Hey everyone This will be a guys trip with my two Vegas loving buddies. They got the Vegas bug from the pics I was texting them last month, so we decided to do one prior to our annual July trip. We've been going to Vegas/Reno several times a year for almost a decade, so really look forward to meeting up since we're spread out location wise now. My partners in crime are Frank the Tank, and Ostrich. Frank the Tank got his nickname from the Old School movie character. A typical Vegas night for him means drinking way too many vodka/redbulls, then going into tank mode. Ostrich got his because he handles life's daily challenges by sticking his head in the sand. Ostrich and I were originally scheduled to fly out together Friday morning, but the weather forecast is showing snow here in Seattle. To play it safe, I cancelled my Friday flight and booked one for Thursday instead. Can't let snow delay Vegas! I let him know about my travel plan change, and asked if he wanted to reschedule as well, but he went into ostrich mode and never replied. I don't feel bad about bailing on him either. He's a chronically late guy who has 2 speeds (slow & stop), so there's a high probability he won't make the 7:45am flight anyways. I'll be staying at the M Resort solo Thursday night. I've stayed at Red Rock several times, but it'll be a first staying at the M. Looking forward to comparing the M's room with Red Rock's, and one evening of being a slot zombie. I've grown fond of being solo in Vegas. No madness, commitments, just me vs machine. Checking out Fri morning then meeting up with the rest of the crew at Aria where we'll be Fri/Sat, before moving to Wynn for the last 2 nights. Aria is on a RFB comp + $150FP, and the Wynn is on a RFB comp. Plan wise, hard to tell what will happen, so we gave up planning stuff. But trips we've done in the past that had zero planning turned into a bust, so I end up making a rough idea list, and we play it by ear around that. Budget wise, looking at around $400 per day, so likely we'll hang out more in the Fremont St area to stretch our budgets. Focus will be 50% on slots, 50% on non-gambling stuff. Rough menu: -Hit up some breweries & pubs on strip -777 at MSS / $16 prime rib -Peppermill -Zipline -Bruxies fried chicken -Yardhouse at Linq -Strip clubs -Wynn & Bellagio buffets -NYNY roller coaster -Cleopatras barge, carnival court, or some lounge that plays 80's music -Find some chicks that like 80's music -Find Family Guy, Big Bang Theory, & Vegas hits. Miss those games. There is ONE mission for this trip. That's to get one, or hopefully both of them a handpay. Of all the years of playing slots, neither have had one, and both want bragging rights of signing a W2-G. We can be playing the same machines, same denomination and bet, side by side, and I'll end up getting a handpay. Luck? Karma? I understand their frustration and both are convinced it's because I'm sitting next to them and sucking in the handpay karma. So for this trip, we have an agreement that I'll not play in their vicinity. Instead I'll cheer them on from a distance. I'm hoping not to turn into a slot zombie and make repeated trips to the machine that always pays, the ATM. But who am I kidding, it's inevitable that will happen. 2nd trip report, and first live attempt, so bear with me. Wish us luck!