My wife and I made what's becoming our yearly Memorial Day week trip to Las Vegas. We have been flying Allegiant out of Appleton WI, it's a short 20 minute drive, which is a big plus to us. This year they changed their flight times to mid day departure out and early (6 ish) coming back. Also we've been missing the Sterling Brunch at Bally's so we decided to fly out of Milwaukee WI on Southwest , including a car from Alamo for the week it was $1040. My wife is diamond with CET so she can get 5 nights free, Paris is our usual choice. We booked late so it's a blue (old) room this time, but its a P room so we have a view of Belligio and down the south strip. A little bigger than the average room, 40" flat screen refrigerator and coffee maker. Diamonds get the resort fee waived. After settling into the room we had a late lunch at Le Cafe, as always good and quick. Then off for some play, slots for the wife, video poker for me, we both lose. We have tickets for Andrew Dice Clay at Tropicana so head down there, busy weekend and the roads are packed 30 minutes Paris to Tropicana. Pick up our tickets at will call and the clerk mentions the show won't start at 10:00 since the show before it doesn't end until 10:00. The show starts at 11:00. The show was average, two warm up comidians then the Dice Man. In the 80's he was outrageous, now it's pretty standard stuff. After the show we headed back to Paris and called it a night. Day 2 starts early, 9:30 reservations at Bally's Sterling Brunch. Called for reservations Saturday and this was the best we could get, they were sold out but since my wife is diamond they squeezed us in. Its very busy but doesn't feel crowded and the food and staff [email protected] excellent. My favorite is the jumbo gulf shrimp and the lobster. If you haven't tried it I'd recommend it, it's well worth the price ($85). After dinner was reserved for the Indy 500 and the Coke a cola (?) 600 and my wife went off for some slot time. At 8:00 we had tickets for One at Mandalay Bay, I'm not a Michael Jackson fan but the show was great, really amazing what the performers are able to do. Back to Paris and I called it a night, the Mrs hit the slots for a while. More tomorrow.