I chose to stay at Bill's Gamblin Hall & Saloon Hotel for the first time. I wanted to have the experience of staying at the Victorian style hotel room. I loved the room located on the fourth floor #407. I thought it was very pretty and bright with lots of lamps and lights in the room. It had a great view of the Flamingo Hotel. The bed was soooo comfortable with feather pillows. The bathroom was cutsy and tiny for solo senior me. The air-conditioner blasted very cold air when it was turned on. I had to try to keep it at a cool level to keep from getting too cold for me. The weather was perfect in Vegas. It was sunny and cool every day. My new senior male friend who lives in Vegas brought me a cute basket filled with goodies for my hotel room for me to snack on. It had bananas, apples, muffins, orange juice and a large coke. It was what I wanted as snacks. He also bought me a Senior 5 day bus pass to use on the Strip. He had paid $10. for it at Albertsons. I had asked him to buy it for me because he was only planning to see me for dinner time only every day since he is a workaholic. He loves to work and has his own business. Work was more important than spending time with me I am guessing.lol. I don't really know him that well to ask him such personal questions since we just met on a cruise ship a few weeks ago. I had fun walking around early in the morning around the Strip. I then went to go eat breakfast at the South Outlet Mall. I like to go eat Mexican breakfast at their food court for $8.00. It was a great breakfast. I bought me some donuts to take back to my hotel room for a snack. I shopped around and bought some cups at CorningWare store. I love that store. I bought some other cheapy things too. I enjoyed talking with the bums who have their favorite spots to sit at on the Bridges. I notice that lots of people give them their left-over foods and also buy them Subway sandwiches which is really nice of the tourists. Their was a bum who would share his food with the other bums. I did talk with a bum who had a sign that he needed money to buy BEER. I asked him about the places for them to go eat free food. He said the locations were too far for them to get there. They preferred the free food from the tourists. He also said they all had to get enough money to pay for a motel room for night time. I saw three cops talking with a bum who had a small dog with him in a cart. They told him to leave since his dog didn't have the doggie shots. Later on.... I saw a bum with two large pit bull dogs sitting in front of the Flamingo Hotel. One dog was sleeping and the other dog looked at me with a stare that scared me so I walked away because the dogs were not on a leash. Dogs are unpredictable.... especially without a leash to keep them away from biting someone. I think he was told to move on because I didn't see him or the dogs from my hotel window later on. On Monday night my new senior friend and I went to Johnny Rockets to eat some burgers for dinner. He went home after dinner because he had a bad cough and was feeling tired. We seniors get tired real easy.lol. "DUH"..... I went back to my hotel to watch t.v. and enjoyed my happy vibe room. On Tuesday evening.... my senior friend took me to a buffet for dinner. He had a coupon so my dinner was free.lol. I just love those coupons.lol. My friend owns a house on the west side of Vegas far away from the Strip. I decided to meet him at the Stratosphere Hotel so he wouldn't have to drive to the heart of the Strip because it seemed to be a hardship for him to drive in slow traffic. He is a crazy senior driver.lol. He drives a super large white long car. I had him drop me off at the Stratosphere so I could take the bus back to my hotel. He had a senior moment where he forgot how to unlock the car door to let me out of the car. He had to shut down the motor in order to unlock the door.lol. He told me he is 72ys.old but I think he must be older and forgets how his car works.lol. He is a real gentleman and a very kind sweet man. I have no idea what his financial situation is but since he is just a friend I don't really care since I do have my own money to spend and buy whatever I want. I just happen to be very frugal at times.lol. I told him I wanted for him to rest on Wednesday and not see me for dinner. He agreed to rest because he was coming down with a cold. I had fun on Wednesday. I met a tourist on the bus and we had fun walking around the hotels shopping and eating. We ate at the RED VELVET CAFE located at the Fashion Mall. I ate a chicken panini sandwich and salad that was super delicious and spicy. I also drank a fantastic cappuchino. It was a great meal. I paid $17.00. I plan to go back next time. On Thursday morning, I felt like eating a bagel with cream cheese and a Cappuchino for breakfast. I went to the Venetian Hotel food court. There was supposed to be a Jewish deli there at their food court. It turned out to be a Tourist trap place because the bagel was not a real bagel and the cream cheese was just a tiny container of one tablespoon to spread on the bagel. I then went to the Italian place and bought me a great cappuchino. Frugal me.... just spent $7.00. I found a newspaper on a table to read. I sat down and read the sales of Black Friday sales. I enjoyed watching the people walking by at the hotel. I then walked back to my hotel to take a senior nap.lol. When I woke up for lunch time my senior friend called me that he was real sick with a cold. I told him to stay home because I didn't want to catch his cold. I told him I plan to go back to Vegas in a few weeks in Dec. and will see him again then. I told him I would call him later. I wasn't really hungry for lunch but I decided to eat at the Victorian restaurant for their Thanksgiving dinner that was pre-set with all the fixings. The ButterNut Squash soup was delicious but the ham dinner was too salty. I didn't complain because I wasn't really hungry and didn't care. It cost $15.99 for the dinner. No big deal. I did return to eat a late night breakfast at the Victorian Restuarant. I met a single gal and we ate together and had lots of fun talking until late at night. Breakfast was $5.99. It had three eggs, bacon, potatoes and toast. It was good. Friday morning, I flew home on Southwest to Burbank airport. We were on the air for 50 minutes which was great since the sky was real blue and no winds. Great flight. I want to add that everyday is Thanksgiving Day for me because I was born in America where we have lots of food. One of the bum's in Vegas wanted to share his Subway sandwich with me. That is how great Americans can be with eachother. I don't think I will ever go hungry as long as there are people in the world who are willing to share their food. I thank God everyday for what I have and everyday is also Christmas for me too because I am able to buy me whatever I need in my life. I am not a high maintenance person and I am happy with what I have in life. I am a very sociable person who loves to meet people and I am never lonely where ever I go in my travels. I will be going on another cruise on Dec. 3rd... and then return to Vegas on Dec. 17th and staying at the Flamingo and seeing my senior friend again. Happy Holidays! LucyR.