Well, my bags are pretty much packed and I’m getting ready to watch my favorite gambling movie, “Let it Ride”, so I’m in the final stages of my Vegas countdown before liftoff. This will be the sixth straight year that I’ll be in Vegas during the third week of July. It will be nice to get out of the Florida humidity for a while and into the dry heat….err furnace. I was supposed to go in June but I just wasn’t feeling the Vegas vibe that I usually feel so I ended up cancelling my trip, with no regrets. Then about three weeks ago my good VMB buddy, MrJVegas, got ahold of me and told me he was going to Vegas and with absolutely no arm-twisting needed I made my travel arrangements and have been extremely psyched up for this trip since. This will be my first split trip ever. First four days will be in the Rush Tower at the Golden Nugget and the last four days will be in a strip view room at Treasure Island. My goal is to post 100 pics, but we’ll see if I can pull it off. Either way, I plan on burning up my iPhone and iPad with a fun TR with lots of pics. I’ve got some plans but not as many as I have in prior trips. At this point, after visiting Vegas for 35 plus years, I’ve done a hell of a lot and a hell of a lot of it a hell of a lot of times. This trip I plan to play BJ and roll the bones a little bit, with some down time and just chilling. I’ll definitely report on some of the construction projects going on at MC, downtown and Resorts World. If anyone has anything they want me to check out let me know and I’ll do my best. Here are the things I’m looking forward to doing: · Hitting the tables with MrJVegas and catching up with him. · Peppermill, for drinks & chow · I’m going to check out South Point and Silverton. I've heard lots of nice things about them. · Tap, Lago, Shake Shack, Grand Luxe, Nine Fine Irishmen are fo sho on my dance card · Hugo Boss, (gotta keep the tradition alive!) · I don’t drink a lot but one night I plan on getting really well lubricated and hopefully not vomit. · Checking out the sports book at Cosmo. · I purchased a really rare casino chip at Spinettis, over the phone last week, so I’m going there to pick it up. I’ll definitely post a pic. Bonus points to anyone who has ever heard of the casino…..more on this later. I'm also going to bet whatever I have left of my BR on the last day on Floyd Mayweather to beat McGregor. Crappy odds, to be sure, but IMHO this is about as sure of a thing as there is in boxing. Let the debate begin. Anyway, enough of the preamble. Next stop, Vegas baby!!! Looking forward to a grrrrreat trip and hope you guys enjoy my live TR. I know I’ll enjoy trying to keep everyone here at VMB entertained with my exploits……..