This is my first attempt to post a trip report on this site. I hope it doesn't bore the readers too much. This trip consists of me "Bill", my wife "Kim" and her sister "Melinda" or we will call her "Mel". We are coming out to Vegas during our Christmas break. We had looked to fly, but found it much cheaper to travel by car from our home state of Arkansas. Dec. 23rd: We left out late after our family Christmas. We made it as far as 66 miles at the Eastern Oklahoma border where we stayed the first night at the Cherokee Casino in Roland on a comped night. I played just a little and lost $30 before calling it a night. Dec. 24th: We got up the next day and ate the breakfast buffet there. Kim and I get one free buffet a week at the Cherokee Casino so we figured we might as well use that one since we would lose it. Kim used some of her points to cover Mel's. We hit the road and made it to Albuquerque around 9:00 in the evening. We found a $48 Super 8 and called it a night. Dec. 25th: We were up fairly early and at at the Hotel, got our showers and hit the road again. Travel can be shaky this time of the year, but most of the area had temps. in the low 50's. Flagstaff did have a few flurries, but nothing too bad. We stopped at the Twin Arrows Casino in Arizona. Mel signed up for a player's card and got $25 in free play on their new player kiosk game. She turned that into $27 actually dollars. I found a must got slot that was at $14.78 and must go at $15. It took me awhile, but I hit it for a little $14 profit. We made it to Vegas around 6:30 PM. We stopped in at Sam's Town and I used points and the LVA 2 for 1 coupon to have a nice Christmas dinner. We then checked into the Cannery where we had a room for the next two nights. The girls were ready to call it a night. I needed to head over to the Linq to check in there. We had double booked and had the Linq for the next three nights. All sets of rooms were comped so it was no big deal. I got checked in after figuring out the crazy parking lot. It was a little before 10:00 so I decided to stop at the Main Street Station and play until midnight since it is 11x points day. I played triple play nickels that has 9-6-5 double bonus. I lost $40 very quickly without a scratch card. I finally started hitting some quads. I quit at midnight $80 down. I cashed in my 8 scratch cards to cut the lost to $72. I went back to the Cannery and crawled into bed with my wife and called it a night.