This was our second Vegas trip for 1999. The March trip was mainly to see Bellagio and Mandalay Bay. This trip is for Paris and Venetian. We stayed both times at Ballys. Ballys has always treated us well with either free or casino rate room offers. This time there is a big bonus since Paris is connected to Ballys. Paris has become our favorite hotel. It beats all the Vegas hotels, Atlantic City hotels and Biloxi hotels. The shopping mall makes you feel like you're in France. We did visit France years ago. The Frenchman delivering bread on his bicycle was a treat. The food at Le Village Buffet was incredibly good. The quantity and quality of the food far exceeded our expections. It was superior to Bellagio's buffet. The decor of a French village was extremely authentic. Service was exceptional. The chef personally delivered to our table sugar free desserts for my wife who is diabetic. The Paris Casino had the friendliest staff we have ever encountered. We took many pictures inside the casino. There were many new slots including a roulette slot machine.
At the Venetian, we first went into the wax museum. The figures were very realistic. The place was not crowded and it was Saturday.
Next we visited the shops along the canal. It was very romantic, but there was something missing compared to Paris. We ate at the Grand Lux. Very large portions of delicious food. Next, we went into the casino and met Mr. Adelson (the owner) and his wife. We talked about casino comp policies and his new hotel. He then took his wife out to dinner in one of his own gourmet restaurants.
The next day we took one of our long walks from Ballys to Sahara. We saw the Platters, Coasters, and Drifters and took pictures with them. Sang great and they were very friendly. Also visited the Nitro Grill restaurant in Excaliber Hotel. Saw pro wrestler Buff Bagwell there. Visited the Imperial Palace car collection. Our 3rd visit there. Also caught the Treasure Island ship battle at night. TERIFFIC! Bye Vegas - See you again next year.