First off- thanks to all of those who write trip reports. I love reading them and taking a mid-day vacation to Vegas with each of you. I didn't have the sobriety required to do a live TR, but I feel like I should give back so here's a brief summary. Background: This was a solo trip with two purposes. First was some much needed R&R after a busy stretch at work. Second was to make TR Diamond status. I hear all of you groaning about gambling to obtain a status BUT- I've never made it before and dammit I wanted to see what the fuss was about. Beginning the trip I was about 3K tier credits shy. Travel: Flew SWA. Got A boarding both ways thanks to diligent checking in. Flight to Vegas was no problem. Flight back was delayed about 45 min but made it home without issues. Room: I got to Vegas at noon on Day 1. Cab ride to Ceasars was about $20. Going to Uber next time I think. Checked in without any problems. I asked the kind gentleman at the check in desk if there were any complimentary upgrades, but he only offered paid ones. I declined and took my booked comp Palace Tower deluxe king room. Now, this is my first time staying at CP so take this with a grain of salt. The room was good. Bed was comfortable. Keurig in room (no pods tho). There was a nice jacuzzi bath that went unused. It's a bit of a walk from the casino floor to the Palace tower, but honestly not as bad as I was expecting. Food: Brioche by Guy Savoy was freaking awesome. I had a jalapeño bacon brioche. Nobu: I had the "Nobu signature" tasting menu. The ambiance was excellent. I had a glass of their Nigori unfiltered sake (this is how I prefer my sakes), which was decent but not spectacular. The food was hit or miss. The sashimi, bento box, and miso were all standouts. Bacchanal: This was a pretty excellent buffet. Everything was flavorful, unique dishes. Very good experience. Cravings buffet (Mirage): Booked this through myVegas. Very underwhelmed. Not much flavor to the food here. Drink: Successfully didn't pay for a drink the entire stay, and I'm the opposite of a good looking woman. Mostly beer, but hit the comp Glenlivet hard the first night. Bought a fine cigar from Montecristo to enjoy with the scotch. Gambol: This was a rollercoaster. First of all- I did make diamond (on day one lol). My Nobu dinner was my celebration dinner. I did not visit the diamond lounge. VP: CP had mostly lousy paytables. I played lots of 25c DDB with shockingly few 4OAKs. $1 JoB was so so. Thankfully I had my best luck playing $5 full pay JoB in the high limit, hitting a nice 4OAK for a few hundred dollars. I also played bartop at the race and sports bar. I had no issues getting drinks at all. My light was generally on before I finished my drink and they said they were willing to comp any drink (I chose glenlivet). Sports: Bet a few horse races, probably losing around $50. I did have a $60 win on one horse which was fun. My best win of the trip was on the panthers MNF, which I had both +7 and on the money line. Slots I did play, but apparently that was just a donation. Tables: BJ was never kind to me. I played green chip 1326 progression. A few sessions net +$300 or so but far more were losses. Craps was also volatile. My biggest cash of the trip came here, +$4000 on a really nice roll by myself. But I also had 3-4 sessions of $500 losses :/ All in all I was down $2600 for the trip 2 goals were both met and I got my Vegas fix. I'd probably not want to go alone again in the near future. Fortunately my next trip will be with my best friend in Feb.