Despite being really tired already, I had nothing better to do in Vegas than wander the Strip and people watch. I wanted to explore a couple of the hotels I had seen the inside of yet, so off I went. One thing you can see plenty of in Vegas is beggars. I saw them sitting everywhere and even some sleeping on the nasty sidewalks. It's sad and intriguing to me, all at the same time. I don't know what drives a person to assume that this is the only way. It's just something outside of my realm of comprehension.
Although it was just across the street and a block down from our hotel, I had not yet been inside the MGM Grand. I decided to stop in there after I ate some lunch at the Border Grille in Mandalay Bay (which was AMAZING!) to look around. I was not impressed. The smell in the MGM Grand is horrible - the perfume they pipe in to cover the cigarette smoke is some kind of musky, patchouli like stink that is just as offensive as cigarette smoke is, in my opinion. I wandered through the casino until I found the lobby, and when I approached I realized it was packed full of people, a boxing ring, and several TV cameras and reporters.