We live in Scotland and "found" Las Vegas 12years ago. Now that we are retired we make an attempt to visit every year. In fact we are addicted, not to gambling, but the 5* hotels. There is no other place on Earth that can give you the opulence of a 5 star hotel for as little as $140 a night. Last October it was the Palazzo for that price and we also got a $30 a day food allowance thrown in. Ten years ago we were happy to pay that for Ceasars Palace so prices have not really risen much. After our trip from Scotland jet lag gets us up at 6am and after a twenty minute walk we were at the Bellagio for their breakfast at 7am. $16 each with as much good food as one can eat. ( "Bad for you" food as well if you are that way inclined) Fillet steak and egg for breakfast. If you have never been to this buffet try it. After breakfast we walk slowly back "home" through all the casinos just people watching and sometimes wasting a few dollars in a machine. Evening we spend in the piano bar nursing a drink. Drinks in bars are so expensive we sometimes take a break at a machine and ask for a malt scotch when the waitress appears. $2 instead of $12. Next visit is going to be June and July. Hot I know but it will be the start and end of a road trip through Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. You guys have such a great country. :O) Looking at the worst snow St. Andrews has ever had and wishing I was somewhere else! See you soon Las Vegas.