I have been a lurker here for a few months and since I wrote a trip report for trip advisor, I wanted to post here as an introduction. Action, Distraction and Wallet Subtraction I had no good reason to venture to Las Vegas this week and it was refreshing knowing there wasn't, nor did I need one. I had no weddings, no meetings, no show tickets or restaurant reservations and no agenda. This trip was a split, 3 nights on the strip at Bills followed by three nights downtown at the Plaza. If you close your eyes and think real hard it will feel like two vacations. There exist only a handful of people that I will visit Vegas with, my wonderful wife of course and two of my close friends. One of which decided to come along with me for this round. Travelling to Vegas 3-4 times a year creates some interest within my social circle, and friends are forever asking me when my next trip is, then sometimes they ask if they can come along or say "sounds good, I'll see if I can get the time off" as if I invited them. Heck, just yesterday one of my friend said "I am coming with you next time!" Some people have a hard time accepting that I like to do things by myself and don't need company. I just want to do my own thing. I've done the group trips, weddings trips, significant other trips and the guys trips. On the last guys trip I simply could not do what I wanted to do without having a tag along asking me if I was done doing the thing I wanted to do, so that I could help them find a $5 Casino War table on a Saturday night (they don't exist!). Or when I said I will meet them back in the room in 4 hours, only to find them waiting for me outside the poker room no less than 20 minutes later. I was done, I learned my lesson. I have no patience for first timers (Sorry virgins, its best do go with other virgins, so you can figure it out together), people who don't gamble, drink or are broke, you shouldn't be in Vegas if you're broke. I cannot be around people who need their hand held, if you want to do something, go do it. Phew.... rant complete! My friend J is a great guy to travel to Vegas with, we wake up a different times, and he just meets me wherever I am if he wants to. He trusts my suggestions for food and has no problem making suggestions of his own. He loves poker, likes to drink and he has the money to do whatever he wants, and ladies.... he's single. We live in different provinces, and we decided to meet in Vegas Sept 2-8 for 6 nights of a little action, distraction and wallet subtraction. This will be long, drawn out, and the ending offers no satisfaction.......Enjoy!!