This is my first attempt at a trip report. Preparation being what it is I will try to remember details. Travel- Flew Funjet charter out of Buffalo $269RT direct flight. Leave 7am and arrive LV 9:30Am. Rented a Town Car from Hertz for $375/wk. We like to cruise in style. Flight out was great because no one occupied the third seat in our row and me being a man of girth took advantage of the extra space. Since this is a charter flight we had the same situation going home. Loved it. We try to go once a year(if not more) with another couple to Las Vegas. This trip was a little different because my friend's wife is now confined to a wheelchair. We are hoping this is temporary and the lost feeling is a result of a recent intense chemotherapy reaction. Never the less we must not let this stop us from our appointed rounds. We stayed at the Tropicana. As a result of our last trip we were comped 5 nights. My friend was comped a suite. Me and the wife have become nickel slot machine and VP players. we do this not to get rich but because we enjoy playing all the games together. I used to be a heavier gambler but have mellowed somewhat. My friend is strictly dollar slot player 12-14 hours per day. The Trop might be an older property but boy do we feel "at home" there. It took a day to get to know the waitresses and they knew us. Our drink orders became non verbal. A wave of the hand brought me either coffee of Coronas depending on the time of day. Our room was very large. 19th floor Paradise tower overlooking the Strip. Very clean. Within a minute I could be out the door and into my valet parked car. I like that. The valet guys were very helpful when we had to take out the wheelchair and bring out our power scooter. Check in was a breeze. The gambling this trip was not anything to speak of. (It would have been had I crossed the street to the Excalibur about 1Pm).We played alot and I mean alot. we average 12 to 14 hours a piece per day and we wound up losing about $900 dollars. All on nickel slots and video poker. we were pretty even going into the last day but my fingers touched the max bet button too many times and I started chasing. Have won more and lost more so it was the price of entertainment. All food for our trip was comped. My friend and I had more that enough comps to pay for all meals . Ate at the new Tuscany which was very good and also Savannah steakhouse. In between meals could be had at Calypso's coffee shop ( adequate) the deli was great and room service was free except for tips. I will finish this soon as the work is piling up.