Preface Our previous three trips were all in the months of December. With it being so cool out we mostly just walked around the Strip and Fremont and did as many activities as we could and went to a couple of Shows each trip. We opted for a May trip to take in the pool scene and enjoy some good weather, we were not disappointed. It led to a different kind of trip though. As the Abominable Snowman said to Bugs Bunny; Gosh it's hot. Treasure Island Experience We didn't arrive to Treasure Island until midnight on Monday May 1st. Our flight was delayed an hour and the airport in Toronto was god awful experience as always. It needs to leveled and rebuilt. They were checking for room cards at the elevator at night. The Room - Check in was smooth. We used the TV Ad Special and waved our resort fees. We were on the 18th Floor with a Strip View. The room was clean and tidy. The refrigerator was a nice touch. The bathroom was large enough and the water pressure was amazing. I mentioned in a previous report that we were taken back by a lack of water pressure in our Aria Corner Suite. My wife always comments on the bed and she was it was nice and cozy. Not like the Aria but nice enough. I am usually drunk and could sleep on pavement so.. We were happy that it was clean and quiet. Wife thought I took pictures of the bed and I thought she did. The View We finally had a decent view of the strip which was nice. Staying at Aria we have never really enjoyed a true strip view so it was nice. My one gripe was that the windows were filthy which kind of obscured the view. Not sure if we caught them at the end of cleaning cycle or if it's just the way it is. We looked right down at the pool, The Mirage and Strip from The Venetian on down. The Pool After much help from the forum I was aware that there are pool line ups. So I ventured to the casino at about 8:00 and had a couple of Miller Lites and played Caddy Shack for a bit (boring). I headed over to pool about 15 minutes before it opened and was about 15th in line. We bought the $10 chairs but probably didn't need to. The spot we did get had a mix of sun and shade. There were lots of chairs until later in the day but before 1:00 we would have been okay. Random thoughts: - They blasted top 40 music so thankfully I had my headphones. - There was a wide range of people from those in the 20's up to people in their 70's - It did get kind of drunk and loud towards dinner time. I think alot of the older crowd had left. - A pirate showed up and was drinking beers and wandering around the pool. He did entertain a group of children for awhile teaching them a pirate dance - A very muscly tattooed man passed out on the pavement in front of us with one foot in the hot tub. This was about 3:00 and it was bloody hot out. A girl sprayed him down with sun tan lotion but nobody seemed to do anything. I mentioned it to a waitress who said it was being looked after. I don't think they would have known he was actually drunk and passed out until somebody mentioned it so I don't blame them but he was down and out for quite awhile. - A group of black girls did a booty shake right out of an MTV Video at one point that was entertaining.and I would have been disappointed if I hadn't witnessed this. - There is no need to fully make out in a public pool. These two skeezy chicks went at it all day long and it was low brow. The Casino and Eats Everyone on here nailed it. Not a lot of places to eat that is close. We ate at the Cafe when we arrived because it was the only thing open and the service was terrible. We waited forever just to get a drink. After that things came fast but the initial wait was terrible. Tip: Up the escalators by the Tram is a little store that also has coffee and a wide range of Krispy Creme donuts. The CVS Pharmacy is golden. Every property should have something like this. Because we were poolside and really only there one full day I didn't get a big chance to gamble. I played Caddy Shack which is boring, Jurassic Park and some Quick Hits. I believe I left a little up but nothing crazy. The Casino was a little larger than I originally thought and they had a bit of variety in slots. In and Out and LINQ We ventured over to In and Out Burger around 1:00 because we had heard so much about it. It was packed but they moved people through pretty quick. Not sure what to say. We liked Fat Burger better and I even enjoyed my Carls Jr. as much at the airport. It was good but didn't blow us away. After that we headed over to the Yard House for a quick beer and check the place out. I could have spent all day in there but the Mrs wanted to get back to the pool. It was hovering 90 degrees and we weren't used to it yet. That night we headed over the Mirage for the Buffet. We seem to like the breakfast buffets more than the dinner buffets. We have ate this buffet lots so we knew what to expect but I think I agree with a few others on here that say it has slid in quality a bit. From there down to the Bellagio check out the display. It was gorgeous as always and not too busy. The casino was busy but we didn't hang around.for too long. From there we walked to The Park. I wanted to check out Beerhaus and see what was happening. Nothing. It was a ghost town. Such a waste of space. I realize it's busy when there are shows on but otherwise there is no need to go down there. We stopped in at Paris on the way back for a souvenir and called it quits by then. It was past midnight and the booze and sun put the zap on this Canadian lad. Oh, the Tram from the Mirage to TI was out of order so we had to walk that maze of dark streets in behind. We literally walked from The Mirage to the Bellagio. Took the Tram to Monte Carlo. Walked the Park and walked back to TI. That was a long haul. Treasure Island was definitely worth the stay. Some people we ran into though it was run down because they remembered it from years ago but we liked the location, the CVS, the pool was fun, the view was great and the room was clean. Better eats would help. We will go back again for sure. I will finish up with the Mirage portion of the trip tomorrow. I am getting tired.