I broke my first rule of flying for this trip. I booked a ticket on spirit airlines and am writing this while sitting in seat 2A on my way to Vegas for three nights solo. I purchased the extra large seat and I do have to say it’s pretty comfortable. I feel bad for the the peasants in the 36 rows behind me. My back is hurting just thinking about those tiny hard seats. My family is on a Caribbean vacation for Thanksgiving and I wasn’t able to take enough time off of work to justify two long days of travel. I could either spend Thanksgiving alone in Oregon or spend a few nights in Vegas, easy choice. I have three nights comped at Planet Hollywood in an ultra hip king. This is my 7th trip to Vegas in 2019 and second since my last and first trip report. My Vegas trips are all fairly similar focusing on gambling most of the day, drinking all day, one show, and one decent meal. The bankroll for this trip is $1,000 per day with a backup of an extra $500 per day if I’m still having fun. If you remember my last trip report in August it will consist of craps, blackjack, and some video poker. I learned DDB strategy since August and have hit a few premium quads at my local since. It’s so much more satisfying hitting the higher payout but $100’s sure do go quickly. I like report exact numbers in trip reports for personal records and for you all to follow along with. I’ve recently became hooked on betting $5 hard ways and parlaying them Dr. Mike style from the podcast You Can Bet on That. I know it’s a terrible bet but it really adds to the excitement of craps when there is $50 on both the hard eight and hard six. I was most recently in Vegas 11/1-11/5 and thought it would be too much work to keep a trip report updated since it was a family trip. It initially was supposed to be a father son trip until my sister and mom decided they wanted to go. At that point I figured I might as well invite my brother too and make it a family trip. I was able to get two rooms comped at the Rio for four nights. I surprised my parents and upgraded their room to the Caricao suit. The room was beautiful and huge. Say what you want about the Rio but I love it there. Yes, it’s run down and could use some upgrades and the restaurants aren’t the best but I love the casino. The sports bar is a great place to play video poker and the dealers are some of the friendliest in Vegas, especially the craps dealers. There was even $5 craps every morning and all of Friday and Sunday night. If it was located on the strip I’d stay there every visit. I introduced my brother to craps and we played late into the night and drank way too many bourbons. The highlight of the trip was Le Reve at the Wynn. We purchased the cheapest tickets on tix4tonight and they turned out to be first row. We were definitely splashed with water a few times. While watching the performers I kept thinking to myself that I need to work out more. We also saw The Rat Pack is Back at Tuscany. I first saw the show in Reno this past May and loved it. It does great job of taking you back in time to old Vegas. The actor that plays Dean Martin really steals the show with his one liners. It was essentially the same show as it was in May and I liked it as much as the first time. I highly recommend it. The food highlight of the trip was pork belly at one of the Asian restaurants at the Wynn. Wish I could remember the name but I think there was a lot of red inside the restaurant. I was very disappointed in the food and service at Gordon Ramsey Pub in Caesars. The food was mediocre and it took forever for the server to come to our table. Wasted my celebration dinner on that one. I redeemed my diamond tickets for Bronx Wanderers and let mom and dad use them. I had no interest in seeing it but was told it was really good. Gambling for the trip consisted mostly of losing but was able to hit two parlayed hard 6’s late on the last night to bring the loss down to only $1200. Plans for the trip are: Atomic Solomon Friday night, free Wynn buffet before the show unless there’s a long line, a day downtown at the D and Golden Gate playing craps, and one nice meal to be determined. After checking in this morning I’m heading to the Cosmo sports book to catch a buzz while placing some football parlays. I know nothing about football so I may as well flip a coin. I have no idea what to do for Thanksgiving meal but might just skip it to avoid the crowds. I think I’ve rambled way too much for an introduction and am about to put in the Irishman on Netflix for the remaining hour and 50 minutes of the flight. I’ll post this when I land with a picture of an upset dog while I was packing. What’s up with no WiFi on Spirit? It’s 2019 guys. At least they have Lagunitas IPA on the flight. Not my favorite Lagunitas beer but it’ll do. I almost forgot this. I worked a 13 hour day yesterday and didn’t get in bed until 11 last night. I had alarms set at 2 AM and every minute after until 2 15. I must have hit the snooze alarm until 3 30 until I frantically woke up. I threw on my clothes I had laid out the night before, brushed my teeth and was in my car and on the road for my hour drive at 3 45 for my 6 AM flight. Almost woke up with a heart attack. All’s see that ends well. See you guys in Vegas!