Just got home...so here goes. My wife and I left Texas on Saturday morning about 7 am. We drove, which I love to do...just she and I seeing the country and enjoying each others company...anyway, we drove all day and arrived in Laughlin that evening around 7. We had reservations at the Aquarius. Room was nothing fancy, but worked nicely for one night. The place was very crowded because Wayne Newton was playing there. Played mostly slots and hit a $500 progressive on a new Wheel of Fortune slot. So I was up for Vegas. Drove in to Las Vegas on Sunday. My wife wanted to do some shopping, so we went several place before the strip. We went to the Las Vegas Outlets, which was a very nice place. Finally get to the strip and on to the Monte Carlo. I was concerned that there would be a lot of construction trying to repair the fire damage, but to be honest, I couldn't tell that anything had happened. One thing that was a bit annoying was the construction on the Citycenter going on next door. They worked almost constantly, but it didn't disrupt sleeping. After check in, we went to Diablos Cantina for dinner. The food was very good, but it was VERY loud..maybe I am getting older.... Played that night, and hit a few small things, but ended up even. Monday, we had breakfast in the room and walked down to the Mirage to pick up tickets for Love. Walked back to the Bellagio and looked around there for a while. Headed over to Ceasars and had lunch at Planet Hollywood and then spent the afternoon in the mall. Went back to the MC and got dressed for the show and then went back to the Mirage for the show. I am a huge Beatles fan, and this was my first Cirque show. All I can say is it was one of the most incredible things I have ever seen. I can not recommend it enough. Wife went back to the hotel, and I went over to NYNY and played for a while. Great place! Tuesday- Had lunch at Gonzalez y Gonzalez at NYNY. Very good and well priced. They went over to MGM and caught the monorail. It was also our first time to do that. Went to the Sahara and played for a while. My wife had pretty good luck on the Monopoly slots. After that went back to the Hilton to get a t shirt for a friend of the Star Trek stuff. Rode the Monorail back to MGM and had a comped buffet...very good, then more playing. Didn't win a lot, but didn't really lose either. Here were some pros: 1. the LOVE show!! 2. Monte Carlo was nice. 3. Just had an overall good time. Cons: 1. LOTS of people! Seems like lots of very young kids that were drunk...maybe I getting old! 2. Some of the noise from citycenter. 3. The stupid timeshare and porn pushers... 4. Lastly, and this may step on toes but...there were tons of STROLLERS there. I just think Vegas is not the place for kids that young, but that is just my opinion. Look for pics later.