Nearly since we've been together, my wife and I have become big Vegas fans. So much so that we got married there. We've always gone in late summer typically coinciding with our anniversary, but we skipped this August because we were in the middle of buying a new house. Luckily we had a convention this past May so we still have an unbroken streak of nine straight years. We even managed around her pregnancy three years ago. The problem as you can see from my countdown timer below, is that our next scheduled trip isn't for over eight months! From May to next August is too long for me! We have a two-year-old now and my wife no longer works, so it's not like before; it's a bit harder to just up and go when we get the itch. I know she misses it too but somehow I'm the one who brings it up more often. I can't simply go to my local casino; I'm not really a gambler so it's not that what I miss. I miss the sights, the sounds, the smell, the feel, the vibe that you get from Vegas and pretty much nowhere else. I miss being there with my lady and having no agenda. This board is great and I'm glad I found it, but coming here seems to be not helping but only making me miss it more! I'm trying to sell my wife on the idea of a "spring fling", maybe go midweek, stay somewhere cheaper than our usual, just to try to mitigate the cost, but she hasn't been taking the bait. She points out (correctly) that our new house is substantially more mortgage and with her being a stay-at-home Mom now we need to be mindful of our expenses, let's just ensure we can save and make the most of our August trip. How am I going to make it 250-some more days?? What do you all do when the time's not right but you hear that town calling?