Yet another Peppermill Reno trip report. This is our fifth trip this year. Yes, we like the Mill. Oct 20th was our 24th Wedding anniversary. We considered going to Vegas, but just couldn't swing it with my new job, my son's basketball schedule and my older kids all being busy. Since we'd have to take the little ones up to Sac to stay with the grandparents, we decided to go on up to Reno for the weekend after. Thursday we dropped the kids in Sac and rolled into the Mill at about 8:30pm. Usual drill, check-in, up to the room for a Bourbon, hit the casino. Played $1 DDB till about 11:30pm. Down $2K. Damn (bad). Decided to play one more session; I hit my fourth Royal for the year, holding only one card. Damn (good). Went to Cafe Milano for "dinner" just after midnight. Played a little more afterward and then to the room about 1:30am. Up $2K. Nice start. Friday morning AllNetMom was rockin' it, but I was sucking so bad we just bounced around. ANM was getting lots of small quads and some premiums for 400 and 800, but no hand pays. I didn't get any pictures cuz I generally only shoot hand pays, so I apologize for the lack of VP porn. Next time I'll get more pics. We had lunch at Oceano. In the afternoon we decided to play some craps and I tried a little DDB Triple play. Neither worked out. We then continued with $1 DDB for a while and sucked. Lost all of the gain and dipped into the bankroll about $1500. Shitzu. ANM made reservations for dinner at Romanza. I was in a bad mood, and proceeded to be an ass about not wanting to go to Romanza. Then I started hitting the quads, including aces, and before you can say Bob's your uncle, we were up a bit. Romanza was very good, and afterward my streak continued, including more aces. Finished the day still up $2K. Saturday is kinda fuzzy. Long story short, we lost. Lunch at Biscotti's, Dinner at Bimini. We had been to Bimini once before, and weren't impressed. The first time the service was poor, the food over cooked, and everything was too salty. This time, it couldn't have been better. The service was excellent and the food was perfectly prepared. After dinner we continued to play and lose. Played about $53K coin-in for the day and ended down $2K (for the three days). As usual, it all came down to Sunday. We decided to risk another $2K, and risk we did; several times getting down to just a few hundred left before bouncing back up. By about noon, we were "only" down $1600 total, when the strangest thing happened: ANM actually suggested we play $2 (Bet 10 on a $1 machine). The catch was, we play $400 ($200 each) and go home (I negotiated the amount a bit). I hit Aces. We finished the trip breaking even. Coin-in for the trip was ~$140K. The room (Luxury Suite in the Peppermill Tower) was comped. When we arrived we had already banked about $1000 in express comps, and we used $600 for the food. Just wanted to be clear that this play alone did not cover our food. In the end we spent about $300 on tips and gas, but I'm still calling this one a win.