I started writing up a huge trip report with lots of little moment-by-moment stuff, but it honestly was getting too boring even for me. I had a lot of fun and I'm just sharing the highlights in bullet format. This is still pretty damn long and I edited the hell out of it. If you have any questions you can ask me. Pictures are available on Flickr here Sunday 8/19 after work: •Flight out from SeaTac on US Airways was on time and easy. Landed at 10:15pm and the pilot announced it has cooled down to a chilly 97 dgs in Las Vegas. •No checked luggage so I breezed through to get a taxi. No line/No wait. Drive to Sam's Town and tip was $25. •No line at check-in. Received room 450 with Atrium view. Comfortable room. No noise from hallway even though it is right outside of the elevators. •Walked around the casino and played a little. Bedtime at 1:00am. I had been working a full day plus the flight so I was pretty tired. Monday 8/20: •Firelight Buffet for breakfast. $4.99 + tax. Only 1 station was open with food and 1 omelet station. Basic food and it was OK. Buffet had lots of empty serving areas so I imagine they have a pretty good selection for lunch/dinner but I did not return. •Free shuttle to Downtown. •Went to Mass at St. Joan of Arc Catholic parish two blocks behind Golden Nugget. Nice service and beautiful little church. •After church, straight to La Bayou for a big blue slushie! LOL •Stopped in Golden Gate for their famous shrimp cocktail. Had 1 "original" and 1 "jumbo". Nice cheap lunch. Golden Gate will also refill novelty drink glasses with their peach, strawberry or lime margaritas for $4. I did that twice throughout the day. LOL *hiccup* •Over at Mermaid's for a Deep Fried Twinkie covered in powdered sugar and chocolate sprinkles. Kinda weird. Kinda tasty. •Shopped at ABC store for cheap souvenirs and several bottles of water. Please note those slushies may have ice in them, but they will NOT hydrate you. Learned that the hard way. •Shuttle back to Sam's •Dinner at Willy & Jose's Mexican restaurant. Very nice, attentive waitstaff. Very inexpensive food in large quantities. Tuesday 8/21: •Sam's Fresh Harvest Cafe for breakfast. $4.99 ham & cheese omelet w/hashbrowns and toast was basic, fair food. •Shuttle to the Strip - dropped off at Tropicana. I wasn't really planning on going to the Strip this trip but it happened anyway. •Over to MGM I won $250 on my favorite Progressive machine which is at almost $2.2 million. •MGM's lion cubs were (huge!) being fed and played with big rawhide bones. So cute! •Monorail to Bally's to give HET a little play. No love. •Paris buffet for lunch/dinner. They don't shut down between sessions so I got dinner for lunch prices by going at 3:15pm. Food was outstanding. My favorite buffet time and time again. •Over to BC/Bill's. Big Elvis was not playing even though he was scheduled to be. No good play there. •Shuttle back to Sam's. •Had Bingo coupon and braved the blue-hairs to play the 9pm session. Guy next to me won $400 and lady next to him win $50. I got a free can opener! Wednesday 8/22: •Bailey's-n-coffee and slots machines were my breakfast. •Had another Bingo coupon so I played at the 11am session. No wins. 2 away on a blackout progressive. Bummer. •Checked out at 1pm and stored my luggage with the Belldesk. •Had Fandango coupon for movie theater and saw Stardust. Fun flick. •Played around the casino so more after movie until it was time for the airport •Taxi ride was $25 again. Driver took $3 off his tip by making a right when he should have made a left. Too bad for you, buddy. •Zero line at airport check-in and zero line for security at 6:30pm. •Flight (Alaska Airlines) took off on time and I got a shuttle back home by midnight. Final thoughts: •I would stay at Sam's Town again on another solo trip because the price is right (CHEAP!) but I would not stay there if I wanted to impress friends or family. It's very basic. Low key. A good place to sleep and excellent shuttle service. The Mystic Falls water show was pretty lame and hearing it 3-4 times a night (either while in my room or inside the casino) was a little much. •Downtown during the day time isn't all that great. I wish I would have gone at night to see the canopy shows and the lights. •The August heat wasn't a problem. 102-106 each day. As long as I stayed hydrated and stayed out of direct sunlight I was fine. •I came home with over $500 in wins - not bad considering I only brought $900 for gambling/food/drinks/entertainment. •Can't wait to go back in November for the Big Suite Trip at Luxor with my guy.