Just woke up from my nap after landing back home this afternoon... Finally slept after 4 days of go go going. Started planning this trip back in February after we figured out we could go and still stay on our savings plan for the year (we were frugal at home, so we didn't haven't be in Vegas). I will do this in sections. Planning. Main focus of the trip started with my husband (T2) and my parents all playing in the WSOP Senior tournament at the Rio. T2 and I have been going the same time each year for the last 4 years to watch and ooh and awe over the poker pros. I can watch them all day, it's like golf to me, it is a mental and physical game that I cannot play so I love watching those who can. Then my 19 yo daughter got wind of our trip.. She thought it would be a good time instead of going on the Tennessee river rafting trip with her brothers and dad. Um okay but you have to bring a friend and no complaining about the heat, walking and not being able to do anything. (Ha! Little did I know that was far from the truth) She is on Deans list at college and Is well traveled so I was not even worried about bringing her. Actually I was excited to show her the place where we go to relax and have fun when we are not working 60 hours a week. Flights booked - SWA nonstop out of Tampa at way to early o'clock and landing in Vegas at 7:55am Limo booked through Bell RT for $120. Booked my MLife offer of 3 nights in a deluxe room, $150 resort credit and $75 Free play (more on that cluster F later) I also emailed Kevin Sweet on his VMB post and they matched my Bellagio 2 night, $50/$50 Resort Credt and free play offer! I doubled booked us one night, no plan on that at the time. Once booked I did what most of us do, Start planning and researching and reading every little thing I can on Vegas. Even though I have been there more than 20 times and my husband used to live there. In April I realized the weekend we booked was also EDC weekend... Ugh I have avoided this every year by going the weekend before. WTH... Have to go that weekend since my mom and dad are going too and the tournament is that weekend. This is when I realize that the $20 trick might not work if they are sold out- if I don't upgrade my room to a suite now we will be cramped. Well, I forgot to call in that moment (I am easily distracted, so I'm sure a squirrel or something ran across the lawn). 3 days later I call only to find out that yes, they are sold out and cannot upgrade our room. Hand smack to the forehead, I check my offers and look for husband approved pool areas and find that most are sold out due to EDC. I talked to my daughter and she is ok sharing a room with 2 queen beds for 2 nights, we already know we are upgraded at Cosmo.