Live updates were easier than expected last summer so I will attempt this again. I have a new phone so hopefully posting pics will be as easy as it was before. The summer trip was a lengthy 13 nights. This one will be a short (for me) 4 nights and I will be traveling solo this time. I asked my wife if she wanted to come with me and she told me to have fun but she would stay home this time. That was a month ago and I think she is already regretting that decision. I like to cross month end to double up on the monthly free play offers. Unfortunately, that means a hotel change even on a trip this length. My itinerary: 2 nights at Four Queens 2 nights at Main Street Station Meals: The 4Q Oct. offer includes upfront comps at Magnolia's and Chicago Brewing. MSS is not offering any food this trip. I've had a silver card for years but apparently short play on my wife's card reflected on my average. Not happy about this but Ipo has treated me well over the years so I can only assume things will go back to normal. I have a $15 food voucher from the D and will have plenty of comps at Binions and 4Q to avoid paying for food. Transportation: Flight is free using miles. I am in 1st class on the way which is a great place to be on a close to 5 hour flight. I considered not renting a car since I will be focused exclusively downtown this trip. However, I was able to get a car at a decent price and I might want to go somewhere if there is a great promotion lurking. My rate for the trip is just slightly higher than round trip cab fare. I know I could take the bus but I'm always in a rush. Gambling: Our coupons were all used last summer so this trip will be all mailed offers. All of the amounts below are combined Oct/Nov and include my wife's at the D since it can be loaded at the machine. We play mostly her card there so I will continue doing that even though she won't physically be there. Orleans - $10 free play Suncoast - $25 match play D - $150 Free play D - $50 match play Binions - $100 free play MSS - $25 free play (another significant downgrade, has been $75 for years) 4Q - $400 free play 4Q - $60 comps from a letter introducing their new comp system In total: Free play - $685 Match play - $75 (Very likely I won't make it to Suncoast so this will be $50) Comps - $60 (Based on my 4Q target, I should be adding $50 per day in comps so this is a nice starter) Summary: I considered pulling an ultra low roller move and showing up with no cash based on all the free play. I still haven't decided for sure but the only time I have ever used an ATM in Vegas was to take advantage of the El Cortez 5% free play promotion. I would hate to break that trend. If I get through the play that keeps the offers rolling, I am going to give some play to the Downtown Grand to see if I can get a room offer for next summer. Hopefully there will be some good pics including one royal per day. Never hurts to dream big.