Didnâ€™t think we were going to be able to get back out until August, but things changed for the better for my hubby at work and now weâ€™ve got a trip booked for June! Going from Sat. the 5th to Sat. the 12th, though as with many of our trips much time will be spent in places in the region other than Vegas. Got a good price on the flight with Southwest out of Tampaâ€“- we like to fly with them out of Tampa because of their N/S early morning flight out and later N/S return flight, and since my mom lives there we can get dropped off and picked up at the airport, saving us on the parking cost and hassle. Also got a fairly decent rate on the rental car with Dollar, knocking off 10% with the VGCOM code. Heading straight up to Utah to Zion the first day (with probably a stop at Mesquite along the way for a slot fix, hehehehe) and staying at the Desert Pearl. Spending Sunday in the area then driving up to Delta, Utah and staying at a Best Western there Sunday and Monday night. Delta is a small town in the middle of nowhere; reason we go up there (this will be our third time) is because of a very cool fossil quarry about an hourâ€™s drive from there, even more out in the middle of nowhere. Iâ€™m into paleontology a bit, and the quarry there is loaded with trilobites and other fossils, the shale there being mid-cambrian in age, around 520 million yrs. old. Cracking open rock all day might not sound like fun, but it is VERY much so, extremely addictive. For me, anyways... lucky I have a husband who goes along with it. So weâ€™ll spend all day Monday doing that, then head back to Vegas Tuesday and stop by Great Basin National Park along the way. Great Basin N.P., and the Lehman Caves located there are very beautiful, and the drive back to Vegas on 93 is pretty too, plus there are several nice state parks near Pioche. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights weâ€™ll be in Vegas and staying at the Trop. I know some people arenâ€™t fond of it, but we love the Trop because of the liberal comps and great pool area. Excellent location too. We prefer the Island tower rooms becauseâ€“- though a bit wornâ€“- they are very convenient to the pool and have great big tubs that we like. Anyway, planning to have some nice meals, hit a show, take in the sights, hit some of the rides and attractions, play the slots until are fingers are numb... all the usual, all the things that we are absolutely in LOVE with Vegas for. Still deciding on some of the exact details. Then Friday weâ€™ll head out to Death Valley and spend that night at the Furnace Creek Ranch. Probably play a round of golf while there too. Sounds nuts, but weâ€™ve done that before, except last time we played in late July (2002). It WAS broiling; awhile after our mid-afternoon round, we saw a thermometer in the shade that read 125. We like to brag a bit about having done that, lol. Pretty good deal too... we got 9 holes, cart, rental clubs, balls, coolers with water all for $25 each. And not surprisingly either we had the course to ourselves. Saturday back to Vegas early, and kill a few hours there before our flight. I am SO excited about our trip lol, T-about 90!!