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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Playing Tourist

Today I took the day off and hung out with Karl's Aunt Shannon. I always get a kick out of calling her "Aunt" Shannon, because she's five years younger than we are. Whenever she comes into town, she and I take a day and play tourist. Although I live here, I enjoy getting down to the Strip and taking it in once in awhile... so I always look forward to Shannon's visits!

We started the day out at Caesar's Palace... this is us outside the Forum Shops:


We stopped at Serendipity 3 for drinks and lunch... the food was awesome, BTW (and the drinks... yeah, gooooooood). In fact we were so full from lunch that we went back later in the day for dessert. I can't eat a single carbohydrate for like 3 weeks now, I now have plenty in storage, LOL. The service could have been a bit better, they were not on their game either time we visited today, but overall, it was still a good experience.

From there we hit the Bellagio to visit the Conservatory, check out the shops and watch the fountain show:

From the Bellagio we headed over to the Paris and had more drinks... we played a little video poker at Gustav's bar while chatting it up with the bartender. I had a couple of free martinis and lost only one dollar at the poker machine - I'd say I was ahead! :) From the Paris we hit the Mirage to buy tickets for the Beatles' Love show. I'm not going with the family, but decided it's a show I really want to see. I've never considered myself a Beatles fan, but whenever I hear them, I remember how much I do actually like their music. We were discussing their music catalog in the show's gift shop, when the nice lady working there let us know that there's going to be a new Cirque show at the CityCenter opening this Fall, and it's going to have an Elvis theme. I'm thinking I'm gonna have to see that, as well! The picture below is me in front of the showroom area... pretty psychadelic. :)

I had a day off work, drank some martinis, enjoyed the beautiful Vegas weather, all with good company. I'd say it was a pretty kick-ass day!

For more photos from the day, visit my Flickr page.
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6 comments:

Fred said...

Next time I go to Vegas, I'm calling you for the guy's tour. Just leave out the shops. :)

LoraLoo said...

Fred: LOL, yeah... the shops. I'd be ok with leaving them out too, but the people watching was priceless! There was so much more we wanted to do but time flew, so we'll just have to do it again! I could totally be your tour guide - and knowing someone who lives here who can give you inside information is never a bad thing!

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

HOW FUN!!!!! Its been years since I got to play tourist here but I will in a week! I am planning a "rock and roll tour" of Los Angeles with a focus on Sunset Strip, a trip to the SD Zoo, the tide pools/harbor in Dana Point, a moonlit walk in Laguna Beach and a few other things.

JoeinVegas said...

We live here, and how often do you hit the Strip? For us usually when showing it off to tourists too.

Vegas Princess said...

Damn, my comment went away. I basically said some stuff about only going on The Strip when people visit etc. etc. Sorry, I can't remember exactly what I said.

I want to see Love too! And the Elvis Cirque show sounds interesting.

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