I'm back. After getting out of Cinci my the skin of my teeth during yet another snow storm, I arrived at McCarren safe and sound.
Stayed at Venetian for the first time in the Venezia Tower. Room was on the 11th floor. Once you get the layout figured out, I did not really mind the walk back on forth, but I am a fan of the Signature, so the walk would not have bothered me. I found the Venetian to be so-so. I would stay there again with a decent offer, but would not call it one of my favs. Bouchon on the other hand, well, what can I say. Had breakfast there each morning and loved it. Also found the Bouchon Bakery near the Phantom Showroom, best cup of coffee in Las Vegas and pasteries to die for. Gaming was terrible. Slots were tight everywhere I went. Saw the Lion King and can not stop talking about it. This is a must see show as far as I am concerned. Joyous is the word I would use to describe it.
All in all it was a great trip. Weather was so-so, for the first time in 30 years of going to Las Vegas, I arrived to pouring rain, and it kept rainning all day. The sun finally came out on day two, but it was still a bit chilly. I also made a stop at City Center. This whole complex befuddles this girl. Why is the casino way in the back? The casino itself is not welcoming, not someplace I would want to hang out and play for awhile. I feel that all the other major strip casinos sort of beckon you to come inside and see what they have to offer. Aria, on the other hand gives me the "whatever" attitude. I only spent about 10 minutes there, so maybe my assesment is not fair, but the place was a morgue.
Okay, so that is it. Not many details here, but I am happy to answer any questions you may have.