Hi everyone. Made it to Vegas for my first visit 7/14-7/17. Flew from Portland, Oregon to LAS on Southwest, simple and quick. I had a vacation package, which I thought was a good deal. Arrived at LAS around 2pm, and waited on my traveling companion, J, to fly in from the Midwest. I had a Presidential limo booked to pick us up at her arrival. Her flight was an hour late, and by the time her baggage arrived, we'd eaten up 40 min off the limo time. I thought that was a bit crappy. But, the driver Wilson was super cool, and got us to the liquor store as well as the hotel without any gripes. Kudos to him. Return trip Presidential driver was Gabor, very nice young man. Won't do the stretch limo again, just too much for me. I think a taxi will be fine the next trip. Bellagio is beautiful. I'm glad we stayed there. Waited 20 min to check in, and was not able to upgrade. Offered $60, but she politely told me to ask the next day. That's ok, I thought the resort room was just fine. Nice beds! My traveling companion does not gamble. When I say I'm not a gambler, I mean that I do enjoy gambling, but I don't spend a lot of money on it. I also enjoy watching people at the tables, but she had no interest at all. So, I didn't get to do any gambling except some bar top BJ. That's ok, gives me more reason to go back. lol Husband was very surprised I came home with 30% of my spending money left. Damn that no gambling! We did a lot of dining. Yellowtail the first night, Julian Serrano (Aria), Olives, Noodles, and in-room breakfasts. They have very good coffee at Bellagio. Their breakfast burrito is delicious, lol. Spent Tues at the Spa, love their facilities. Did not visit the pool at all, was too hot for me. Actually, only went outside to take the tram to Aria; next night took taxi over to MGM Grand, then back to Monte Carlo. The only bad experience happened at MGM -- a bartender derided me when I asked for a Mojito, telling me no one drinks them anymore. Peckerwood went on and on about how only Europeans order those, mint was disgusting, etc. I asked him if he thought anyone would mind if I drank a Margarita - we drank up and left. :Þ Went over to Monte Carlo and I played some .25 bar top BJ, until my friend got bored sitting there. Then back to Bellagio, for their terrible $1 BJ, which didn't even have split or double down. (On my first play, I'd stared with a $50 in the machine. I wasn't paying attention and hit max bet, which was $50. Lucky for me, I got a BJ -- I was so happy! Until I realized those machines only pay 2 to 1. Whatever. Down to $2.50/bet after that. ) Asked for a late check out on Wed, stayed until 5pm for extra charge. Limo picked me up at 5:45, got to LAS early, and then sat around, hung over, thinking I'll never come back here again!!! Spent all day Thursday recuperating. Friday I was awake and excited to tell hubby all the fun I had. Basically, it was a very laid back trip. A simple girl's getaway. I had a great time, although I was hung over Wed from my 5 drinks on Tues. LOL I am not a drinker. Each night I had about 4 drinks, as well as cigarettes, which I do not indulge in at home. I'm a fairly healthy person, but my body was feeling about 65 instead of 45. Funny note to ladies: I was worried about my outfits. Oregon is very casual, so I wanted to step it up a bit. However, I realized that I was almost over dressed. I was worried for nothing,and could have dressed down. I saw plenty of bare midriffs leading people around. I would go back to Bellagio in a second. Every single person working there was polite and seemed genuinely happy with their jobs. No surly people at all. A week later, and I'm thinking of going again next year. I think for me, picking one resort and staying there is the way to go. I'm not interested in lots of taxi rides, walking, or sight-seeing. Next time, I'll make sure to travel with hubby, who enjoys gambling.