Leaving at 5:00 AM for the beautiful Caesar's Palace Hotel Ballroom on Lake Wazzapamani. You on the motorbike! You two girls! Tell your friends! That's six nights only, TriggerMN's gambling and pool revue, at Caesar's Palace Hotel Ballroom, on Lake Wazzapamani. 3rd trip for me and the missus, geotwink, this year. We stayed at the Linq for March Madness and at Paris in June when I popped my VP cherry and donated a few hundo to the greater 702. The past week I spent the first half of my vacation doing a lot of geocaching around the state of Minnesota and spending three days playing golf in the Okoboji lakes area of northwest Iowa. For those who don't know what geocaching is, it's basically an outdoor scavenger hunt where you load latitude and longitude coordinates into a handheld GPS and search for hidden/camoflauged items such as ammo cans, peanut butter jars, or pill bottles. Basically just an excuse to get out and see some different areas of the state and country for us, and it's become a big hobby for us. We've got five nights comped at Caesar's with no resort fees (booked before they shat in everyone's Wheaties). We were planning on taking a red eye back to Minnesota on late Friday night, but Sun Country bumped us to an early Friday flight. Instead of losing a day of vacation, we decided to rent a car for the last day and drive out to Red Rock to do some hiking and geocaching in that area. Our last night we decided to book solely on cheap price, so we are staying at the Texas Station Gambling Hall simply for a place to crash. We always give open invites to friends to tag along, and this time geotwink has a friend who took us up on it. She'll be flying out a couple of hours after us and staying for the first three nights. Our only firm plans for the trip are to spend one evening downtown pumping the slots at Mermaids and checking out El Cortez for the first time, as well as eating at Heart Attack Grill that evening. We may see if we can snipe some discounted tickets to MJ1 as well. Geotwink thinks we should check out Secret Pizza also, since all the VMBers about gasm over themselves it seems when discussing that joint. I'm more of a deep dish guy, but you know what they say about pizza. I know there was a big meetup of VMBers this evening, but if anyone wants to get together for a quick hello, feel free to PM me. We'll probably spend most of our afternoons at the pool, but evenings are for wandering, usually sticking to CET properties. Hopefully I can make the two grand I owe Ray's music emporium, and whatever's left over can go to The Penguin. It's 1500 miles to Las Vegas, I've got a full wallet of money, a half cleansed liver, it's dark, and I'm typing up a trip report. Hit it.