Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Viva Las Vegas

The saying is "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas"  right?  After what I saw this weekend, I can understand why some people would feel that way.  Then there's the saying "it takes all kinds" well, in Vegas, I think I saw all kinds!  What a place!  There were the theme hotel/casinos - like Caesar's Palace - and then ones that looked normal.  For theme appearance - New York New York had to be the best!  Paris was cool, but still - NY NY!  Then - there are the others like Excalibur, which looked like a Jersey Shore version of Disneyland.  We stayed at the Mirage - lovely.  I would like to try Mandalay Bay just for it's pool!  And the Bellagio - OMG.  The fountains were fabulous.  Then there's the flower room in the atrium.  I wish I had taken some pictures of it.  I think one of the things that fascinated me the most was the girls that looked to be in their early 20s in the sky high heels and the dresses that just barely covered their butts.  I'm not making that up.   I would look at them and wonder - what do they do if they need to sit down?  Maybe they use double sided tape or something.  Anyway, we saw 3 shows while there.  2 were Cirque du Soleil - an Elvis one and a Beatles one.  Both fabulous in their own way.  We also saw Ray Romano.  Hilarious!  Eye watering laughter.  Snorting even.  And we gambled.  I won!  I learned how to play craps and won some money.  One thing that was hard to get used to was the smoke - everywhere and anywhere.  Some places worse than others.  It really is like an oasis in the desert.  Leaving and going back to the airport - you leave the strip - and it's a different world.  And not so pretty.  But boy - that strip!  Wow!

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