no issues flying in from dfw, i slept..landed at 7:30 am...were in car driving to southpoint by 8:15!!! carry on rules!!!! only used 11 of the south point coupons i traded for...saving the rest for july checked in to harrahs with no problem, had to wait until 2 for room, but no biggie. harrahs basic room was much better than we expected. saw MASTERS OF ROCK at the Riv on sunday night and it was AWESOME!!! only about an hour and a half long but great sets by motley crue, joan jett, robert plant, and ozzy....very cool and very worth the price we paid!!! check it out if you're a fan of 80s rocks!!! monday we checked into the M and fell in love with it! awesome room, awesome employees, awesome beer, awesome all around. wifey loved the spa there...highly recommended. stayed there for 2 nights and didn't miss the strip at all...kinda scary... the IP was actually really cool!!! we spent a good amount of time gambling there. wifey played 3 card and penny slots (first time on the pennys and it was a personal atm machine!)....i played the rapid roulette...it was cool...they rated the hell out of me on that thing and i only played for about an hour! strip burger was a FABULOUS place to sit outside and eat....perfect weather and we had a $25 Restaurant.com certificate (thx bellasmom). this will be a required stop every trip. pinks hot dogs was VERY DISAPPOINTING. the hot dogs were "crunchy". for some reason the skin was really tough and chewy and really bad....worst meal of the trip. rhumbar frozen drinks are the best anywhere!!! we hit that place up WAY to much and only got a brain freeze once!! got to watch NORTH TEXAS lose to kstate at the m center bar before leaving for airport. it was cool watching my school on tv at a bar in vegas!!! we gambled the most ever on this trip, probably due to winning. we still came home with less money than we took, but it was fun just stopping and dropping some money into machines to see what happens. wheel of fortune, jaws hunter, indiana jones penny machines were very generous to us. who would have thought you could make decent cash from those things! mucho walking and beer imbibbing....each trip keeps getting better!!!