I’ve been apart of this board for a long time. Usually a lurker to prepare for my next annual trip. Reading all the trip reports and posts gets me through the excitement of waiting for my trip. I am going to attempt my first trip report after numerous trips to fabulous Las Vegas. Please no grammar police. Today is my actual birthday! Who: Myself, my husband and our daughter. Referred to as ME, M and L respectively. When: Sept. 6, 2018-Sept. 12, 2018 - 6 nights (4 nights comped) Where: Cosmopolitan Why: Daughter just graduated Texas A&M (she’s officially a “former student” and my pre-birthday celebration. I no longer celebrate getting older. I celebrate the week before. Special thanks goes out to my great step son who stayed home to take care of my mother in law, the cats and the house. We flew on a non stop 2 hour flight from a small airport. Said hi to another VMBer who flew out at the same time from same airport. Arrived right on time in LV thanks to SWA. Caught a Lyft to the Cosmopolitian arriving around 4:00 pm. We had 4 nights comped for a 1 Bedroom terrace but had previously paid for an guaranteed upgrade to the corner angle fountain view. Upon arrival we asked about paying for a wraparound terrace fountain view. They said possibly after 6:00. We dropped our bags in the corner angle to hit the casino to wait around for a phone call about the room. Got the news that we didn’t get an upgrade so we unpacked. Got a small present of chocolates from Jason the guy who checked us in. Smart enough to know (thanks to tips on VMB) to take an empty suitcase to Walgreens! Not the small suitcase because we’re there for 6 nights. We need lot’s of water.... and booze. The photos don’t seem to be showing up in the right part of the post but oh well. Personally, I wouldn’t have got paper towels but M seemed it was necessary. Going to start a new post. Maybe I’ll figure out getting photos in the right place. TIP: take the empty suitcase to Walgreens for necessary things like Tequila, Wine, Rum. Vodka, Beer, Water and a roll of paper towels.