This is a first trip to Vegas and actually a first trip to the US for me (35) and my wife (38). I booked it last Xmas for her main present and have been looking forward to it since then. We started playing myvegas in February but quickly got bored of it. We have $400 we got as Xmas/birthday presents and have $5000 in spends. I have booked Mon Ami Gabi for dinner, Gordon Ramsay at Paris for dinner and Joes Crab and Steakhouse. My wife wants to get our vows renewed from Elvis so I have booked and paid for that in advance, we are getting "married" on the Tuesday. I have told her I am getting seriously drunk that day! The service will be streamed live so people back home will be able to watch us make an idiot of ourselves haha! I am wanting to do the helicopter trip to the Grand Canyon but my wife hates flying and I don't think I will be able to get her into a helicopter! We both love our food and drink. We like exploring so won't just be staying at the one hotel/area. I have been on his forum for a while now and have been getting plenty hints and tips. We get up early (5am) on the Thursday (9pm Wed night Vegas time) to fly out from Edinburgh. Have a last Scottish breakfast to keep me going at the airport, sad i know! Flight to London is good. Flight to Vegas is quite turbulent for the first hour and wife is in tears! She then decides to hit the gin and tonic which calmed her nerves! I have a couple of beers but stick mainly to water as I get quite dehydrated when travelling. We are hoping to stay up to 9-10pm Vegas time which will be 6am our time. We land in Vegas around 1.30pm. I have booked Presidential Limo to pick us up. Mike the driver is there already to meet us which was very welcome as we are tired at this point. Bottle of fizz in the limo. I ask him to go to the Vegas sign and we quickly get a few photos. It's hot in Vegas and my wife loves the heat. I have dark hair but should've been a ginger as I am not mad on the heat. We head to Caesars and I tip Mike 50 dollars. No queue at Caesars as we arrive at 3pm. Hotel lobby is stunning and we get an Asian girl checking us in. I tell her we don't have a credit card and she asks for $200 deposit, fair enough. It'll be money for the last day if we blow it all! I have my passport and $40 on the counter and ask the upgrade question. She types away for at least ten minutes. As we are staying for 7 nights I'm not very hopeful. We have booked the Forum tower. She says that she can offer us a room but it should be hundreds more dollars per night. I am expecting her to say she will give us it for $500 extra for the week but no she gives us it for free! We are upgraded to the Octavius tower with a jacuzzi! We are both so happy! Room is fantastic! We are warned about the mini bar but stupidly picked up the stuff on top of the counter thinking it was freebies, but then realised it was connected to a pad below. Now expecting to get charged approx 40 bucks on checkout, never mind. We have a wander over to The Cromwell and The Quad. Hash House a Go Go for dinner, just what we needed. We are beyond tired now so head up to the room and crash out at 7pm. Good first day and excited for the week ahead.