Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Adventures in Las Vegas

We are enjoying the sights, sounds, and the sun of Las Vegas.
We arrived early Sunday afternoon and after checking in to the Venetian we set out on foot to explore the strip. A walk can be quite a workout in the 100 degree heat.
We are enjoying the atmosphere of our hotel ... the ceiling has been painted to look like the sky, "streetlights" are dim giving an evening ambiance, storefronts resemble Venice and the canal/gondolas tops off the effect.
We have a adapted well to a daily routine. Up early. Out for a walk in the cool morning temps. Lounge by the pool to read and sleep in the afternoon. I'm halfway through my second book ... I hope I packed enough books! I just finished the 8th Confession by James Patterson and now reading Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber. I think I'm starting to unwind from the "craziness" this spring.
Monday night we went to see Beatles Love ... it was an awesome experience! Definitely something I would see again. Our show started off with technical difficulties and we were a little worried they might cancel the performance ... bringing back memories of our canceled cruise visit to Catalina! But the show did go on and it was breathtaking.
Yesterday we walked from the Venetian down to Manadalay Bay ... probably close to 2-3 mile journey. We walked through each hotel and as we were trying to find our way out of the MGM we heard a familiar voice ... Tim and Rae. They had just arrived and were heading out to the pool. It was a fun moment to share our vacation adventures thus far.

Not one to gamble ... we did play a few penny machines. I was excited to find a Bejeweled game. Here's my take home winnings ... hahaha!

Tonight is our gondola ride ... an anniversary gift from Tim & Rae. More vacation news to come ...

1 comment:

Becky said...

Looks like you had a great time! What a fun idea! Congratulations on 35 years!