I have been a little slow to post as my life has been quite hectic! I went to Las Vegas on Saturday the 20th for a work conference, and then Mike came out and joined me until Sunday the 28th! 8 DAYS in Vegas is a long time, but I actually was fine. I was worried it would be too long, but we really enjoyed it and didn't feel like it was too long. I did need sleep though!
We stayed at the Flamingo, and I was worried about it because it sounded not so nice. However, I have to say that I loved the Flamingo and would stay there again. No, it is not the Bellagio, Venetian, etc, but it was fun and plenty nice for me. The rooms were large, and even though I didn't have a remodeled room, my room was clean, large, and had decent furnishings. The casino was fun and lively, and they had a great little pizza place and a good deli with fantastic ham sandwiches. We watched football in the Bugsy's Cabaret (which is a topless place at night I guess but was a great place to watch football in the day - no dancers or anything - just a HUGE TV).
We ate the buffet at Harrah's, Paris, and the Mirage. I thought all of them are good but I would rate them as 1. Paris 2. Mirage 3. Harrah's. The 46 steakhouse at the Flamingo was fantastic, and the Les Artistes at Paris was very good as well. Rosemary's was good off strip as well.
We played Craps at the Flamingo, Harrah's, the Bellagio, Bill's and the Mirage. I liked the Flamino the best, but we also did well at the Mirage. Krishan and Mona were our lucky rollers this trip, and that was a lot of fun to have them there to play with. I do not ever want to play at the Bellagio as it was like a funeral home in there. The dealers don't even smile. No fun at the tables. You could die of thirst before getting a drink. Totally opposite at the Flamingo. The dealers were a riot, the people clapped and hi-5, and the drinks were brought often. We played at Bill's next to the Flamingo one night and ate dinner there. It is a $5 table and we did pretty well there. The dinner there as inexpensive and pretty good.
Mikeo was there for a couple of days, and I got to have drinks with him at the Four Seasons (remind me NOT to do that before a company cocktail party next time) and we played Craps at the Bellagio and went to a nightclub there. Mikeo is always fun to hang with, so it was great to see him.
Other than my Vols losing to Auburn (do they remember how to play football at Tennessee? I don't think so), we had a great time on Saturday at Bugsy's and then at Margaritaville at the Flamingo. We met some hilarious people from England, and we laughed and laughed and laughed. I hadn't ever eaten at a Margaritaville, and it was good.
Overall, it was a fantastic trip, and I really needed the downtime.