3/9 We fly in direct from DC Dulles and landed 1035 am local time. Our room was ready so we checked right in. This was our 6th time staying at Encore so we decided not to wait for a south strip view...seen it before. 28th floor is where we were put. Rom was clean and up to the usual WynnCore standards. Dropped off luggage and headed to Peppermill for a quick lunch. That place is always great for this type of a meal. After lunch headed back to the hotel and took a good 3 hour nap. We woke up, got ready and headed over to Lotus of Siam for dinner. If you love Thai food and love a great wine list this is your place. I havent been back since they expanded. The food was great as always, had shrimp tempura, crispy duck curry and pad thai. the prices are still very reasonable and the quality is still very good. Had 2 great rieslings as well. probably the best list of rielsing i have seen yet anywhere. cabbed it downtown after dinner and just strolled Freemont for a few hours. The usual crazyness was going on and even pretty good for a Wed. night. played some blackjack switch and VP without any excitement. From there went to Fireside lounge at Peppermill for a few cocktails. At around 2 am Penn from Penn & Teller walked in. never knew that he wears his hair down and not in the trademark ponytail. stayed here until about 330 then walked back to Encore. The streets were quiet, almost too quiet. 3/10 walked down to Aria to pick up show tix for the following night. During the walk back we strolled into Bills to check a few songs from Big Elvis. something i do every trip. then back at Encore stooped in Wazuzu for a small lunch. their drunken noodels are my favorite. At 630 we got picked up outside by the gold limo from MGM. We were dining at Joel Robuchon. the limo drops you off at the Mansion entrance. The girl who greeted us walked us thru it and explained how it is an invite only area of the hotel. and is 5k/night. very nice. it was like a private villa complex. from there we walked out into the casino and into the resteruant. we did the 16 course tasting menu. something we have thought about doing for a few years now. i wont go into great detail about each dish but if anyone wants i did take pics of every plate. the expereince was great. very pricey but if your a foodie u may want to do this someday. after dinner we needed to walk and digest so after strolling around MGM for about an hour we cabbed it back to Encore and has a few cocktails in the Eastsides Lounge while watching the dueling piano show. early night because eating dinner took a lot of life out of us. 3/11 walked around the shops at palazzo and venetian during the day. stopped in sushi samba for a light lunch which was good. we went to Cosmopolitan at 5 the try a few places to eat before our 930 show. first we has 2 dishes at Jaleo. Very good and it was hard to stop there. after this we wnet to Scarpetta. even better. duck and fois gra ravioli may have been one of the best dishes i had all trip. then spent some time in the chandelier bar. this is an awesome place. a 3 story, 5 level bard encased in a crystal chandeleier. from here we walked to aria and saw viva elvis. i read many mix reviews on this board about it. i surpassed my expectations. not your traditional CDS show. more singing and dancing than u get in KA but overall I thought it was a great experience. after the show we went back to Cosmo at the chandelier bar and hung out there for another 2 hours. from there we cabbed it back to Wynn and played in the casino some. Around 3 am we walked into Surrender nightclub to check it out. Had 1 drink and just people watched in there. nice place but we arent much into clubs. at 3 am u can just walk on in so we did. 3/12 slept in of course and spent the afternoon walking back up the strip because for some reason i like to gamble at Riveria. played there for a few hours then back to Encore. Dinner was at Carnevino in the palazzo. may have had the best steak in my life here. we had the porterhouse for 2. this may have even edged out joel robucon in terms of overall "best meal". like i said if anyone wants more details on exactly what we ate and what wines we had i can get u that info. im a sommelier by trade so that part of our vacations are always the biggest attraction for us. we had a 6 am flight in the morning and losing an hour to daylight savings made us call it quits after 1 final drink back at Encore. Overall as far as gaming i do most of my playing at the sportsbook. I play a lot of nba and college basketball. was way ahead there. on the floor games not so much. had probably my worse performance on VP i ever have had and roulette and the dice werent kind either. overall i was maybe slightly down. great trip!