We had some spectacular meals, and in particular I'm looking at YOU, Craftsteak. We had some great times with friends we rarely see, such as the Feinberg family.
The convention was at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, and I burned off a lot of the calories by force marching back and forth in that space.
We stayed at the Luxor. I can tell I'm getting old, because to me the Luxor is a new hotel in Vegas, but it's not. It looks a bit frayed at the edges. There is no wifi available; the Ethernet cable for free Internet access is usable, but broken. The air conditioning worked poorly in the room. The bathroom was luxurious, though. I must say that I thought that the interior of the pyramid was pretty cool, though. Mandalay Bay had better restaurants.
One night we went to dinner at the MGM; they've taken out the lions. Very disappointing. It's nearly impossible to navigate in the casino there. Can't say that I like it at all.
We had some personal drama in LV as well; I'm not going to get into any details, but it deals with family and some more disappointment.
Finally, I did some shopping for work clothes and we lucked out in being able to get all the pants at half off. I expect these pants to last a long time; historically they do.