A few months ago I posted a thread where I was debating a possible first-time stay at the Cosmopolitan. Well, I finally received an offer for two free nights at Cosmo! The DW and I have very much been looking forward to a weekend away from the kiddo in Sin City. We were initially double-booked at Aria and Cosmo. Aria is fast becoming my favorite place to stay and gamble in Vegas. I love the architechture, restaurants, and BJ rules. However, we stayed there together on my 40th birthday trip and we were both itching for a bit of a change. We cancelled at Aria and are now booked Wednesday & Thursday nights at the Hard Rock Hotel (both comped, with a few freebies thrown in) and Thursday & Friday at the Cosmo (comped, but have to pay the resort fees). My wife has never stayed at the HRH - I really enjoy the vibe there, especially the loud music and "rode hard, put away wet" sketchiness. We are definitely looking forward to our first ever stay at the Cosmopolitan. I am going to attempt a semi-live trip report, with the plan for mostly pictures from my iPhone via Tapatalk. I don't expect it to be as exciting as the recent reports from Packer, UCLAgirl, or Pleeplus, but I will try my best! The only firm plans we have right now are (free) tix to see Amy Schumer at Cosmo on Friday night. We have reservations at Giada's on Thursday but we are leaning towards canceling. We really wanted to see Le Reve but it is dark on Wed and Thurs nights. We have never been to Zumanity and may do that. We both love the Pink Taco - ritas and whatnot are definitely on today's menu. I am a big fan of China Poblano, too. The DW is planning on pool time, at least one spa day, and a nap or three. I am primarily a blackjack and craps player, around the black-chip level or so. I am going to channel my "inner Packer" and play the dark side on at least one session. I will hit HRH hard today and early tomorrow. The rest of my gambling will probably be split between Cosmopolitan and Aria. I will likely lay down some coin on a couple of NCAA or NFL futures bets as well. Wish me luck!