We planned to pick up my Dad at 8am and then head to Vegas... of course we were a bit behind and picked up dad around 8:30am. We headed out around 9am and began our drive. I had rented a car for the weekend for this trip so we were enjoying the AC as it was getting very hot. We have a quick stop at a rest stop to stretch our legs then again when we hit the town of Baker as we were hungry and grabbed some breakfast.
We hit Primm Nevada about 1pm and decided to stop at Buffalo Bills and gamble a bit. Dad won money, Harry and I lost money but it was a lot of fun. We left around 2pm and headed to Vegas. We got there about 40 minutes later and I missed an exit that I had planned to take, as I wanted to show dad the new strip since he had not been there in over 8 years.. a lot has changed. Instead I wound up on the back end of the strip and buildings so when we finally found a street to cut across we had missed most of the strip so we went south on the strip to show dad all the new casinos then turned around and headed back north on the strip to the Hilton which is on the northern end of the strip just off to the side.
Got to the hotel and checked in, checked out our rooms then went back down to grab some lunch. We planned to go to Quarks but there was a huge line and we were hungry so we opted for a cafe in the Hilton. After lunch we went to the Space Quest Casino section. This is the slot machines area right outside Star Trek The Experience and we played a few slots.. again Dad winning, Harry winning and I was losing. After that we decided to rest for a few hours. Dad watched Ironman while Harry and I relaxed. A few hours passed and we went down to grab some dinner and we gambled a little bit but it was close to 11pm and we were tired and called it a night.