Rather than go strictly chronological, I'll divide it up into categories. THE FLIGHTS Flew WestJet non-stop out of Montreal, upgrading to Plus seats as soon as check-in was available. It usually about $300 extra for Plus seats, but only $120 at check-in. It's like economy comfort seats on other flights, except that the middle seat is blocked off. That's a major upgrade for us and I think we'll be flying WestJet to Vegas from now on. Also love that the elevators for indoor parking at YUL take you pretty much right to U.S. departures. It's $8 more a day than regular parking, but being able to leave your coat and boots in the car in the dead of winter is worth it! THE RENTAL CAR No problems with Alamo, got service right away and booking through Costco meant a free additional driver. The Dollar/Thrifty booth had the longest line-up again. For the really discount places, E-Z was easily the shortest, which also seems common. We ended up with a 2016 Sonata, which was only disappointing because we drive a 2015 Sonata Hybrid. For the four days we used $2.81 in gas. THE HOTEL We had a Forum Tower Royal Suite booked, and were kind of expecting to get downgraded the way Harrah's AC did when we stayed there this summer. (Long story short: Harrah's AC sucked so bad we cut our vacation a day short) We're both Platinum members but didn't really believe our play warranted a 1000 sq. ft. suite. But I read some reviews that the room was dated so maybe it wasn't going to be that great anyway. After finding the Platinum check-in line (I didn't know Caesars had one!) we did indeed get our suite, and glad we didn't get talked out of it from the reviews. It was huge, comfortable and looked like it belonged in the 21st century. Wife loved the double-head shower and I loved the whirlpool tub. Our only complaint was that housekeeping did a half-assed job (an empty lotion bottle was on the floor when we checked in, and was still there when we checked out three days later.) THE FOOD Siegel's 1941: It may be the same food from when it was the Flame, but it's lost all its ambiance. Totally fine for a comped joint, but it's really just a more expensive Café Cortez. Serendipity-3: Almost everything is served huge portions. It appears only my dish wasn't: The fried eggs benedict. (But it was still very filling and delicious, so I'm not complaining). The frozen hot chocolate is as devine as advertised. THE BUFFETS Bacchanal: Excellent for dinner, horribly overpriced for breakfast ($50 ... plus another $5 for champagne or mimosas!). We've enjoyed breakfast there before, but this Sunday it was lacking. Pancakes were dry, the lobster benedict was truly awful, sausage gravy was oily, and they didn't serve pad thai which was my wife's favorite dish last time we were there for breakfast. Will not be returning there for mornings. Le Village: Free if you earn 50 Tier credits at a Caesars property. I've always found Paris' buffet to vary widely from very good to mediocre, and unfortunately it was on the lower end this time. The bacon was extra fatty and all the potatoes (hash brown, lyonaisse, fingerlings) all tasted the same. On the other hand, their crepe station is always top-notch and was no exception this time. Cravings: 2-for-1 from MyVegas. I read somebody's review where they said this was home to the best desserts of any Vegas buffet. That person is delusional or not well-travelled, although the mini salted caramel cupcake might have been the best thing either of ate all weekend. The salad bar was the saddest I've seen at a buffet since the Sahara closed. The Mexican station was really good (at least to our Canadian palates), and my wife loved the self-serve Freestyle Coke machines after she found Cherry Fanta. THE GAMBLING Spent my budget, but had some good hits along the way and renewed my Platinum status for another year: Four deuces with a seven-times multiplier on Ultimate X at El Cortez, a natural royal flush on 50-draw poker at Planet Hollywood, and another one that same day on Big Split poker at Caesars (my favourite V/P game, but can almost never find it.) I also hit a 32-buffalo win on Buffalo Stampede at max bet that paid around $400.