been trying to find the time to get a trip report in for our short business trip feb 11-14, and maybe stalling a little, because this will pale compared to the novel of phukna! we left home sunday morning, lunch at airport, then to salt lake and las vegas arriving at 425 pm, thought we were doing great, trying to make the 6 pm meet at parasol up, things went very well with the airport checkin to the flamingo, but baggage claim and the cab line at 5 oclock on a sunday at the airport was huge, maybe because of all the other arrivals for the clothing trade shows we were attending. after finally getting through the cab line, a very quick trip to the flamingo, and although we wandered the hall quite a while finding our room, a long way from elevators and with a view of a roof, we got what we paid for, and expected from the airport checkin and lack of negotiation with the desk clerk. the room itself was fine, and clean and perfectly suitable for the amount of time spent there, we paid a total of 57 for the two nights there, from a harrahs mailer, but the third night of our stay would have been 99. so we moved for tuesday night. anyway, we quickly tossed the luggage on the bed, no, that is not a euphemism, and took off for the wynn, upon reaching the main floor of the flamingo, realized we did not know how to make our way back to the cab stand, but did know which way margaritaville was, and that was on the way to the wynn, so just took off walking, and walked to the wynn, arriving only a few minutes after the first people had gotten there. what a treat, it was so nice to meet DonD, and his jennifer and her friend, as well as texas aggie girl, and then a very nice surprise visitor, coaster kikky. so great to put a face and personality with the posts on the board by everyone, and an added treat was a tour of one of the wynns rooms! what a great start to the trip, and again, if you ever have a chance to meet some of the people from this board, it is worth the effort. the meet was at parasol up, i will say that i was underwhelmed by the service, both in terms of speed, but also having to worry about whether change was coming back or not! myself and don both bought a round of drinks, paying with a hundred dollar bill, and had to wait way too long to get change back, don had to ask for his! i can easily see where if a group was having a wild time, that a large amount of change could easily become a "tip". i really do think this was blatant and intentional on the servers part, after looking back at it, don, what did you think? after we left the group, having not eaten for about 9 hours, we found our way to corsa cuccina in the wynn. we were seated without reservations, though not at the best table, so cant really even comment on the decor of the room, service was ok, i had veal, wife had canneloni, split a appetizer salad, no drinks, tab was 90 dollars. not overly impressed, but our meals for the rest of the trip more than made up for this average one. more to post later, meals at bouchon, grand luxe, delmonico, vic and anthonys, dessert at triple george grill. any questions about these places, let me know, will try to give my opinion, fwiw.