Well, I guess it's about that time again, for me to create a place to share my thoughts and pictures on my next adventure in Las Vegas. Subtitle - the trip that's not nearly as over the top as the last one, financially speaking. I never did get around to wrapping up my last TR and still have a few good stories to share from that trip - maybe I'l share tomorrow during my marathon layover, but for now, I'm trying to convince myself to go to bed soon, because I board a plane fewer than 10 hours from now, bound for Las Vegas via Atlanta. The neighbor's cat was out and about again this evening, but I had bad luck gambling last time, and I'm not a cat person, so as much hate as this will earn me, I decided to blame the cat. So no pictures of the cat. Also the $50 bills. This time I have a fresh bankroll all in $20 and $100 denominations, all ready to go. I'll work a dog picture in here somewhere, but I'm not sure he's sure I'm going anywhere yet, even though he tried to jump in the suitcase earlier. I have been thinking about it, and although I've traveled alone many times, I think this is the first solo trip of my life where I wasn't meeting someone for business or had someone staying with me when I get wherever I'm going. So maybe some soul searching will happen. But I highly f*king doubt it. Most likely there will just be eating, drinking, gambling, drinking, and gambling. And meeting up with a bunch of fellow degenerates from the internet for, well, drinking and gambling, and possibly some eating. I have a premium end hallway room at Paris comped for the first couple nights and under $100 out the door Friday night, so this is a cheap trip other than the $1155 airfare and the gambling bankroll, which is...more than that. I will be trying like hell to bribe my way in to any room with a whirlpool bath tub. Alone in a room, I would use one of these probably daily, I just don't like tying up the bathroom in a shared room, or worry about someone else walking in and out, whatever. So the first Vegas room I've had without a whirlpool tub is my first solo stay. Perfect. Hopefully not. We'll see what happens. The main plan is no plans, except for the VMB activities. Who knows what kind of trouble I'll get in to. I will be scoping out the Rewards desk as soon as I get there and try to get either a pair of tickets to something Friday or one each for Wednesday and Friday, depending on what's available. Also check out diamond lounges just because I'm allowed in there now. I don't have high expectations, but I'll hit up a couple when drink service sucks in the casino, if they're open at the time. So I have a travel suit already hung on the bathroom door waiting for me in the morning, which could only mean I'm just about ready to leave! Fashion porn: First Solo trip, so what more appropriate prelude is there than this! And seriously - if anyone wants to meet up for whatever kind of trouble or dining out, whatever, hit me up. I am fine eating alone but prefer not to.