Back again. I am using my usual format (Instead of listing it chronologically I will break it down into topics) for the trip report, but changing one aspect a bit. Usually I make one large post but this time it will be broken down into multiple posts. Doing one single large post seems to cause performance issues when opening the thread due to links to all the pictures and video. As always, if you have questions or want further details about any specific event let me know. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ Quick Summary ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From the start of the trip I was in a hole which started small and only got deeper until the last night. A few nice hits on that final night and basically broke even for this trip. My wife never recovered. She has taken a beating the past few trips. I think low rolling doesn't allow her to recover as those big hits really don't happen, but then again by better larger she could end up losing even more. We ate at a few new places and have some reviews along with pictures and video. There isn't nearly as many slot videos as usual simply because not much was hitting. My old favorites like Top Dollar and Monte Carlo really let me down this trip. If you are looking for a time to go to Vegas and don't mind the cold, this week seemed like the time to go. The baggage area was pretty empty. Overall this was probably the least number of people we recall seeing during a trip. Even the sidewalks weren't as crowded and the Paris buffet which is usually packed only had a few people in line. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ Flight Report and limo ride ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Arrived via SW on one of their newer planes. Slightly more room between rows. Not noticeable at first but becomes noticeable once you sit down and very evident when the person in front reclines and doesn't crack your kneecaps. After landing we headed toward the luggage area where we met Juan our limo driver. Same driver as last time and a really nice guy. Had him take our picture again outside the limo. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ Check-in ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Arrived at Planet Hollywood before noon. Staying in the Resort Vista room and could have actually acquired a room early if we wanted a low floor number. The person stated that our host arranged a room on the 21st floor so we opted to wait for that room. She stated that it would take an hour or two before it was ready. I asked if there was anything around here to do for the next hour or so. Apparently she didn't pick up on my sarcasm as she was trying to come up with some ideas. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ Room/View ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Stayed in the Resort Vista and like the fact its at the end of the hall. Little to no noise and the bathroom area has the same amount of square feet as the room. They even had a coffee maker in the room which was nice. This was our view and basically the type of weather we had most of the trip. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ Vegas weather ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Our previous "early" trips have been in February and thought waiting a few weeks for March that the weather would be a bit better, but not so. It wasn't as cold as we experienced in mid February but it was the most damp. The first night was a constant drizzle/rain. The next day the rain was a bit harder. We haven't been in Vegas during this type of weather (constant drizzle/rain) and was surprised just how slick were the walkways. In fact we saw one person who took a nasty spill. Didn't really see it but heard it when he hit the ground as he hit that hard. I can't image that person being the only one to spill and we just happened to see it. I expect this was pretty common as they were very slick and much worse if drinking.