I got back Tuesday from my 4th trip to Las Vegas. This trip was just me and the wife. She has come along to all of my trips, but usually there are others who come along. We have always had a great time, but unfortunately, Vegas didn’t work for other people’s budgets this time. As we got closer to the trip, I found myself getting more excited at the prospect of just going with my wife. I went ahead and made some plans in advance. I planned for a dinner at Mon ami gabi on the first night, 10/24. I also redeemed a ticket for Zumanity through myvegas, and purchased a 2nd one. I also planned on going to Tender Steakhouse on 10/27, even redeemed the myvegas reward for $75 off, but didn’t use it (should have planned to use it the same day of the show). Day 1 – October 24 The day started out as any other Saturday, with just a bit more butterflies. My daughter had a 9:00 am soccer game, so I went to that first. After the game, me and my wife got some last minute stuff packed and headed to the airport at noon for a 1pm flight. We landed in Vegas around 2:20 pm, picked up the bags and took a cab to Harrah’s. In my previous visits, I stayed at the Luxor, The Mirage, and Monte Carlo. Got to the check in line at close to 3 pm, and there was only a few people in front of us. We get to the counter and I give the woman at the desk my info, and try the $20 trick. She handed me the $20 back and said she would only take it if she could find a real upgrade. I booked a basic room and after checking, she said that it was a really busy weekend, and she would give us the best room she could. We ended up in the mardi gras tower, with a view of the high roller, pool and part of the strip. I don’t know how much of an upgrade it was , but I liked the room, and the view, and the woman was very friendly. We got into the room and let our stuff, I decided to go to walgreens for some essentials while my wife relaxed. I got a couple of bottles of cheap alcohol for the room, with some soda, some advil, pedialyte and water. Then I sat down and just stared out the window for a while, sipping on a couple of drinks. Dinner reservations were at 6:00 PM. We got to Mon Ami Gabi at 5:45, got a patio seat and had a great dinner. Lots of good people watching and got to watch a couple of fountain shows while we ate. This was my first time at this restaurant and I thought it was really good. After dinner we walked around a bit, taking in the strip. We got over to the Bellagio to take the tram to Monte Carlo, to get over to NYNY for Zumanity. I had a good time at the show. Lots of humor, a decent amount of nudity, and some acrobatics. When I see shows, I like to laugh, so that is usually the big thing for me. I think Absinthe was better, but I did like Zumanity a lot. You can't take pictures of the show, but i took a shot of the view of the balcony seat. Seems like every seat is a good one. After the show, we needed somewhere to go for music, but we were undecided. We ended up going to La Salsa Cantina, over on the south end of the strip. We wanted some Spanish music and that was one place I knew would have what we were looking for. Ended up there and got completely smashed on margaritas and beer. My wife and I had somewhat of an argument that centered around how drunk I felt vs. how drunk I was… and that didn’t go well lol. Overall, the first night was fun. I gambled about $100 when we got back to Harrah’s before heading to bed.