The day of recovery is on after our first 2 day trip in almost 20 years, fun but definitely different, but we may start doing some more quick two day trips if airfare cooperates. First off this TR does not have near as many pics as the last as we spent more time gambling and drinking than sight seeing with the short stay time, gotta get all the Vegas fun ya can dontcha know. :evillaugh This stay was a comp at Luxor, a Players deluxe room, while no where near as nice as the Tower Luxury from last trip no complaints on the room, and some things were actually a bit better. Check in was at the M Life desk, quick and no line unlike the regular check in which was about 40 people deep minimum due to the MAGIC convention. Upon check in you get a, Coupon Book with $800 in Savings, nothing special to be honest outside the free drink coupons for us but others might find it more useful. I suggest using those coupons for a higher end drink to get some real monetary value out them, I used my for a McCallan neat, DW had a Surfer on Acid. The PD room has the normal but nice dresser/closet/TV storage system with closet space on both sides, 6 drawers for the dresser and top side shoe storage, honestly much like THEHotels THE suite but with a TV storage. This was actually we felt better than the open clothes hanging area and 4 drawer dresser in the Luxury suite. The King size bed was very comfortable, not as good as THEhotels we are used to but not too shabby, good number of pillows and nice sheeting. All in all a nice room even if we were paying for it instead of comped. We headed over to Mandalay Bay hoping to catch our MMAJunkie Radio buds before they left, no dice there as we just missed them we found out Tuesday when we caught up to them. As we were at MB we decided to hit our lucky Prophecy game and Wild Africa and a few others, MB was the best play we had overall on slots, around 400 up there over the two days and consistently good play on VP and slots. The Prophecy turned a 1.25 bet in to a nice little $375 bonus round with a true Prophecy win on 29 quills, the Wild Africa hit for another $180 on a .75 bet. MBs slots have been really good for us the last three trips and in December we may well do more of our play there and avoid some of the others we have NOT had good luck at. Off from MB to head to the Riv which we realized we had not been to since 1983 and our first ever trip, and more importantly I had never taken a shot with the Crazy Girls statue . We head to the Tram to hit a MGM, NYNY and Paris before catching a cab to Riviera and the sky was loaded with cloud cover, that was both days and it even rained the morning we left, a first for us in Vegas. Absolute crap out at all three places on slots, glad MB had done us well. We tried the Lions Share after we waited for the previous loser and burned through $150 with a few $15 hits here and there but not a single Lion showed up. That machine is a Gold mine for MGM the guy befgore us dropped at least $300 and soon as we got off there was another waiting for us to leave. A few shots of the clouds I took over the two days and DW took many others, it was so weird to have this kind of weather there so we took advantage of it. Off to the Riviera for this shot. We played a bit at the Riv but outside DW having one good hit on a Lil Red machine that stop was like the rest had been, losing. It was kinda sad seeing the Riviera now and how far it had fallen being such a classic, it was so much like a low end Oklahoma Casino it was depressing, weird smelling, dim and dirty. So off to Venetian we go for a bite to eat, this time at First Food and Bar where we had this beauty of Americana gastronomy, Doritos mac and Cheese Is it gaudy? Yes. Is it good? Hell Yes!! we mashed this down with a couple of IPAs for me, Dogfish Head and Lagunitas and a couple of the small cocktail for DW. We had a Cuban as well which was pretty dam good, nicely prepared Roast Pork and ham with Bread and Butter pickles (a nice switchup) and done panini style. A bit of walking around V/P with very mixed slot play, overall about break even, unlike Wynncore we had just left and will like MGM, NYNY and Paris probably see no more slot play from us in the future. As usual the Waterfall area was done up this time for Carnavale DW and myself Freaky Tree lady, there were two of these and my wife got most of those pics it seems. Off to Caesars not to play but to make a quick stop at one of only two must dos each trip, Voesges Chocolates at the Forum shops by Joes. This place makes some of the best hot chocolate drinks to be found anywhere, to hell with Serendipity. Off we head to Bellagio for the Conservatory which we found was the same as the May visit but we did good at Bellagio on slots and VP so that made up for no new display. I started with an $85 hit on .80 for on a new IGT game, Double Panthers I believe was the name with double symbols and stacking wilds, and DW had a good hit on a couple of older games Helen of Troy for $40 on a .25 and another $60 on a .40 Buffalo. I also had a good session of VP hitting 4A twice on the same JoB on 1.25, we basically got back what we had lost at MGM and the others plus a bit to boot. Bellagio is another we have had great luck at the last several trips both on VP and Slots another that will continue to get our business. By this time my battery is running low, damned Android burns more juice by far than my Crackberry did when in roaming it seems. We catch the Tram down to MC and hoof it back to Luxor. To clean up for the nights adventure to come.