Hot, hot, HOT. That pretty much sums it up. Ha. We were pleased to be able to be part of a record high while we were there (116 for the day -- the news stated that 117 is the all-time high). We arrived at the airport, and after a quick phone call, we located our limo driver (booked through concierge). We were disappointed since we booked a 6-passenger limo and thought we'd have an hour to take a ride up and down the Strip. However, we got a Suburban and went directly to the hotel. We basically overpaid for a cab ride. We checked in at about 2:30, and the line was crazy long. I asked our check-in person if she could put us in a P room at the end of the hall, and she did it gladly without the $20 trick. The room wasn't ready, so we checked our bags and went out to play some machines. Oh, I did give her a $20 at the end of the transaction, and she was really surprised and grateful. A couple hours later, our room was ready, so up we went. We were in 1948P with a view of Ellis Island. We didn't care that we didn't have a view as long as we had the P room. Every other time, though, we've lucked out and gotten a red P room, but this time, we got a blue one. The only big difference is the TV; it's a small tube TV rather than the nice, big flat screen. Otherwise, the room was very clean and just fine for us. We love being at the end of the hall in the corner since it really cuts down on hallway noise. We were sort of bums this time. We just didn't do a whole lot but had a whole lot of fun just hanging out and laughing. We tooled up and down a pretty short area (pretty much P Ho to Harrah's and then across to Caesar's). We did a lot more gambling than usual since it was so darn toasty outside. It's probably easiest to just list a few things rather than go day-by-day, so here goes. 1. Breakfast is always a highlight for us. We ate at Mon Ami Gabi twice (I highly recommend the skinny pancakes!) and Planet Dailies once (those banana split pancakes will stay on my hips for awhile, but totally worth it!). 2. Walked to Hard Rock on Wed morning so I could get a few $5 chips for my collection. Gal in the cage was grouchy and not happy to help, so I wound up with only three half-way decent ones. I usually get at least five near-mint chips. Hope I have better luck in December. 3. Made requisite trip to 777 Brewery in Main Street Station. Husband loves the sampler tray and the sushi. I am not a beer drinker but really liked the mango beer (the current specialty brew). We are always amazed at how quiet that casino is (nice change). Thumbs up as always to this place. 4. Had pretty good luck at the machines. We took $1000 each and literally came back only a couple dollars short of that. To me, that is a win! Neither of us had a win larger than $300 at one time, but we had lots of wins ranging from $50-150, always on 50 cent to $1 bets. We did the best at Caesar's and Margaritavilla (not too bad a Harrah's, either). Lost the most at Flamingo (worst!) and Bill's. 5. Embarrassed to say we saw Peep Show. After several trips of dragging hubby to "my" shows, I thought I'd better defer and book one he might enjoy a little more. Had seats in the first row behind the tables. Thank goodness there were two outstanding singers because the show was terrible other than that. Even my husband was bored, which is saying a lot since there were boobs involved -- LOL. Poor Holly can't sing, dance, or act. It's clear why she was hired to headline. Her friend Josh Strickland is quite the entertainer, though, so for me, he made the show. Glad I only paid $46/ticket for that one. 6. Drinks were strongest/best at Caesar's. However, the mojitos at the Paris pool were excellent as usual. 7. This was the busiest July on the Strip that I can remember in a long time, probably ever. There were SO. MANY. KIDS. We've loved Paris for a long time, and a big reason was that there didn't seem to be as many children there. However, this time, there were screaming kids in the pool and on the casino floor. They were everywhere at all hours. Seriously, parents, if it's after 11:00 and you are still dragging around your screaming kids through the casino, go to bed! I felt sorry for most of the kids we saw; the eight and under crowd was NOT having fun. I was surprised so many of them were actually allowed around the machines. It was annoying as hell. The only place we saw floor personnel actually telling parents to remove their children was at Caesar's. That was nice. 8. The vibe at Paris was different this time. With the addition of the dancers at the BJ tables (in the one area) and the pounding loud casino music, it felt like a different place. The dancers are no biggie, really, but when you can't even talk to the person right next to you without literally screaming because of the music, it's not fun. It's really too bad. I guess I'm officially old. At times, there were two different music tracks going at once. 9. We loved the new Margaritaville casino. It's bright and airy and friendly. Glad we can use our TR card there. We had good luck there, too. Much better use of space now.... 10. I now officially like the porn slappers better than the multitude of time share hawkers. 11. Almost lost our lives in a wild cab ride downtown. I swear the driver was Mr. Chow from The Hangover -- he sounded exactly like him, especially when he laughed. He was so busy talking about himself that we almost wrecked twice. Cars were honking at us and flipping us off. He told us everything about himself except what he was smoking. It was crazy! Sorry the report was kind of boring, but we really took it nice and easy this visit. We had a great time and are looking forward to our December trip. We've not been out there at that time of year, and we're planning to do some things we wouldn't ever do during of the summer -- hike Red Rock, head to the Dam, helicopter over to the Grand Canyon. I won't ever get tired of Las Vegas. Ever.