Saturday, July 23, 2011

Destination Home-- Sightseeing in Las Vegas

We stayed at the ULTIMATE hotel in Las Vegas, the Bellagio, but we also got a chance to visit some of the other hotels along the strip such as the Paris, Mandalay Bay, Excalibar, Luxor, Venetian, Wynn, and Caesars Palace.   My favorite was the Paris.  The Paris is right across the street from the Bellagio and has a HUGE Eiffel Tower in the front of the hotel with the casino at the bottom of the tower and a restaurant about a third of the way up on the 11th floor.  You can also take a ride up to the top of the Eiffel Tower if you so desire.  I passed on that one; sorry but I have had enough of high altitutudes for a while!  :)   We ate the most delicious meal at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant!  Five courses of utter bliss!!! We have really eaten some EXCELLENT meals on our vacation (Bobby Flay's MESA Grill was by far the BEST meal we have ever had).  We also had amazing seats to see the Celine Dion concert at Caesars and she did not disappoint! I am really sorry to be leaving Las Vegas.  I have had such a great time these past four weeks that I don't want it to end! But alas all good things must come to an end, I guess... Enjoy the pics!

The Paris as seen from our hotel room!

The Eiffel Tower at night is beautiful!

The inside of the Eiffel Tower on the Casino floor is surrounded by french apartments/rooms and shops.

We are up in the Eiffel Tower Restaurant with an amazing view of the Bellagio and its famous fountain (really a lake modeled after Lake Como in Italy).  We were on our third out of five courses here. No joke! :)

Mom and Josh had to "walk like an egyptian" at the Luxor hotel which is in the shape of an Egyptian pyramid complete with Pharoahs and Sphinx gallore. (You can stop singing that Bangles song to yourself now please)

The outside of the Luxor. It is hard to appreciate the massive size of the pyramid and sphinx here but maybe looking at how small the cars are will help. 

Mom and Josh at the foot of the Great Sphinx of Giza.

Joshua enjoying the view of a Caesars Palace fountain.

Joshua and his new favorite drink-- a Shirley Temple with extra cheries!

No my seats were not THAT close! but they were really good (box orchestra heehe!).  Celine actually emailed me a few pictures from her show and a specially recorded thank you message.  No joke! Really! Go to her show and you will get one too!!!

OK enough for now. My next post will be from home. "I am leaving on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again."  Now stop singing John Denver for goodness sakes!  We decided to fly back home from here.  If I don't go home now, I may never go home. :) SUS!

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