Monday May 31 was Memorial Day. I live in Phoenix so woke up around 6 AM and actually worked in the morning. I have a part time job I do online, so I worked for a few hours while having my coffee and listening to some Mozart. Around ten am decided it was time to pack. I also decided it was time for a beer! LOL, I wasn't driving to Sky Harbor airport so all is good. Loaded up the Ipod with Brahms, Schumann and the soundtrack of the Lion King Broadway musical. Got to Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix and checked in at the Southwest terminal. Since bags fly free, I checked my bag and only brought my laptop bag with me. Got a window seat so I can see the Grand Canyon on the flight. I listened to Schumann's Symphony #1 as well as the Lion King soundtrack for the one hour flight. It was a gorgeous day in the desert climate of Las Vegas which I love. Since it was Memorial Day, my local friend picked us up at the airport. Waiting for her probably took longer than a cab, but oh well. Got to the Luxor and tried the $20 trick. It worked! Upgraded to a Player's Club room on the 17th floor in the West Tower. The lady at the check in was fun to talk to. My credit card has the Arizona Cardinals on it and we talked some Cards football. The room was quite nice and I was happy to see the coffeemaker there. I need my am coffee. I had brought some energy drinks with me and I had one in the room. Went down to the casino and it seemed kinda dead. Most of the table games were empty so I played some video roulette. I won about $100 and had a great cocktail waitress. Tipped her $5.00 for the first beer and a buck or two for the next few. We then went to dinner at the Pyramid Cafe. I love the pizza at the cafe there so I ordered that. Ran up a 100 dollar tab with food and drinks. Thankfully got that comped! Wandered over to the Excalibur. I know the Excalibur isn't loved on here, but I had a fun time there. Never lacking for a cocktail there. Didn't notice any kids, but wow, 21 year olds sure look young these days! Then, I went to NYNY. Wow! I loved this casino. It was loud and people were having fun! I found a $10 craps table that was packed. Cocktail waitress came around frequently, the people were fun. Went back to the Luxor and I had horrible luck at the craps table there. Only a few people playing and I quickly lost interest and went back to the hotel Day 2 in next post.