We found breakfast at a restaurant in our own resort this morning. We got their buffet because it had all the foods we wanted and if we added up the costs of any single entree, coffee, and juice, it was more than the buffet! (The buffet was cheap, for Vegas!)
After breakfast, I played cash poker (and lost the money I won yesterday). Amanda had better luck with the slots and treated herself to a Spa package (and myself to a neat electronic gizmo I had been ogling yesterday!). Back to the room for a little rest and then back to The Mirage for their daily 2pm poker tournament. I made it to the final 9, but then busted out. On the way back to the room I explored a little bit. This resort is comprised of three massive towers. I went to the “Pool Deck” of one of the other towers. 8 stories up, it’s a huge collection of 8 different pools surrounded by lawn chairs, misted private cabanas, and bars. The opulence and decadence are staggering all on their own, but one has to appreciate the architecture and the engineering that goes into the creation of a place like this. The gondola “canal” in which we rode yesterday, for example, is hundreds of feet long and 2 stories above the street! Once minor earthquake—one small crack in almost any place—and the amount of actual splash damage to a place like this will be the stuff of insurance adjuster nightmares.
We found dinner at a joint just up the strip called “Strip Burger.” Not much in the way of ambience, but the food was delicious! We walked through the Treasure Island casino on our way back to The Venetian, watched a movie, and went to sleep.
More coughing fits at night. Not at full energy levels during the day. Am seriously wondering it I actually have mono. I’m listening to my body, am not overdoing it, and am drinking lots and lots of water.