Drove from Erie, PA to Pittsburgh for a direct flight on Southwest on June 23rd. We stayed for 3 nights at Harrah's./ No wait to check in. We had planned on eating at Harrah's Café. There was construction at the site. The results will be pretty cool. (pictures were posted outside of the construction area) Construction was also a problem at the pool area. Harrah's pool is nothing special, but they had extra lounge chairs around a small sprinkler pool. This entire area around the sprinkler pool was closed for repairs. Why do this in the summer? Shows We saw Gordie Brown at the Golden Nugget. He is very talented. He went for 2 hours. We enjoyed "Mama Mia" at the Tropicana on Wednesday night. The cast was enthusiastic.. My wife and I had seen the play abou10 years ago in Toronto. The show was not even close to a sellout. The Tropicana is a very clean casino. Meals Most expensive= Buffet at Planet Hollywood. I thought it was better about five years ago. Tastiest - Rueben at Carnegie' in the Mirage My wife and I split it. Great value. Gambling - Came back with half of the $ that I took for gambling. Played slots- mostly pennies. Drink service - great at Harrah's except for Monday night. Best at Wynn and Margaritaville Lousy at Palazzo Closing thoughts I should play blackjack next time. I wish that the price for Buffalo and Erie flights were less expensive. Air Conditioning -Bring long sleeves on the trip.