Here I sit at work. At the point where I can no longer concentrate on my students but instead only dream of what I will be doing in 24 hours. We are heading to the Golden Nugget. My first stay downtown since my first trip to Vegas. This is only my 3rd trip in general but you get the idea. Tearing myself away from the Trip Reports thread I was able to pack my suitcase and pack my bag of shoes (Iâ€™m a female so just donâ€™t ask) last night. In comparison, hubby plans on packing tomorrow after dropping me at work (so he can pick me up on the way to the airport) and taking the dogs to doggie hotel. We have two- a mix-Beagle and a mix-Lab. I love my pound dogs. Feels good knowing I saved them from slaughter. Max is the older one and wants NOTHING to do with the younger puppy lab Brunswick (his pound name). They are our kids. With the big difference being they eat my slippers and â€œnestâ€ in my dirty clothes. Priorities this trip: We have none. Iâ€™ve asked tons of questions on here and done extensive research but really we have no set, MUST DO plans. And it feels great! Exhilarating! Iâ€™m such a control-freak over planner with everything in life, and I have finally grown tired of it. Plus if Iâ€™m going to let go and just live, Vegas is the city to do it in. Tentative plans are to leave here around 2:25 EST and arrive Vegas time 4:45 Friday afternoon. Grab our bags and cab it over to the GN. Sidenote: We chose the GN because we mainly wanted to do a downtown trip this time and Iâ€™ve always had a thing for white and gold signs. Therefore Golden Nugget it is! Actually, hubby wanted to stay here because he really likes the shark tank. I think he liked my fatherâ€™s stories of being â€œflashedâ€ while he was on a menâ€™s trip last spring. So hubby says shark tank, I say he wants to see boobies. So we arrive at the GN, check in and hopefully get upgraded using our Landryâ€™s card, drop off luggage and head to Firefly. When deciding where we should eat Friday night, Golden Gate was a given (both times Iâ€™ve been DT before, the shrimp cocktail was the first stop) until I found out they did away with the 99 cent shrimp cocktail. I sent Fireflyâ€™s link to hubby to see if heâ€™d be interested and his response was â€œThey serve Guinness so looks good to me!â€ The rest of the weekend is up in the air. We have a 2:30 ressie for fountains brunch Sunday but not sure if we will make that depending on the night before. We leave Monday afternoon for the direct flight back home. My games of choice are craps and blackjack although I only really love craps. I do have a thing for the monopoly slots though! Had such great memories from last trip. Hubbyâ€™s games of choice are Indy slots. The end. Rofl. He lost at one round of BJ last trip and hasnâ€™t looked back. I have the cheat card for him this trip so he feels more comfortable He did download the craps app and has been practicing in his free time. So I also plan on teaching him a few things so he can be at the craps table with me. I look forward to trying my hand at VP. We shall see how well I do. I've practiced a bit but there are so many different types, it's hard for me to keep up. I get the feeling once I have a few drinks in me I will throw all strategy to the wind and just do whatever. So I got home from work and had a nice greeting from my dogs. I'm guessing the younger one didn't like my packing job so he took out a few of my bras and chewed them to bits. Great. At least he went for the expensive ones. A quick trip down to Vicky Secret and I'm already in the hole for $120. I was also able to use the Vegas excuse when hubby whined about stopping at BWW's to watch the Yankee game. Just like speaking to a child I said "Either we can go to Vegas or we can go watch the Yankee game". That's only because we can never leave out of there without spending $60. I really don't feel like being down $200 before the start of our vacation. I also feel tired as heck and want one decent night sleep before this trip. So there you go. I've been eagerly waiting since September to go back and the time is finally here. I want you all to hold me accountable in writing a trip report once I return!