For those who who have read my trip reports the past few years...we often took the "elderlies" with us. My MIL who was 85 and loved going to Vegas ( she came with us/me 5 times in the past 4 years) didn't feel like eating and was short of breath during our April 22-29th trip this year. Went to see her doctor May 1 and wound up with a diagnosis of Ovarian cancer. ( I did post this as an addendum to my TR). A short and crazy 2 and a half months later we lost her. July 14. Even though she didn't feel well on the trip she was so glad she went that last time. I lost my casino companion, we have made trips to AC and Vegas, just the two of us. Up until the last few months she would make the 1 1/2 drive to Foxwoods every week. My husband and I had become accustomed to taking the elderlies with us...before they came we walked everywhere...with them with us we couldn't do that. It will just be time for us to reinvent how we do Vegas again. RIP Irene.