful this trip) is the fact that there's a ceiling fan over the bed. That will make the room MUCH cooler in the summer months! More info. & pictures to follow during my stay!