The time has come! A couple more hours of work, then I head home to pack and prepare for my week sojourn to LV. The boarding pass is ready.... I will be on the Vegas Strip by lunch time tomorrow. Originally, this trip was supposed to be a meetup with a couple friends. But after that got scheduled, I received an invite to the big Bellagio/Aria BJ tournament. Decided what the heck, add some days to the trip and do that too. So now I am there for six days. First up will be the Bellagio and its tournament. Then a stay at the Venetian. haven't stayed or played there in years, but a persistent host has talked me into giving them another shot. And I will round out the trip at Mandalay Bay. My plans in between should include catching up with old law school friend staying at Ballys, doing a pool party with some other friends, planning a night downtown, spa day, a trip to the pinball HOF, the Linq, and lots of my favorite meals. Oh, and there will probably be some gambling mixed in For the gambling, since I am there so long, I am going to try and put in place some controls to keep things in check. My plan is to start each sessions betting yellows. if I get up, I will scale it back to purple. If I get up more or stay around even, I will then scale it back to black chips. We shall see how well I stick to that plan. I also plan to make some sports bets on the upcoming NFL season and maybe some MLB futures headed into the playoffs. So if any of that intrigues you, keep reading! It has been a long while since I attempted a live TR. I will do my best to keep it up to date. But the more feedback and questions I get from the Board, the more compelled I will feel to keep writing, lol. Feel free to ask anything and I will do my best to answer and post a lot of pictures.