I’m thrilled about the recent decrease in cases but the numbers are still twice what they were when I was in town last September. Traveling with trepidation but the gambling and travel bug won’t be killed, even with all that sanitizer. The theme is ‘things change so go with the flow.’ Flying FC on American via Dallas. After booking a 9am flight arriving at 2, they canceled that and I’m now departing at 7:30am arriving at noon. Flights look pretty full. Hotel reservations were for a Penthouse Skyview Suite at MB. Nope. MB is closed weekdays so off to Delano I go. Since I have arthritic knees and not happy having to hoof it (albeit not too long) to the casino I called to request a room near the elevators. That eliminates the Scenic Suite so I will either be downgraded to a standard King or upgraded to a Penthouse. Going with the flow. I also requested a fridge as I plan to eat and drink in the room. Bought the VIP arrival package. Is it a bargain, not at all. I am lazy and it seemed easier than hiring a car and marginally safer than a cab/Uber. With arrival at noon and no reason to rush to Wynn I don’t have to beg for an early check in & late check out. I received special dispensation from the Pope to change the return ride from the airport to the Wynn. I’m sure they don’t care since I already fell for the $170 (including tax). Sucker. Probably a boring TR for most but I’ll enjoy it. I try to stay in Eastern time which should help avoid people. There will be copious amounts of gambling, mainly slots, maybe BJ, day drinking and whatever food I can find. I do have plans to meet @Astribling at Wynn on Thursday. We met a few years ago at Aria and had some fun. As a solo player with no real gambling friends I do enjoy spending time with a gambler. We have our own language. With the early departure I started packing Friday night. Did you want to put that suitcase on the bed? We don’t think so. I think my luggage has a gambling problem. Hair appt today, cleaning, notes for cat sitter, vigil mass, finish packing and plan on bed by 8PM with a glass of wine to tell the liver to get ready and hopefully help calm the excitement so I can sleep well before rising at 4AM.