This won’t be a normal trip report so be forwarded that I may get a bit philosophical during this one. You see, this wasn’t a normal trip to Vegas for me. We went earlier this year in May and really enjoyed ourselves and I really don’t have the budget to go twice this year. I’m really what gamblers call a bankroll nit, but not just in gambling, in life as well. I like to be ahead when it comes to finances and not using credit to buy things, I like to know I have several month’s of expenses in reserve just in case, etc.. so for us to take this trip it meant the budget would be lower than normal and likely much lower than most would be comfortable going to Vegas with, but this trip was about a concert I really wanted to see. Special thanks to my wife because several month’s ago when I texted her that Guns N Roses was playing Vegas in November I told her (mostly joking) that my life won’t be complete if I don’t get to see this show. She immediately text me back telling me to book the trip. I called her and told her not to tempt me and she insisted we go and said she would but the tickets herself if I didn’t. She told me she appreciated all I do for her and the kids and even if we couldn’t 100% afford it that we were going. I bough the tickets that day, bought the plane tickets and booked the rooms. I honestly could not believe I was heading to my favorite place in the whole world to see my favorite band of all time. Day 1 We have the early flight out of Pittsburgh and it’s rainy and cold with a few flurries in the air, I really hate living here. We had fairly early boarding assignments on our Southwest flight and sit only four rows from the front of the plane and have a fairly uneventful flight out and get off the plane pretty quickly. As soon as we land we get a text from our Presidential Limo driver that he is waiting in baggage for us. If you aren’t tired of me touting for Presidential Limo you likely will be soon as I can’t say enough good about them. Always on time, always professional and always take the anxiety out of travel from/too the airport. Spend the extra money and use them. Our driver gets us to the Wynn where we are staying for three of the four nights thanks to the Wynn Slot app. At this point I’m going to give my review of the Wynn and probably piss off a few people who want like to complain about the recent changes to the app. I’ll apologize in advance if you are one of those people. First off check in was super easy even though we were trying to check in at 9:30 and check in really isn’t until 3:00. The staff is almost too friendly boarder lining on patronizing. The gentleman checking us in let us know the room was not available but they could immediately put us in an Encore room if we wanted. We said we would wait it out as we were going to get something to eat anyway and they said they would text us when the room was ready and we could just pick keys at the kiosk. We head out to the Strip through the building and are blown away at how beautiful and clean the hotel is. The place is spotless and it’s very noticeable how much staff they have working. We walk across to the Fashion Show mall and don’t get very far before we get the text the room is ready, that was fast! We get the room keys and head up to the room and can’t believe this is a free room via the slot app. It’s super clean, much larger than we expected and has some amenities you just wouldn’t expect. You walk in and see the king size bed, table and two chairs, love seat, desk and large TV, this is a very spacious room for a “basic” room. Checking out the bathroom it has a double sink (which I love) a tub and separate glass shower and the toilet is in a separated side room with a second privacy door. The TV is on a bracket the swings 90 degrees so you can watch TV sitting in the chairs/love seat or swing it out to watch it while you are laying in bed, pretty nice feature. Everything in the room is controlled by buttons on the wall or the Alexa device in the room. Yea, you can just tell Alexa to open the blinds and that’s what happens. It plays music, turns the lights on and off, sets the privacy notice and who knows what all else. We have one at home so we are used to using it, but for those who aren’t there is a list on the desk of things you can tell it to do in the room. How cool is that? My wife wants to check out the pool before we head to lunch and it’s a great area, super clean, plenty of chairs and just crystal clean water. Her enjoyment of the trip will be relaxing pool side so she can’t wait to get back and find a chair after we get something to eat. So for all of you who have not stayed at the Wynn and are complaining it’s gonna cost you a few dollars because of the recent updates to the app, stop complaining, pay them the money and enjoy a stay at what I would now consider the nicest property on the Strip. You will be blown away at how nice this place is and you will be (should be) a bit embarrassed you complained about it (I’ll move on now). We bypass the usual “where do you want to eat” conversation and immediately agree on Five50 Pizza. We walk to Aria which was a bit farther than I thought it was. The pizza is every bit as good as we remember it was last time. While we may search the Strip for better pizza, it’s more likely we just come back here again before the trip ends. Again, we didn’t bring a ton to gamble with so we decide day 1 will just be using the $100 in free play I have at MLife and maybe some poker. Since we are already at Aria we find a machine and let it rip. Typically neither of us are slot players because it just seems to drain the money so damn fast, but this time we actually run pretty good and cash out our $100 of free play for $148. Go us! We make the walk back to the Wynn stopping at Walgreens for room supplies and then my wife is off to the pool. I’m gonna hit the poker room as planned and nothing really eventful happens as I buy in for $300 and cash out for $250ish. We really don’t want to eat much for dinner so it’s just snacks in the room. We are exhausted from the early flight and time change so while going to bet at 9:00 seems silly, we’ve actually been up for 20 hours. Not a super eventful Day 1, but I do want to be somewhat rested for the concert tomorrow.