I sit here writing this exactly one week later than when I left. Last week Sunday my wife and I were waiting to board Spirit Airlines flight 1069 Cleveland to Las Vegas. We splurged and got the big front row seats going down. Our 40th anniversary is next month but we can't get away in November so we made the plunge now. The big seats are roomy enough but it gets busy up front with the flight attendants running around and the front bathroom. It was fun but I wouldn't say it is a must thing to do unless you really need the extra room. Flight arrived on time which was 8:30 P.M. Vegas time. It took a little longer than usual at the luggage carousel. That's what happens when you sit in the front of the plane and are the first ones off. No wait for the rental car shuttle and not many passengers. No line at Payless and they had my Chevy Impala waiting. How does a 2015 Impala not have a key fob? I got a key that I had to manually unlock the door with. Guy tells me Payless and Avis are merging and this car was from Avis. He said the original keys probably got lost. That was my only inconvenience. We are spoiled with technology. I don't like going backwards. Drove to the Hard Rock Hotel where my wife and I got free room offers. We each got $100 in resort credits and $15 free play. We hardly gamble there so I don't know how we got this offer in the mail. The resort credit cannot be used for taxes or resort fee. NOBU, Culinary Dropout, and Pizza Forte are excluded. Usually when we arrive late at night we get shafted on room preference. This time it may have worked for the best. We were put into the HRH All-Suite Tower. This was a nice surprise. We used some of our resort credit at Mr. Lucky's and Fu Asian Kitchen during our stay. The other meals were 2 for 1 buffets from ACG around town. Monday we went downtown to see if we might run into Joe at Main Street Station. I knew from his post that he and his wife were celebrating 35 years of marriage. We found Joe and his wife at the Boar's Head Bar. We also had the pleasure of meeting Bubbakitty there. Great to meet you guys. My wife was doing well gambling but I was down. It took me until Wednesday, our last day, to turn things around. VP is mainly our choice or gambling. I finally hit four 3's with a kicker to break the ice. I then got on a spin the wheel triple play machine where you get to spin the wheel if you catch 4 of a kind natural. I like to play deuces wild on these machines so if I get 4 OAKS natural I can spin. I was dealt 3 queens and hit the fourth queen natural on both line one and two. Two spins of the wheel got me over 1000 credits playing nickels at Palace Station. Later in the day I caught four aces with the kicker at the Wynn. All my losses were made up and a small profit. When our time was over and we took gambling inventory, we were down $25 for the trip. A suite at the Hard Rock and a very small loss made for a nice trip. As I stood in line at the airport I thought about how Vegas just pumps people in and out. Fresh money constantly coming in every day and the weary getting ready to go home. Spirit Airlines was on time for both legs of the flight. My turn for Vegas has passed by like a warm summer breeze. It always goes too fast but it still is good to be home. Until we meet again.