I guess right off I should say it was one hell of a birthday trip. Four females, two moms & two adult daughters who get along like old friends. I surprised them by booking a stretch limo to pick us up at the airport and take us to the Bellagio. I am far from "rich" but this trip was a milestone birthday and I wanted it to be special. Checked in and our rooms were not ready and they didn't have the connecting rooms I had requested over & over for months. They calmed me down by upgrading us to two suites on the 36th floor dead center of the lake view. Whoopee!! is a fair statement. The rooms were gorgeous. Unpacked had a libation and headed out just to walk around and find lunch. Ended up at Serendipity. Great place. Sat outside and watched the street action. Had that fantastic chocolate drink with the shot of booze in the middle and food was good. Hit Caesar's for a look around and afew slots (won 251.00) it was a good afternoon. The two younger ones were all google eyed at seeing everything and I have to admit there ain't many places like the Vegas strip. Went to the Tournament of Kings at the Excalibur first night (came free with the room) I have to say it would be a one time thing. It was ok but not for a repeat, though I have to say Knight of France was a hottie. By the time we got back to the Bellagio we were all dragging butt. With the time change it had been a long day. Got to catch a couple of the water light shows from our rooms before crashing into those wonderful beds. Got started early next morning and headed for the Stratosphere to hit the tower & the rides. Two of us were not thrilled with the prospect of the rides. I was not one of those two. I love that stuff. With some cajoling and wimp calling they finally gave in. I laughed so hard I thought I'd wet myself. I have never heard so much Oh S--t, OMG and threats of bodily harm to my person. It was great. We did all three rides and I rewarded them with drinks in the tower bar. Went back downstairs and hit afew more slots (won 175.00). Another good morning. Took a cab back to the strip and went to Harrahs and Toby Keith's I Love This Bar. All of us being country fans really liked th place. Ordered lunch and then sat at the bar while waiting for the food. Can't smoke at the tables so we had a drink at the bar and played a little video poker. Lady Luck was sure with my daughter. We were sitting and talking and she gave a little gasp. I looked over and her face was worth a million bucks. She'd hit a straight and the $$ numbers just kept on rolling. The barmaid came over, grabbed my camera and took a quick picture and said "Honey, that's not a straight that's a Ace High Royal Straight Flush. The bar bells & whistles went off. She netted $1,118.00. Needless to say lunch & drinks were on her. It was turning out to be a really good day. More later.