Well, it's a week later but here is the latest trip report. We started out last Sunday, we had the Luxor "Nefertiti Package" booked for 2 nights. We ended up in the pyramid on the 22nd floor. Seeing the atrium for the first time is cool, but the novelty quickly wears off. To all those who told me to stay away from the Luxor, you were so right. This place is a dump. The rooms seem nice at first but the beds are so uncomfortable that I almost slept on the floor on the second night. The dealers aren't friendly and the staff is just kind of nonchalant about everything. There is nothing special about this hotel at all (oh, one thing, I really liked their spa) Oh, by the way, we inadvertanly decided that we weren't going to any shows and that we were just going to gamble. So we did.....alot. After our 2 nights we decided that we weren't ready to come home. I brought along some offers that I had received and we decided to stay at the Main Street Station downtown. I really love this place. It has a certain charm that I really enjoy. I was pleasantly surprised at thr room (see...I'm not a Vegas snob!). It was clean and very nice. The bathroom was pretty standard and not like any you will find on the strip, but clean and functional nonetheless. It was at this time that we decided to drive out to a few of the locals places and newer casinos. We went to Green Valley Ranch first. This place is fun. It is well decorated and has kind of a counrty club vibe to it. We went in to the Original Pancake house and waited for about 20 minutes at our table before it was clear that no one was available to take our order(there were only 3 other guests in the whole place) so we left. Over the next 2 days we visited Sams Town, Fiesta, Texas Station, Boulder Station, and the Cannery. I really liked the Cannery. It is small but the slots are designed in a way so the walkways seem more spacious. It is, to me, kind of like a mini MGM, with an art deco vibe and instead of movies it has a kind of 40's advertisments theme. After we had lost an obscene amount of cash, and after 2 days at Main Street (oh, we also hit downtown one night)we decided it was time to go home. On our way back to Los Angeles we stopped at the State Line at Primm. After playing Pai Gow for about 4 hours (and only losing 10 bucks)I didn't feel like driving and I used some points to get a room at the Primm Valley Hotel. The room was basic, nothing great. Anything is great to me if it's free, so I was happy. All in all, it was a good time. I hate coming home and realizing that I could have gone to Europe or on a great cruise with the money I lost. I also decided that since I go so often to Vegas that I can't stay nore than 3 nights. It is overkill for me and I end up despising it. On a happy note, I will be back, staying at the Mirage on July 18th-20th. P.S. The mimosas that they serve while you are playing are really good for some reason (pretty much everywhere) and it was good to get off of beer for a while.