Didn't know how else to title this TR. Went to Tahoe for the weekend. I'm keen to start my 29017 accumulation of promotional chips. Rented a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for the drive up. Made it in 6.5 hours hours via US 50 including a stop at the restaurant to pick up XLB for my host (it really paid off this time, as you will see), and a stop at my ex-wife's to drop off my son and stuff that I'm getting rid of. Gave the three orders of Xiao Long Bao (18 dumplings) to my host and she mentioned that she had Chinese new Year stuff that she had set aside for me. Xiao Long Bao Are Chinese Soup Dumplings that originated in Shanghai, where my Tahoe host if from. If I can, I always make it a point to stop in Sacramento and brings some to her. LaySee (red envelope with special chips) Custom two dollar bill Year of the Rooster statuette I now have a statue that goes with last CNY. I guess I'll need to stay at least diamond for 10 more years to complete the set . . . A quick summary, in the 2 hours I played I was down as much as $1200, but I was able to claw my way back to even, but I picked a "bad" machine for my last 200TC. Moved over to Sky Riders (redhead) and made back a hundred. No hand pays, but I wan't as diligent in taking pictures of midrange ($500 but less than $1000) hits. So, I made my 1000TC day, and it only cost me $300 ($100 if you count the $200 in promo chips hat I'm accumulating) Time to hit the sack. Woke up at 4:45AM (old man time) Gonna head up to Reno and put in a little play there, and collect more promo chips.