hey everyone! I've loved reading all the trip reports posted here over the years and have learned a lot about the in's, out's, and whathaveyou's of Las Vegas from the random adventures, so I figured I'd give it a whirl and try to live post my upcoming trip. the details! flight: flying Southwest nonstop out of PDX around 11am on Sunday - already scored A group boarding so the hard part is over. coming back nonstop on Southwest early Weds afternoon and hopefully there won't be snow on the ground when I return. hotel: I was originally looking at grabbing a cheap room at Flamingo since I haven't stayed on the strip in a while, but I checked my Bconnected account and I had some comp rooms available and free is even more free without the resort fee. I booked a king room Sun-Tues at MSS and a premium king Mon-Weds at The Cal, hoping that the overlap will provide a more leisurely hotel swap without any rush or fuss - first time staying at either location. the beer: The PNW is flush with amazing beer and I always like to bring a six-pack of goodies with me to keep the indulgence level up while I'm having a good time. plans: a good friend of mine lives in the surrounding area and he invited me over for a bbq and to watch the Packers game on Sunday. he has a nice built-in outdoor grill setup and knows how to use it, so I'm definitely looking forward to that. other tentative plans include seeing Opium and maybe Purple Reign, going to the Mob Museum and Neon Museum, dinner at Charlie Palmer's, drinks at Skybar, beers at Able Baker taproom, VMB meet-up on the 14th at PH, and who knows what else. if i end up actually doing half of those things, I'll call this trip a success. gambool: bingo at Plaza, maybe a poker tournament at Golden Nugget and/or Flamingo, VP at Vue Bar and Boar's Head Bar, craps at MSS and Golden Gate, maybe a few slots here and there, and using my $50 SW freeplay on black/odd at The D. when I haven't learned my lesson, there will be bubble craps and let it ride somewhere. other hopeful stops include Donut Bar, Triple George Grill, finding a great bloody mary somewhere, Hattie B's or Flippin' Good hot chicken sandwich, maybe some live jazz, and anything else that piques my interest. I can't promise this will be a great TR, but I'll do my best!