We just got back on Wednesday from 4 days at the Barbary Coast. This was the celebration trip because my friend just finished her radiation and is now in remission after battling cancer for almost a year. Also, my friend and her husband never had a honeymoon or a vacation without their kids. Here goesâ€¦ Day 1 We arrived at my friend ( S ) and her husbands ( C ) house at 7am on Sunday morning. I am the travel nazi. Seems like we made good time as we arrived at the Barbary around noon. Our room wasnâ€™t ready so we sat at the bar and rested for a little bit and then played 1 cent slots. I won $20! Just a side noteâ€¦I donâ€™t gamble to win because it never happens. I just play for fun so winning anything at all excites the crap out of me. We checked into our rooms around 1:30. They were side-by-side, 322/324. We both had a view of the Bellagio fountains! It was great! I loved our rooms. They werenâ€™t crowded, there was a vanity, the light fixtures were really pretty, and I loved the dark colors. We all thought weâ€™d nap until about 4. I couldnâ€™t sleep and neither could our friends so we just got up and headed out. We ate dinner at the Pizza Palace at the IP. I remember eating there before and it not being too bad but I think I was drunk last time. This time, stone cold sober still and the place is a dump. We joined the IP players club and got a bunch of free crap including two pictures of our group. I like free stuff! We walked to TI and C won $60 on a $10 BJ table. Not too bad! S and I played 5 cent machines for a little bit and lost. My gfriend ( A ) was doing god-knows-what. I didnâ€™t see her for awhile but I have a feeling she was at the tables. Off to the Venetianâ€¦I think this is the prettiest hotel. A 25 cent machine was calling me. Put in $1, took out $25. Woohoo! We did the indoor gondola rides and splurged on the group picture. Our gondolier was hilarious. We took the monorail from Harrahâ€™s to MGM. At this point weâ€™d had some drinks so we couldnâ€™t figure out the turnstilesâ€¦ Yes, Iâ€™m blaming the drinks and not our own stupidity. The monorail employees had a good laugh but they were helpful. The MGM kitties were not in their cageâ€¦so sad. I won more money. $50 on penny slots! S won a little too, about $5 or so. Went to NYNY and hunted down their big @ss margaritasâ€¦heheheâ€¦ Cabbed it back to BC around 1:30 am and all of us had the $5.95 steak/eggs in the Victorian Roomâ€¦ It was delicious! Day 2 Up at 1:30pmâ€¦ I love sleeping late on vacation! We took the shuttle to the Gold Coast. As we were waiting for the shuttle, A asked some crazy lady where she got her hat. She was on drugs and really out of it. I felt bad for her but leave it to A to make friends with the nut. At the GC we at lunch at the coffee shop restaurant. It was good but we were hungry and would have eaten anything. A and C went to the tables and S and I went to the Bingo room. We were asking the lady at the counter a lot of questions because I have never played bingo before. Some @sshole old man behind us started yelling at us. It was a full 15 minutes before the game started and heâ€™s crapping his pants because old people have nothing better to do but yell. Iâ€™m not stereotyping but I have found that at casinos (Laughlin and Vegas) the meanest people are always over 60. Not everyone over 60 is mean but if somebody is rude, chances are they are olderâ€¦. Heâ€™s screaming his fool head off and I turned around and said, â€œCalm down sirâ€. I think he felt stupid because he shut up. S is a sweet person but I could see her claws were about to come out at this man and she says â€œI canâ€™t believe you didnâ€™t yell at himâ€. I laughedâ€¦ I get a lot of satisfaction out of not losing my temper and making the temper tantrum thrower look dumb. Itâ€™s Bingo for godâ€™s sake. Anyway, that pretty much soured our experience. We finished up and met up with A and C and played some cheap slots for awhile. I lost $10. The four of us played 50 cent chips/$1 minimum roulette for almost 2 hours after that. The drink waitress was always around, we were rowdy at a really fun table, and all of us were getting drunk. I think everybody had fun, I know I did! We shuttled it back to BC and walked to Ballyâ€™s. S and C werenâ€™t impressed so we continued to Caesars. I wanted to go to FAO Shwartz to buy the kids some presents. It was closed for remodeling! Oh wellâ€¦ We ended up at Cleopatraâ€™s Barge and I vaguely remember giving our waitress my credit card to run an open tabâ€¦ Lordy lordy lordyâ€¦ We were slamming shots, drinks, and running amok. We drank and danced for 3 hours! I was shnitfaced and told the waitress to bring C margaritas but instead of putting the regular amount of alcohol in them, to make them double strength. That they wereâ€¦ We met some Canadian guys who were very intrigued by my girlfriend and I. What, no lesbians in Canada?! They were great and joined our group. We had a fabulous time. Oh, youâ€™ll love thisâ€¦so we are bombed out of our mind and decide to take a cab back to BC. Yes, we cabbed it across the street. I know we wouldnâ€™t have made it walking. The cab driver was laughing his @ss off at us. I tipped him big because we were patheticly drunk and he was very cool about such a short cab fare. More steak and eggs at the Victorian Room! MMMMâ€¦food is so much better when youâ€™re drunk. Passed out around 5am. Day 3 I woke up at 9:30 am because I canâ€™t sleep when Iâ€™ve been drinking. A and I screwed around for a few hours sightseeing while S and C slept late. We ate lunch at Oâ€™sheas food court. Went back to see Big Elvis at BC. He wasnâ€™t there! Some other â€œskinnyâ€ Elvis was singing. He was a big disappointment. We cabbed it to Mandalay Bay and walked to Luxor and Excalibur, checking out the casinos along with way and playing a few 1Ã‹ slots. In Excalibur, C went to the arcade because heâ€™s a big kid. We went through Aladdin and Paris and played more 1 cent slots. Kept winning enough to keep playing..nothing large. We went to Bourbon Street for the $7.77 steak and lobster. The food was decent but our waitress sucked. I rarely get so pissed I donâ€™t tip but I was pissed. Bourbon Street was dead so we cabbed it to Casino Royale and got their players card. The place was packed so we played slots for a little while (I won $40) and walked back to BC. As we were walking by Carnival Court I pointed it out and asked if anybody wanted to go drink/dance. I got that glassy, dear-in-the-headlights look from the crowd as we all were recovering from being drunk as $%^$ the night before. A and C played tables for a bit at BC and won $50. I think they were playing BJ. S and I played more 1 cent slots and kept winning enough to keep us playing for a little bit longer. This was a pretty easy going day because we had the â€œday after drinking feelingâ€. Day 4 We played in the casino until check-out time and then went to Sahara. S and C wanted to do one buffet before we left. We all liked the buffet. It was exactly when I expected for $7. Totally edible, nothing to write home about. I was going to do the coaster with C but after over-eating, not a good idea. That crazy man did it anyway! He said it was great! We played in the casino for about 2 hours (mostly 1 cent slots and A and C did some tables). I liked that casino. It didnâ€™t seem too crowded for mid-day. We drove to a souvenir shop as we headed out of town, bought some crap for the families, and drove home. We got back to Phoenix around 10pm. S and C are already looking forward to going back! I canâ€™t wait! I know I forgot a bunch of stuff we saw/did because my notes are choppy! I think this is a good chunk of it though. Thanks to everybody who helped with suggestions!