Prelude: Vegas. What can I say about Las Vegas? I could state the facts. I could state the feelings. I could state it all. No, I can’t state it all. After all, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas right? Maybe.... I have been coming to Las Vegas since the mid 90’s. I was stationed near Seattle when a girl “friend” of mine suggested we drive to Las Vegas. I had a 3 day weekend! Why not? 18 hours later, and travelling through a whole lot of nothing, we arrived. We had no reservations, $200 to our name, and a whole bright, beautiful city to explore. We ended up staying at the Riviera. It was the nicest hotel we had ever seen. It was where I played my first hands of blackjack, won my first 5c and 25c out of the slot machines, and got my first free drink. I remember figuring out if you played the nickel machines for minimum and tipped the waitress $5 the first time she came around…we ended up with more drinks. We had a great time. I went to Slots of fun, played single deck blackjack, ended up winning $40! Going home from Vegas, the 18 hour drive back, I knew I was hooked, Vegas had me. Present Day: My wife (whom I met and married in Vegas) and I are on a flight out to Las Vegas. The plan is 4 free nights at Cosmopolitan. We also have a 150K Video Poker tourn at Planet Hollywood. Food: Giada’s, STK, In and Out burger, Wynn Buffet and other random places to eat. Drinks: Yes. Gambling: You name it, I probably know the rules and have played it. Not Natedog/Packer level, but more on the mid range level. My favorite game to play is Free Bet Blackjack and Craps. My wife doesn’t like me to play craps. Me and craps have a love hate relationship. I love it, it hates me. Sometimes it loves me. Most of the time she is a tease. Everyone who plays Craps understands. Trip Report status: I will try to keep up the trip report, include some pictures, stories, interesting tips I have learned etc etc. I normally play poker in Las Vegas, and am a member of another poker board where I have done trip reports which I will link later on if people are interested. I play in the WSOP every year and generally get out to Las Vegas at least 2-3x/year. No promises on the super live TR as Vegas tends to do things to you when you are out there. I will try. I will end up posting about the days with more detail later on. The poker TR were easy, I was out there for 2 weeks on my own. This time I convince the Wife (aka Mrs LVfun) to come with me. She needs a vacation, I need a vacation, we all needed a vacation! So off we go!