Now first up l wish to apologize to anyone who takes offence to anything that l post on this trip report.l"m just a loud mouth,know it all Aussie,you know, you have seen my type in Vegas, when you were there.My opinions are my own,right or wrong,too stupid to know any better.l"m posting this report in repayment for all the entertaining reports others have done.Loved them all,no matter how good they were,l"m sure everyone would agree with that as they sit at home on their computers.Here goes. DAY 1 Locked the security door to the house at eleven a.m. Tuesday.Jumped into the car that was taking us to the airport,only to find two kids perched on the back seat with their yia-yia.These two should have been at their primary school, not going to see their grandmother heading off to Las Vegas.My thoughts were "What will their memories be of their grandmother in the future, when they are adults?"Something along the lines"at least she wasn't boring".This is the Pokie Queen"s fifth trip to The Promised Land. Farewells were said at the Townsville Airport to the kids and their mother.Proceded through security into the waiting area,we had a ninety minute wait for our flight to Sydney.Better to be early than late,can"t trust these airlines.Had a totally uneventful flight,two hours and thirty five minutes of boredom.Bought lunch on the plane just to help pass time. Not so sure about the Bourbon and Cola at this time of the day.What the heck,l"m on holidays. Landed in Sydney at quarter to five daylight saving time for N.S.W.,got through the airport in quick time as we only had carry on luggage.Out front of the airport we caught a taxi to take us to the Ibis motel where we were staying that night.Yes you guessed it,it was the afternoon rush hour traffic that we had to contend with.Even though the motel was not far away it still took us twenty minutes to get there.The cabbie was good about it,easy to talk with,even rounded the fare down to thirty dollars for us. Very fair considering.[pun intended].We booked in and then dropped the luggage off in the room.Then went out on the streets to find a place for dinner and where to buy some red wine for me.Of course it was raining whilst this was going on,life can"t be too easy.Found a local bottleshop about a block away,wine purchased and returned to room,one thing out of the way.Next door to the motel was a K.F.C. joint,therefore we indulged at this fine dining establishment [yes Sheldon that is sarcasm] then returned to our room.Turned on the T.V. and there is a documentary on about a bloke who goes to Vegas to try and double his money,he succeeded.Good Omen for us?Time will tell.