I posted a couple of weeks ago my solo trip was not supposed to be such, but due to some circumstances that I will hold over my boys' heads until further notice, it became one. As I prepared for such a venture my goals were simple for this Thursday to Sunday trip: beer, some good food and a nice easy trip. Well, there was some food, it was an easy trip due to an inital hangover from day one and a lot of beer. Now add to it meeting VMB members Lady Fortuna, Smartone and Vegasnut while out there.....well I'll explain. After an uneventful non stop flight...ok so for breakfast I had 2 beers and a baby guiness shot at 10 AM in the airport to get the mindset right for the solo trip and non stop flight, I arrived in LV at 12:50. Picked up the bags, jumped on the cab line which only took 10 min to jump in a cab and shot over to HRH where I was staying. Arrival time 1:40. No line at check in and took a shot at it. $20 sandwich and asked for a king bed and a view of the pool area. Now I was staying in the casino towers and the guy who was helping me said he had that but in the paradise tower on the 7th floor. A win in my book!! Unpacked, checked the VMB board for updates as a few days earlier Smartone and I were planning a meetup as we were in the same location. Lady Fortuna and I chatted up and gave her the update and she decided to join in and 4-4:30 was the meeting time at Center Bar to start happy hour. Used my free drink at Center Bar they gave me at check in, grabbed another beer, toured the premises and went back to the room and got ready. Lady was already at the bar when I arrived at 4:15 with her cowboy hat on the table, indicator she notified me of to know it was her, and an accent from Europe. Amsterdam I learned minutes later. Pleasantries, get to know each other and decided to hit Pink Taco while waiting for Smatone whose flight was delayed 2 hours coming in. He texted to say be there around 5. So Pink Taco was having its happy hour with $5 on all beers and $5-7 on plate specials. Had their version of some sort of potatoe wedges with some sort of crazy sauce that was delicious and mini steak strips in it plus bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos. Plus 2 servings the nacho chips with a great tasting not salsa but dipping thing. Lady Fortuna fell in love with the chip dip due to some ingridient was in it and she can hold her own cooking wise from what Vegasnut told me on Friday evening but that is later on. I'm sure she'll chime in on the secret chip dip ingridient. I will say she is not a fan of bacon wrapped jalapenos as 1 bite in she made a face I wish I had the camera on the phone ready. Now there were 7 of these and me being the jalapeno lover that I am, I kept eating them. Had a few beers, 2,3 or 4..plus a shot...baby/mini guiness by the time Smartone arrived at about 6 PM. Great to finally meet him, sat down, pleasantries and right into the double Jack and cokes he went. Offered him some of the bacon wrapped jalapenos, he took down the first one. I was going along and offered him another one which he took and he then started to sweat a little bit. 1 is fine, 2 brings it to a new level. After a few more drinks we decide to move over to Culinary Dropout as it was in the mid 60's and they have a patio. Smartone being the kind gentleman that he is declared he was picking up the tab, I believe he said he's a points whore..lol...while I overtipped the bartender. Lady Fortuna tried to go "dutch as I am from Amsterdam", exact quote, but Smart and I were not hearing of it. Got to Culinary Dropout and sat outside on their patio as Wet Republic was closing down for the day so it must have been 7 or so. Must say the remaining sights that passed by that limited area were well...very nice. Smartone advised us to get the pretzels with the cheese fondue. Lady Fortuna again declared we need to "go Dutch" but again she was shut down immediately by Smart and myself. Being that he is a regular at HRH we decide to go with the advice. Smartone continues with the double Jack and Cokes, I go with the paper bag beer surprise and Lady is going with something red but don't remember what. Paper bag beer is a Schlitz if I remember correctly for $2.95 and I end up having 2 of those while we there. During that time Lady snapped about 15 pics and posted a few up on the board. I stole 1 of them from later on the evening and attached it. L to R Smartone, Vegasnut, myself and some chick...oh yeah...lol...Lady Fortuna. After a while at Culinary we decide to hit the Center Bar. Smartone gave us the heads up about a bartender, Dave?, who has been there since it opened. Once again Smartone one ups me and pays for the tab and I again overtip the server. I'm still trying to understand the whole guy with the pierced nose thing that was our server...doesn't add up. So we go to Center Bar and sit down whee they have VP. Not a fan of it, don't really play it so as Smart and Lady played I grabbed a beer and another and another and another...see where this is going? At one point Lady and I were discussing why she decided after winning a little bit she cashed out and went to put in another $20 while my theory is if you have discipline you can play with the winnings and still pull out when the time is right in your mind. To prove my point I drop a $20 into the machine and get my ass handed to me in 20 minutes (25 cents 5 coin max)...wait free drinks while doing this??? Put in another $20!!! Another ass whopping, another beer and....who the hell is the European dude wanting to shake my hand???Lady yelled out "bum bum!", Lady's saying of the night after getting a new drink every time...high five.....Enter Vegasnut. Now I am leaving one significant happening out of this TR as I believe the person who won it while we were at the Center Bar should tell the story. I will say this. This person declared when they get as drunk as they were getting with us that night they have a tendency to lose wallets, watches or room keys and it's been a while since they ran like we did that night...... For the next few hours a few more drinks, we start discussing everything under the sun, questioning why the party pit had no women dancing on the poles, check out the ass on that chick, is the chick 3 chairs down a chick or a dude, point out which chicks at the bar are prostitutes, literally pointing....yep it went there. Now according to Vegasnut for the rest of the night he was not drunk and does not get drunk. Anyway....At one point Lady and I were walking to the bathroom and a dude looked at her, winked at her and kept walking. That's your pick up dude? I warned Lady that she would have to approach him as with 3 guys with her we are blocking any potential for her. She felt if he was a man he would still try to approach her, like one other guy did and since he didn't "bum bum!", high five, so bum bum now has multiple meanings. Lol. I hit a wall around 1 or so and started drinking bottled water, Lady was doing the same starting a little earlier and declaring after each one she was sober then moments later no she wasn't. Vegasnut and Smartone kept going and then finally I was done, finished, no more. I think it was right after the photo that the couple at the table behind us took for us was when I quit. Call it 1:30 or so since I left my tab at the bar after I paid for it so I don't really know what time it was. Great way to start a solo weekend. Need to jump on a conference call so more later.