Friday Fun Post – Viva Las Vegas!
My wife & I decided we would take our five year anniversary trip a month late. Since my wife had never been to Las Vegas, we decided we would take a trip out there for a few days. While planning the trip, we realized that hotel/airfare was way cheaper during the week instead of the weekend. So we were able to save a bunch of money by taking a trip Tuesday through Thursday.
I am definitely not conditioned to walking around all day long. We flew into Vegas Tues morning/early afternoon and took the shuttle to our hotel, Excalibur. After getting settled, we walked the strip from our hotel to the Bellagio. I convinced my wife I had gotten us dinner reservations at a restraunt where we could dine with sharks & fishes. Too bad it was all part of an elaborate ruse to hide the fact that I had gotten us tickets to see The Lion King.
The next day we spent walking the strip again, this time mostly going to the hotels/casinos past Bellagio, such as The Venetian, Caesers Palace, and Treasure Island. We also had dinner watching The Tournament of Kings at Excalibur. It was cool, but not nearly as good (in my opinion) as the show in Los Angeles (Medevial Times)
After the show we headed out to the Bellagio to watch the water show in front, then headed back to the Monte Carlo to The CupCakery to eat some delicious cupcakes. Overall we spent a little bit of time in all the casinos/hotels on the stri[p from Mandalay Bay through The Venetian. I think I would rank the Forum Shops as my favorite place, while my wife hasn’t figured out what her favorite place was.
And now for the pics! I decided I wanted to travel light and simple. I only brought the D300 (no grip) plus the 35mm lens.
View from the backside of our hotel
Made entirely of M&M’s at M&M World.
The Atrium at Bellagio. Yes, that is a real pumpkin
After Bellagio we decided to go visit Paris.
Our hotel from the New York – New York side of the street
Inside the Venetian now.
Some random guy offered to take our picture for us.
The biggest surprise of the trip – Lion King tickets.
The lion enclosure at MGM Grand.
The other highlight of the trip – M&M World as my wife LOVES M&Ms