4.09.2008

Las Vegas: The End

I forgot to mention that when we came back from the club, Angela was still up (so was Susan, but not feeling well), so we (all four of us, minus Susan) sat up talking for awhile. It's considered one of the highlights of the trip.

Sunday morning, we got up relatively early and went to the Bellagio for thier delicious brunch buffet. It was only $25ish bucks, but it felt like a bargain, because the food was perfect. I've never had a buffet so good.
I think the Bellagio was my favorite hotel. Everything was beautiful and well done. The pool (we just looked at it, couldn't use it :( ), the shops, even the casino (which most of them look alike) were all gorgeous.
After walking through the Bellagio, we went to Caesar's Palace. The shops were, of course, Italian, and there was a vaulted roof painted like the sky, like at the Venetian. For some reason, Caesar's had more presence, more grandness. I think it might have been a wider "street" and a taller "sky". As I experienced at the Venetian, I felt almost like I was outside and it was going to rain soon (I attribute that to the light, or lack thereof, coming from the "sky"). We went into some of the shops, especially FAO Schwarz, which had a huge Trojan horse at the entry. Needless to say, they have a fantastic variety of toys.

After hanging around for quite a while, Stacey hurried us out to watch the anamatronic statue show. It was some sort of story about two warring siblings, arguing for the throne of Atlantis. It was cheesy and wierd, and very Vegas.

After all this, we went back to the hotel and Aileen and I left for the airport. We had a quick and safe trip back, talking the whole way to a young guy sitting next to us. Turns out he is in a similar job as Aileen's husband. We had fun talking about anything from geeky stuff like computers to normal small talk like movies.

All in all, it was a fabulously fun trip. I'm so glad I took my first trip to Vegas with such a fun group. Stacey did a wonderful job planning and she has some great friends, Aileen and me included.

3 comments:

Jeri said...

The Bellagio is my favorite too... for Vegas it's just a classy place. I'm way too cheap to actually stay there, though.

I'm glad you had a great trip. How are the feet? My feet usually ache so bad by the third day that I dump a bucket of ice in the sink, fill it with water, sit on the bathroom counter and soak. I saw people wandering around in stiletto heels and just winced in sympathy pain.

Anne C. said...

Stacey warned us that we'd get zero sympathy if we didn't wear comfy shoes and complained about our feet. So, we all wore comfy shoes.

We did a ton of walking, but to be honest, I don't remember having too much trouble at the end of the day. I can see how it could lead to soaking, however.

The Grabill Family said...

Mmmmm Brunch at the Bellagio . . . that was the best!

Same here for the feet thing - I didn't have any trouble either. I was just exhausted from not enough sleep!