Thursday: Well, the day was finally here. DH was working till noon then we were heading to Chicago’s Midway and flying Southwest. Trip to the airport, check in and security all went smoothly. Flight was good and we got into Vegas about 5:15 pm. As soon as we landed, we grabbed our luggage and a taxi. Taxi driver was great and got us to Bally’s quickly. We had to wait maybe 30 minutes max to check in. We didn’t try the $20 trick but did take the $20 daily upgrade to the North Tower. Our room was on the 16th floor facing Flamingo. We never had a problem waiting for an elevator. I didn’t really hear any of the construction noise but we were able to hear the people walking on the street below and sirens. It seemed like there was always a fire truck or ambulance going by. After settling into our room, we headed to Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville for dinner (one of our favorite places). Food was good and margaritas were yummy. After dinner, we headed back to Bally’s. Since we were used to Eastern Time, we played a few slots and headed up to bed.