Well I made it! We flew out on standby to try and avoid the snowstorm- and made it! I've gotten so much use/information from this board- I wanted to write a brief report from a penny slot player's view- hehe. In case there is anyone else out there like me. Stayed at Harrah's the entire time. Wonderful location! Nice clean room- can't beat the price ($63ish dollars/night with taxes) We got hosed on the taxi ride from the airport- $21- 'tunneled'. On the way back to the airport from Harrah's was only $10. We do not rent a car- so they had a free shuttle to the "Rio" and went there one afternoon- ate at the Carnival Buffet- it was pretty good- a step or two above the 'normal' buffet food- I actually found a dessert I had never had before- Bananas Foster (I believe it was called) MMMMM Another day - we walked to the Barbary Coast and got on their free shuttle to the Orleans- WOW- very nice large roomy casino- I (who only play slots- pennies) won $120.00 off the Big Ben penny machine- hehe. We purchased all day $5.00 bus passes (THE DEUCE) one day and used it to go downtown- plus was interesting to see the most northern section of the strip which we hadn't seen last trip. My husband and I played REEL Power machines at Excalibur where my husband won $400 ! playing the Pompei penny machine (only betting 25 cents a time) Bought my son a really cool NBA All Star hat at ESPN Zone at NYNY. Walked back up the strip stopping here and there. Played slots at Alladin for a while- and I was tired of hanging onto the hat sack- told myself not to forget it- but laid it down between two machines- and sure enough- as we were starting down the passageway- it dawned on me- and ran back- but of course it was gone ......so the $25 hat- turned into a $50 hat once I had to go back and buy another one. All in all great time- Oh and we LOVED Ming's Table (Chinese restaurant) in Harrah's- ate there twice. All in all- slept very little- have a big ole blister on my foot- but had a WONDERFUL time !