I'm back, y'all. I wasn't going to do a trip report this time, but I just can't help myself. Since I last trip reported I got a new job and moved from DC to MO (bye bye AC). I managed to negotiate five weeks off in between jobs, so I'm on an epic adventure. Part I of the trip was a seven day cruise on Royal Caribbean out of Tampa - URComped helped me score a great deal on a last minute sailing. And I managed to lose enough on the ship (ugly VP) to get a certificate for a future 7 day cruise in a balcony cabin so there is that. The cruise was lovely - I ate, drank, gambled, slept, read, got sunburned, and generally enjoyed every moment of it. Part II of the trip is 11 days in Vegas. After Vegas it's off to Napa for a long weekend with my family and then a cross-country train trip home. Things I've Bothered to Plan/Book in Advance 2 Nights in Henderson with my family 3 Nights at Four Queens 3 Nights at the Plaza (first time staying there) 4 Nights at the D Dinner at Hugo's Cellar Easter Dinner at Andiamo Things I Plan on Doing Meeting up with a few VMBers Lots and lots of Video Poker Getting alternatively angry and morose about hockey (why, Pens, why?) Copious alcohol consumption Sigma Derby Seeding Downtown Grand Craps I'll be doing this semi-live, so expect updates throughout the day, blurry pictures of drinks, food, VP, and random things, and random escapades. Let's do this!