My buddies and I had planned on this trip in Feb (8-11) but it isn't real until you book something, which I just did: $21/nite in an El Cortez tower double-double (via Orbitz via Travelaxe). Yes, I'm dancing on the fine line between frugal and cheap here, but I'm psyched nonetheless. Workin' the to-do list now: Givens: Downtown, shrimp cocktails, dollar craps... Gotta find the Binions snack bar this trip - been there 2x and never found it. Don't know why. Also, I never make it into the Fremont, gotta do that. Must dos: Fountains. How tough is it to get a seat on the Fontana patio? Take the new monorail to the Sahara, play some lo-limit BJ. Stop in at home (MBay Island Lounge), check out House o' Blues, Red Square. Probables: Limo up the strip. The Western and the Gold Spike. O boy. A show - Mac King, Rick Thomas, something along those lines. I'm not big on shows, but should probably do one. Maybe the Rat Pack over at Greek Isles. Larry Jones is likely too. A cheap steak and/or prime rib: the Cal, Ellis Island, Mr Luckys at Hard Rock. Maybe splurge for the Great Moments room at LV Club. Possibles: A martini at the Polo Towers Sky Lounge. Boardwalk, on Hoya's recommendation. Rio/Palms/Gold Coast area. Give the IP another chance, on Mikey's recommendation. See the cars. Air Play and the casino museum at the Trop. Low limit hold'em somewhere - need recommendations. Thinking about the class at the Excalibur, or 3/6 at the Mirage? May wind up playing some downtown, we'll see... Play the ponies at Caesars, if there's any action Sunday afternoon. That seems like a lot, and not enough at the same time... can't wait!