Hello! If you're reading this you've more than likely read and posted more trip reports than I, so bear with me. I really enjoy reading others' reports and while I don't think I am proficient enough a writer to provide the same level of detail as some others, I only hope that this report will be at least interesting if not captivating. So here's the plan My wife and I land in Las Vegas at 3:30 PM local time on Thursday and then depart just 46 short hours later. This will be my third trip to Las Vegas. I went when I was 19, so of course that trip sucked, and again last year for three days. My wife and I are in our mid- to late-30s and we decided that 2 days is perfect for us. We can't party like the rock stars we used to be! We also decided after our last trip that we were way too ambitious. We booked almost every meal in advance and ended up eating expensive food even when we weren't hungry. This time we have one dinner reservation booked (Stripsteak on Friday night) and one activity (Bootleg Canyon zip line early Friday morning). The rest of the trip will be spent filling in the blanks, though I did create a few spreadsheets with ideas such as happy hour options. We booked a suite at the Hard Rock after some careful review of different properties. The criteria was the nicest suite I could find for under $400 per night but the Hard Rock's pool was the big tie breaker. While I wasn't initially thrilled at the off-strip location, the necessity for a rental car and the cost savings forced me to rent a Camaro SS convertible from Hertz' Adrenaline Collection. They call it Sin City, but it would be a sin to fly all the way out there to drive a Prius. The countdown begins Although I'm not flying out until Thursday I will be driving to southwestern Connecticut to my parent's house tomorrow night. I spent the last couple days packing and doing the last minute shopping. A few noteworthy purchases include: Today's lunchtime purchase: a Bluetooth keyboard. That's how dedicated I am to this whole Live Trip Report thing. Actually it's because the last few times I've attempted to vacation, the inevitable call from the office starts with "I'm sorry to bother you on your vacation but I don't know who else to ask about this." Three years ago I was in a cafeteria in a Disney World hotel at midnight drafting contracts. Even immediately prior to last year's Vegas trip, I spent the 4 hour drive to JFK Airport negotiating as a liaison between my office and 19 nursing homes. I expect nothing less this trip so at least it'll be easier to deal with the distraction without a bulky laptop. My parents will be watching all three of my kids and my dog and refuse to take any money from me. So I told my mother that in lieu of forcing payment on her, there's a bottle of pinot with her name all over it. Literally. And, what trip report would be complete without my bank roll? My wife and I are anything but high rollers. I know there are some on this site where $1,000 is a single hand of blackjack but it's an entire weekend for us. My wife plays the slots and I will probably play a couple hundred at roulette and/or the craps table. As tomorrow is simply "The night before...." I may not have anything interesting to post until Thursday (and even then, "interesting" is subjective). However I'm excited to hear feedback! What should I be posting? As a relative noob to Vegas, what do I absolutely need to do?