This is my first trip report, so be patient and kind. Subjects: The Kid=me, Trophywife(TW)=obviously my wife. Dates: Oct 17-22 Travel package: Delta vacations via Expedia Price: $1150 and change Extras: $25 shop and shuttle to Outlet mall in Primm for TW We breezed through check in. Flight from Bangor to Cincinnati smooth except we had Flemmy McLung sitting behind us and â€œLOOK at USâ€ were lesbians in front. Now Iâ€™m not anti-lesbian, but hate the type of people who have to make it known to all, in the hopes somebody will say something, just so they can come up with some sort of â€œyouâ€™re a homophobeâ€ remark. Anywho, back to the trip. Arrived at the Mecca, got luggage no problems. Went to the Las Vegas Limo stand to get our $9 shared limo, but they donâ€™t do that anymore, had to settle for the shuttle bus. Got to The Orleans about 2pm. Guess I should have read the â€œGetting Aroundâ€ threads more carefully! Check in was easy and fast. I had pre-ordered Champagne and flowers for TW. Get up to room no flowers, I call the bell desk they said â€œoopsâ€ be right up. TW goes to the Salon for a new hairstyle. 45 minutes later, no flowers. I call the bell desk again they said â€œoopsâ€ be right up. Finally get TWâ€™s flowers. I get in a couple of football bets and make reservations at The Prime Rib Loft. TW loves her new do and were off to the casino! Buy-in at the craps table for $100. One minute later Iâ€™m down $60. I got the â€œUhOhâ€ face on and get out. Next DD BJ (3:2) 45 minutes later Iâ€™m down $200. The â€œUhOhâ€ face has transformed into the â€œOh S__tâ€ face. Dinner at the Prime Rib Loft was excellent and reasonably priced, service was very good. A few after dinner slots and off to bed, still on East coast time. ( I won my football bets!) Wake up way too early, go down to The Courtyard CafÃ©. Graveyard special 2 eggs, sausage,homefries,toast,juice and coffee $1.99 thatâ€™s a win in my book. Service excellent. While waiting for the shuttle bus to the Barbary Coast, I try Multi Strike video poker, which I learned about on this site, cashed out $200 up!! Thank you T2V. We take the shuttle to the strip. I drop TW off at the MGM to catch her Shop and Shuttle to Primm. I wander up to the Luxor for some hold-em. First time hold-em player so I play tight, break even. I entered the noon tourney. I didnâ€™t finish last is the best I can say about that. On the way back to the MGM a guy slides out from behind a cement wall and starts to follow me. Very few people around and Iâ€™m thinking OK here we go. Iâ€™m carrying a beer bottle, so I turn it around in my hand from sipping mode to baseball bat mode. He stops following me. Score one for Vegasâ€™s open container law! Back to The Orleans for MNF. Tuesday, we make our way to the Peppermill for breakfast, on Hurricane Mikeyâ€™s suggestion. Long freaking walk from Barbary Coast. Good food, good price, poor service, small tip. We decide to take the 301 bus back. 30 minutes later and two busses of â€œfullâ€ we take the walk. Stopped at Jimmy Buffets for souvenirs and a margarita. Cool place but the drinks way over priced. TW and I had to make at pit stop at the Stardust, what a dirty place, do they even have a custodial staff? Toured the Aladdin, Venetian and Bellagio. We went to the Monet exhibit, now Iâ€™m far from a lover of fine art, but I really enjoyed this. The taped narration you can use was great. Off to the Barbary Coast for â€œBig Elvisâ€ I learned of Big Elvis from this site and I have to say thank you. Everyone must go see this show. No way to describe it. Itâ€™s a have to see to believe sort of thing. We go back to The Orleans where TW does well at nickel VP. We drink champagne, drink many beers and watch the baseball playoffs on the big screen, life is good! Wednesday, 50 hand VP is paying out today! Up a $110 or so TW is hanging on. For lunch we meet the Clark County Fire Marshall, he had sent up a bottle of Champagne yesterday, we treat for lunch. Brendanâ€™s Irish Pub doesnâ€™t serve meals, just snacks, so we buffet it. He has a ton of great stories and knows everybody. Before we part he says he has a sure winner for us. He says put $21 in the Megabucks slot, 7 pulls, I guarantee you will win. (Yeah right!) He canâ€™t stay to watch, something about being in uniform and gambling. We say our good byes and decide itâ€™s only $21. I go first â€¦nuts. TWâ€™s turn, spin.spin, $120 win Wednesday is going well. More VP, a little BJ, a little up, a little down. Hold-em a couple of hours , even. Now itâ€™s VEGAS time. Drank the champagne, drank the beer, TW does very well a VP and a few slots. Iâ€™m even money wise but getting a little uneven in the sobriety category. â€˜Bout midnight I end up at a Pai Gow table. Iâ€™m thinking OK genius, itâ€™s a push game, minimum is $5, and beer is free! I can do this. Two hours later Iâ€™m whooping it up with three guys from the Singapore Air Force and a little Asian kid who canâ€™t be more than 14. My betting has increased to $25 to $125 a hand, and I think they may be out of beer. 4 am I stumble upstairs, Iâ€™m up $200. Vegas Baby!! Thursday, donâ€™t feel so good . I meet with the host, who pushes me off to the slot host. Liz comped some off our bill . Pai Gow pit boss had comped us breakfast Slot manager Mike comped us dinner Comp from poker room paid for a nice snack Iâ€™m very happy but still donâ€™t feel so good, might have been the last 6,7,8 beers. Multi hand VP is draining my account, VP losing, Multi-Strike VP loser. My â€œUh Ohâ€™ face is returning. TW wants to try the quarter Wheel of Fortune, I figure what the hell I want to spin that wheel once. Nope, $40 into a $100 no spins, guy next to me spins every other one, TW spins, any spins for The Kid NO. Then a couple of symbols line up and they guy next to me goes â€œholy â€“itâ€ Iâ€™m clueless, but when the credits stop Iâ€™ve won $500!!! Iâ€™m feeling much better. An hour later TW gets a $300 dollar hand pay on a progressive nickel VP!! I get a Royal on Multi hand for a few extra! TW gets a couple Royals!! I hit a nickel Red, White and Blue for $60 Hold-em down bout $50. The Kid doesnâ€™t drink today We played and played for the rest of the day. Final gambling tally TW EVEN The Kid down only $100 Final thoughts The Orleans is great, not too crowded, not too noisy, friendly, great drink service, very clean, great security. This will be the place we go back to. TW says the prices at the outlet mall werenâ€™t much of a deal. I had a funny hooker sighting but Iâ€™ve droned on for too long. Thanks to all on this site you guys really made our vacation a great one!!!