Since we all know what an eloquent and detailed writer Mikey is, I thought I would share just the highlights from my point of view from my week in Vegas. Paris Hotel: Awesome in every way! Check in was a breeze (got there around 3:00pm). Getting the P Room was wonderful. The room was huge, gorgeous views, loved the bathroom with tub & separate shower. The only thing I will say that bugged me was that the hallway to my room was like a meat locker! I know they have to keep it cold, but darn!!! I felt like I was truly walking through a deep freeze. Food: My favorite was dinner at Alize (top floor at the Palms Hotel). The food was very pricey (but a vendor paid). It is gourmet food, but there is something EVERYBODY would like on the menu. I had the seared tuna in lemon sauce. It was delicious. A lot of people at my table ordered the filet and loved it. The appetizers were special made by the chef for our table, so they were not on the menu, but consisted of crab (huge pieces) with artichoke hearts, a large scallop in garlic & butter and a littler dish of shrimp scampi. I did not order dessert, but they had an incredible chocolate souffle that was the hit at our table. If you have lots of money to spend I would definitely go there. The scenery of the strip, all the lights coming on at sunset and the view of the mountains in the distance was killer! I also loved the food at the Grande Lux Cafe, and of course the Peppermill! I wanted to eat there all the time! See mikey's trip report for more details. The breakfast buffet at Paris was wonderful, and the crepe's are to die for! Shows: First night there Mikey took us to the Rat pack Show. Loved it, Loved it, Loved it! Those guys were awesome. I laughed hilariously before the show at the loung act, Paul! Soooooo cheesy - - but, he fit right in with the rest of the place. The Sammy look-a-like was kind and gave us front row and center seats, so we were thrilled with it all. Next night hubby and I went and saw KA. All I can saw is WOWEEEEE!! Incerdibke in every way! It helps tremendously to get the "playbill" before hand to read about the story. If you understand what is supposed to be happening, you will enjoy it better. We were lucky enough to get VERY FRONT ROW, CENTER for this show too. We bought our tickets at the Paris box office. This show was my all time favorite of anything I have ever seen before. The sets were incredible, the performers were mesmerizing and the whole experience of watching it all made me feel like i was in another world. If you can drop the $$$ bucks to see it, GO!! Saturday night we saw Wayne Brady. What a great guy. This show was awesome. THe only downer was that he kept choosing these LOSERS from the audiance to "play along" and every one of them kinda ruined it for him. I am sure he went home that night and though, "Damn, these peole are dumb". If he had chose someone with half a brain, the songs, skits etc could have been more entertaining. Not his fault - - he was great. Saw Mama Mia on Tuesday night with Mikey. I though it was pretty good. THe set lacked detail, but the music and performers were pretty good. Loved the ending though - - the very bedt part! I should have bought the soundtrack! Gambling: I am not much of a gambler, just mostly play the slots. I won about $400 one afternoon playing wheel of fortune (quarters) at the Golden Gate. All other slots on Freement street as well as on the strip seemed to be wayyyy tight! Maybe I Was just having a run of bad luck. I loved Mermaids music & fun atmosphere. Anything on Freements street was a hit with me! BEST Part of the trip: Mikey picking us up in his cool ride and escorting us all around town, singing along to Elvis' VIVA LAS VEGAS! I loved it!!! Likes: The Big Elvis at Barbary Coast - -what a hoot! Everything about Freement Street, the shows I saw, the Craps dealers at the Las Vegas Hilton, Peppermill, Mikey's Casino - - Sunset Station - - what a beautiful place!! Saw him deal and he was THE MAN! Taking everybody's money! Dislikes: The Palms Hotel staff (not in Alize) They acted likethey were all secret service, walking aruond with head pieces and blocking all elevators. We wanted to go and just "see" the Ghost Bar. The "COP" was at the elevator to greet us and told us no way could we come in. No reason! It was Monday night at 9:00pm - - I am sure they had room for us!! We then proceeded to the Host stand where they asked to see our receipt from dinner (which was a little over $1000). Once they saw it, they said we could go up with one of their escots for 5 minutes, but we would each be required to pay $25!! Outrageous! The htoel & casino just seemed to be WAYYY too snobby for my liking. Disliked the grumpy cab driver who had to tell us how he doesn't have enough money and how he HATES to drive people out to Sunset Station. What a loser... I am heading back to Vegas again August 11 - 14 with on eof my girlfriends. We will stay at Mirage this time. Looking forward to more wonderful adventures!!