This is an unusual format, but I'm doing a mini (and hopefully at least live-ish) trip report on my cousin's visit to town. She has, somehow, at 40, never been to Las Vegas, and I'm finally working again so get to play tourist, and I figured this was a perfect opportunity. She's not an internet person, so I'm shouldering the burden here. Tonight she got in around 6pm. I'd booked Presidential, and while I was a little nervous based on recent experiences, they were great. Got a rep to confirm and finally text me about it this morning; they sent me the name of the driver before she landed. I quickly found him at baggage claim, and possibly based on a pretty decent tip, he had absolutely no problem taking us on the scenic route. I wanted her to see the ridiculousness of the Strip, and he delivered. Beforehand, I had checked her into Vdara; I told the front desk person that it was her first trip to Vegas, and gave her $20. I usually do $50 at Aria, but I knew this was a crazy weekend so wasn't hoping for much. Lo and behold, as soon as I handed that over, she said that they were fully booked because they were fully committed, but she'd give it a shot. She got on the phone with her supervisor, and they moved her from a standard room to a high floor with a Bellagio fountain view. The standard Vdara room is no slouch, but view was definitely a nice bonus! On the way in, I walked her through Aria, and she was pretty amazed. After she got in, I walked her up to the room, we caught up for a bit (she was one of my closest friends growing up, but I haven't seen her for years), and then went downstairs. We had a reservation for Lemongrass, but had some time to kill, so I played a little roulette, which I never do. I prefer blackjack or craps, but the former was $50 for 6:5, with 3:2 starting at $100, and craps was all at least $25, both of which are more than I like to play. Roulette was only $25, so I figured that was the right move. She asked me several times what the payouts were, and I had to be honest and answer, "I have no idea." I know what the single-number payouts are, but that's about it. However, I won $200, which paid for both the airport transfer and dinner. I'll take it! Dinner was at Lemongrass. She had the po tak soup, which I did not try because I hate mushrooms; I had the crispy pork belly with greens. Bear in mind that neither of those are on the online menu, but were on the printed menu we got at the restaurant. She really liked her soup, I thought the pork belly was good but probably not something I'd order again. By the way, when I say she'd never been to Vegas, she was also completely clueless in ways that left me staring blankly at my phone wondering how to respond to her texts. At one point, she asked me, "Does Vegas have any good restaurants?" Later, she asked me, "Does Aria have a pool?" I know not everyone can be an expert on Vegas, but... Tomorrow we've got lunch at Momofuku, then I'm running home to watch the Raiders game. Love at Mirage in the evening, followed by dinner at Bazaar.