It’s my annual internal audit mandated week off to ensure me or my employees aren’t cooking the books, so it’s off to Vegas! This trip is going to be a little different for my wife and I, as it was initially planned to be a group trip with several of my siblings so we could maximize my Cosmo benefits before my Gold year rolled over. As it often the case when trying to nail down a group of people, things fell apart when it came time to truly commit and the group trip turned into one sibling and her husband joining us for first two nights. As a result of all of us being too busy to spend a lot of time coordinating and having different budgets, this is the first Vegas trip I haven’t planned to the nth degree. It’s a little unsettling to be honest, I wish I could relax and trust that Vegas will take care of the rest like many of you do. We arrive first thing tomorrow for 3 comp nights at Cosmo in a fountain view studio, followed by 2 comps nights at the Wynn thanks to the Wynn Slots App. I was able to use my companion nights at Cosmo, but couldn’t swing a fountain view for them. Depending on my mood at check-in I might splurge and upgrade them so they can get the full experience. Bringing a $4K bankroll for the two of us. Trying something new on this trip and setting aside a budget for each type of gaming. $2500 for slots, $500 for VP, and $1K for tables. We’re hoping that separating the bankroll allows us to silo a heavy loss in one area (hello HL slots) and prevent getting discouraged from further gambling. We’ll see if it actually works that way. I also think the move from Cosmo will help force us off the slots and onto the tables for the end of the trip. Want to put all the slot play in at Cosmo to preserve the comps, and to hopefully earn an entry or two for their summer drawing on Saturday night. We expect to hit the food and drink hard, and I love to take photos so there will be a lot of that in this TR. We like to treat ourselves in Vegas, but this is a spot where traveling with others might bite us. Likely won’t leave Cosmo while we are staying there, but we need to use my $100 diamond voucher at some point. Nothing was really jumping out at us on the list, but I’m sure we’ll figure it out. Activity wise, the only item on our list is using my diamond show vouchers to hopefully grab tickets to the Miss Behave Game Show. I’ve wanted to see the show for a while, but it was dark on our last two visits. We snagged free tickets to Love through MyVEGAS, but can’t use them as it’s dark next week and we don’t want to ditch the others to see it tomorrow night. That’s enough preamble for now. Flight leaves early tomorrow and we expect to hit the ground running once in town. Hopefully I’ll have lots of excitement to share throughout the weekend.