Thanks for all the sympathy votes. Today marks the first I've felt "normal" since arriving in Vegas exactly two weeks ago. It feels so good not to feel so bad, and my sense of smell has finally returned. Amazingly, Ms Gecko felt fine the entire trip and still does. I felt sorry for her, as the only thing worse than being sick in Vegas is dealing with someone who is. Not to give yucky cards and sanitizers a bum rap, the bug probably began its attack a day or two before I arrived. Should it happen again, I think I'll stay in my shell or at least not gamble very much. "The show must go on" isn't what it's cracked up to be! We're beginning to think about the St. Patrick's Day trip, and with four free nights at the Orleans, it's a good chance that'll be one of venues. (We spent a little time there after touring Aria and it's still one of our favorite places.) I'll try to post a much more positive trip report next time. This last one should be an easy act to follow.