My wife and I were scheduled to go to Vegas and San Francisco last fall for a twenty-fifth anniversary trip. Unfortunately, we were supposed to leave September 12, so, obviously, the trip was canceled. What started out as a getaway for my wife and me has evolved into a family trip that now includes our three kids (ages 14 to 22). The five of us will fly into Vegas at noontime on Sunday, July 28 and will leave for San Francisco at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, July 30, so weâ€™ll have a little over 48 hours for our first visit to the desert. We are renting a car and staying at Mandalay Bay, and I need help to complete our trip planning. Hereâ€™s what I have so far: Sunday afternoon: get settled in the hotel, then the family hits the pool while I make some donations in the casino area. Sunday dinner: open Sunday night: open Monday morning: since weâ€™ll still be on east coast time, weâ€™ll get up early and drive to the Hoover Dam. I hope to eat breakfast on the way out and lunch on the way back, and would appreciate some suggestions. Iâ€™d like to get back to Vegas by early afternoon. Monday late afternoon: open (possibly, more pool time) Monday dinner: open Monday night: open Tuesday morning: open We would like to keep the dining costs down, if possible. I am interested in the Gold Coast or Orleans buffets, and since weâ€™re next door to the Hard Rock, we may try the steak special at Mr. Luckyâ€™s. We may try the Border Grill at the Mandalay for our â€œsplurgeâ€ meal. I would also like to see the Fremont Street light show and one of the cheaper stage shows, like one of the celebrity impersonator shows. Iâ€™ve gotten a lot of great input from these boards, but now itâ€™s time to start planning in detail. Please fill in the open dates in my schedule as if you were doing your first visit to Vegas all over again. Thanks in advance for your help.