It's a little early for this to be a TR, pre-TR maybe. Mrs. LV and I fly out of RDU after a half days work on Wednesday. :banana: We'll stay at MGM on a comp, move to El Cortez for our first time living downtown and then migrate to Mandalay Bay on another comp for our final 3 days. I've been excited, as always, for a while about the trip now but feeling a little melancholy at the moment. I've been reading a couple of "I'm done with Vegas" threads and realize that the bloom is off the rose for me too. I'll continue to travel to Vegas as it still fascinates me. I love to gamble. I love to watch people. I love the fine dining. I also still love the bargains that I find with a little effort, but I have to not compare today's Vegas with that of yesteryear. New Vegas will lose every time for me . Yes, BJ rules and VP pay tables suck, as does double-0 roulette and low odds on craps. I feel under appreciated at times. But when I ask myself why, I say well why not? Profit is the motive and there are not enough knowledgeable people to deter the nickel and diming onslaught. There, I just hijacked my own thread but feel so much better. Thanks, VMB,for listening. Now, back to the original purpose. Our 3 adult children will accompany us for the first 3 days on their virgin Vegas venture. They'll club, pool, eat, get on the High Roller and hopefully thoroughly enjoy it. After all, the family that slays Vegas together stays together . I'm anticipating chip porn, slot porn, food porn, porn porn (Vegas is an aphrodisiac for some of us) and will report this trip as live as possible. More to come later.