My wife and I are headed to Las Vegas this Friday and we are looking for some not too expensive alternatives to gambling.

We have tickets to Louie Anderson and another not-so-famous comedian. Besides just walking around and looking at casinos we would like some other things to help us fill our short time there.

I'm sure we'll play some slots, hit the let-it-ride table and a few buffets -- or as they say on the cruise ships, Boo-pay.

Hey, even if you have relatives down there who would like to invite us over for a barbecue and some cold suds, that would work into our schedule.

Mostly I'm just looking forward to spending some time with my wife. Help me out if you can; leave me some tips in the comment section.