This will be my 1st stab at a TR after my 8th visit. Also this will be our 2nd time staying at Encore. We (Wife 34, Sister-in-law 28 and my best friend 30) left Pittsburgh on Thursday morning via Southwest. We booked two packages through SWV for $1086 per couple. This was an absolute steal in my opinion for 5 nights and flights. The flight was uneventful and I was able to catch a few zzzz's for once on the outbound flight. Usually I'm so hyped up that I don't sleep one wink.
We arrived at McCarren and were promptly greated by Cody our driver from Presidential. I decided on Presidental due to all of the positive feedback I received here on TA. The ladies enjoyed the champagne while we made a quick stop for some Grey Goose.
Checkin was a breeze with no lines what so ever. BF didn't upgrade and received room 3027 with a North facing view. The wife and I upgraded to a South facing panoramic view for $25 a night. We were given room # 5432 which was really easy to remember at 3am when I was drunk out of my mind.
We waited 5 minutes for our bags and headed down to the Red Card desk to redeem our LeReve tix that my wife had won with her spin on our previous trip. They were dark in December so we had to wait until this trip to use them. While there we also learned that we only needed 55 points this trip to receive 1 free buffet, sweet!
The ladies headed for Fashion Show and BF and I headed for the dice table and slots to get our 55pts out of the way. Well four hours later we were doubled fisted and pretty drunk by 7PM. Went to the room to clean up and meet the ladies for dinner at Lavo. We enjoyed Lavo our last trip so we figured we'd catch a bite there and then go upstairs for a drink. I had the $28 chicken parm. This was by far the biggest piece of chicken I have ever seen in my life. This would have been good enough for the entire table as a meal! After dinner we went upsatirs for 2 drinks and decided to call it a night. Boy was my liver happy I was going to bed earlier than I have ever done so before in Vegas!