Hi guys, I'm Tom. Never been to Vegas, always wanted to. It will come at the end of of a 12 day trip to the USA (four nights in Chicago, then four in San Fran, then four in Vegas - BOOM). In fact I've never been to the USA before at all, I'm 28 and single and now's the time for it. We land in Chicago on August 9th. I'm hoping to have about $5000 dollars spending money for the whole trip - hotels and flights are all paid for, so it's just for food and drink and blackjack really. Got plans to see Chicago from the cocktail bar at the top of John Hancock buliding, got reservations at Bavettes, got Alcatraz booked but really I'm most excited about Vegas. I want to see Penn and Teller, I want to go to one of the shooting ranges (I'm thinking Battlefield Vegas?) I want to go see another show (TBC), and to do the Grand Canyon in a chopper. I'm going with one friend from school, who is a bit scared of flying, so I'm trying hard to persuade him that the chopper is worth it. Hope to arrive in Vegas with $3000 of my $5000 still intact. We're staying at Planet Hollywood - midweek, check in Monday, check out Friday and fly home (back to the UK) overnight. I'm counting the days till we fly to Chicago now. I wanted to say hello - chat, get some advice and all that goes with it. Don't be shy guys, let me know your thoughts.