Well, two of us got home late last night and the third will arrive mid-day after taking advantage of two bumps. We are tired, but had a wonderful time. Two of us are mid-to-late 50s and one is 35. The primary reason for our trip was a ladies escape specifically to see "Human Nature". We had a great time. Flight: We booked a package including flight & hotel. Both outbound and inbound flights had one stop, but we selected ones that put the bulk of the trip behind us and offered time for a refreshing break. In Salt Lake City we loved breakfast at Dick Clark's American Bandstand Grill. Food, service, coffee were all great. Decor / atmosphere was wonderful except that music volume was too low (rarely is this an issue for me these days). In Memphis on our return, we had dinner at Sun City Grill (or something like that). Food was pretty good, service was pretty lousy, a fake Elvis was singing poorly and greeting guests at tables. But the novelty of it all was worth the stop. On both legs with had seats D, E & F so we could chat, but all ended up sleeping. Travel went fine. Las Vegas Airport / Taxi: We schlepped our barely-within-limits carry-ons so we could avoid the baggage carousel nightmare. So arrival went smooth and easy until we saw the taxi line! Really? I work at Disney World and I know "queues". I thought Disney was the master of line-ups, but this taxi wait was unreal. It was most definitely organized with the gestapo on either end making sure people followed the rules. The line moved right along, but I'm pretty sure it took longer to get a cab than our last flight took from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas. But finally we were on our way. With due diligence, I advised the cabbie to take surface streets, no tunnel and got a somewhat indignant response asking if particular streets were OK. Up yours Buddy...you know what I mean! MGM Grand: We had checked in at the airport and were offered a Bungalow Suite for only $25 more per night. But we didn't know if that would be a good choice, so we stayed with our Grand Tower room. It was just after noon when we slid our room key in the door. It was a lovely room with limited strip views (look down and see a roof top, but out straight we see Excalibur, Monte Carlo, Planet Hollywood, in the distance a very nice view of mountains. We had two queen beds as expected, so we reminded the front desk that we booked a room for three and would need a 3rd bed. A rollaway arrived in minutes. Ready to explore, we quickly got settled and headed out. Monorail and Taxis: None of us wanted to deal with the bus, so we had 3-day unlimited monorail passes with taxi as a back-up. We found the monorail to be an excellent option and really enjoyed the clean, fast means to get up and down the strip. Most of the stations were just fine, although some distance to walk it gave us a peek at the different hotels in the process. Our only Monorail station complaint was Bally's / Paris...good Lord it was easier to walk to our destination than the distance from the strip to the monorail. I would choose another station on either side and avoid this one unless you are actually going to those hotels. We took more taxis than we had intended because one of the ladies wasn't into long distance walking. Taxi fares were higher than I expected and we spent more than planned on this. Generally the cabbies were fine, some were friendly (and tipped accordingly) but we got in two cabs that WREAKED of smoke and I choked the whole way. Otherwise we made taxis work for us when necessary, but strongly preferred the monorail. Entertainment: The #1 reason I do Las Vegas is for shows. * Human Nature (Imperial Palace) - this is an amazing Motown show and I strongly recommend it. I saw it twice and the other ladies went with me once. Their run has been extended by two years and the theater is now named after them. Amazing singing & dancing...do not miss Human Nature. * Beatles Love (Mirage) - two of the ladies saw and loved this. * Menopause the Musical (Luxor) - we bought $30 seats at Tix4Tonight and would have been very annoyed and disappointed if we had paid more. The show was cute and entertaining, but I wouldn't go see it again. It is definitely for the menopausal crowd and the poor men who have endured it with us. The regular prices for this show are just too high given its caliber, but it is cute. * Mac King (Harrah's) - This comedian / magician was cute and entertaining, did a great job interacting with the audience. We used ACG coupons for a free show with $9.95 drink. Next trip I will do the same so my husband can see it. Nice way to break up an afternoon...pleasant experience. Dining: We did buffets for breakfast - Harrah's, Flamingo and MGM Grand. We all like Harrah's the best. Our favorite dinner was a Tacos & Tequila (Luxor). We had lunch at Tacone Grill (PH Miracle Mile) and everyone loved their food. We did a late lunch / early dinner @ Roxy's Diner in the Stratosphere . Food was great (albeit unhealthy) and we loved that the servers also sing for guests. Gambling: Our experience was limited to slot machines. We just have fun playing them and look at the money as paying for that fun. But I lucked out this time and won 3 days out of 4 (the other ladies all lost). We were all shocked when I kept winning so I used the money to buy everyone drinks, pay for cabs, buy my souvenirs and still can take my husband out to dinner today. It was great fun to actually win! Let me know if you have any questions. I'll update my signature with my next trip which looks like Nov 4 - 8. Already can't wait. Human Nature tickets are top priority!