Southcoast Jan. 8 to 12. Excellent rooms, location not so great. Casino okay. Buffet okay. Weather was beautiful. Mid 60's and dry. Station Casinos are eliminating Double Bonus from alot of their VP Machines. Boulder Station hasn't changed for now. Still a great locals place. Had 2 bouts of Blackjack with Mikey at Sunset Station. Won the first round on a super fun 21 single deck. Got reamed on round 2 on a shoe deck. Mikey's a great dealer. Talks and jokes around and pulls for the players to win. Stopped in at The Tropicana for my birthday. Signed up for players card and got a free T shirt for birthday. Trop has coin in slots. Had some nickles in my pocket and threw 3 into a DB Triple play. Got a royal flush on the 3rd hand with only 1 nickle in. I was just screwing around and caught a royal short changed. Got 250 nickles for my trouble and the machine ran out with 75 cents left to give me. TITO still rules. My wife did catch a true royal and numerous times got 4 aces. She won $150 for the trip and I lost about $500. O'Sheas is no longer what it used to be. Didn't even recognize the place. All it looks like now is an extension of The Flamingo. Driving down Sahara towards the strip I see the twirly thing on top of The Stratosphere spining around. I don't think so! Nickle Blazing 7's at The STRAT let me down. Magical Marty(wild for dolphins) let me down. Cleopatra still likes me. Pai Gow didn't hurt too bad. Not a bad game when you need to slow down. Made some money on 50 cent roulette at Boulder Station. Did the usual downtown and strip runs. All in all a great trip and even came home to decent weather in Cleveland.