The wife and I are off to Las Vegas on a 5:50 am flight out of Burlington, VT tomorrow (Monday) morning. 3 nights at Southpoint, 4 at Mandalay Bay, and then back to Southpoint for the final 2 nights of the trip. I’ve borrowed my brother’s iPad for the trip, so I plan on writing some live reports while I’m out there (if I can figure out how to use it). When we deplane from our economy coach seats there will be no limousines waiting to pick us up at the airport, no casino hosts awaiting our arrival, and no comps of any kind associated with our visit. Our rental car will come from Payless…not Hertz or Avis. No crowds will part as we pass through the casinos, and no pit bosses will give us a second glance. We won’t soil the carpets of the high limit rooms, not have any dinner reservations at big name restaurants. We are what we are – blue collar low rollers! Still, the Las Vegas economy will benefit from our 9 day visit. We’ll spend money eating at buffets, seeing a show or two (Jersey Boys this trip) and visiting various attractions. We may do a little shopping, see some movies, visit a food truck or two, and of course lose money on the slot machines and blackjack tables. When we leave, various casinos won’t know who we are but they’ll have made some money on us. First stop: Southpoint, duct tape in hand and ready to tape off the curtains.