What started as a quick trip down to Las Vegas to meet up with some friends turned into a flight on Wednesday afternoon, flying back on Monday morning. Changed the flight prior to checking hotel rates, and conference attendees for the design show have driven up the room rates. Staying Wednesday night at the Four Queens, then moving over to the Plaza for the remainder of the stay. Planning on some light gambling, light drinking and light lounging. We were gifted passes for the AVN Expo and Awards show. We plan on checking out the expo for shits and giggles at least one day, and possibly the awards show if we’re bored. Consider this the Muzak of trip reports. I plan on doing a lot of extreme laziness this trip, as a break from work was required. I’m going to try and post daily updates to keep the work of doing a trip report to a minimum. Wednesday 9/21 Flew out WN from AUS, easy flight, on time. Walked out ground zero and caught the WAX downtown during rush hour. Bus kept schedule on the nose, and the walk to the Four Queens from the stop on 4th and Carson was an easy 3 block walk. At 5:30PM Check in was dead, which I thought was weird considering rack rate on all Fremont properties were 100+/night on a Wednesday. Quick and easy check in, and received non-smoking room as requested. Ended up on 5th floor in the north tower. Room was clean, and faced FSE. Noise was apparent, but not as bad as I would have thought. The people watching from the room was solid, and the room sad just off the receiving platform for the zip line. For me the Four Queens was fine for a night, although I probably wouldn’t stay again unless I received offers. Over the course of the evening/morning I found the staff to be a little cold(Cage, cocktail waitresses, players club), the drink service a little slow or non-existent(with the exception of bar tops, bartenders were great). The cigarette smoke game was proper, and the place reeked of old lady perfume and stale cigarette smoke. Doesn’t really bother me, It reminds me of the old Gold Spike. Mostly played quarter BP, on the floor and bartops. No big hands to report. Hit one non-premium 4oak, and got about 4 hours of play on $500.00, but donated everything to the property. I also screwed around on bubble craps a bit, and played a few hands of $5 blackjack to kill time. Bars have Deschutes IPA on tap, which I consider a decent selection. Did a little walking after the session, but it’s cold out there. Not my favorite time to visit with the temperature swings. even the highs in the 60’s is a bit chilly for me. I’m more of a short and t-shirt fella. Ended the evening with a Gyro from Coney at the D. Good as usual. Thursday 9/22 Got up at 4:30 to the sounds of Vegas Nature. Nice domestic yelling match on FSE. This would have pissed me off at home, but it’s a great alarm clock in Vegas. Went downstairs and had two 50 dollar cups of coffee, and headed over to D grill for the Crab Cake Benedict which was awesome as usual. Played a little VP upstairs at The D, and took a morning walk down FSE, which brings us to now. I plan on getting my shit together to move over to The Plaza. I haven’t stayed there in over 10 years, so I’m looking forward to checking it out. I feel a little weird this trip as I’m not staying at The D, but I’m looking to expand my horizons. I'll post updates during the downtimes, as I'm solo until tomorrow.