Stayed at the Tropicana, Island Tower Rooms. Day 1: Left home to go to Albany, NY (3 hour drive). Arrived at 4am in Albany. Went through security and was asked to step aside. I got the wand and had to undo my belt on my pants. It was kind of weird. Flight from Albany to Cincinnati uneventful. Flight from Cincinnati to Las Vegas we sat 2 rows from the back of the plane. I haven't flown in over 22 years and I thought it was quite bumpy and forgot how many times your ears pop. Had a lot of turbulence but I wasn't worried, I was going to Vegas for the first time! Arrived at Tropicana, no waiting in line went to our room in the Island Tower. Nice rooms and was told there would be a hair dryer in the room but there wasn't - thank goodness I was smart to bring mine. Went with golf fanatic and her husband and my hubby and down to start some gambling. Well, that wasn't a pleasure. It seemed whatever I played the machines sucked it up and didn't even say thank you. LOL Headed off to MGM Buffet. Thought it was very good. Went to Excalibur and NYNY but didn't gamble. Went back to the Tropicana and sat in the celebration lounge listening to an act of Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. It was a good act too. Played a slot machine and lost. Lost my gambling money for the day but it was a fun first day in Vegas.