Not too much drunken buffoonery, but did alot of the things that are always on the list and never actually get done. My wife and I are 41. Not clubbers or high rollers. But we do like to have fun. We arrived late morning on a Wednesday for a professional conference that would take up most of the day on Thursday and half day Friday. I had arranged for a limo to pick my wife and I up. A1Worldwide. Not good. Driver couldn't find us, we couldn't find him. When we found him he was a scruffy looking dude. Limo was okay, but no rose for the wife and no booze for me. Driver rolled divider down and apparently wanted to keep it down for the duration. We prefer some privacy. Anyways, I should have used one of the suggestions from this board. We arrived at the Wynn, decent convention rate of $209. Wow! Very cool. Lobby was great, good feel right away. Bill Romanowski was checking in at the same time, so it seems like there would be some good celebrity spotting opportunities. Room was super as well. We had a more or less Strip facing room. It really looked out at the Fashion Show Mall, but ea also had good views of the Venetian, TI, and down the Strip. We could see the Mirage volcano eruptions at night. Flat screen televisions were cool, even in the water closet. Remote control curtains were also fun, I prefer the open and my wife wanted to close them, so we had ongoing fun that way. Went to TI to pick up tickets for the evening 'O' showing. Had margaritas and appetizers at Kahunaville. Probably should have gone to Islas if we were going to drink tequila, but everything was good. The 'flair' bartenders were not as exciting as advertised, but still entertaining. From there we took the tram to the Mirage. This is still the classic and the standard by which all other resorts should be judged. We played a little $5 blackjack and made sure to finish up. Modest win, but at a $5 table $40 and $20 bucks up are good starts to the trip. From there we went to the Venetian to ride the Gondolas. Hokey, but fun! Had the whole boat to ourselves and a pleasant female gondolier with a good voice. My wife spent some time studying in Italy so she sang along. Definitely glad we did it. Then went to the Imperial Palace for the free picture with Elvis. My wife was definitely opposed to the idea, but I begged and pleaded so she relented. We picked up the picture at the back of the casino. I thought they were going to make us sign up for a players card, but they didn't. I would not mind playing, but my wife prefers an atmosphere not so clogged with the smoke of retirees. I did play my LVA matchplays at the the blackjack table and won both times. So up another $20. The celebrity dealers looked interesting to me, but not interesting enough to keep us there. By that time it was almost 4:00! We had to race! Okay we didn't actually run, but we definitely wanted to get there in time for Big Elvis. Watched an hour's worth of his show which is always enjoyable. I think we played a little more blackjack here, but must have stayed about even because I don't have any strong memories of it. Headed back to the Wynn to get changed for dinner. We are kind of cheap so we walked almost everywhere. Were almost lured in by Carnaval Court, but couldn't find an outdoor blackjack table which I thought people discussed in the MM2 or S&M threads. We did take a cab to the Stratosphere . I cannot recommend the Top of the World highly enough. It was great. Steaks were excellent. Lobster superb. They could add a ribeye to the menu, but the filet was perfect. The views were incredible. It turns, so after an hour and a half dinner you have seen it all and then some. Decent wine list. I have not been to Delmonico's, but as a rule I am finding that I would rather be at a gourmet room with a gimmick, like Top of the World or VooDoo, than Olives or Fleur de Lis. Anyways, it was great. Cabbed it back to the Bellagio for 'O'. This show has been reviewed by more capable reviewers than me, so I'll just say that I'm glad I went and I was very impressed with the stunts. I would probably prefer a more linear story, but I was very glad to have seen my first Cirque show. My wife liked it more than I did, which probably means that it was better than I gave it credit for. After the show tried to have cocktails at Fontana's, but it was closed for a private party so had cocktails at the Baccarat bar instead. Lots of fun, good people watching in a very pleasant atmosphere. That's it for day 1, I'll post more in a while.