Alex and I were both in need of a relaxing vacation. Since a beach vacation was too expensive and we both love to eat good food we decided to head to Vegas for a week instead. Our flight was less than $100 and our 4 star hotel was only $60 bucks a night, leaving us money to eat at great restaurants and see some great shows. Gotta love SIN CITY!!! (pleases note this is a long post - cost a lot for internet in our room so I am doing just one post until I get home.)
Our flight to Vegas was amazing! It was a beautiful sunny day and we flew straight over the Rockies and Lake Mead.
View from my seat on the plane.
Cool pic from the plane
Lake Mead from the plane.
The strip as seen from the plane as soon as we landed.
Our main goals in coming to Las Vegas was to eat, sleep and go to fun shows.....and maybe walk around a bit and see the cool casinos. We started off with a fun snack.... (don't worry, I am not going to detail EVERYTHING that we eat...)
Fancy sliders and sweet potato fries! YUM!
We arrived in Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon and on Sunday we headed to the Bellagio for their AMAZING Sunday morning Champagne brunch!
Alex got all sorts of fancy fish dishes while I got yummy breakfast foods, it was the perfect buffet for us!
OMG!!! Look at the dessert area, and to think I couldn't even fit it all in the camera!
But don't worry, Alex managed to fit most of the dessert on to his plate and somehow in to his stomach.
Las Vegas seems to be full of people spending money but there is a lot of poverty here as well. I would not normally post a picture of a homeless person getting busted by the police but this was just so classic Las Vegas and you can't see his face!!! Even the homeless here are over the top. This guy was completely drunk and had all of this life belongings with him, a bag of clothes and a microwave and he was sleeping in side of the Bellagio. I bet a lot of the homeless in Fort Collins would kill for a microwave!
He is sitting on his microwave. I just wonder where he plugs it in?
We have been able to get tickets for half price to some great shows!!! Here a few that we have gotten to see:
And of course we went to the Bodies in motion exhibit where we "saw dead people". Alex was so excited and we spent over 4 hours looking at the amazing exhibit!
We also went to the Blue Man Group show and our seats were in the front row dead center. It was amazing!!! Alex and I got totally covered in Banana goo and they did this thing with toilet paper so at the end of the show it all ended up in the front on top of us. It was a blast!!!
Us after the show. Alex had to take off his dress shirt because it was all covered in Bananas.
Us at the end of Blue Man Group covered in TP and Banana Goo.
Some of the new construction on the strip, amazing architecture!
What a pretty kitty!!!
We had a lot of fun watching the lions play with their toys, I haven't ever seen such active Lions so close before, it was great!
View from our dinner table last night. We ate a restaurant in the Venetian.
Me in front of New-York, New York Hotel.
They have some really fun stores here! I loved the M&M store that had 4 floors of nothing but M&M stuff but Alex loved the Coke store. Here he is with the Coke bottle of his dream!
With a diet coke this size maybe he would really only need one a day. : )
Ok, so we do need to eat some fruit and veggies... so we had some fried bananas and raspberries covered with caramel sauce with a scoop of coconut/pineapple ice cream. Oh the gluttony!!!!
And of course, a trip to Las Vegas wouldn't be complete without a little bit of gambling. Since neither of us are big gamblers, we stick to penny slots. Last time we were in Vegas (2006) the penny slots were always hard to find and they were usually hidden in the back. But now with the bad economy, they are everywhere and are up front and great! I think we have probably lost about 3 dollars but Alex won 5 bucks yesterday, which is a lot on penny slots!
Alex at the Venetian playing penny slots.
Well we are off to a show and dinner in about 20 minutes so I better go get ready!