I didn’t think this trip was going to happen, but not only is it happening but I’ve actually extended it compared to the original booking. My wife and I had a trip booked for April, but knew it was a goner by the end of February. We then looked at the calendar when they announced the reopening date and thought maybe after the 4th, only to see the reopening footage and immediately throw that idea out. COVID has settled down in our area, I haven’t had any cases at work for 2 months (Somehow 3 of the 15 people left working in the buildings from the original staff of 800 managed to get it, so not great), and NV seems to be taking it seriously enough to at least give me a little peace of mind. My hardworking wife’s desire to just go anywhere and $1K in Identity credit expiring at year end gave us the final push to go for it in what I’m assuming will be the only window left in 2020 for us to travel. It’s not the ideal situation by any stretch, but we didn’t want to go somewhere new and miss out on the full experience so we ended up booking Vegas. I was originally booked Thurs-Mon at Cosmo only to find that my SWA flight was sold out when I went back to add my wife as a companion a few weeks ago. We ended up booking the Wednesday as a backup and was able to book the Thursday flight a week later. I kept both until we finally made the decision to go with the longer trip today. Staying at Aria with a myVEGAS comp since we don’t have any plans for the first evening and have to both be up early the following morning to get on conference calls. It’ll just be a spot to sleep and do some work before the trip begins in earnest at Cosmo. We are planning on taking things very cautiously. We’ve got our stash of N95s to be worn at all times while indoors, booked a rental car to ensure we can get away from crowds if we (really just me) get too anxious, plan on doing most of our gambling in the mornings, and currently only have plans for first weekday lunch seatings at Estiatorio Milos and Momofuku in the hopes of reducing risk. We haven’t had a mask off around others indoors since March, and I’m not sure I’ll be able to relax and enjoy as a result which is a bummer because we usually plan everything around dining. Our last trip for my birthday in November ended with my at the UMC ER with possible seizures, so even without the COVID threat I assume I’d be a bit skittish being back in Vegas. Rooms 1 night in Resort Deluxe King MyVEGAS comp at Aria 4 comp nights in Fountainview Studio (1 Gold and 3 offer) at Cosmo Gambling $5k bankroll - 90% slots and 10% VP We’ve taken a pounding on every trip at Cosmo (20-25% loss so not generating a ton of coin in before calling it around 3-4K down) and really hoping our luck will change on this one. Food District Donuts - Most mornings Eggslut - Whichever morning line looks reasonable Lardo - Not sure if I’ll go back to a favorite or try something new Momofuku - Much of the menu changed so excited for something different Milos - Probably ordering the exact same items I do every time Secret Pizza - Missed it last trip for the first time in 10 visits Room Service - Never ordered room service before as we love dining at the bar so much. If there was ever a time to try it, this seems like the trip China Poblano - Takeout, but don’t know for sure if they actually doing the full menu or specific items Poolside - Was planning a daybed/cabana for Thursday until the air quality issues came up, now thinking maybe Sunday Mystery Takeout or Dining Room - Depending on the lunch experiences we may roll the dice with a first dinner seating or see if any of the Cosmo spots are doing unadvertised takeout. I’ve watched plenty of people get stuff to go from the bar at the restaurants during normal times, but don’t know how that’s going now. Activities Rail Explorers tentatively planned for Saturday night Piff the Magic Dragon zoom show Sunday night - maybe Pool day - weather/air quality dependent Red Rock or Valley of Fire - same as above, more likely to happen if I decide the crowds are too much and need to be outside We’re pretty big show goers, so without those or our restaurant hopping bar dinners we’ve got a decent amount of time to fill Now that this novel is complete I’ll be moving forward with much shorter, pic heavy updates.