I cannot believe we never found time to even drop a $20 into a VP machine! We were so busy vacationing with our kids this time; we just didnâ€™t have time or were too tired to make time. So this is a trip report without any report of gambling! I will separate this by category, rather than by day so one can skip around and read what they want. Accommodations: We stayed at the Flamingo in a GO room for 2 nights and the MGM Grand in a Grand Tower room for 2 nights. I will start with the Flamingo. We loved the Flamingoâ€™s beds. I donâ€™t think I have ever slept on a more comfortable bed other than my own. The room was very big and had updated dÃ©cor and a nice flat screen tv. The bathroom had a frosted glass door which didnâ€™t lock and one of the walls was frosted glass, so if you are really in need of privacy, a GO room isnâ€™t for you. A pic of the room and of our view are below. I spent an hour our so at the pool with my daughter. I really donâ€™t see what the big deal is with this pool area. It was ok. Perhaps in the summer itâ€™s more happening but it was really crowded for a day in the mid 70s so I canâ€™t imagine what it would be like in the summer when it is warmer. It appeared that the slides were closed for the season which might have dampened the atmosphere, but it just seemed dead even though it was crowded. It was hard to even get to the water, which was ice cold, so we spent about half an hour in one of the hot tubs then bagged the experience. The wildlife habitat was interesting. It is fun to see flamingos close up and there were some very large koi fish in the ponds. We moved to the MGM to finish out our stay. We ended up in a Grand Tower room which was quite a bit smaller than the Flamingoâ€™s GO room. We had a pretty nice view of the NYNY. I included a pic of our room and our view below. Neither my husband nor I slept well in the MGM. There were people in the hallways at night keeping us up and the pillows were really hard. I missed the feather pillow at Flamingo! Food: We tried the Peppermill and shared a huge plate of nachos. I cannot believe how much food was on that plate!!! Well worth $13.50 especially since we shared it! I also had a strawberry daiquiri and I swear they forgot to put the rum in it so it was a waste of $9. Other than that, I highly recommend the Peppermill for nachos! I finally was able to try the Spice Market Buffet at PH. With our $5 off coupons it wasnâ€™t too bad a deal, especially since it was really good. We had lunch there and I really would recommend this one to anyoneâ€¦it is comparable if not better than Mirageâ€™s buffet. We also gave BLT Burger a try. We had the best service of any restaurant EVER in Vegas. I had heard that the service is sometimes lacking there, but not for us! Our server was very attentive and really made it a great experience. I had the Tex-Mex burger and it was great. I just wish I had ordered it medium as medium-well was a little too well done for me. Oh well. My daughter had a shake so I took a few drinks of it and it was very good. We also ate at the Flamingo cafÃ© (very bad service) and the MGM buffet (it was fine but nothing to write home about) and the MGM cafÃ© (pretty good â€“ would go again). I canâ€™t remember the other places we ate. Shows/Attractions: I took my daughter to see Mystere for a â€œgirls night outâ€. It was amazing. I was so very impressed. I am glad I gave Cirque du Soliel another try after being so disappointed in Zumanity. I highly recommend the show. Tip: if you have a child under 12 you can purchase the child a half price ticket by calling the box office and ordering tickets that way. We had very good seats and with her half priced ticket it was even a bargain! We saw Blue Man Group for the second time. It is still amazing and funny and I could see it again and enjoy it just as much! Both of my kids loved it and it is my teenagerâ€™s favorite. We also saw Tournament of Kings for a second time. It was fun again and the kids seemed to enjoy it. I obtained very discounted tickets to Nathan Burton Comedy Magic at the Flamingo. Meh. It was ok. I am very glad I didnâ€™t pay full price. It just seemed to be the same gag over and over and wasnâ€™t very comedic. We did most of the kid-friendly attractions on the stripâ€¦.I wonâ€™t bore you with the details of those. All in all it was a fun trip. I was getting over an illness so my energy was lower than normal and we were in bed by 10 every night, which is why we never gambled. I feel like I missed the Vegas experience a little bit by being sick and unable to roam freely without kids so I am looking forward to our weekend in Vegas in September. I attached one more pic below â€“ this one is of my husband and me outside TI waiting for our transportation. The hippy behind us is my teenaged son. Hope you enjoyed my tr!