Welcome back! This is my second Trip Report, though notably different from my first in March: this time, due to numerous scheduling conflicts this fall, in lieu of a family Disney vacation we decided to take our three kids on a whirlwind trip to Las Vegas! The timing and cost of airfare lined up perfectly to fly out of JFK Airport on Sunday and back early Wednesday. This would give us two full days in Las Vegas and plenty of time to get home Wednesday night. The busy day started Sunday at 11:00 -- a close friend get married in my hometown an hour north of New York City. At 4 PM we gave our final congrats, jumped on the highway, and drove to Queens. The flight didn't depart until 8:15 so my kids passed out on the flight. Halfway through the flight the pilot announced good news! We are going to land roughly 15 minutes ahead of schedule. Upon landing, he announced that we are TOO early and have to wait for another plane to leave our gate. After a few minutes we got our exhausted kids awake and off the plane. It was too late to drag them through the rental car center so we took an Uber right to our hotel. (Before and after the 5 hour flight) Twenty dollar trick what??? At the front desk I asked if I could have something on a high floor facing the strip. Did the front desk guy deliver? You bet your ass he did. The first thing we noticed upon stepping into our 35th floor room was the view from the balcony. Hoe. Lee. Crap. This isn't my first time staying on a high floor in Las Vegas, but it is the first time I had a view of mid-strip like this. The kids loved it but were exhausted so we called it a night and went to bed.