Well it’s been a while since I logged on here — last time was the summer of 2012. Back then I was simply a tourist coming all the way from Australia for weeks at a time on vacation, but I’ve been a resident since 2013 and a naturalized citizen since 2019. I haven’t been to Vegas since a quick two-nighter in 2018 which was a blackout shitshow. But much like everyone else, the past year has been a wild one. We had our first child in April 2020 so combining “learning to pandemic” with “learning to parent” has been quite the journey. Anyway the wife and I are now fully vaccinated (to CDC’s two-week standards) and we decided we’d do solo vacations this year to have a little escape from the rigors and responsibilities of parenting. That’s why I’m currently on the airport train to DIA for my flight to Vegas in a couple of hours! ACCOMMODATION I treated myself to a Neapolitan Suite at Flamingo and got a pretty decent rate. I know I don’t need the big room, but I WANT it. PLANS — airport transfers with Presidential Limo, might buy a bus pass to avoid the Uber/Lyft hassles — dinner at Herbs & Rye — dinner at NOBU — some relatively cheap blackjack (I imagine $5 minimums are long gone since my last visit) — Stage Door — Double Down Saloon — Ellis island — Meow Wolf/Omega Mart — Neon Museum (tentative) This definitely won’t be a live report but I wanted to get into the spirit of things and get this baby underway early!