This year's trip was a surprise 6th anniversary gift for my wife (and me). We usually plan on a Vegas trip every 2 years and having gone last year, this would have been our off year. However, when I'd asked her early in the summer what she wanted for our anniversary she answered "one way tickets to Vegas". She wants us to move there. I thought the next best thing would be round trippers, so, without her knowledge, I went ahead and booked flights with Southwest and 6 days at MSS. We've never stayed DT, but I thought it would be a nice change. I was a little nervous when I broke the surprise to her as I thought she might be a little pissed, doing this without her input. And she was pissed for about 10 seconds. She warmed up to the idea rather quickly! Patty has never been really keen on DT, but last year we played a little at MSS and she (and I) really liked the place. It turned out to be a great choice as this was the most relaxing vacation we've ever had. Our trip started on Friday when we left for Pittsburgh. We had tickets to Friday's Pirate/Diamondback baseball game at PNC Park and were staying at a Quality Inn close to the airport. On Saturday we took a shuttle to the airport for our 2:00 PM flight. We had Early Bird check in and were in Group A for boarding which was nice. Easy flight with no problems and arrived in Vegas at 3:30. Took Showtime shuttle to MSS and checked in (no line) and up to the room. We had a room on the 6th floor looking toward the Plaza and Freemont Street Canopy. RR tracks were on the right and I was hoping this would not be an issue at night. Those fears proved to be unfounded as there were no problems with noise during our stay. We were meeting some friends who live in Vegas for dinner and they showed up at 6:00. We tried 777 Brew Pub and were not disappointed. Food and service were very good, as was the microbrew. After dinner we walked down to Freemont for Third Eye Blind concert. Watched a little bit of that and headed back to MSS. Lots of people on Freemont, but no problems at all. It had been a looooong day and fatigue was starting to set in. Made plans to meet later in the week and off to bed. As we hadn't done any gambling yet I tried $20 in a slot machine on the way to the room, and as usual, got smoked. Slot machines have never liked me, but, honestly was too tired to care. Made it to the 6th floor and dreamland. Looking forward to Sunday!