*edit I apologize for the length, I just started typing and this is what came out LOL hope you enjoy it* Well our trip started off as 2 couples heading to Vegas as this was supposed to be the last relaxing trip before my fiancÃ©e and I had to buckle down and get all the wedding stuff finished off before the August date. About a month and a half before we were set to go the other couple broke up and only one of them ended up going with us, which was fine with us; we enjoyed the company. That left me, Casey (fiancÃ©e) and Shawna (Casey’s bridesmaid) headed to Vegas on the 12th. Well as luck would have it I got a really bad head cold 2 days before we left for our trip and it really stopped me from drinking too much. As this would turn out to be the first time I have gone and never actually got drunk, I’m really not sure if that is a good thing or not lol. Saturday Casey and I had a flight leaving Seattle at 12:40pm, we get there around 11 and it’s a breeze through security. Casey did get selected to go through the body scanner but it was no big deal at all for her. Had a light lunch at the airport and then right as we were getting ready to board they let us know our plane has a mechanical issue and instead of making us wait to fix it they have another plane for us but it’s all the way on the other side of the airport. We make it to the other plane without any issues and we take off about 10-15 minutes behind schedule, which our pilot makes up in the air. We pretty much land on time around 3 in Vegas. Shawna doesn’t get in that night until 9pm or so, so we decided to have a date night and we had dinner reservations at FIX and tickets to the 10pm show of O. We had a limo from Presidential Limo waiting for us as soon as we got to the baggage claim area but we were going nowhere fast because of the BYU SD State game that started at 4 at Thomas and Mack. So we sat in traffic for a bit but it was ok as we just relaxed and enjoyed the complimentary Champagne provided for us. The driver took us by the Hard Rock hotel and we asked him to stop at the CVS so we could grab some 5 hr energies , bottled water and some snacks. Now we were off to the Mirage. There was a bit of a line at the check in counter around 4pm or so, I think we waited about 15 min to check in. I tried the $20 trick to upgrade from the basic room to a suite but the lady said their suites were fully booked already but she was able to get us a deluxe tower room on the 25th floor with its own elevators. We get up to the room and our keys don’t work, great… I go and chat with the housekeeping lady working 2 rooms down she comes over and tries our keys in the doors and still doesn’t work so she calls security to come let us in. Well we waited about 5-10 minutes and another couple comes up to the same room and their keys work. Not the best first impression Mirage. Well the security lady gets up there and calls down to the front desk and they tell her that our room is a basic room and we are on floor 2, all the way at the end of the hall. My fiancÃ©e is livid at this point so I send her off to the new room and I make the trek back down to the front desk. I talk once again with the lady I spoke with and she said there was a mix up in the computer and she apologizes, she said she was able to move us to the 24th floor with a volcano/strip view and near the elevator. She also had a bottle of champagne sent up and her manager came over and gave us a $50 food and beverage credit for our stay. I have the fiancÃ©e meet me down at the elevators again and we go back up to the 24th floor this time. We head down to our room and our keys work this time lol, thank god! It’s not 5pm and I turn on the TV hoping to catch the end of the UW Zona pac-10 championship game and find out that UW came back to tie the game and send it to overtime which was amazing as Isaiah Thomas hit a fallaway jumper as time expired in OT to win the game for my dawgs! I went crazy and was jumping around the room as Casey just laughed at me lol. Time to get ready for the night out and because we had the credit here at the Mirage we decided to cancel dinner at FIX and just eat somewhere there. We ended up at Stack, which was just amazing! Both of us ordered a steak and we were really impressed with both. We got a bottle of wine and an appetizer; and the bill was around $200 with tip. Headed over to the Bellagio at around 9 for the show, picked up the tickets and went and played a bit of wheel of fortune which I lost $100 at and then Casey wanted to try the sex and the city slot, she lost but I hit some bonus that kept going and I ended up winning about $50. We then sat down at an electronic Roulette table which became one of our favorite games this trip. Now when I play roulette I have a system. I play that seems to work most times and I usually come out ahead, I play the numbers 7-30 on the inside for about $2 a number and when one hits I make $24 dollars. Well the electronic machine makes it easy to place the bets and even easier when you are on a streak to double your bet Anyways I ended up with 2 drinks and up $100 in about 15 minutes so we headed on into O on a hot streak. O was decent, some cool things going on, I’m still not certain what the whole point of it was but my fiancÃ© loved it and that’s all that matters to me. Headed back to the mirage and met up with our friend watched her play paigow for about a half hour and then Casey went to bed around 1. I went back down to the paigow tables and bought in for $300 and was playing about $60-100 a hand, got myself up to $950 and said if I win 1 more hand I’ll stop for the night, well figures I ended up losing the next 2 hands but still cashed out up $450 for the day and headed to bed around 2:30. Sunday Woke up around 9 am Sunday morning and went down to the pool just to enjoy the sun for a bit was down there about a half hour until Casey and Shawna woke up and we ended up going down to the Mirage buffet for breakfast. The buffet was alright pretty standard for breakfast fare, did have a good omelet though. The girls went up to get ready and I hit a double deck blackjack table where I preceded to get up to 800 from my $300 buy in and then lose it all plus another $200, not a good start to the day! Then we were off to walk the strip around 11:30 and on a mission to find this new game I had heard about on here called Mississippi stud. Walked through Harrahs and didn’t see it but did stop to play a bit of slots didn’t hit anything at all, walk down to IP and stopped at Rockhouse bar and made a mistake. All 3 of us bought those 85 oz guitar drinks and we threw 5 extra shots in each one, boy was that a big mistake as they were a pain to carry around and we didn’t end up finishing them lol. Walked into IP and watched the dealertainers for a bit while drinking and playing a bit of the slots then it was time to move on down to Flamingo where we sat at a paigow table for a bit and got destroyed in 4 hands and then we looked around a bit and found a Mississippi stud table. 2 other ladys were sitting down playing and then helped us learn the game. It was a lot of fun and only left down a bit after about an hour and a half then it was time to head back to the Mirage and get ready for dinner @ Casa Di Amore. They have a deal where if you call and make a reservation they will have a limo pick you up at any strip hotel. It’s a small little Italian place that feels very old school. Had 2 older gentlemen playing the piano and violin and singing during dinner. It just so happened to be half price wine night so we had our fill of wine and damn good Italian food. I had the Chicken Marsala, Shawna had the Lobster Ravioli special that night and Casey had the chicken parmesan. All 3 of us cleaned our plates easily, Casey also ordered a Canoli for desert because if you do you get a free t-shirt. Then it was back to the hotel. We played around on the paigow tables for a couple hours and I cashed out up $300 and then headed over to TI looking for some lower limit tables so Casey could play with us since she wouldn’t play anything over $10 limit and preferred to play at a $5 table. Walked over to TI and didn’t see anything we liked so decided to Cab it down to bills for a bit. Down at bills we were able to find a $10 single deck game we liked near the front and we sat at that for an hour or so and then went down to check out bally’s. Bally’s was pretty full at it’s tables so we ended up going back to the mirage and Casey and Shawna went up to bed. I played Paigow for another hour or so and was up $100 and called it a night around 2 am. Set my alarm for 8 am and then headed to bed.