Stayed at the Homewood Suites at the airport again this year. Works out great only 4 mins to the airport-parking garage. Supposed to leave for the airport at 9:30 at 9 am my vertigo is in full swing and I am in tears trying to figure out if and how to cancel everything that late. Triple medicated myself and went anywaysâ€¦worked out okay for the most part. Long line at MHT (Manchester, NH), very unusualâ€¦long security line too but all went well and we took off on time 11:35 am EST. Only 97 people on the plane so scored an empty between us. Instead of the 5 hours 40 mins we landed 20 mins earlyâ€¦yeah!!! Straight to baggage claim no wait at the taxisâ€¦no traffic because cab wasnâ€™t bad $15 + tip to Paris and $10+ going back on Sat. Check in at Paris no line at Platinum, originally booked a red room premier comped... tried a $100 sandwich asking if she had any suites available (talking 5 nights here)â€¦she said she wasnâ€™t allowed to accept up front and went out back to see what she could upgrade me for and to. She came back and said we could have a petite suiteâ€¦I saidâ€¦is that a Lemans? She said yes. On the 4th floor room 475P. I asked her how much and she said no charge. If you had read my earlier post you would know I gave her a $50 instead of the $100â€¦.tiredâ€¦drugged upâ€¦thinking bottom floor probably a dump. Walked into room and LOVED it. I then felt guilty for showing her a $100 and giving her a $50. The next day I went to check in to find herâ€¦told her how much I loved the room and was so tired and not thinking the day beforeâ€¦that I felt guilty for what I tipped her and please take thisâ€¦putting a $50 in her handâ€¦she didnâ€™t even see what I put in her handâ€¦.but she gushed all over the place saying I didnâ€™t need to give her more and ran around her desk and came out and hugged me. Room is somewhere between 800-1000 sq ft. large walk in shower, huge whirlpool tub (takes forever to get the water level high enough) fridge in the wet bar. Very comfortable room. From what I had read before leaving the upgrade charge for these rooms is $85 nightâ€¦I would gladly pay that if I were starting out with a comped room to begin with. View stinks but we donâ€™t careâ€¦we like roomy and comfy. Terry Fator was good Tuesday night----although we wish we had gone with Bette instead just because Obama was there that night. First row was way too loud and vibrating for my vertigoâ€¦couldnâ€™t wait for it to endâ€¦just because of the way I was feeling. Got to go to the VIP line for the meet and great after the showâ€¦he signed our pixâ€¦I told him how much we enjoyed him on Americas Got Talent and how we voted for him every time. Hubby just stood there like a lump. Thursday night we did Madame Tussauds used the 2 for 1 from destination coupons. Worth the $25 for 2 but wouldnâ€™t have wanted to pay the $50. Those coupons are only good after 7 pm. Paid $20 for the 5x7, key chain and fridge magnet pix with Obama. Friday Ultimate Manilowâ€¦we always time our trip to see him. Every year he gets more and more hoarse so if this is a show you want to see I would say you better hurry. Wonder if he will make the rest of his contractâ€¦throat problems this year and last when we went. The revamped show is pretty much some of his standards along with â€œHere at the Mayflowerâ€ songs. If you are thinking of going you might want to listen to some of the songs off of that CD first. YES, we are major Fanilows no matter how hoarse he is getting. 5th row center on the aisleâ€¦great seats. Gambling Stunk at all HET properties. Only good hits I got were 2 at MGM, 1 at Mirage and 1 at Bellagioâ€¦.maybe I shouldnâ€™t play where I stay LOL. Best hit was a $1 triple strike at MGM for $1080. Hubby couldnâ€™t hit the broadside of a barnâ€¦but played 3card poker for realâ€¦for the first time and enjoyed it. Food Planet Hollywood dinner Monday great Tues Mirage buffet lunch great Weds Tropical Breeze? CafÃ© at Flamingo.. B+ giant portions Thursday Paris lunch buffet â€¦first time for thatâ€¦pretty good Fri Planet Hollywood lunch buffet not as good as Monday Sat Paris buffetâ€¦very good breakfast JJs , McDonalds,Osheas snacks and light fare. Very goodâ€¦.JJs Boulangere sp? Tended to have some idiots working but food was okay except when they ran out of diet Pepsi. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ We usually go to Vegas in early Aprilâ€¦last week of May was too hot. My illness and weight gain killed me with the heat. Even hubby who runs everyday had a broken back by the time we left. 3 day monorail pass helpedâ€¦. doesnâ€™t really cut out that much walking but kept us out of the heat. Well worth the $56 for 2 for 3 days. Especially since we always hit the Hilton twice, MGM whenever we want and hike over from the Hilton to Slots a Fun. Hit the Marguerittaville t-shirt sale buy 3 get 1 free. 2 Manilow t-shirts half price and of course souvenirs for the grands. I am writing this on Weds and I still have broken knees and back from all the walking LOL. Sat flight left on time supposed to be 5 hours home got in 20 mins early. Almost full plane but still got an empty between us. NO I did not do anything to discourage anyone from sitting thereâ€¦just got lucky. EVERYONE at the hotels and casinos were extremely grateful for any and all tips and very nice. Only snobby idiots were the time share peopleâ€¦the ones on the sidewalk yelling at me that tourism in Vegas is down 32% and WE should make up for the slackâ€¦wanted to slap him with the tone he was using!! Vertigo did flare up during shows, walking in the heat and sometimes at the slotsâ€¦just medicated and sat for a while and it died down. 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