Somehow, I’m about to take my 10th trip to Las Vegas. Other than cities I’ve lived in, that’s the most times I’ve visited a vacation destination. Wow! And, as I’m making my trip notes, there are so many places to eat, and things to do that I won’t have enough time for, that I know I’ll be back (well, I know I’ll be back in a few weeks for those concerts!). This trip is solo, but I’ve got plans to spend part of Tuesday with a friend who will be there for an archery tournament she goes to annually. If any meet ups are set up that coincide with my times, I'm game for that too. Plans include staying at NoMad – really excited about that! The room photos are enticing, and I love the idea of being at the top of the hotel. I just booked a classic king room, so no stand-alone fancy bathtub, which is fine. Park MGM has turned into a favorite, and I really like the casino floor, and Eataly. I’m hoping to be able to play craps everyday – preferring a $5 min, but for this trip, since it’s butting up against the Superb Owl, I’m willing to try $10. For this low-roller, that would just mean shorter sessions. I’ll head to Excalibur for their bubble craps. I prefer the lower min for that game, and they have a decent IPA available to the cocktail waitresses. I can’t play table craps and drink, so that’s my option if I want a drink. I’m giving up on trying Pai Gow since I have not yet seen a table under $25 and I just can’t bring myself to play a game that I don’t fully understand for $25/hand. If I spot a $10 table, I’ll try it. Yes, I’ve read up on it, but like craps, all the reading won’t do me any good until I’m actually playing the game. I’ve got a list of slot machines to try that are new to me, including that Double Diamond machine folks were raving about in the slot machines forum, and a list of low volatility slots. Of course, I’ll find my dragons, play some Dancing Drums, and Planet Moolah. I’m not big into Wonka or Wheel of Fortune, and I don’t care for progressives. We’ll see what’s new and interesting. Of course, there will be as much video poker as I can fit in, especially looking forward to some time on the Ultimate X at Park, and some coin-in at the Cal on my downtown trip (not sure what day that’ll happen on, but guaranteed $5 craps is a big draw). Other than that, bar top at all the places I stop in. Have yet to have a proper bar top session at Cosmo, so that would be a fun thing to do. I’ve got reservations at Bavette’s for the first night, since I’ve heard so many good things about it here. I’m planning on Mon Ami Gabi for Monday – I have the $20 off $40 coupon to use up, and it’s a place I love that I haven’t been to for a while, due to staying at south Strip MGM properties. I also want to check out Ballys more closely, since I’ll stay there with a girlfriend for our concert trip, and I’ve never stayed there. Makes sense to do that on MAG dinner day. My archery friend will join me for dinner on Tuesday at Sage at Aria (I purchased my first MyVegas award to use for that dinner—I have no doubt we’ll easily spend the minimum). Then, we’ll see Atomic Saloon at Venetian, and then back south for guest list entry to Omnia. Despite many stays in Vegas, she’d never been to a club before I took her to On the Record last February, and she liked it! So we’ll go dancing to cap off the evening. Any dining tips for Bavette’s or Sage? I’ve heard the spiced chicken is a good choice at Bavette’s … but I’m not sure I’ve read anything about Sage here. My friend is vegan, and Sage had the best options for her needs (she called them to book, and they took notes on all her specific allergies and talked about the dishes they could offer). I’m sure it’ll be delicious! Flight out is on Frontier, which I’ve never flown before. As usual, I’ll travel personal item only. I’m a touch concerned about fitting everything I’ll need for the weather into my bag—it’s colder than I had hoped. Still, it’ll all work out. Return flight is on Alaska, so I’ll slip a folding tote bag into my personal item so I can bring back presents, since Alaska still allows personal and carry on for the basic tickets. Food is booked already for the Alaska flight. What am I forgetting? Obligatory pet photos coming soon! Still have to pack. Bankroll is ready for action!