Unlike some posters here (which I greatly admire their capacity for doing so), I will not post a day by day summary of what transpired. Instead I will discuss it by category. Flights I flew Southwest out of Houston Hobby and back. I admit that I was a little apprehensive flying them due to their current issue with above normal flight cancellations, but both flights were basically on time. The only slight annoyance was when we landed back in Houston and it took almost a half an hour sitting there due a plane still being at our gate, and some trouble with the jet bridge. Overall though, not a big deal in the grand scheme of things. Hotels I ended up staying at three different hotels during my stay (all comped). They were of different grades of luxury. The first hotel was a three night stay in a Palace tower room at Caesars. The room was great as always, and the service was outstanding. Also, having now stayed at Caesars for several times, I can actually find my way around that huge property. After Caesars (please try not to laugh) I went to Circus Circus for three nights. My reasons for choosing that hotel were twofold. One, I needed to break up stays at Caesars owned properties, and the second is a large amount of comps that I had available to share with a friend. I have a good friend from Texas who now lives in California. Unfortunately, he is doing poorly healthwise and is not in great financial condition either, and as a result has almost become a home shut-in. I invited him to meet me in Vegas. My room was comped, and I had enough comps to cover off his room and food (I will cover food in another section). He seemed to enjoy himself on this trip, and I think that I still have enough comps left there to cover him off for another trip or two. Circus Circus gets a lot of grief. We both stayed in the Main tower and while the rooms are not in the same category as Caesars, they are clean and perfectly fine basic rooms. Now, there is a vast difference between the Main tower and the Manor rooms at Circus Circus. I stayed in the Manor rooms once, years ago, and will never stay there again! They are motel rooms located across the street from the hotel. Definitely, I would feel very uncomfortable walking back to those rooms late at night. After three nights, my friend left to go back to California, and I moved over to Paris for five nights. I like Paris. It's centrally located and has a mini frig. I had an end of a hallway room (a P room) with much more room than I needed. I specifically asked for a room located as far away from the Chateau nightclub as possible. They were able to grant my request and aside from some construction noise during the day, the room was blissfully quiet. All in all, a great room. Gambling I will admit it up front, it was not a winning trip. Unless you hit a sizable jackpot, an eleven day trip is not likely to be profitable. I play about 80% video poker. The rest was slots and about an hour of blackjack since that is what my friend wanted to play one day. Out of 11 days, I only had two really bad days. One was the first night I was there (I had thought of just going to bed early, I should have followed that plan). The other was my next to last full day. I play a lot of multi hand VP. When you are rarely dealt a high pair or even more rarely, two pair or better, it can get very expensive, very quickly. The other 9 days, I was either modestly higher or lower, so it could have been much worse. As a plus, with the February 2X bonus, I should be over 25K tier credits for the year now, which will give me free diamond lounge (excuse me, laurel lounge) access through Jan. 2021. Food The one somewhat extravagant meal I had was at the Circus Circus steakhouse. Say what you will about the hotel, they have a very good steakhouse with impeccable service (Our waiter had been there for 35 years). Also, it's NOT ala carte, like so many fine steakhouses these days. It chewed up (no pun intended) a decent amount of comps, but it was worth it. More importantly, my friend said he had been looking forward to it, ever since we had talked about going on the trip, and he enjoyed every bite. The only other place of note that I ate at was Joe's Seafood in the forum shops attached to Caesars. I had met a nice couple on a cruise that happen to live in Vegas. We had a late lunch there (the food is excellent) and then I treated them to a visit to the Caesars Diamond Lounge afterwards, which they really enjoyed. Entertainment I went to the Shark reef exhibit at Mandalay Bay. It was well worth the money, in my opinion. Later, once I was solo again, I went to the Real Bodies exhibit at Bally's. It was interesting, but it is kind of a one and done. Final thoughts As I alluded to in the title, 11 nights was a new record for me. My old record was 10 nights, and that is only because Hurricane Rita closed down both Houston airports and I couldn't fly home. Would I do 11 nights again? Probably not, since the last couple of days, I was really, really ready to leave Vegas. But will I be back for a week or so trip; definitely!