I got in around 9am. Checked in at registration and got my favorite room around noon. There's really nothing special about this room...it's actually a bit smaller than their average Standard suite...it's the two full walls of floor to ceiling windows that makes it work for me! Room service filled my refrigerator with carrot cake and milk, weather was great, pool below was full of scenery and the gaming was fare...$2,000.bankroll for cabs and gaming, played all I wanted/when I wanted/brought $820.home. Cab rides for me still average aprox. twelve bucks (including $3.tip) each way give or take a buck or two, I used Harrah's shuttle a couple times to go to the Strip, but cabed back (that shuttle can be a real zoo) RIO to Ceasars is pretty slick...just over the Flamingo hump, it hangs a left just before the Strip into Caesars new Tower...it's the Harrah's destination that takes you on a tour through all the backside bowels of the casinos until you finally end up at their backdoor/front door... ...it's such a tacky/tourist property! The RIO stayed busy after the holiday crowd left with a Hawaiian themed Slot Tournament. Still no Show in the Ronn Lucus/Scintas Showroom, the Sportsbook is tatally up and running, the Poker Room has been glassed in now and seems to work real well, and 'Bikinis' is being turned into a BOWLING ALLEY...no date when construction will be finished, but the old 'Rosemary's' restaurant is still vacant...if they hurry, Harrah's could put BINGO up there too and have one big event opening! ......poor RIO, the rooms are still some of the best, but bit by bit, Harrah's continues to cheapen the rest. SUPER WHEEL OF FORTUNE is rumored to be coming soon to their KENO area....... I took in one of Bob Dancer's little seminars at the Silverton one day... Quite entertaining, but just reinforced the fact I SHOULD NOT be playing video poker! lol (aww, what the hell does Bob know...damn propeller head) it WAS fun! The session was begining/advanced 9/6 JOB. I mentioned to Bob before 'class' started there weren't any 9/6 quarter games at the Silverton...8/5. For his classes (different games through the rest of the year), the casino has placed 8 machines on the floor (together) which reflect the games and pay scheduals that Bob prefrers for that day's class. I don't know if they stay up until the following weeks 'new game' or if they shut them down at the end of the day...I didn't stay and play afterwords. McCarran was a breeze both coming and going, several new fast food joints now open on the 'C' Gate' side. Pretty uneventful trip, SOS but lots of fun! JUBILEE, LOVE, CLINT HOLMES, LEGENDS IN CONCERT filled out the trip. I put some 'repeat' Show thoughts over in Entertainment, next trip December 3d thru 7th.