I will try to provide a detailed trip report later this week when things settle down at work. This trip was for some R & R with the wife. We ate well, gambled some, did some shopping and hit the spa. This trip we did not see any shows. Here are some observations: 1. We enjoyed staying at the Four Seasons. The rooms are a little dated but the hotel is in the process of remodeling. Very quiet. 2. Love the restaurants at Mandalay Bay. Ate at Fleur, Lupo, R & M and Border Grill. The food was fabulous at each place. The duo of crabs at R & M were particularly good. 3. Enjoyed our visit to the Tropicana. Wife wanted to do $5 blackjack. Tables were fun and dealers were pleasant. 4. Spa at Mandalay. Probably the best 50 minute massage I ever had. The masseuse hit all the problem areas. 5. Mid level hotels. This is going to be a big time rant. The Luxor, Excalibur, PH and all the other Caesars hotels outside of Caesars have created a toxic environment for guests. The aggressiveness of the sales people and time share hawkers have gotten out of control. It seems like they have multiplied in numbers since our last visit and they were very in your face. In particular, the problem was particularly acute in PH. In less than an hour, my wife were attacked by salespeople and hawkers at least 20 times just walking around the casino. This use to be a nice property but the place is very rundown. My question is this a really good business model? I will never stay in a hotel, MGM or Caesars, where they have this constant bombardment. It use to be muted but I guess to meet their financial obligations, they have agreed to a more aggressive approach. 6. Rain. You build a a billion dollar hotel but don't have proper drainage when it rains. Go figure. 7. Terminal 3. It made departures so much easier. Much needed improvement. 8. Mlife. Actually, the people at the desk were very nice and helpful, and I thought I was over-comped based on my play.