Since Monte Carlo includes "complementary" internet in their resort fee, I decided to do live updates for this trip. I'll upload some photos when I can. It's not going to be a high-rolling, non-stop party trip, just some fun, a couple shows and some low stakes gambling. ----- Day 1 Southwest from MKE to LAS. Nearly full flight. Got singing flight attendants. Joy, joy. Hertz rental through Priceline. Nissan Versa. Clerk tried to upsell to a midsize, but I stuck with the economy. It's actually a good car, all power, good AC, stereo with aux jack for the ipod. It even has the Hertz navigation, but I'm not sure if they charge for the use and I don't really need GPS in Vegas by this time. Checked into Monte Carlo. No wait at 11am. Got strip view room on about a floor about 2/3 up. Decent view of MGM, Trop and Hooters, along with the back of NYNY. Room is actually a bit better than I expected. Of the strip places I've stayed, it's below TI and MGM, but above IP. Very little gambling so far. Lost $20 at the terrible video poker here, but hit back to back progressives on a Reel em In penny machine for nearly $100 total. Took a tour of the Neon Museum. It's still a real work in progress, but they have one nice lot open for tours. The entrance during construction is in a really sketchy neighborhood off north Las Vegas Blvd. Walking with the group, with bag-drinking locals staring at us reminded me of the first Vacation movie. "Look at all this plight, kids... Roll em up!!" One of the folks on the tour commented that the place looks like somewhere he would see on Cops, to which the guide responded, that it was a regular feature on Cops. Taking a break after walking around in the desert sun for 90 minutes, then out for some gambling, food and drink. The photos are of the win, the La Concha Motel building that will be the new Neon Museum visitor's center and the "plight" in the neighborhood.