Here we are again! We leave in just over 50 hours for the land of hopes and dreams. My wife and I travel to Vegas every December to wrap up the year and mentally prepare ourselves for Holiday season and all of the family that comes along with it. Every so often, we are lucky enough (or burnt out enough with work) that we plan a quick mid-year trip. Burnt out is an understatement this year as we have both been putting in some extremely long hours and finally said "F-It" and planned a 4 day mid week visit just to unplug, relax, and take lots of naps. For both our sanity, and the general well being of our respective co-workers, this trip is necessary. This will be our first stay at the Cosmopolitan and we are both looking forward to something new after years of CET loyalty. One long (and rather expensive) night playing VP at the chandelier bar back in December earned us a marketing offer for 4 comped nights in a Terrace One Bedroom with all fees waived (Not quite worth what we lost, but a surprisingly nice offer none the less). Not overly happy with our new "host" at CET, we decided to give up on the free play and likely back end comps and try out something new. I'm sure we will be back to CET soon, but the folks in the Cosmo marketing department caught us at the right time and have the chance to win us over. I hope to provide a live TR as I have enjoyed reading so many in the past however I have failed at this twice. I will do my best to go live, but in the event I fail yet again, I promise a full TR upon my return. I think I've mastered the app, so thats one step in the right direction. Tomorrow we do laundry, pack, shop, and clean the house. Monday we struggle to tie up loose ends at work and try to set the table for 4 days out of the office, and then we board a SWA 737 before the sun comes up on Tuesday AM. Departure time currently scheduled for 6am CLE time, landing us at LAS around 7:30a PST. I travel nearly every week and have status on AA but with SWA offering a direct flight first thing in the morning, I'll put up with no upgrade possibility and not being "special" for a few hours Solid Plans Include: (everything else we play by ear) 4 Nights at Cosmo A Breakfast at Mon Ami Gabi Dinner Thursday with our local Vegas friends from college at Herbs and Rye Cabana Wednesday at Cosmo Pool Lots of Slots, VP, and some BJ and 3CP At least 4 mid-day Naps Continue our multi-year search for the best Bloody Mary in Vegas (I heard on this board that the SLS serves up a mean Bloody... so we will likely kill two birds by Monorailing to the SLS as I've never been there nor have I ever taken a ride on the tram) I am opening this tread up now so that I can easily find it on my app. More details as they happen. My writing style isn't going to win any awards so I'll do my best to post pictures as well. Anyhow, happy reading and I'll check back in soon.