Monday, April 12, 2010

Vegas Fun

Our Vegas trip was fun, but quick! We arrived Tuesday morning and left on Friday, which was just enough time to enjoy the city.

We stayed at the Belagio, which was gorgeous. I seriously could have lived in our hotel room. The one thing I never knew about visiting Vegas is that you walk and walk and walk, since visiting the other casinos on the Strip is half the fun. Thankfully, our hotel was centrally located (and fabulous). As far as gambling, I won a few dollars on the penny slots (I know, high roller!), only to lose it again. No worries, though; it's all part of the fun.

Outside the hotel

Inside the lobby
So cute, although I kind of felt like an ant.

As I mentioned in my last post, Vegas shows that aren't burlesque or washed-up oldies singer are hard to come by, but luckily we found ones that fall into neither category. We saw Jersey Boys and Cirque du Soleil: O, which were both fantastic. Jersey Boys told the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and I think we were the youngest patrons in the audience by about forty years. But, hey, the show won the Tony for best musical, so we're not losers! Or at least that's what I said to make myself feel better. Also, Cirque du Soleil: O was fascinating. The show is like a modern-day circus, with acrobats and tight-rope walking, but it was performed partly underwater with a retractable stage that allowed the actors to walk in ankle-deep water, or dive from heights of sixty-plus feet.

Speaking of burlesque shows... I was telling a friend about my trip to Vegas and lamenting the lack of non-naughty shows. He replied, "Oh, come on, everyone has to see a Vegas burlesque show at least once! You're so far away from the stage, you can't really see anything." Hmmm. I think he'll have to convince me of that one.

Partying Vegas-style

Enjoying our "gondola" ride inside the Venetian

Eating on the patio at Olive's

I had a wonderful time on the trip and look forward to going back. Vegas, you saucy minx, I hope to see you again soon.