This is my first ever trip report, I will try and post live or at least semi live. If it doesn’t happen that way I will write a full report at the end of the trip. Background: Okay, a little background. This is probably my 8th trip to Vegas, but first trip back since October 2016. Last year I went back to school, bought a house and got married. Needless to say I didn’t have much free time and had even less money but swore I would make it back this year. Who: Me Wife Cousin/Best Friend/Best Man(from here out C) Cousins Wife (from here out CW) High Roller and his wife (HR and HRW) At least 6 other friends/family/ friends of friends that I will try and give some shorthand as we go, but don’t expect them to be major players in the report. Trip details: I am going to be traveling for work the week before we arrive so my wife will be meeting me there on Friday. I know, I know flying to Vegas on Friday the 13th! What was I thinking, oh well I guess I’ll just have to sterilize the bad luck with alcohol! On My flights and downtime I am going to work on writing this post, so if the time frame gets a little wacky that’s why. I get in Friday the 13th around 2pm and my wife gets in a few hours later. We are staying at the Mirage, which is where I/we have stayed the last 4 trips and have come to know as our second home in Vegas. We feel that the mirage has a good mix of young and old, perfect location on the strip and really reasonable rates for the class of hotel that it is. We have a standard King Resort room, but I am going to try the $20 trick at the front desk and ask for an upgrade to a tower resort king on the 24th/25th floor. We are staying 4 nights and then head back to reality early Tuesday afternoon. I had my company ship me some of my things for delivery when I arrive so that I didn’t have to bring 2 bags on my trip if I didn’t need to. It should be held at the fedex business center and be available for me to pickup when I arrive. If anyone has any experience with this let me know. Bankroll: Okay so this is always a hot topic and let me explain how I do my bankroll. I bring $1000/day total for the wife and I. That $1000 should cover everything for that day, room, food, entertainment and gambling etc. I charge everything to the room, and hope that I can do enough gambling that I get a portion or all of it comped, but I always have enough cash to pay the tab at the end. Plans: Friday - Check in around 3 and hope they have a “complimentary” upgrade to a Resort Tower King room. Pickup package from business center, and unpack and setup room. After I unpack, I will probably head over to Walgreens to pick up some beer for me and some Vodka for my wife and get it up to the room and on ice. After that I am playing the waiting game until she arrives, I have some free play still from the last time I was there so I will run through that and get a feel for some VP. When the wife arrives we will get her settled in and run out for a bite to eat. There is a restaurant in the Mirage that has sushi that we would like to try, and then want to check out rhum bar. Those are two of probably only 3 places we haven’t yet tried at the Mirage. Saturday morning my wife and I will walk over to Paris and have breakfast while we wait on friends to arrive. The rest of the day will be spent by the pool. One of our friends is a bit of a high roller and he and his wife get a cabana at the pool so we will hang out there all day. Saturday night we have dinner plans @ 5 at Stack for HR birthday. Sunday - another day at the pool and another cabana. My wife and I have tickets for Zummanity at NYNY Sunday night. No other big plans this day. Monday - rinse wash repeat pool & cabana. Spend the rest of the day gambling and will have Dinner for CW’s birthday. Tuesday - Flight leaves out early afternoon so we will have a light breakfast, checkout and head to the airport. Side note in Mexico for work and one of the people from China told me that the symbol walking into the restaurant last night means to bring in Money and is supposed to be good luck. Hopefully this will counteract and Friday the 13th bad juju. I am now sitting on the plane waiting for takeoff from Mexico and will post this when I land. Ready for a great trip.