... and two trips to the Coachella Valley thrown in for good measure. And please forgive all the bandwidth this exhaustive report takes up. I stayed at SouthPoint, Wynn, MSS, Harrah's and Fantasy Springs (twice) in Indio across my two-plus weeks of travel. MSS was loud (train) and it smelled pretty stinky (8th floor). Despite the EZ comps I think we're done with it. I caught a remodeled room in Harrah's and it looked nice even if it was closet-sized. The NBA foolstivities were eye-opening to say the least. (Bill Cosby is a savant.) I played golf at Wynn (as previously reported), Mountain Falls, Willow Creek, Reflection Bay and TPC Canyons in/around Vegas, and the Gary Player Course at Mission Hills North, SilverRock and the Mountain Course at the Vintage Club. I like my new driver. I hate my old game. I gambled a lot (for me) at Silverton. Love the bartop multi-play 9/6 Jacks and the 10/6 DDB that's available. The Mex place is killer. China Spice at GVR still rocks. Don't forget to ask for the second menu before ordering. ALWAYS ask the price of a glass of wine at Rio's wine cellar BEFORE you say, "Oooh, that sounds great." Saw a lot of online Vegas friends, which always is nice.