I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading everyone’s trip reports while patiently awaiting my own departure.. that much anticipated moment has finally arrived. It’s travel day! This is my first hand at a live trip report, so please feel free to add any tips or suggestions along the way. From what I surmise, committing to a live TR is quite an undertaking. Once you make that first post, you’re expected to follow through, and I intend on doing just that. I’ll add what I personally enjoy seeing in a TR.. a good bit of detail, prices of meals and activities, and most of all - quality photographs. This trip may be a bit different from what you’re all used to. This is my annual “boys” trip which involves my 16 year old son. In the past we’ve done the usual fare.. cruises, beaches, and five separate visits to Disney Word. This year, we’re trying something new - Las Vegas! Wish us luck. We’ve got four nights ahead of us, with many activities in store. It’s been many, many years since my last Las Vegas visit, so I’m relying on lots of research I’ve done to make this trip memorable. Since pictures of our pets left behind are in right now, here’s Snix. Because, dogs! First order of business is to swap these $50’s at the bank. Rumor has it they’re bad luck?! Lyft is here, and we’re off to the airport. We’re flying out of Dallas / Ft Worth via AA. The fare runs me $49 to the airport. Our flight was delayed by a half hour due to strong winds and storms that rolled through the area. It’s raining currently. Fingers crossed. Thankfully the weather has cooperated and we’ve boarded, an hour later than planned. I was a bit stressed my bag wouldn’t make it as a carry-on, but it made it aboard without incident. Mine is on the left, just 2 inches larger than allowed. First time I’ve ever carried on, so first goal accomplished. My second goal is our seating arrangements on the plane. I purchased our flights separately, as I had a voucher used towards my flight. Collins flight was $303 round trip, non stop. Booked direct through AA customer service. The rep said she’d “make a note” requesting we sit together, but you know how that goes. I always wait to check-in until I’m at the gate. Usually score better seats if they go unfilled. Flight is abnormally light, so we snagged an exit row for no additional costs. We’re about to be wheels up. Will report back once on the ground.