Over the past three years my husband has been putting in extremely long hours trying to get a home based business off the ground. We have had very limited free time together and we have invested most of his earnings as well as my salary back into the business. His hard work and our savings have greatly paid off. We are making more money than we ever have in the past and we also have more free time. Due to this I will be able to quit my job soon and become part of the home based business. I found out from my sister that my husband is looking for a special gift for me to celebrate our success and to thank me for my support. I told her to tell him to get me a Las Vegas vacation. She laughed and said that was what she had already mentioned to him when he asked her for ideas. It has been three years since I have had a Las Vegas vacation. I love going there. I enjoy playing slot machines and going to shows. Best of all is the people watching. I can spend half of my Las Vegas vacation sitting and watching the people go by, or walking through the casinos and watching people gamble. When I am on a Las Vegas vacation it is like being transported to a fantasy land. Money seems to lose its value and the time of day does not matter. From the time I get off the plane until I get back on I feel like I have left my life behind me. A Las Vegas vacation does not have to cost very much. Air faire and accommodations can be quite reasonable, especially if you go during the week. The brunch and lunch buffets are usually quite reasonably priced, so we eat a large meal in the middle of the day to take advantage of the reduced price, and then have a lighter evening meal. We have also found reasonable afternoon shows or cancelled tickets on evening shows that are sold for a reduced price. Another way to save a great deal of money on food, entertainment and souvenirs is by using a player’s club card while gambling. The casinos give you complimentary points for each dollar you spend gambling. The points can be used for meals, show tickets and at the casino gift shops. One friend of ours had his accommodations pay for during his last Las Vegas vacation from the points that he had accumulated on his card. My husband presented me with tickets for a Las Vegas vacation. He will stay home and take care of the business while I go with a girlfriend. His special gift is going to be an Alaskan hunting trip. We will not be spending time together, but we will both be doing something we enjoy.