Saturday, July 6 Me & husband P hop on Southwest Airlines from Houston to Vegas at 8:40 a.m. The plane is surprisingly not full, so we get a seat between us. Heaven! We land in Vegas about 9:30 and retrieve our budget rental car. I LOVE Budget, we see our name on the screen with a lot number, find our car, get in and go. No waiting, no talking to the agents, nothing! Beautiful and it costs nothing extra to be a “Fastbreak” member. Our first stop is Alamo, some tiny roadside casino where we have $10 free play, near Blue Diamond Drive. The friendly and quite sassy lady named Stephanie at the booth tells us we get $10 free play with sign up so we can save our coupons for another day. We joke around with her, she takes a shine to P. We already have fountain cokes in hand but she asks us if we would like anything else to drink. Mind you, we are just here to blow their free play and she still asks this. Sometimes the little dives are just the nicest places and this one even looks better than you'd expect from the outside. I play some bad paytable bonus poker but win $18.75, P plays a Super Cherry slot for fun and no profit. Next stop is Silverton where P has a Bass Pro Shop gift card to blow and we decide to have lunch at Silverton too using bogo buffet coupon. Lunch is average, it’s our first time to eat there. It is a very nice-looking place, though. P doesn’t buy anything at Bass Pro, but I thought these were amusing We go to look at model homes and lots again as we are planning to move to Vegas next year. As we are looking, it starts to rain a little, rare occurrence in July. We are staying at a Best Western on Boulder Hwy tonight, because we couldn’t get a good Saturday night rate anywhere, because we have a deal for a free room here, and because we are cheap and stubborn people. It’s only a few miles away from Sunset Station, where we plan to play for the rest of the day. Even though this is Las Vegas, land of Yes You Can Check In Early, Best Western rejects us and tells us to come back at 3. We spy the Skyline Casino practically next door, where we’ve heard they have good paytables on VP and we’ve always wanted to check it out, and so that’s where we go. It’s totally old school vibe there….they are playing 60’s music, drinks are flowing freely, and the 67-year old gal behind the bar is still rocking hot pants (she really shouldn’t be, but she is anyway so I’m going to give her props). I go back to play on a bartop playing quarter bonus and DDB and get a straight flush and cash out with a $60 profit. P plays old school coin dropper FPDW and wins $20. We go back to BW to check in. The room is nice and beds very comfortable. On to Sunset Station, where they are doing swipe & win. P gets a $5 table bet and they decide that’s good enough to film him for their promo, if he agrees, and he does. They put makeup on him and everything, it’s just too funny. They tell him what to say. We are supposed to see a DVD of this Oscar-winning performance someday soon, we’ll see if they follow up. I got 500 points on my swipe, which equals 50 cents. No camera shoot for me. We have dinner at Cabo and sit at the bar so P can watch Nascar while we eat. There’s a bartender there from Buffalo (where I was born and lived my first 18 years) named Michael so we have some fun with him. I have grilled fish tacos and P has some combo plate, the chips and salsa are so good, they have a salsa bar with a bunch of different types. We use coupons for $4 off each and then pay with points, so a good dinner, good service, and free (besides a generous tip for my Buffalo buddy). Can’t beat that! We go back to the bank of DDB that is 6/9 quarter but pays $1199 for Royals. We play for a while and P wanders off to the sports book. I proceed to get this nice surprise I call P on my phone and tell him he might want to come on back over to me, and we whoop it up for a bit. We have spent many a day playing that bank and never got the Royal, I was beginning to think it would never happen. We play at Sunset Station until about 10 p.m. that night, P stays on the DDB and I skip around, I play some 5-play quarter bartop bonus and put $40 in a penny Goldfish slot ($3 per hand max bet), get a good random bonus and cash out plus $123. We head back to BW for sleep.