Just a few other thoughts and sounds from our recent trip. Lodged 2 nites each at The STRAT ($34/weeknite), MGM ($49/weeknite) and Plaza ($49,weekend rate). Other than hard beds at Plaza South Tower rooms, very satisfied with value. The MGM also included a $25 meal credit, making it the best plan of the bunch. Thanks to all that posted these offers on the T2V. Took in the Wynn, MGM, Fremont and Fitzgerald buffets. Nothing much to report, other than the Wynn is as good as the Fitz is bad. The only reason for doing the Fitz is that I've never tried it and like to try at least one different buffet, no matter how questionable it is, on each trip. I guess I need to experience first hand how bad some of these places are. One funny thing about this buffet was they had a potato bar, but no baked potatoes. I thought maybe they were out, but they really don't serve them at dinner. The MGM has improved since I ate there last about five years ago, but still has a ways to go before catching up with the big guys. Did the $12.95 all-you-can-eat Steak Nite at the Fremont using a 2-1. They served an 8 oz. Strip, cooked to order. It appeared to be a select (a notch below choice) cut of meat, but not too shabby. Also did Roberta's at the El Co, using the LVA $25 off coupon and Ellis Island $6.95 sirloin special. Can't go wrong with either. Not a single line at any place we ate at. Slow week in Vegas. For entertainment, we took the extreme low budget route for shows. Saw Bobby Slayton at Hooters and the World's Greatest Magic Show at Greek Isles. Both were free - Slayton with a player's club sign-up and the Magic act by being one of the first 100 callers daily to ask for tickets. Slayton was brutally offensive and profane to every group of people imaginable. The place was packed. This is a good deal for free, but maybe leave grandma back at the room. I actually enjoyed the kinder, gentler Magic Show better. I thought the emcee (Rob Hobson) was hilarious and the 5-6 magicians performing that night did a nice job. All ages would enjoy this and the price (free) is right. By the way, you also receive a $25 MP for signing up for the Hooters card and $100 of promo slot play. For transportation, used Allegiant out of Rockford, IL ($99 each way) and the CAT bus system. Very pleased with both. However, I hate riding the DEUCE - too many jagbag customers on it. God bless those bus drivers for putting up with it. And, that 6:00 am return flt on Allegiant is a pain. Did a Las Vegas 51s baseball game one night at Cashman Field. It was nice to get out of the casinos and hang out at the ball diamond. For $8, you can sit virtually anywhere. Very relaxing. Most of the gambling was done at the Wynn outdoor BJ tables. I can't think of a better place in Vegas to play. Great atmosphere, friendly dealers, much camaraderie and topless women, to boot. Speaking of topless women, we were at the Strat regular pool the first day we got into town. There was one woman laying topless, not bothering a soul. There weren't even any children nearby. All of sudden, a women came up and began berating her for having naked breasts exposed. This bitch, I mean lady, told the topless woman in no uncertain terms to put her top back on. Reluctantly, the woman did. My guess is that she didn't want her husband or whoever he was sitting next to her to be looking at naked women. Needless to say, she ticked off a lot of the rest of us.