I didn’t know that if you sat at the bar and played poker machines that they would give you drinks for free. I can’t tell you how long I sat at a machine just hoping for a waitress to come by and ask if I wanted a drink. I even think there were a few times that I got so tired of waiting that I went to the bar, paid for my drinks, then walked back to the same machine I was playing, sat down and played some more. Duh. I learned that if there are two of you, taking the shuttle doesn’t save you much money, and to me, it isn’t worth the extra time you may end up sitting on the bus. On my first trip, we took the shuttle because I didn’t know any better. We had to sit on the shuttle, in the middle of July, waiting for it to fill up, and when it did, as luck would have it, we were the last to be dropped off. We must have spent 90 minutes on the shuttle. The next time I went to Vegas I took a cab and was surprised to learn that it was just a few dollars more than the shuttle and it got us there in about 15 minutes. After my third or fourth trip, I actually got brave and decided to take my drink with me in the pool. I know, crazy, right? I used to leave my drink next to my chair in the sun while I jumped in the water for a few minutes. But after the first time I went into the water holding my cocktail and no one kicked me out, I knew this was the place for me.