My trip ran from 3/31 to 4/7. I'm late posting because Vegas sent me home with a little parting gift in the form of a truly disgusting virus that settled in to stay a while. Once that finally went away, my excuses are procrastination and, well, you know how inconvenient real (non-Vegas) life can be. A bit of background regarding the semi-solo aspect. I have an email group of roughly a dozen people. A couple of them I know from real life and the others I know through corresponding with them via emails for 10 years or so. One of them, Cindy, used to meet up with Jan (one of my real life friends from the group) and I in Vegas but pesky financial unpleasantness has made them drop out the last couple of trips, forcing me to go solo or not go at all. Of course I chose solo. This time, another person (Celia) from the group got the Vegas Bug and planned a solo trip of her own. As it turned out, her vacation time overlapped with mine so we made plans to finally meet up in person. She is also referred to as the Infidel, a nickname I bestowed on her so long ago that I no longer really remember what inspired it but I never let that stop me. Incidentally, as you may have guessed from the introduction, I tend toward those really long reports but I should be able to get the whole thing posted in one go.