Hi everybody. Thanks to all of you for all the info about Vegas and things to see and do. If we would have listened to your tips, we probably would have had a better time. It was a nice trip but it could have been much better. We arrived at McCarran Airport after a very smooth flight. As stated in other reports it was about a 15 minute wait for our luggage to arrive. We had prearranged transportation with USA Grey line. We boarded our bus and were off to the Mirage. We arrived at the Mirage at 11:30 am. Check in was 3:00 pm but we attempted to check in early. The desk person checked us in no problem and gave us the room we requested. A king size bed, non smoking with a pool view. Didnâ€™t even try the hidden $20.00 trick. The room was clean and had a nice view of the pool and part of the strip. We changed into our bathing suits and headed down to the pool to meet some friends that arrived a few days before us. When we got to the pool we noticed there were a lot of small children. We met our friends and in no time a server was there to take our drink order. The Mrs. ordered some strange concoction of a Strawberry Daiquiri and Pena Colada. I ordered a Vodka Tonic. We got our drinks and they were huge! Hers was $15.00 and mine was $12.50. Well worth the price. Sipped our drinks, enjoyed the 104 degree temps and noticed more kids running around the pool. Most of them unsupervised. After a few hours we decided to get changed, head to the casino and then get something to eat. The Mrs. and I donated about $100.00 a piece to the Mirage via the slot machines and then headed to Cravings, the buffet in the Mirage. Our friends met us there. Not sure how much it was for the dinner buffet, maybe around $22.00 per person. We were seated promptly and our drink orders were taken. We tried a little of everything and loved almost all of it. I hate to say it, but as far as meals go, Cravings was the highlight of our trip. We were only in Vegas for three days so we didnâ€™t have much time to try many different places. We tried the Carnegie Deli for lunch the next day. The sandwiches are huge but lacking flavor. We both had the brisket sandwich, big but bland. Our friends had the corned beef; it was very fatty and loaded with grizzle. We did try the New York cheese cake and thought that was great. Service was good. We proceeded to loose like crazy in the casino, which we expected. How else could they pay for these huge buildings at the rates they charge for a room? We walked the strip and being from the suburbs from Chicago I guess we are not used to all the traffic, pedestrian or auto. The sidewalks are jammed the traffic is bumper to bumper. Again parents with strollers, to make things worse. We tried a few more casinos. Drop a few hundred more into the slots. We decided to go for a nice meal so we tried Delmonico in the Venetian. The service was very good. The steaks were good but we felt over priced. I had a rib eye, may have been about 12 oz for $48. I order a side of asparagus which I later found out was $8. Our friends ordered a salad with their meal which was $14, mashed potatoes, $8. For four of us with no drinks or dessert our bill was $300.00. We then decided to take in a show. We headed to the Rio to go see Penn and Teller. The show was ok would not spend my money to see them again. We spent most of our time at the Mirage in the pool, which always had kids in it. We have kids, and now grandchildren, and would never have brought them to what we thought was an adult play ground. Isnâ€™t that what Disney is for? People, leave the kids at home. It will be more fun for you, for them and for us! Will we give Vegas another try? I think so, but it will be in May or September, when most of the kids are in school.