This will not be a full trip report as we generally play a lot of slots (generally the same handful we love), have a few relatively low-key meals and try to keep the degeneracy to a dull roar, which makes for a rather boring report in the past, but a few items of note as they have (or haven't) come up on the board recently. 1. Driving out of LA on Friday afternoon of a holiday weekend was a poor decision. 6 hours total. Drive home on Monday, not too bad despite the holiday, but we left around 9:30 am. 2. We were at the Flamingo, room 23050 facing south, overlooking Bill's, we had no problem with noise (construction or otherwise) and our favorite view of the Bellagio fountains. 3. Our goal was to see how well the new Tier Bonus scheme was working, so we played two full days with the intention to book at least 1,000 Tier points each day. No problems what so ever and all bonus points were credited the next day. Pretty sweet as far as I can tell, spent just about $2,000 gambling and came away with 4,800 Tier points. 4. We had $100 food credit, but it was only good at VooDoo at Rio, Bally's Steakhouse or Sterling Brunch or at CUT at Flamingo. Didn't want to drive to Rio, been to Bally's Steakhouse before (it was very good), not too interested in the Sterling Brunch, so went to CUT. We sat in the area near the bar in the huge, black booths. It was nice and we decided to spend our $100 credit on the Seafood Tower, instead of steaks. It's $50 for the small or $90 for the large. We went with the large. The only disappointment was the obvious lack of any "tower." Everything came out chilled on top of large bowels of shaved ice, so I would have preferred a different presentation, but it all tasted so good. 6 oysters, 6 shrimp the size of my hand each, 2 massive split king crab legs and a lobster tail. A great meal, a little indulgent, but still less than we might have spent on two entrees, etc. Only had to pay for tax and tip. 5. Common areas were pretty clean and drink service was good while we were there, especially at Quad. For some reason, they have pretty consistently decent service. Also the new entrance to Quad is pretty and the new restrooms in the casino are beautiful. The layout now, with all the tables pushed up seems a little awkward to me, but it's hard to tell with all the construction still going on. Anyway, can't wait for our May trip already! Hope this is informative for someone. Thanks.