So I have never been to Vegas for the SB, I decided to change that shortly after my trip in December. I am glad I did, it was a lot of fun. We booked 4 nights at Aria comped in a standard room, we love the casino and everything about the resort, and it has become our standard. Booked flights, going out Saturday morning the 4th and returning Wednesday the 8th. The plan was to just relax, eat well, gamble, take in the game and do some new things. We accomplished all of that here is the recap. Flying out of the Midwest in February can always be a little dicey, we had a tight connection so I was a little nervous. We got into Detroit about 20 minutes early and the departure gate was pretty much right at the top of the stairs so we had no issues. They were already pre-boarding when we got to the gate so we basically rolled right in which was nice, no waiting. Arrived in Vegas a few minutes early, our driver was waiting for us and our bags were on the belt when we got down to baggage claim, things were going great. We checked in and they offered a room on the 9th floor that was available, we like a higher floor and opted to wait for something on the 30s. I was offered an upgrade to a penthouse on the 52nd floor in the sky suites that was available immediately, but I didn’t feel like paying $300 a night for it so just opted to wait it out. So we dropped our bags at the bell desk and decided to get some lunch. Before we settled on a place we walked around a bit to try to see what was going on We ate at Javier’s, it seems like it has become one of our standards for lunch each trip. I had the enchiladas poblanas and she had the quesadilla mariscos, both were excellent. Room still wasn’t ready so it was time to gamble some before we headed out to the Speedway, I’ll get to that shortly. We scoped out the craps tables at Aria and they were spreading games from $10 - $100. We decided on a $15 table and got to work. Things were pretty much up and down for the first circuit around the table, I think I PSO and so did my wife. It looked like it was going to be a quick losing session but we hoped to weather things out to get the dice again. We did and it paid off. When my wife got the dice again she hit the ATS. I play that horrible bet almost every shooter, I think I am probably up on it since its inception and really hate the fact that they lowered the return, but I still play it. Nothing really notable about her roll other than the ATS, she got it pretty quickly and none of my numbers were pressed to high. We played for an hour or so (a little more than doubled our buy-in) and then had to get ready to head off the property. Our room still wasn’t ready so we grabbed one of the bags from the Bellman and hopped an Uber out to the LV Motorspeedway and Exotics racing. The drive out to the Speedway took about 25 minutes. I had a 3:00 time to drive the Ferrari 458 Italia, I wasn’t quite sure what time to get out there so we left a little after 2 and got there around 2:30. Plenty of time to spare, next time I would plan on getting there at my appointment time. After getting checked in you are allowed to walk around and check out all of the cars. Sorry to all the car fans out there, I just don’t take a lot of pictures and didn’t here either. Their line-up is impressive, Ferraris, Lambos, a McLaren, the new NSX, R8, an Aston Martin, they are all out there and you can climb into any of them if they are unoccupied. It’s pretty cool to be up close to all of these supercars. So for the 3:00 appointment, they don’t star things until 3:15. First they have an instructional video and someone that speaks to you about the whole experience. Next they take you out on the track in a Porsche SUV to give you some on track tips then it’s into your car with the instructor. Depending on the number of people in your time slot there could be some waiting here. I was a bit nervous as I have never driven a supercar, nor driven on a track before. My instructor Buddy was great in going over the car with me and helping me out on the track with instruction and encouragement. I was a little slow and only turned on lap at under 1:00, but still had an awesome time. I would definitely do it again, but would change some things up. I bought 8 laps, had I know that they can only do 7 at a time I would only have gotten 7. They split the 8 into two 4 lap sessions; we didn’t take the car off the track, but did a slow 5th lap in between the two sessions. The break allows the car to cool some so as not to get overworked, probably not as much a problem in the winter as the summer. I felt the break disrupted my rhythm as I was starting to drive better and then he slowed us down. There was a lot of waiting, like I said; there really is no need to get there too early. They don’t start the briefing until 15 minutes past the hour. You have time to check the cars out after the briefing before or after you actually drive. I would also drive more than one car, building up to the best car you choose. They also had an opportunity to ride along with a drift driver; I would have taken them up on that offer and will if they have it next time. Took the shuttle back to the Aria, they drop off both at the Wynn and Aria, got back around 6:30. Great experience and worth it, I will do it again. We got the text that our room was ready while out at the track so we were able to just head up there and relax. We called for our bags, unpacked and took a little nap. After an hour or so we got up showered and headed out down to the casino and to eat. We were pretty indecisive about what we wanted to eat so just decided on Aria Café, it did the job. We had only eaten breakfast there in the past and I probably wouldn’t go back for anything but. The food was fine, but the menu is pretty limited, I guess for a café it is fine. With so many great choices in Vegas it really isn’t a dinner spot. I had the philly and my wife the chicken noodle soup. Nothing exciting, but it did the trick. Now it was time to go gamble some more. With the earlier hit on the ATS I was hoping for some more good luck. Things didn’t go quite as planned. We were able to get a couple hours of play in nothing really noteworthy in this evening session. We played until we busted out then headed up to the room. My wife decided she was ready for bed, we had been up since 1:00 Vegas time and it was now close to 11:00. I was hoping for the 24 hour day, but could feel I was fading too. I just decided to call it a night as well. So that was day one. I will come back for day 2 a little later . . .