I've actually found this board in the "afterglow" of my first Vegas trip. As some of you may have seen in my other posts, it went well enough that we are quickly planning our 2nd trip. Let me tell you about my first trip, from March 13-18.. March 13th Things couldn't have started much worse for us. First we overslept and almost missed our flight. Then I decided to have motion sickness, just as our plane was about to land in Vegas. Thinking our problems were left behind, we soon learned that the airline had "misplaced" one of my girlfriend's bags. Oy. We made it to Luxor and were given a 2nd floor Tower room. We knew next to nothing about upgrades and such, and were more than happy to be in our room. It wasn't too far from the Casino, as I had heard the opposite. The room was nice, the bathroom was huge, especially the tub and shower (which are seperate). We headed out for some food and gambling. It was an early night for us, since we were 3 hours jet lagged. We passed out by midnite. March 14th We took a cab to Circus Circus, mainly because it was one of the few places we knew of. We were overwhelmed by the kiddie presence, and soon headed out. We walked on to Stardust, and did a bit of gambling there. We won a little bit on the slots, so we cashed out and moved on. We decided to head back to Luxor and see what was up. We took a cab back to Luxor and decided to buy tickets for the Blueman group. After a few hours of Blackjack, Roulette and Slots, we went to the BMG show. It was outstanding. If you haven't seen it, you're missing out. It feels like a 2 hours acid trip. After the show, it was time for more gambling and then we hit the bed around 2. March 15th We did a lot of site seeing on the 15th. Walked over to Excalibur from Luxor, stayed for a short while, and then crossed the Blvd. to MGM. We grabbed lunch at the Rain Forest Cafe, which was a lot of fun, even though the food wasn't the greatest... you don't really eat at the RFC for the food anyway, it's the atmosphere! Saw the Lions, gambled a little, and ran back across the Blvd to NYNY. That was a little hard, my girlfriend lost her brother on 9/11, but we wanted to see it. Quite a crazy place. Coyote Ugly looked hopping, but we weren't going to wait in THAT line. (we'd still be waiting) We ended up going back to Luxor and gambling. A little drunken Roulette and 8 straight "Black" calls ended up with my girlfriend and me both up nearly $300. I don't know what the odds are of 8 straight Blacks are, but it can't be a good strategy! (actually it's 1:256, but that's besides the point). Somehow it worked out that night! We farted around the Casino until almost 5am and then headed to Bed. March 16th Got up and headed to Bellagio/Caesar's Palace region. Did some Gambling at the Mirage, and we got tickets to Sigfreid and Roy. Went and looked at the Tigers, gotta love the animals! Got some great pics of the White Tigers! We gambled for a while, and then we went to Bellagio, did some gambling there, nothing special happened either way, more or less broke even. We went back to Luxor and at at Isis. Quite a place, expensive as can be and worth every penny. My girlfriend ordered lobster bisque to start, which they brought to her and the poured burning alcohol in it, resulting in flaming soup. Quite a performance. We had 4 men waiting on us at all times it seemed, and had a pianist for our listening pleasure. Aside from the raw clams I accidentally ordered (oops), it was outstanding! After dinner and doing whatever at Luxor we went back to the Mirage for Sigfreid and Roy. Our seats were in the "pit" which is a hollowed our portion of the stage. The show went on around us, and I have no clue how they do what they do. The show was great, and we had unleashed (would a leash matter??) Lions and Tigers within arms reach, and even an Elephant. This show was possibly even better than the Blue Man Group. Another show you really have to see if you haven't!!! After that, we watched the Volcano erupt, then went to the Bellagio for the water show. Heard a Sinatra song which seemed appropriate. After this, we hoofed it back down to Luxor and finished our night there! March 17th Somehow it was already our last full day in Vegas! We went to the Venetian and made reservations for a Gondola ride. We took the whole thing to ourselves, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Even bought the overpriced picture they took of us!!! After the ride, we went and saw the "Guggenheim" Museum. Just a lot of old paintings by famous artists. It wasn't my favorite thing, but my girlfriend liked it. After that we gambled for a bit, then went back to Luxor. Since our time was running short in Vegas, we decided to go all out, so we went and saw the Blue Man Group again. It was just as good the 2nd time. I'd also like to point out that there aren't many shows anywhere in the world where the cast meets you in the lobby afterwards so you can have your picture taken with them and talk to them. We stayed at Luxor for the rest of the night and gambled the rest of our Vegas time away! March 18th We had a 3 o'clock flight and Luxor gave us an extended a 1 o'clock checkout. We slept late and headed to the airport. As we waited to depart, I won $60 on slots, which was the icing on the cake. I had the time of my life, and as I said earlier, am already planning to head back May 19-23 for my birthday. I took one hit of Vegas and I'm an addict!