Long time lurker now, but decided to finally make a name and start posting. I currently live in Massachusetts, but try to make it out to Vegas at least once a year. Ultra-low roller here, to be honest I find my best moments in Vegas happen with a big frozen 'Fat Tuesdays' margarita outside the Bellagio waiting for the next fountain show to start. So far I've only been three times, but my fourth and upcoming trip will be this August 21-27. I'll be going with my sister and her 2 friends to celebrate her 21st birthday and my 25th. We'll be staying at the Stratosphere , which is the hotel I've stayed at the last 3 times. I know a lot of people have problems with the location, but I truly don't mind the walk (although it got a little worse when the Sahara closed), and also take advantage of the Deuce bus. Can't wait to go, and I really enjoy reading all of your trip reports! It's almost as if I can live through your experiences vicariously!