The "we" mentioned in the heading happen to be a couple of 82 year old Las Vegas lovers from Edmonton, Alberta. We have been married for 57 years and are both still in pretty decent health. We are driving down next month, and have 10 nights booked at the Orleans--arriving on Sept.25. We have been down to Vegas many times since retiring, and nearly always during January. We stopped winter driving to Vegas 2 years ago, and this will likely be our last non-winter motor trip. But we fully intend to come down by West-Jet once or twice a year for as long as we are able to. We love the Orleans. Decent sized rooms, (at affordable prices), good restaurants, and lots of low denomination slots to have fun with. The pool area, and the shuttle bus to the Gold Coast & the strip are added features that we enjoy. We think that our upcoming 10 days together with the week we were down in January will put us both in the Emerald status of Boyd's B connected system, which should give us quite a bit of leverage when we book for our January stay, And I guess it will pay for a few meals on this trip as well. In recent months there has been mention in the message board that the higher floors at the Orleans have new plasma TV's. When I made my reservation the other day I was told that nearly all rooms have them or will have them by the end of Sept. When I check in, I will do my best to get one anyhow, pleading sympathy for our decrepit old ages, and also suggesting that a 10 day reservation should be worthy of it under any circumstances. As I said earlier-----------ORLEANS, HERE WE COME !!!!