When with mother anywhere, remember when she says "it's just over there," she really means it's a two-mile walk in the Las Vegas sun in July. But all hotels are in fact even colder than one's office back in Phoenix, so dress appropriately.
Cirque de Soliel shows are ALWAYS sold out when one tries to buy tickets on the day of show.
Fangirlishness: I now own a pair of Converse high-tops. But I got them in green, something I've wanted ever since the days of the Wizard of Speed and Time. Plus, they were on sale for more than half-off. Rubber soles. Swear by 'em!
The Bellagio spa is the best in all the world... hmmm, I could live in the steam room.