Flew from Midway to LV on Sunday morning. I'm here to report check-in times for Southwest are much faster. These kiosks help as do new boarding procedures. Stayed at Riviera one night ($29) and Stardust the next (free with LVA coupon). This worked out great because after six trips this year, I've finally was able to define who I am - a North Strip person. That's where I feel most at home. My shoot my craps at Sahara do sports book at Stardust and can be happy bunking in that area, even at the Ho. On drawback - not a hot spot for great food. Did make excursions to Paris for breakfast and Bellagio (which I feel is best buffet in town) for lunch. A note on craps - does anyone else get irritated when the game gets slowed down by shooters playing games with the dice before throwing. Especially, rank amateurs trying to be cute. Just throw the damn dice. Twice (at Casino Royale and Slots a Fun) I just left. I guess another reason to stick with Sahara. I'm just more comfortable there and if you're shooting craps, you need to feel good about your environment to get the good vibes working for you. I'm not a big strip clubber, in fact have never been to one in Las Vegas. However, since the brand new Sapphire just opened this past weekend and I was staying within walking right across street at Stardust, might as well walk over and see what all the fuss is about these gentlemen's clubs. The Sapphire advertises itself as the biggest club in the world with 100s of dancers. I don't want to sound like a prude, but going there was a waste of money and only downer of trip. You couldn't even sit there for more than a couple minutes without a girl coming up and trying to sell you a lap dance or invite into one of the "private" rooms for an even better lap dance. It was almost like you were at a picnic and you had to keep shooing gnats away. To get the full experience, I even purchased a lap dance. What an artificial exercise, in more ways than one. A nice looking girl, but the whole three minutes was a real turn off. Well, at least my curiosity has been satisfied. G I could see why those types off clubs are so expensive. Besides the dancers, they had a ton of other employees working. I will say this - they did go out of there way to make sure anything you wanted was taken care of and the club iteslf looked nice. This was also first time I've ever went to Vegas by myself. It very relaxing. You come and go as you please and do whatever you want.