98% of the time, I can't use the mail/email offers I get...this time I could. 4 days/3 nights on CAESARS. Fri,Sat,Sun,Mon...two leftover vacation days from last year (I took Fri and Mon OFF), stick a weekend in the middle, and I was there. I haven't stayed at CAESARS in over 10 years...I didn't even know where the registration was (I'm only in there for Shows) I touched base w/ registration at 8am to let 'em know I was in, the gal said I was blocked in for a Palace Tower room and to check back after lunch. ...get back later to find new folks behind the desk, no knowlage of a Palace Tower room and not willing to do anything about the discrepancy. I wasn't in the mood to mess with the IDIOTS...got a Forum Tower jacuzzi room, goofy room lay out (too many face lifts), 2 lamps that didn't work, and NO VIEW... ...well, almost no view. From my window on the 17th floor, I looked out onto a phony balcaony covered in dust and old scraps of plywood. From there, you could see the back parking lot used by many of the 'PURE' patrons, and beond that...the only thing in view...framed between the two dusty walls of stucco were the Masquerade and Ipamima Towers of the RIO!...lol. At night, I could hear them saying, "ya see, ya get what ya pay for!"... (freecompmyass) lol, what a joke of a room. I just slept there and commuted to my office at the RIO each morning. F'em. Weather was beautiful for Easter weekend...a bit busier, but not bad. The bogus Grand Prix car race downtown seemed to stay downtown, no noticeable crowds on the Strip...all in all, it was pretty quiet. I did The PRODUCERS, SPAMALOT (again...balcony this time) and WYNN's COUNTRY CLUB after the Show (best 12oz. New York steak I've ever had), MAMMA MIA again (all the regular cast and a full showroom for Easter) SUCH A GREAT SHOW (no matter how many times I've seen it!) and X BURLESQUE. *thoughts in Shows/Entertainment. RIO UPDATES: Platimum Registration at the RIO is CLOSED. It's been consolidated in with the Diamond Registration with other Harrah's properties to follow. BAMBALEO's Mexican Restaurant...CLOSED. Rumor is a TONY ROMAS RIB place will go in there... TILTED KILT TO CLOSE soon...McFADDINS IRISH PUB to replace it. 'PRINCE' extended thru April...? A Cancun club opperator, CONGO BONGO, will take over soon after a temporary closure of the night club. ..........oh, and new carpet throughout the RIO. GOOD TRIP. I took a 3k bankroll down...played all I wanted/when I wanted and brought $2,400. home. NEXT TRIP June 24-28.