THis is my first ever trip report, so be kind :-)
About us: My friend, SW (54) and I (43) are teachers and this was our third annual girls Vegas trip together. I have been to LV about 8 or 9 additional times. Having always stayed on the strip, we decided to give downtown a try. We booked a air/hotel package thru Southwest vacations, staying at the Golden Nugget. We found out considentally that two other teachers that we work with would also be in Vegas at the same time. They are about 20 years younger, however, and would be staying on the strip.
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