This will be a condensed version as I never write any notes. I will list my highlights and lowlights. First, I flew on the morning flight from JFK. We were delayed about a half hour due to maintenance problems on the plane. In spite of this, it meant I got to watch more of the Giants football game while still in the air. It turned out to be not much of a contest. JetBlue did stick to it's flying time to the minute though. Before I left I printed out a coupon from the Las Vegas Limo website... www.lasvegaslimo.com ...for the airport shuttle which brought the price down to $4.50 each way. However, when I got to their ticket booth I found out that is the price they are offering. I was staying at the Orleans and knew (from the board) that it would be the last stop. Well, from the time I got on the shuttle to the time I was dropped off it took 45 minutes. Check-in was a breeze. I didn't hand over $20 and didn't even mention anything and was given room 635. It was overlooking the pool and straight across was the top floor of the garage. The bed was comfy, the extra sitting area was nice. Here is where I go into two low points of the room. First, the sink didn't seem to have hot water. It only got lukewarm. The shower was scalding hot though, which seemed a little weird to me. B, and this part really pissed me off, the first morning I was there the alarm went off at 6:55 am. It was the radio alarm and was tuned to a Spanish language radio station. I woke up, fumbled around, and finally turned it off. Well, sure enough the next morning it happened again, and the next morning too. The fourth day I wised up and changed the time of the alarm to 6:55 pm. Well, that night after dinner I come home to my alarm blaring the same radio station. I ended up writing the general manager of the hotel about the situation and needless to say, left pennies for the maid as a tip. Now onto my actual trip... Let's just say I spent a lot of time at the Poker tables. I didn't win money but I didn't lose alot either. I didn't play any table games until I met up with CoasterKikky on Saturday and then I just watched her play. I didn't go to any strip joints or nightclubs. I didn't even drink until Friday Night. CoasterKikky was kind enough to give me a culinary tour of Ellis Island and then whisk me on a whirlwind tour of downtown. We survived the walk to the El Co (nothing frightens me anymore as I grew up in NYC. Having said that I am sure one day something will scare me while in Vegas.) The one nice place I did eat, was Puck's restaurant in the Venetian. I forget what it was called but it is nice Italian food.) Other highlights: The $2.95 steak and eggs at the Orleans. The Courtyard Cafe offers it from 12am-7am Monday-Thursday. (If I didn't eat at the Puck restaurant I believe I only spent about $50 the whole trip in meals.) I went to see a movie (Munich) for $6.25. As movies in NYC are now $10.75 it was a deal. I didn't go bowling but they offer a buck a game Monday through Thursday after midnight. If anyone has any questions for this Vegas virgin, just reply to this thread and I will answer them. My new plan is to save up some more money and head out there around the first of April and find a job. Thanks for everything Becky!