So I'm terribly undecided about what style of trip report I will do for this trip. I was inclined to not even do one, but some friends really encouraged me to do so, so I'll try. I am leaving first thing on Wednesday for Vegas and am really ready to go. I have jam-packed days at work until then, so at least time will go by quickly. I am meeting my best friend from college. My family doesn't really "do" holidays, so it's become a tradition we hang out for one of the big ones, since we were in school. As we've gotten older and moved further away from one another, it went from just hanging out to vacations. While I know it may be controversial to some to have male friends, we've been friends (and only friends) for almost 10 years. We had originally planned to meet up in New Orleans and relive our college glory days, but the flight from California for him was expensive as hell. Plus, when we talked about what we wanted to do, it became clear we might as well just go to Vegas. We had originally booked the MGM after a nice stay there this summer. About a week ago, I received an email from the Venetian/Palazzo with some super cheap rate, where it only worked out to about 100 bucks more for the three nights. After some discussion, we decided to do it. Understand, 9 years ago we were to stay at the Venetian on our very first Vegas trip ever. We canceled it and stayed at the Bellagio instead, and ever since, my friend has been jonesing to stay at V/P. Things that are planned include a visit to the Mob Museum, Mob bar, and Absinthe. Meals include Prime on Thanksgiving, Sage and a visit to the bacchanal buffet. Of course there will be spa time, football and gambling. Other than that, who knows? We'll see if the writing bug bites me a little harder once I've got boots on the ground.