The last time I was in Vegas was December 2019 when I made $$$ playing Top Dollar. “You’re a Winner. Yeah!” I’ve been to Vegas countless times and coming off that winning trip, I naively thought I’d be back soon. Then Covid b*tch slapped the world and the Jadubya Fam hunkered down for a long, long time. Vegas slowly reopened and VMBers (both daring and cautious) returned to the promised land. I often pm’d VMB friends saying that I would go back pretty soon…soon enough…eventually. Really, really. I could feel them rolling their eyes but they were nice and never said anything. So what does a VMBer do during breaks between Vegas trips? Plans his next trip of course. Two f*cking years of planning indecisiveness. Let’s try something new, Jadubya. A resort completely different from the 2 hotels you always stay at. I pondered hard about Red Rock cuz I know a guy who is always trying to get me to go there. Maybe a Luxor 2 Bedroom Tower Premier suite because it looks nice and if @MCann can survive a haunted Red Bull can in his bathroom, so can I. Fast forward to today. The Jadubyas are all vaccinated and my daughter has a basketball tournament in Vegas. Yay!!! So we get to stay at…dun, dun, dun…Westgate. Wait! WTF!!! How did that happen? The tournament will be held at the LV Convention Center, so they are offering discounted Westgate rooms. It’s close to the tournament and wifey is pragmatic, so Westgate it is. F*ck! This is not Red Rock. The Ol’ Switcheroo. I don’t know much about Westgate. Maybe it was nice when it was the LV Hilton and Allan the Mattress King (from Louis Theroux’s documentary) lost his fortune there. But that was 2007 and I’m kinda scared to stay there. It’s a f*cking 2 star rated hotel on Yelp! Geez. I guess I just need to suck it up. I mean…it’s still Vegas. Right? I decided to double book at NYNY to get $600 in FP and $400 in RC. Maybe that’s excessive but I’m a freeplay whore who likes to be treated to a good meal before I…you know. I asked my host for the cheapest room ($305 total comp value for 3 nights), since it will be probably remain empty unless my Westgate room is disgusting. What’s on the agenda? It’s a short list because this is a spontaneous trip and I’m not a spontaneous kinda guy. My 2 years of planning are out the window cuz our schedule needs to be flexible. So here’s what we got: Driving up on July 14 Basketball, basketball and more basketball Reservations at Stripsteak, Kumi, Morimoto, Lemongrass and Grand Wok too. I have 2 reservations per night (thurs-sat) so we have flexibility (read: overkill) CET diamond tier match with my Mlife platinum Sneaking out to degen on the South Strip at NYNY and other mlife casinos $25 Mykonami at MGM, Aria, Bellagio & NYNY Team USA vs Australia basketball game, maybe if my NYNY host hooks me up Wear my lucky outfit and win, Win, WIN! Go to the pool to show off my sexy dad bod (psych! - no one wants to see that) Rock my fanny pack like it’s the 90s (to carry all my W2Gs - cuz you gotta plan ahead) Return home on July 18 Live TR? Dunno. Feel free to ask me questions. I will try to respond and do a TR of some nature. I have no idea how much free time I will have. I will be using the monorail/trams as much as possible and walking too.