I debated whether to write a TR, but here goes. I came down with bronchitis 5 days before our trip. Doc put me on antibiotics and a codeine cough medicine and I thought I could tough it out. It turned out ok, but my stamina was shot. In bed early every night. I never saw 11 PM. EB on SWA leaving Milwaukee A49 & 50. Easy flight, on time and FA never collected drink tickets. Early win! Check in at Cal at 1PM and the mini-suite was ready. Room 1735 facing East in the West tower. Very quiet room next to the ice machine and the stairwell. VP gambling pretty much sucked this trip. I hit this on Friday and still ended up -$900 for the day. Saturday, Sunday & Monday were just a repeat of Friday. Win some premium hands on DDB, then give it all back and then some. Friday dinner at 777, but nothing picture worthy. Dinner at Second Street Grill on Saturday. $120 on the Gold Card. My wife had the prime rib and I had the NY Strip smothered in gorgonzola and pesto mashed spuds. Sunday, Mother’s Day, we had dinner reservations at Redwood, but my wife was feeling ill, so we canceled those and just ate at 777 again. Again, nothing to brag about. My wife did hit her 38th Royal on machine #3 at Boar’s Head on Sunday morning. She held 2. In the end, she came home -$600. Welcome to the variance of DDB, which has now become her game of choice. She also got a $5 scratch card. Monday, we sat outside and lunch at Triple George. We tried Hennesy’s first, but all the outside tables with a Fremont St view were occupied. It is a great people watching location. Work on Circa (old Vegas Club) was going on 7 days a week. Two big cranes in place. Lousy picture from the street outside Cal. I am not a morning person, but our flight back was at 8:05 AM, so up at 4:30 to catch the limo at 5:45. On time flight back and again the SWA FA’s didn’t collect any drink coupons. Numbers, my wife lost $600 and I lost $3,000. Bconned numbers: Tier credits: 2,205. Now at 11,084. I switched to quarters the last day to try and stop the hemorrhaging. Bconned points: 297,036. Up 221,696. I cashed out 600,000 points in April. With four more trips this year, I guess I might keep Emerald for one more year. Not that we will ever take one of their free cruises since you have to pay to fly to either Ft Lauderdale or San Diego, to catch a cruise. One of the VMB said leaving your machine in mid-hand, it wouldn’t drop out. Wrong! I had an extended bathroom call, left the machine waiting to hit draw and the card reader still dropped out. So there went my time on machine credit. Back to zero.