Short trip/Short TR. Arrived at RIO registration Sunday 9AM. The RIO is alive and well...the only 'new' thing going on is the renovation to the Sports Book area. Don't know exactly what they're doing...construction wall is up in front, Book and Poker Room are open. I checked my bag with the BELL, and headed to the Palms for breakfast and gaming. Mornings are good at the PALMS... few guests are up and out yet, so the games and 24/7 Cafe are lite with just local folks about. Gaming was fare...hit the 1000 on quarter WOF and a couple Tripple Play quads on JOB. They've re-positioned some of their slot games...other than that, nothing new going on over there. I got my room at 2:30, 13th floor, pool/Strip view. From the Deli, I picked up a couple bottles of milk, then called Room Service and had my buddy Patty send up my Carrot Cake for the week. David Letterman and Craig Ferguson insist on Carrot Cake and ice cold milk during their Shows you see................. they also save me lots of latenight gaming bucks down in the casino! I took a fourtyfour dollar cab ride to Red Rock one day!!! From the RIO, my driver hit I-15 to 215, then out and around.......... Terrible rip off, and I knew he was doing it too......dumbshit. I asked 3 drivers before I found this guy who said he'd been out there before. Having never been out myself, and asking which way was better...using W. Charleston or 215...he said 215. (I don't think he'd been there before) None of my drivers the whole trip had been out there before and I got a different route discription from each one. The cheaper trip would have been to use almost any street WEST, then cut NORTH, and WEST again on W. Charleston...Live And Learn, I lived it, you guys learn it, lol! Red Rock is just wonderful. I met Larry and Peggy for lunch (BBQ) and they drove me back. Slots aplenty, as good as you'll find VP with very comfy chairs and slant top machines. VERY, VERY NICE PLACE RED ROCK IS...wish it was closer. My Shows this trip: FAB FOUR(again), MAMMA MIA, SCINTAS, and LOVE. ....some thoughts in Shows/Entertainment. Two thousand bucks covered my gaming and transportation for the 4 days...played my brains out on Slots/VP, all denominations and came home with $1,000. in my pocket...GOOD TRIP, over and out. HAIRSPRAY has been canceled. RONN LUCUS is moving to Desert Passage.