The Mrs picked me up in the city a little after noon this past Friday and we rolled into valet parking at Harrahs just before 3 PM to start our Labor Day weekend! From the moment we rolled right to the front of the valet line, till we left the next day, things could not have gone better! A quick car drop off, almost instant check in and within minutes we were in our room on the 9th floor of the Bayview Tower. A little unpacking and we were off to the Exhibition Bar for some VP and a couple of drinks. Then my wife and I played off some slot cash we had for Friday, hit a couple of nickel and penny slots, and when we came back to the room a bit after 5 to change, we discovered that we had more money than we'd left with...always a good start! We changed and headed down to the Eden Lounge to have a drink with AC's best bartender, our friend Ralph and play a little more VP before our 7 PM reservation at Luke Paladino's. Ralph's drinks were great as always as was his conversation and the VP Gods were nice to us too as we got 4 Deuces on a hand we were playing $5 on for a very nice $1000! Dinner at Luke's was great and the whole thing just cost us tip money as we are still eating off our August 10 times comps! Another drink with Ralph and then it was off for some 3 Card Poker. The first table we sat at was not fun (quiet cranky dealer) so we cashed out and moved on. We found a table around the Exhibition Bar with some space, and for the next 4-5 hours enjoyed a great table. Shelby and her relief dealer Nickie were both great young ladies (neither of them would have been legal playing rather than dealing) and the best part was that when we finally headed to bed @ 3:30 AM, we had about $500 more in our stash than we'd started with! A good night's sleep and then it was off to the rest of our weekend adventure, but with a great start like we had on Friday at Harrahs, how could it turn out to be anything but a wonderful weekend!!!