Sunday, October 21, 2007

Viva Las Vegas!

Ok I'm back, didn't loose all my money! Didn't make anything either. And I just realized a big typo in the post below, it was $10.24 lol I WISH I had won $400, I would of stopped there.

We did a lot of things while there. We went to the Excalibur dinner show, the one that is a Medieval Times knock off. Was cheesy and fun :)

Excalibur Hotel:

We also did a gondola ride in the Venetian which was a huge rip off. We only floated for a couple of minutes and they just park you near a bridge. Was a big disappointment. But the Venetia is a beautiful Hotel, lots of interesting things to see.

We went to the Dolphin/Tiger exhibit at the Mirage and it was really cool. They had a 4 month old baby dolphin there, it was so cute. It mimicked it's mom the whole time.

The coolest thing we did was see KA. If you just sat back and watched it and didn't try to follow a plot, it was really cool. It starts out with people dancing and banging sticks. Then the bad guys show up and grab one of the kids. Then the staging starts. A ship pops up at the beginning and rocks back and forth and most of the people fall off. The next scene was one of the nanny falling into the ocean. She started at the tops of the stage (4-5 stories high) and fell (rolled slowly down on her harness) with bubbles all over her. The bubbles were projected by lights and I think there were bubble machines behind the screen. The little girl goes after the nanny and it was cool, every time she kicked bubbles appeared, just like if you really were swimming. Then it moves to a beach scene. A little cheesy but they had to set up the next stage set. It was basically a board covered with sand with beach creatures appearing. At the end, the whole stage titled back and the sand ran off. They used that stage piece for most of the program. It flipped around, sideways, you name it they moved it. And it was HUGE, 30-40 people would of fit on it with no issues. It was a very interactive set, people in the isles, people on the sides (there were tree house looking things on each side of the main stage. It was just a wild show to watch, we didn't know it was going to be like that or we would of seen all four of the Cirque Du Soleil shows.

The second coolest thing we did was go on the Effiel Tower that is part of the Paris Hotel. Here is the video going up:

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And here are the Bellagio fountains, 15-20 stories high and several hundred feet wide.

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Here are the cool pictures I took while in the tower:

We also ate at Harrah's buffet, it was ok. But then we went to Rio's buffet and it was really good!
Food from buffet:

The Rio is fun, they have a ceiling parade every half hour. They have 5 floats that are attached to the ceiling that they dance on and throw beads from.

We also went to Ceasar's Palace and it was really nice too. We ate at a Japanese place that had the best chicken ever. They pounded the chicken flat and lightly breaded it, I think with rice. Then they deep fried it in peanut oil (lol I know, so healthy) then they covered in a sweet/spicy sauce. They called it General Tso but I didn't think that was a worthy name. It was so good, I wish I had taken a picture!

All the hotels had stores in them. The larger places like Cesars had MALLS in them. Nice stores too. I wandered into a children's clothing store and they had holiday dresses out. They were velvet on top and a poly silk on the bottom. There were a few fake flowers on the waist. It was $179! For a little dress! I about croaked lol

We also went to downtown and watched the laser show:

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The screen covers a couple of blocks and is a full block wide, creating a canopy between the casinos.

I am sure I will post more pictures later on, I am still trying to get through all of them.

BTW, I only have two more weeks until I have Natalie's picture!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Kim said...

I'm glad you had a good time in Vegas! I love that place! You have to see Cirques O when you go back. Amazing!
And, oh yea, I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUR NATALIE'S FACE IN TWO WEEKS!!! You better post as that mug shot as soon as you get it! I've been holding my breath for you for over 3 months now!! Waahooo!

Kim (the other one in TN)
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