You people!!! (while I shake my fist in the air!) I should have never listened to you in the first place, all this crap about being so in lurve with Vegas that it occupies your dreams, planning the next trip on the way to the airport, being haunted by the pings of the slot machines! Hell, I wouldn't be in the hole already as I just paid for a flight and a five night stay at THEhotel at MB in July! You were right - my March vacation was so fantabulous I gotta do it again! Yes, I considered "slumming it" at a cheaper hotel, but the rates were very good everywhere. Plus, how can I go back to Sprite when I've had Champers? I guess not being a real gambler of any sort I can spend a bit on the accomodation. So fellow Vegas lovers, I have a few questions I'd like to ask you in preparation for this new jaunt, a ladies-only trip that we are dubbing the "ALL CHICK, NO **** Vegas Vacation!" 1) You best car rental place. We only need a car for the day, planning on one excursion. Again, we'll be at MB, so close to the hotel would be great. 2) That excursion will either be a) The Valley of Fire or b) Death Valley. What is your own personal preference? 3) I've heard the outlet mall at the end of the Strip sucks. Where do you like to shop - we like shoes!! 4) Best place to take blackjack lessons? I've already been playing an online game simulator, but again I would love to know what you feel is the best place for a newbie to learn her craft. 5) Will I die from the heat? Will I have to place two Soft N' Dry under each arm and hope for the best? I hate the humidity we suffer from here in T.O. (30 + plus more often than you think), but I'm hoping dry heat won't be as bad. Thank you.....I think as I look at my credit card statement!