i like the countdown clock, too, but when things are piling up, or its cold, i just think how many days it is to the next trip, and what i will be doing same day, same time, weeks from now, but in las vegas. we will have our trade show business done, and will have moved down from the hilton to the four queens last night. we will have had a wonderful meal at hugos cellar last night, and maybe spent an hour or so at zax, in the golden nugget. last time we were downtown, it was still a california pizza kitchen, so looking forward to seeing it, although sure as hell hope matt dusk has moved on. will probably be settling in at a full pay video poker machine, making sure i get enough play in to get some future offers from the four queens. then down to the plaza, to sign up for the new cards, bet the ponies, see if there is a poker tourney, play some more video poker. looking forward to sampling the offerings from the brewpub at four queens, making a return trip to the 777 brewpub at main street station. it will be nice to just have a full day downtown, without business, and to see whats new down there, while reconnecting with my old favorites, like a shrimp cocktail and french dip at the golden gate. dont fly out the next day until 5, so will have most of the day on saturday to maybe stroll up to the el cortez, go sign up for a players card at lady luck, who knows what else. of course there will be a real trip report to follow.