Just returned from a fun trip to Vegas with T's parents and his brother/wife.
We stayed in the Bellagio, which is my favorite hotel on the strip. It seems a little less chintzy than some of the other places (hello - a Hooters hotel? seriously?) and the fountain shows are captivating.
There is so much to see on the strip. And once you get over the initial shock of being handed a prostitution flier, Vegas is a pretty nice place. Parking is free. There are skywalks that allow you to avoid getting creamed by a taxi on the street. And the food! I ate three weeks worth of wonderful meals.
Neither T nor I gamble, but we decided to play $5 on video poker just for fun. At one point we were up 25 cents, but we pretty much paid to have an hour of fun. It's true. It took us an HOUR to lose $5. I can only imagine if we had played more money or more often. No wonder people spend hours sitting at those machines. The smoke alone would kill me in less than a day.
While I enjoyed the fancy bed and bathtub offered by the Bellagio, I am looking forward to sleeping in our mismatched sheets. As long as the housekeepers refrain from knocking at 7 a.m. like they did this morning.