My wife and I travel to Vegas 3-4 times a year. This trip we are staying at the Tropicana. We have a great host in Shelby. Our check in this trip was one of the easiest and best I have ever had. We were upgraded to a club suite. We had our resort fee waived and we got both a strip and pool view. This trip is off to a great start. We checked in around 11 PM. We called it a night after a long week as an elementary teacher and a high school principal. We woke up and spent a couple hours at the pool. Record highs in Vegas this week! After a shower We went down and started gambling. My wife hit a couple nice slots and I had a good run at the race and sports book. Had both Wisconsin and Notre Dame. As we left for a late lunch we were up 180. Off to NYNY and one our favorite pizza slices. It did not disappoint. After some pizza and breadsticks we went over to the Monte Carlo. My wife stayed even and I lost a couple races. Not much damage. We dame back to the Trop and cheered my Irish on. So close to knocking off Mentucky but still cashed a nice ticket. I also hit a good payout in spin poker. As we left for dinner we were up 340. We wanted to eat at Ramsey's burger place at PH. Wait was too long so we settled for combo fried rice at PF Changs. Good as always. Got back to the Trop and got on a sick run at Ultimate Holdem. Couldn't lose a hand. My wife got comped a coup,e Rock Vault tickets too. Excited to go see this show. We finished with some roulette together and drank a few drinks. After an hour we were up 50 and called it good. Day one was both fun and profitable. Just wish my Irish could have pulled the upset. Sun, good food and up almost 500. Hope the rest of the trip is that good. Off to downtown tomorrow. My wife is a plaza bingo junkie and I enjoy some Binions poker. Will post later.