Flew in and arrived at the Linq on Sunday afternoon and left Thursday morning early on Thanksgiving to get back to family. When we arrived they did not have us reserved for the correct room according to our paperwork and had to pay an upgrade fee for the room we were supposed to have in the first place. Also a resort fee that we were expecting. They told us that the room would be facing the strip and there might be some noise. We figured some background noise from the people on the strip would be ok. We got to the room and "What did you say?" "Sorry I can't hear you there is a live band in the bar directly below us!".... We were to tired from traveling though and were excited to see everything. We then walked through many strip casinos that day. It included Ceasers and Shops, Bellagio, LInq, Harras, Casino Royale, Venetian, Treasure Island, and Flamingo. We to got muscle failure and went back to our loud room. We both were humming ClosingTime and Tubthumping in our dreams that night. Luckily there were many guests checking out Monday morning. We immediately went to the front desk and they happily moved us to a better room near the pool on the 15th floor. Much quieter with better amenities in the room and actually felt like the upgrade we were supposed to get in the first place. This day we continued looking at every hotel and not spending much money on the strip actually. We hit up the south side with Excalibur, MGM etc.. My highlight was seeing that old horse racing game at MGM that some people have posted pictures of. This is when we were finding out that meals on the strip cost 20 bucks a person no matter what. Even if you are in a food court or a stand you can expect to drop at least a 20 for each person. The classic car show at the Linq was excellent even if my legs were giving out by then. It was so much fun seeing all the sights though. I had not been to vegas since 1995 and so much is different. We slept good that night with all the noise gone. The next day is when things really got real good for us. We were in Ballys and I bought some tickets for Tony Sacca's Vegas history musical. We got upgraded to VIP tickets and then got sat in the very front center. It was almost like they were performing just for us. I got kissed on the head by Cher and kissed on the cheek by Elvis. Tony even gave me one of his books. Then that night we went to see Blue Man Group at Luxor. We got on the front row again. My wife was so excited and happy to be there that one of the Blue Mans saw this and game her a painting he made as part of the show. She went nuts with happiness after that and we were both having so much of a great time. My profile picture is from that night. The last day we just hung around the Linq and Caesars playing slots and then started winning. We did not get rich but got most of our money back we spent on the trip. We went that evening and checked out downtown. We got to see all the Fremont experience and it was fine. It just seemed like too much chaos for me and getting approached by people was making me feel uncomfortable. We loved looking at the classic casinos there and checked out Binions, 4 Queens and Golden Nugget. The last one was great I was unaware how beautiful that was on the inside and how much all these sites have been preserved. That night we won even more money and ended up leaving vegas with more than we arrived with which was great.