After last trip, I didn’t begin to knowing That I’d be gone for quite so long Was in the spring And spring became the summer (and fall, and winter and spring and summer and fall….) Who’d have believed it would take so long Hands, folding hands Grabbing chips, making calls, raising fools Sweet Vegas Time (bah bah bah) The strip never looked so good (so good, so good, so good) It’s been some time Almost believed that I never would…. But now I Look at Mirage, and it seems so lovely All filled with fun that I’m going to Losses run off my shoulders How can I lose when I’m back in you Cards, holding cards Hitting quads, filling draws, got quad 2’s Sweet Vegas Time (bah bah bah) The strip never looked so good (so good, so good, so good) It’s been some time Almost believed that I never would…. Sweet Vegas time! (With all due respect, and apologies, to Neil Diamond) We're back! 21 months after last trip, it's finally time to make a triumphant return! I'll skip the obligatory "what a crazy year and a half, etc. etc." posts. However, I find myself sitting with a ton of vacation time left, and not much year left. The original plan was to head out for the WSOP, but my wife and her mother were taking their dream trip to Ireland, and I didn't want to risk bring back anything that might put their trip at risk, so instead now that they're back, I'm heading out for some post-Turkey day fun! Ford will once again be joining me. And thanks to a significant pay bump this year, and some recent success at my locals, the bankroll is ready to rumble! Got a one bed suite and limo transport at Mirage once again thanks to my host, and quite a bit of freeplay and resort credit. We have some reservations for the weekend (but we're going anyway *rimshot*) but since we tend to eat at odd times, and like sitting at bars, a lot of this will be last minute decisions. There are still a couple of Deepstack tourney's at the Venetian this weekend, so will be looking to jump into those. Also cash games around town, probably Bellagio, Aria, and maybe check out resort worlds. There are a ton of restaurants I want to check out, plus old favorites to revisit, so that may be the hardest choices to make all weekend. On a 7:30a Jetblue flight out of Boston tomorrow morning (first time on Jetblue), and a redeye back Tuesday night. I realize there are a ton of trip reports from some VMB legends going on this weekend, but check back here when you need a poker fix, or pics of quads, and pics of food! Happy Thanksgiving, VMB. I'm thankful for you!