My recent Super Bowl 6 day trip is complete and I posted a report. The report got a little windy so I cut it short. There were some observations I wanted to include to see if others noticed the same. Firstly, the crowds were real! This had to be one of the best years as far as occupancy goes. With all of the new overpasses, escalators and lack of walking room on the strip the escalators not working causes a serious jam and makes it a slow and tedious process to get around. I hope LV becomes makes an effort to keep the escalators running as those steps are long for the older folks. I am not an "older folk" yet, but I did notice some having a hard time getting around. What is with all the scooters? I noticed a ton of people on scooters for recreation, not out of need. We saw a couple groups of 20 somethings running around on them, riding double etc. The number of timeshare hawkers seemed to way up. Some were quite aggressive, I usually don't even get bothered. When entering the PH mall a guy literally jumped right in front of me and tried to block us so we would listen. Super rude. Also the number of these cosmetic shops trying to offer 10 min. facial fixes and all that stuff seem to have grown. Everyone trying to hand you something gets old. We all hate the closing of our favorite older joints only to see chain restaurants etc. open up. On the flip side I do like what the LINQ has done. We had a blast at Brooklyn Bowl and I highly recommend. I thought the prices were very reasonable and the venue was a blast! The prices for "Big Game" parties gets more ridiculous each year. This is a free broadcast. Throwing in some draft beer and charging $100 plus per person is silly. We have always touted LV as the service capital of the U.S. This was the first year we experienced some poor service and just a lack or even caring. Maybe it was the crowds, but likely not. I think the sudden reemergence of the LV crowds has caused some rapid expansion and I guess there are only so many good service workers in one city. We expressly have stopped using cabs. We stay mid strip and walk or use the Tram. I don't need the hassle of thieving cab drivers anymore. A little extra for a limo to and from the airport is worth it. There are still many good deals and values in LV if you take the time to look and educate yourself. There are always new and fun things to do. We never get to do and see as much as we had hope and there are always things to do for next time. I guess that is what keeps us coming back!