Hello everyone, I canâ€™t sleep so I figured Iâ€™d start my trip report. Iâ€™ve only got one day in but maybe it will be a teaser for the rest, ha ha. Thursday Our day started around 4 am central time. We dropped our little girl off at my parentâ€™s and headed to Nashville to the airport. We flew Southwest and our plane wasnâ€™t delayed at all. We did have connections which sucked, but Iâ€™ll know next time to book direct. Our flight home is direct so that will be nice. We finally made it to LV at 2:15 local time, only 10 minutes later than scheduled. We shuttled over to the car rental. I dropped my sweatshirt but luckily found it. I picked out a Chevy HHR, which I am not a big fan of but it is something different so why not. It was so exciting to drive up the strip and see the famous welcome sign. The Mr wants to go back there later and get pictures. He has been to Vegas a few times but said he has never seen the sign. He said the one time that he flew in, they took a cab and didnâ€™t see it. I thought â€œyep you got tunneledâ€ lol! We walked through the endless mall and finally found the front desk. The casino is so confusing! The only casinos I had even been to were on cruise ships so this is quite a bit bigger. I was expecting a line at check in but there wasnâ€™t one. So I had no time to get out my $20 and get my nerve up. I asked for an upgrade anyway, but she said it would be 20 something per night just for a strip view so I said no thanks. We did get a room on the 36th floor so it is a nice view, just not of the strip. After dropping off our luggage we went down to get TR cards. Each got a $5 match play for signing up so thatâ€™s cool. Unfortunately we discovered the 24 hour buffet pass had went up to 45 per person. But we talked it over and decided to do it anyway. We went down to the spice market buffet for dinner. It was so good! I enjoyed crab legs and mashed potatoes and the Mr enjoyed roast pork, ribs and mashed potatoes. He skipped dessert but I didnâ€™t and it was amazing! After dinner we decided to take a nap. It was after 5 which was 7 to our bodies and we got up before 4. We ended up sleeping about 3 hours which was perfect. Next it was time to go to Margaritaville at the Flamingo, using a groupon. When we got there a live band was playing and they were really good, just our kind of music. I got a pomegranate margarita and it was sooo good! The Mr drank beer and got some shrimp. I got a 2nd margarita which I should not have done because I ended up feeling very full and wasnâ€™t in the mood to drink anymore. We walked back to the Pho. There was another band playing at the Extra Lounge inside the casino, they were just ok but also played our kind of music. I sat there awhile listening to the music and the Mr ran off to play poker. I ran over to the ABC store and picked up some cokes, water, and chips. Saw a couple souvenir items Iâ€™d like to go back for. I took the stuff up to the room and here comes the Mr. He had lost $100 at poker and was feeling pretty dejected. We went back down to the casino and I found a penny slot machine I liked and he played some video poker. Finally we headed back up to the room after 3am. Good thing we took that nap earlier! I commented that I would normally be leaving for work at this time (5 am at home). I did not sleep good so figured Iâ€™d get up and get a few things done. Iâ€™m hoping the Mr wakes up soon so we can go get breakfast!