we got married in vegas last july 23rd, so of course we have to go back for the anniversary!!!!! we took a flight out of dfw at 7:30 am, it was delayed about 20 minutes due to lightening, no big deal....landed around 8:30 am vegas time....headed to get the car, a pontiac g6....pretty sporty car....the wifey liked it! tuesday july 21 headed down the strip for the welcoming journey....ooooo so beautiful! turned down sahara to hit the highway to get to the orleans....i had 4 free drinks here!!!! signed up for the players card, got the free drinks....amstels for me, miller lites for here....gambled....left up a bit! we really liked the orleans! our first drink....i didn't yet realize they had amstel headed for the gold coast....6 free drinks!!!! 3 amstels for me, 3 miller lites for her....gambled a bit....left up! i discovered this trip that every casino has amstel!!!!! i am in heaven!!!!! next up....the M...damn fine place....signed up for the players club hoping for a buffet, but they stopped that and we got 5 bucks each in free play....headed straight for the 32 degree bar and proceeded to win some, lose some, drink some!!!!! youngs double chocolate, primo lager, labatts, and others....i love this place and would gladly stay, just for the beer!!!! the cool thing is they don't care if you are playing max credit!!!! i was doing some 25 cent/hand bj and getting bueno beer!!!! headed up the strip to south point...this place is growing on me....that and i had 4 free drinks here!!!! amstels for me, miller lites for her! we stopped at the liquor store inside for a 12 pack of stones for only.....5.38!!!!!! SCORE!!!!! left and went to the flamingo to checkin. the line was a long, pain in my rear, but i was nearly intoxicated, so it was all good!!! 45 mins later, we were walking up to our GO room....17104. we upgraded for 20 bucks through the email, so it was totally awesome! all our nights were comped, minus the 20 bucks, except for friday and that was only 45! the room was awesome, strip view, fountain view, perfect! from here, we just headed up the strip, stopping in the casinos and enjoying the sites and joys of being back in vegas! discovered the RHUMBAR at the mirage...damn fine frozen drinks...we hit it up every day!!!! bedtime was early, 11ish due to us getting up at 3 am dallas time! wednesday july 22nd up somewhat early and headed out to the orleans for the breakfast buffet, it was cheap.....but long long long lines prevented us from achieving the feat. instead, we had breakfast at a cafe there...then off to the porn store nearby! there is some weird stuff in that place!!!! really big and fat rear end things and multiple of vibrating appendages that go in places!!!! no, we didn't buy anything! headed back to the strip and walked a bit, hit up RHUMBAR for some frozen loveliness! we went to see the big elvis but he was out due to a family emergency so his partner chuck rowlings took over. it was a lot of fun and i got to go up there with him during VIVA LAS VEGAS and play the blowup guitar....ya....i was a star!!! at night we went to fremont street. it was nice to be able to drive there and not take the deuce! we parked at main street station and just sauntered all around. i pissed on the berlin wall, yes i missed the urinal on purpose! freemont was fabulous that night!!!! festive and fun. we walked down to check out the el cortez for the first time....and probably the last! went to 4 queens for the brew pub and had some fabulous pizza and beer! i had the nut brown ale, the wifey had light. we also met some great people from iowa there and chatted with them all night! good times!!!! went to bed after midnight and had another great day! thursday july 23 actual anniversary day, so i headed to the mirage to checkin to the room while the misses went to get a massage. i booked the one bedroom suite with 80 dollar dining credit back in april....the room was amazing and the wifey loved it!!!! score for me!!! after taking many pics and enjoying the room, we headed down to walk to strip again. the weather was fabulous all trip and not too hot. for dinner, we went to ONDA and had a fabulous meal with beer and wine! with the 80 dollar credit, the bill was CHEAP!!! we had our pic taken by the roving photographer and she put it in a really nice MIRAGE leather folder thing, so the wifey was happy....of course, i told the lady no at first....ya....not smart! luckyily, she came back!!!! we went back to bills to get me a fosters koozie that would fit my crushers back home and ended up staying all night listening to the band. they were good and it was an enjoyable time! we left around 3....of course, once we got back to the hotel, i realized i left the camera there! i sprinted back to bills and found that a cleaning man had turned the camera in just as i arrived, so i got to thank him in words and cash....it was damn nice of him!!!! very late night....it was our anniversary..... friday july 24 unfortunately, i had to get the car back by 9 am, so i couldn't sleep in...damn it sucked!!!!! cab ride back to the mirage...25 bucks!!!!! damn! oh well....we checked out of our bit of royalty and headed back to the flamingo. we were tired so we went to the pool....way to crowded so we headed to the GO pool....awesome place! not many boobies, but a great, relaxing atmosphere! the european pools are certainly the place to be at and relax. i'll gladly pay what i need to enter the pools. possible cabana next trip. we spent 3 or 4 hours there. i don't think i've ever spent that much time at a pool!!! that night we hit up ellis island for some dinner and karaoke and gambling and beer!!!!! while waiting for the karaoke to start, we were playing some VP, the wifey doing quarters, me doing....3 cents!!!! high roller, i know...anyways....what happens........I GET DEALT A STINKIN ROYAL FLUSH!!!! MY FIRST AND IT'S ONLY FOR 120 BUCKS!!!! granted, i'm hella excited, but dude, oh well....it was free cash and that machine turned into an atm for us. the wifey took over and had me cash out for her many times!!! the karaoke was fabulous!!!! robert was back dj'ing we sang our normal songs....abba for the wifey....the safety dance for me! yes....we've got pics!!! i gotta say that i rock the house at some safety dance!!! anyways, we meet some great locals, and some other couple that lets us know that they are swingers....ya, we're out! hahahhaha....we walk back to the flamingo and hit up the westing, never been there before...pretty cool....small casino and actually smokey at 4 am! off to the stage casino for a dog and a beer....interesting little place....drama going on between drunk guy chic with really large security guard just sitting on his butt watching the whole thing. we grab our food and beer and head out! it was a fabulous last night in vegas. the first time i've been up at 6 am without having to leave on a flight! saturday july 25 we check out around 11 and just walk down to the south end of the strip to meander around. we hit up the pour 24 bar at nyny for some fabulous sin city amber....first time i've had it....won't be the last!!! head back and get our stuff and cab it to the airport for our 6 pm flight. quick easy flight and i've discovered dramamine...slept the whole trip!!!! i'm a talk drink of water and don't fit in the seats comfortable so being able to sleep the whole flight is a blessing!!!! final thoughts the crowds were big!!!! awesome feeling of having trouble getting around!!! vegas is the shizznit!!!! best place ever!!! the beer is awesome....many amstels and others....love it we still lost at gambling...we've never come home with money...welll, more than 50 bucks...but we don't care!!!! the GO room and GO pool rock! the one bedroom suite at the mirage is fabulous...dated....yes, if you consider a tube tv, other wise...marvelous!!!! of course, it is by far the nicest room we've stayed in so we have nothing to compare it too. vegas is a perfect destination for an anniversary and marriage....i highly recommend it! i got propositioned 3 times by hookers....and they were all ugly!!!!! RHUMBAR is our new favorite frozen drink spot to hit up! pics will be added either tonight or tomorrow....enjoy!!!