We recently embarked on a trip to Las Vegas, NV. It was a special trip as we met my mother who had endured over 20 hours to get from England to Las Vegas to join us for a week long 'once in a lifetime' strip trip.
Cory on the way to the Mandalay Bay
The Mandalay Bay
The Mandalay has a GIANT fish tank in the lobby
My mom and I at Raffles Cafe
Cory and I enjoyed the February sunshine
On our way to New York, New York
Outside of New York, New York are shirts signed by fireman in aid of 9/11
The Statue of Liberty
Man hole in New York, New York
Just like the streets of New York
The fabulous Monte Carlo
recreating the statue, with clothes on
the Monte Carlo
My mom and I in the Aria
Each hotel was decorated in some way for Chinese New Year
Kiki and Cory in the bird chairs outside the Aria
My mom and I in the bird chairs
Beautiful view of the strip
Inside the Bellagio atrium
the year of the Dragon
very impressive water features
We had lemonade and a fruit platter at Cafe Bellagio
Lovely service and incredible surroundings
My mom in the Bellagio
and me too
Trust Cory to pose
The Bellagio before the water fountains went off
Lioness at the MGM. We were glad to be there on the last day. They are taking the lions out and putting a nightclub in place instead.
Later that evening Cory and I went to the Lynyrd Skynyrd bar at the Excalibur, where we were staying
The served beer in mugs and 1/2 a chicken is just that
|Cory at the Riviera. Another tourist couple saw what we were doing and stopped to do the same|
Mom and I in the Wynn
At the Venetian, it was a tad windy that day
Cory and my mom by the fountain
My mom and I by the fountain.
At the mirage
Cory and I at the Mirage. If you haven't seen the Volcano show outside, it's a must. Incredible
The strip at night
View from the walkway
We ate at PF Chang's in Planet Hollywood twice. Delicious
Monte Carlo at night
Our hotel the Excalibur at night
As our tradition goes we had breakfast at the Pyramid Cafe in the Luxor on our last morning. We love that place. And we even sat at the same table.
It was a fun filled trip.
We had a Eggs Benedict at Raffles, where I cut my finger,
watched the spectacular water show at the Bellagio,
figured out the free tram, and had it down by the end of the week,
we saw not one but two lionesses,
a volcano erupt,
a cheesy Circus Circus performance,
had the all British lunch at the Queen Vic at the Riviera,
only lost $20 and $10 of that was not even ours,
had our food served on a baking sheet at the Lynyrd Skynyrd bar,
still didn't get to see the Treasure Island show, probably never will,
walked miles and miles and got sore feet.
Luckily, my mom had a supply of plasters (band aids) in her purse,
we even encountered a snobby waiter, who frowned upon only ordering coffee at a cafe. So we went elsewhere.
We went in EVERY hotel on the strip our favorite is still the Bellagio,
googled how much it costs to stay in the Bellagio penthouse,
$6000 if your interested. PER NIGHT,
were happy to come home, yet had an equally enjoyable time.