Popped into vegas for a quick one day trip. My mom works for Comair, so when they announced that their first ever flight to Las Vegas would be on Oct. 1st, me and my mom HAD to be on that plane. Didn't have a lot of money available, so was basically just going to say I was on Comair's first ever Las Vegas flight. Our flight arrived in Vegas approx. 11:00 pm, and let me tell you, the line to get a taxi was crazy. Although the line was long, it moved quickly and we were on our way to the Holiday Inn Boardwalk in no time. Yes, the Boardwalk is getting old, and won't be with us much longer, but you can't beat the price and location. On top of that, we had a room on the 12th floor with a great view of the strip and free late check out on Sat. After dropping things off in the room, it was down to Boardwalks casino for some of their three dollar Let It Ride. Unfortunately for me and my mom, our stay at the table was short. Lots of small pairs, and nothing to go with them.

Next we headed next door to Monte Carlo. We will be staying here for four days in Nov., so we wanted to go sign up for the slot club. After doing this we hit some various video poker machines and then headed to the food court for some late night McDonalds. One double bonus machine was nice to me, and dealt me four threes. This would be a recurring theme on this trip. At about 3:30 we decided it was time for some shut eye.

Sat. we started out at Bellagio. This was my first time there, and buy was I impressed. From the lobby to the Conservatory, to the lake, everything was breathtaking. The casino in Bellagio is large roomy and quiet, which I appreciated. Played more VP and also had a short run of luck on a .25 Elvis machine. Next we headed over to see the new Paris. Although the outside of the hotel is impressive, the inside is too crowded. Hardly any room between machines. Seems like they tried to fit too much into not enough space. Sort of made me feel like I was on a riverboat rather than in a real life casino. Mom did have luck on one of their 1.00 VP machines though (Four Kings). Next we went to check out of Boardwalk, and headed down to NYNY. This has been my lucky casino, and it didn't fail me this time. I played let it ride on a gamemaker machine for a long time, and then headed to a .25 VP machine inside the sports book. Wanted to catch a glimpse of the Florida/Alabama game (go shuan!), and without really paying attention was dealt four threes again. After cashing out, we headed down to Madalay Bay. Signed up for the great slot card, and searched for some VP machines. Although Mad. Bay. is huge, it seems they have tons of 1.00 and .05 machinces, but not many .25 machines. Headed back up the trip, and spent the rest of the day in Excalibur. I have not been a big fan of Excalibur, but this time wasn't too bad. Had fun playing their totem pole slot machines, and me and my mom had a blast on their .05 Bingo machines. Overall a fun trip. Lost $$$ and did way too much in not enough time, but still had fun. Back again in Nov. for 4 days at Monte Carlo. I can't wait...