Girlfriend and I had a great time. Just decided around the first week of Dec. to go to Vegas. Found an internet site with a great deal...206.90 per person for 4 nights, air and hotel. (www.er-travel-inc.com) We stayed at the Stratosphere. I was a little afraid becasue a lot of people don't like it there. It was perfect for us. They let us check in at 11 a.m. We had a view of the strip on the 11th floor. I havn't been to Vegas in 15 years, and the girlfriend had never been. We went to see all the new hotels/casinos....got players cards at all of them. If you go to Vegas you have to go up on the tower at the Strat. in the evening. Ride the big shot also. We had our best luck on slot machines at Westward Ho. A very small casino compared to most. We played there everyday for a couple of hours. We both like Wheel of Fortune, so thats all we played. When I got a little ahead I would play the 1$ machines. On our final day there I hit a jackpot for 750$....my first hand pay ever!!! If you like playing craps try the Stratosphere. They have crapless craps. You can't crap out on a 2,3, or 12. These numbers become the point, as does the 11. I had good luck at this table. Went downtown two nights. Freemont Street Experience was great. Girlfriend had her picture drawn by a artist on the street. (Very Good). Played a little at the horseshoe. Five days just wasn't enough time. We plan on going back in April. Dind't get to go to the Mirage or Treasure Island. I would like to stay at the Strat. again.
The Strat's buffet is okay for brkfst or lunch (we never ate dinner there) (No omelet station) Ate brkfst at the Riveria (wasn't impressed), found the omelet station after I had already eaten. Ate our very first Krispy Kreme's at the Excalibur. Ate at Bellagio's for dinner one night. Great food...just be careful what you get...here in Texas we like our fish cooked. I accidently got some scallops that was raw....no more for me. Anyways, can't wait to go back. Good luck to all!!