Background: Last year I was downtown for the first time since the mid 90’s, and I stayed at El Cortez. There were some maintenance problems with my Tower Room, and I thought I’d stay somewhere else next time. My offers from 4Q dried up since that trip, and El Co offered me a Cabana Suite for three nights so I’m back again. Since experiencing the new Fremont St last year, it’ll be my go to destination when I’m solo. Few Set Plans: Oscar’s Thursday night (25% off ACG coupon). Check out the Mint 400 festivities, race trucks & buggies which will be on Fremont St East Friday morning. I have a Neon Museum tour Saturday. Other than that, I want to focus my gambling at a couple other places downtown to generate some better offers. My wife and I are staying at Cosmo for the first time next month so I might Uber down there, get an Identity card and play some. Vices: Gambling of course…mostly video poker, some penny slots, a stint or two at a $1 machine, maybe some craps and 3/2 BJ. I’ll bring a small stash of cigars (something I can’t do with the wife around). I will likely consume more than my fair share of cocktails and probably eat too much red meat. I’m at work tonight til 2 AM. I get about 3-4 hours of sleep, get the kid to school in the morning, finish packing and then off to the airport…Southwest boarding group A.