Finished trip # 55 last week. That number might be off by one or two, but I have been blessed to have had a good job and retirement to be able to make those trips. I am also a low roller which helps to make those trips possible. I try to mix up where I go each trip to keep it interesting. A rental car is a must for me. No matter which "quadrant" (north, south, east, west) of Vegas I venture to, I almost always spend some time downtown. With Young At Heart Days being on Wednesday, that is usually the day I go. I have noticed the last few trips that downtown is getting crazier all the time. There are so many people begging for money that they are hurting each other with the competition. I saw a fairly large woman walking with a skimpy top on that basically exposed all of her extremely large boobs. I have seen men and women basically walking around nude. My happy place to escape the madness is inside the casinos. Boyd is getting cheaper all the time, but my Ruby card still gets me a free breakfast or lunch after earning 1 tier on Wednesdays. At The D, I can still ride the escalator up to the second floor and find 3 quarter WOF and 2 dollar WOF. I can still get my hands dirty and play 9/6 JOB quarter coin droppers at The Cal. I can still find some old time Keno machines with the corded pen or whatever you call it. The 4 queens is about the only place left without a resort fee. In the alcove at The Cal I can still play 9/5 DDB for nickels. So how long will these machines last? How long will the coin droppers hold up until they can't be repaired? Will the crazy people on Fremont Street ever end? Will we ever be able to park for free downtown again? For now I just valet at Fremont Hotel and Casino for the price of a tip and venture out into the madness of DT LV.