Ms. Duck had a coupon for a free appetizer at Diablo's, which is a Tex-Mex restaurant/bar at the Monte Carlo. We have eaten there several times in the past, so we decided to cash in on the appetizer and made the drive to the MC parking garage.
After a quick lunch we drove to Planet Ho, so Ms. Duck could spend some time browsing in the Sephora (make-up) store. I headed to the poker "room" in the casino and was put on a waiting list for $1-2 NLHE. I hung around for 15-20 minutes with no luck and decided there were too many places to play poker in Vegas to have to wait for a seat. So, I made the short walk back to Sephora to pick up Ms. Duck.
From there we walked the strip down to the Cromwell, which I think was the old Bill's Gambling Hall. They have done a nice upgrade to the facade of the building and also the casino floor has a much slicker look than before. We decided to play video poker for a little while and walked away with a small profit. It wasn't much. but with my luck thus far this trip, ANY win is a big win!
Next, we strolled down to the Linq, which is a new shopping/restaurant/bar are that features a huge observation wheel appropriately named the "Big Roller." It takes 30 minutes to make one revolution according to their advertisement, and is a big mamma-jamma.
Ms. Duck's feet were barking, so we decided to head back to the car and call it a day. We stopped at a Subway in the Casino Royale for a quick bite, grabbed the car at Planet Ho, and drove back to the Vdara, another long and fun day in the rear view mirror.