Day 1 Saturday We were upgraded on our flight to Vegas so I felt it was the start to a great trip. We arrived about an hour late and headed to china town for an awesome meal. Got to Rio about three and checked into a samba suite. Our son decided to join at the last minute so we booked a comped room in my wife's name for him. Craps surprise Drop the bags in the room, came down and as we passed by the crap tables I had a feeling to stop at the first one when we got to the second table the feeling was very strong. I said wait a second let’s turn around. You two are throwing the dice at that table for me. My son says but dad this is a $10 table how about the $5 table? No this table this time let’s do it. Now it has probably been 5 years since I really thrown the dice, but this was a strong feeling. My son made three points toward a fire bet and held the dice quite awhile. My wife did not make one point. Her number was four and she hit everything but a four. Six three came up at least five times. The table had gone from empty to full by this time so I left without rolling. When she sevened out the place bets had built up from $54 across to over $800 and I cashed out two yellows. DOUBLE UP? What’s that? Now that got the adrenaline going. It was time to slow the heart rate so we had to drop into the Masquerade bar to visit Tony and play a little VP. Now Tony always remembers your drink even though you hadn't been there in six months. The greeting is not hi SandsFan, the greeting is Jim beam and diet? Sorry Tony new drink today. Of course he dropped one in front of us as soon as we came back every time, but back to the story. We get all comfortable and are playing away. I was playing $1 VP and steady feeding in the Benjamins. My son says why don’t you switch to quarters? No, I’ll stay with it little longer, lot longer. Probably two or three grey gooses into it. I hit this lovely little hand and we were all glad I stayed with the dollars. Almost two hours later, I hit this lovely hand. Yes aces again. An $800 win, after a round of high fives and photos I look down to see these ominous words. Double up. Where the heck did that come from? Turns out there is a button you can push to do it. For me it was an accident like the three times I butt dialed my wife from the Shutters bar later in the trip. Anyway Tony and my son get a slot attendant to try and cancel it. The attendant thinks he can but I am looking at the cards and decide. Yep, the moment of truth. No I got to play it. Now I got a son stressed over the $800 bet and Tony thinking I am nuts. Of course my dear sweet wife was ahead of me. She already had a card in mind. What was an $800 win was......... Now.......$1600 and a tax form which did not seem quite right. On we played until time to see Penn and Teller. On the way, I played my keno numbers for 100 hands. It was a good surprise when we found out it won nicely. Thanks to this message board and my great host I found out about the free shows for diamond players. My wife and I are both diamond so we were able to get all 3 of us in for free. How do they do some of that stuff? Cut that poor woman in half and stick her back together. Anyway, a great time was had by all. We went to Shutters Bar for more VP, nightcap and another photo. More to come.