I think I've finished publishing all the aspects of my last trip on my blog. They are arranged by category just in case you don't have a year off to read the entire set of trip report snippets. I had a losing trip in the gambling although the live poker went fine. The VP just drained me everywhere and I kept pumping it because at the end of last trip I hit two royals that then paid for my trip. Below are some hotel notes. It was a frugal trip except for the gambling losses. For a trip of 25 nights I did well to average with taxes and fees and everything below $15 a night. I ate for $11 a night even counting the two checks I picked up for board friends. I traveled around with Wild Bill and at times two other poker buddies from my weekly game here at home. Wild Bill and I do have a dandy time in Vegas. I am not much of a meet up guy and like the solo meets with folks from all over the world. However, I met a few folks from a variety of discussion boards and they were wonderful. I had an especially fine long day with Lady Fortuna, one of the most positive people in the world. You can't avoid a great time if your companion is just constantly celebrating everything, even the long bus ride on the 202 from the strip to the Eastside Cannery. My transportation was again the buses for $33.50 total. The price of one day's gas at home gets me a week of unlimited access to all bus routes and I went often, even finally hit Club Fortune in Henderson. MyVegas stoked the show budget so that I saw 16 total shows for $82 cash. That is a record. The best was O. None were actually bad. The hidden gem of a show was Shades of Sinatra. So as always I did not lose any more gambling than I would have paid for a similar vacation in another spot. I just can't beat Vegas for price. Even gambling at home costs me more per day. Other details can be gleaned from http://vegasbirthdaybash.blogspot.com/ Just look for things marked TR Snippet and see if the topic interests or not. From time to time when the discussion seems the right fit, I'll plug in pieces of my observations in various threads on the board. I don't have a lot of photographs but I did take my camera to Bellagio and I like some of what I captured. I'm not a great photographer and the camera is not so hot either. http://vegasbirthdaybash.blogspot.com/2013/05/tr-snippet-photo-bits-of-bellagio.html The way to navigate is to scroll. When you get to the bottom of the first page, hit "older posts" which will bring you to the second page and so on, skimming a page at a time. Anyway, I'm happy to be home and have all these memories recorded before I forget everything.