Disclaimer: There are some referernces to people who are members of another board. Friday, 9/27/10: On this trip was my friend, Ross. We couldnâ€™t get a ride to the airport so I picked up R at 7 and I parked in one of the off-site lots and we were at the airport by 7:45. The flight was pretty full so Ross and I chose the same rowâ€”he had aisle and I had window. We lucked outâ€”nobody sat between us. I think we were the oldest people on the flight. Everybody else was in their 20â€™s or so. The thing I noticed most was that these people did not shut up for a minute (and they were loud). Not even for the safety lecture. Then, when the captain said that they could turn on their approved electronic devices, those little bluish lights were emanating from everywhere. To answer Mister Kenoâ€™s question from a previous thread, you cannot access the internet through the whole flight. Everything gets shut off for take-off and landing. Since itâ€™s only a 50 minute flight from San Diego, it hardly seems worth it to get internet access. We were met at the airport by Doris (Applegreenjade) and our boyfriend, Bill (she letâ€™s me share). We went over to Ellis Island for the steak special as Doris and Bill had not yet tried it. We had a good meal and then it was on to IP for check in. Doris and Bill were dropping us off but then they decided to come inside for a while. The check in line had maybe 10 people ahead of us. It moved slowly and the air conditioning in IP leaves much to be desired. For the women who are having their own personal tropical vacations, it feels to be almost non-existent! While on line, we were joined by the ever lovely and popular Vegasbabe (Jane). We finally got to the counter and I presented my ID. The desk clerk punches a few keys and then says, â€œExcuse me for a moment.â€ I turned to R and said, â€œThis isnâ€™t good.â€ He asked why. I explained that the auto room assign didnâ€™t come up with anything so she had to go to the back office and ask a manager for a room. She finally came back and told us she had a room for us but it was in Tower 5. â€œWhatâ€™s wrong with Tower 5?â€ I query. Response: You hear the noise from Carnaval Court.â€ â€œDoes it have 2 beds?â€ I ask. She answers in the affirmative and tells me that we can ask for a room change in the morning. The good news about Tower 5 is that it is the closest to the front desk. The room was plain and simple but looked clean overall. The bathroom was a decent size and clean, except for some grout stains. There was plenty of counter space for two people to spread out there stuff. It was a non-smoking room but had a balcony (3 feet) so I could get my fix without getting dressed to go downstairs. Hereâ€™s the bad news, so far. The elevator is NOT air conditioned. The hall carpeting is stained and dirty. Itâ€™s not threadbare or anything but it looks like they cut back on their janitorial services. It really needs a good shampoo. The carpeting in the room was also dirty and stained. I guess they donâ€™t take these rooms down for a deep cleaning/shampooing. Here is the view from our room, taken just after sunrise: That's the Harrah's pool. Pretty plain. What's funny is, if you look at the semi-circular rooftop next to the pool, those things on there are phone books. We unpacked, had a smoke, and went downstairs to join Doris, Bill and Jane. They were playing some 100 hand VP so I joined in. R went to walk around. After a while, Doris and Bill left and Jane and I decided to play Goldfish. She wanted to learn â€œthe dance.â€ At first, our machines were not showing a lot of love but then things picked up and we were dancing! Great fun. I looked at my watch. What? 4am. â€œJane, Iâ€™ve been up almost 24 hours. I have to go to bed.â€ We said goodbye and I went upstairs. I tried to be real quiet as R was already in there asleep. Then I remembered that heâ€™s a deep sleeper so I went about my business and crawled under the very thin covers with the A/C on max! Didnâ€™t hear any Carnaval Court noise so I guess it wonâ€™t be an issue.