We're back in Vegas and hoping for another fun gaming trip . We arrived yesterday after a minor travel disruption in Dallas (maintenance issue on plane, had to change planes which resulted in only a 1.5 hour arrival delay, this could have been much worse). No issues picking up the rental car, used Car Rental Savers site to nab a Thrifty full size for $357 for our trip (was initially over $600 but came down significantly over the last 10 days). Check-in was a breeze at Orleans and after a brief losing session on $1 VP (progressive was over $7,000 - VP bank is near the old paddlewheel bank) we decided to eat at Big Al's. We split the Big Al Pan roast (sorry, forgot to get a picture) and each had a salad, the pan roast was excellent and even though we split it we couldn't finish all the rice ! After dinner, Mrs Z hopped around on VP machines while I checked out the pit and took some things to the room. All of the BJ tables were $15 min or above and they had 3 craps tables open which were all at $15 min. - this was at ~7:30 PM. There were only players at one of the craps tables and the dealers at the other tables looked really bored (and I still don't get the financials of having staffed, empty craps tables !). After wondering around and a trip back to the room, I checked the craps tables and they had lowered one table to $10 and it was almost full, but I managed to fill the last open spot. I bought in for $300 and managed to play for ~1 hour and cashed out at $400 (thanks to the shooters at the other end of the table, I did a point/7 out - no waiting). Meanwhile, Mrs Z (who hit 2 royals during our May trip) was having no luck at VP and was down $300. We wimped out kind of early and headed to the room by 10PM (not like another recent VMB poster who shall remain nameless - we couldn't come close to hanging with him !). We're up and at it this morning - plans are to game at Orleans this morning and then to head downtown and try the boarding pass match plays at The D and El Cortez and play at some of the other downtown casinos (and maybe Jerry's Nugget) and lunch will be at Le Thai and dinner at Don Juan's (downtown - using a groupon). Only 1 picture so far - here's a view of the strip at sunrise from our room at Orleans Good Morning Las Vegas !