Las Vegas, Nevada ~ December 2010
Las Vegas is like Disney World for adults. There is always something to do, night or day, and on any budget.Don’t miss the Bellagio Fountains water show, the erupting volcano at the Mirage, and the pirate show at Treasure Island. Those are just a few of the FREE attractions you will find.
There are street performers on every corner. It’s the only place that you will see Elvis and Elmo hanging out together. I love walking down the sidewalk of the strip. You never know what you will see next. You can visit the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel, and take a trip to Rome at Caesar’s Palace all in this one great city. The gardens at the Bellagio are open to the public and always decorated for the current season. It was a winter wonderland with polar bears made out of flowers, huge Christmas Balls shooting water, and the biggest Christmas Tree that I have ever seen.
Vegas Shows that we saw:
Tournament of Kings at the Excalibur
This is a Renaissance Show where you sit in an arena, watch knights joust, and eat with your fingers. This is an experience not luxury dining. A 3 course meal is served. There is no choice in menu. Everyone eats the same thing. It starts with tomato soup. The bowl has a handle on it so that you can sip your soup. The picture is of our main course. Desert was a pastry sprinkled with powdered sugar. If you take it for what it’s worth you will have a good time.
Zumanity at New York New York
Zumanity is the Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil. Can I just say Wow! It was a great show. The theater, the costumes, the acrobatics. It was all amazing. A plus in my book.
Blue Man Group at The Venetian
Blue Man Group was by far my favorite of all the shows that we saw. Three men covered in blue paint and they never speak throughout the whole show. I sat amazed the entire time. Your senses are on overload with music, color and movement. I was so engrossed that I didn’t want it to end. If you go to Vegas the Blue Man Group is a must see.
Fatburger was a jewel hidden among the High Rise Hotels on the Strip. I don’t know if we were starving from walking all day or if this was simply an awesome burger. On that day it was the best burger I had ever eaten.
I collected one dollar chips from every Casino that we went in then put them in a shadow box when I got home. It was the cheapest souvenir that I have ever bought and a great piece of art.