I spent 4 days in Sin City and will give you
- A Mercedes SLK280 is not built for a
11002200 mile road trip when you are 6"2'. But cruising with the top down on Las Vegas Blvd is very cool, so that sort of levels things out. No pain, no gain.
- The Stratosphere is MUCH nicer, cleaner AND cheaper than The Monte Carlo. I was shocked at how shiny and clean The Strat was compared to Monte Carlo. Their rooms were dirt cheap, too. Averaged $50 a night Thursday thru Sunday. It might be a little further up The Strip but The Deuce stops right outside and it's a 5 minute ride to the rest of the action on The Strip.
- I need more Texas Hold 'em practice. The skill level of players is much higher in Vegas than Winstar. But I did manage to make the final table and win 10th Place in a tournament on Saturday. Payouts started with 5th, but hey... it's a start.
- The top level of The Stratosphere parking garage is a highly restricted area (and they are serious about it). Don't ask me how I found that out.