This is just a summary of thoughts, and a few things that I havent reviewed yet. I wont be writing a TR, as we decided we're going to leave whatever happened there between us, and my wife. Suffice it to say, if this trip were the hangover, I was Doug, and my buddy was Stu. Had that movie not already been done, I'd have a viable screenplay...but I digress.
PH - first time staying here, very nice for a free room. Bathroom floor was way too cold though. I love the casino. Music was not anywhere close to too loud. I could hear everyone around me, dealers etc. I also thought the room was layed out well, it didnt seem like any loss of space with the exception of the large entryway.
Cabs - dude from the Airport got all pissy with me when I asked for PH via swenson and asked me to repeat myself, either way, cab fare was only $13.90+tip
Airport - First time going through a full body scanner, was totally no big deal. I still think more people should be going through and it could be based on profiling, not random...but as it was, no biggie. I will say one of the TSA guys was a total dick. He acted like people have been jerks to him all day and I actually feel bad for him. I smiled and said "Well I get to see what all the fuss is about" and he lightened up. These machines have been around for years, all the fancy hype is a bunch of bs if you ask me. Also, where I was supposed to be sitting was a dude pushing 450lbs, it was a full flight and the poor girl next to him was about to suffocate. Either buy two seats or a treadmill fatty.
Pinks - actually ate here twice, some of my favorite Vegas food now. Totally needs to be on everyones cheap eats list. Awesome dogs.
PH buffet - had breakfast here, biscuits were hard, everything else was good. Nice buffet for the $$
PH room service breakfast - was a life saver, it could have been the CC buffet leftovers at the point, it would have tasted like heaven.
Sportsbooks - I actually managed to check out 7 different sports books Paris(I think, memory is fuzzy on if there was one here) but definately Ballys- uncomfortabe seats; Caesars - too huge, bad seating, too much room dedicated to ponies, Bellagio - was just too full to sit down, looked nice though. Monte Carlo - would rather watch a game at the pub, Mandalay Bay - ended up watching the afternoon games here, like it a lot. No drink service to be found though, and lastly Planet Hollywood - my favorite of them all. True, the TVs werent as big, but the chairs were great. Why others books choose hard 8th grade english class desks I dont get. They also had great drink specials. I watched the Cowboys hit my parlay to cover the 4.5pt spread and get the 51pt over, so good times.
Dave Matthewes concert - Didnt make it to the show, long story...not forum appropriate.
Slottarded - no longer, I found that I can play the $1 WOF machines just fine, and actually ended up on them over the trip. I figured since this was my first HET comp in Vegas I'd show them a little slot love. Anywho, it doesnt compare to dice, but sure is a fast way to build up credits.
Thats pretty much it, I'm going to hang around to answer any questions anyone has about the trip, but then I'll be taking a decent hiatus from TA.