We just got back from 3 days at South Point. Had a great time... a few thoughts. - I really must be getting old, the heart of the strip has really lost my attention. It's too loud, busy, and there are too many obnoxious drunks. - I went to the Sahara for a few hours this trip and loved it, but my visit was accented with some notes of sadness. I really hope this place makes it. They have so many great pictures on the walls of the days when the "who's who" found themselves at the Sahara (ie Elvis, Johnny Carson, the Rat Pack, etc.) There are large and small signs of how this place is trying to save some money. Beverage napkins and matches have no logos on them, only one hotel tower is open, the parking garage is closed for renovation, but there were no signs of construction on a Wednesday afternoon, bathrooms closed down, etc. I actually felt a little guilty winning $$$ there. I have made a decision that my "on strip dollars" which are few these days will now be spent at the old school joints as much as possible. -South Point is a great value!!! -The worst casino I've ever been in has to be the Westin, I don"t think there was one machine in use and every table game was closed. I went in and signed up for a card, I was gonna play my matchplay. The employee at the desk had less personality then anyone I have ever met. She literally said one word to me.... "here" as she handed me my newly printed card. No wonder the place was empty. - I love Red Rock. That place is soo pretty, and love it all around except for the stingy Boarding Pass from Station Casinos. -Rhodes Ranch is a great golf course with some exceptional values. It must be a pretty easy layout because I seem to always score better than average when I play there. -I am bummed with the changes made to the Eastside Cannery's CAN Club. It now takes aa rediculous amount of coin in to earn a point on their FPVP. - I ventured into the Longhorn (for anout a minute and 30 sec.) Wow... what a dive, and I don"t mean that in a good way. I felt like I needed an oxygen tube to breathe, but that might only keep me alive long enough to get robbed my one of their partons in the parking lot. Not my favorite place. -I love Vegas gone for 3 days, ate, golfed and gambled...all for around $150.