Las Vegas, what can I say it is a wild and crazy city and I’m not sure I was up to it. The constant throng of crowds, usually drunk crowds carrying foot long sipper cups filled with frozen cocktail whilst loudly yelling at each other about the next casino bar to stumble into, and that is during daylight hours. Come night time all bets are off and here’s the kicker, it’s not illegal to drink on the streets of Vegas.
We’ve been here for five days and nights and whilst we aren’t the partying types we have had packed days and some nights. Here is a rundown of what we’ve been up to so far.
Shopping Outlets – With shopping list in hand we have accumulated another case load of shopping / clothing items for mothers, daughters, sons, friends and of course ourselves. Our favourite was the Primm Outlet which is 57 kilometres from Las Vegas, we got some great bargains but so far the best shopping was The Citadel in Los Angeles.
Walking The Strip – We wandered along the strip (without alcohol) and marvelled at the pure size of the Casinos, like the Bellagio, Caesars Palace, The Venetian, Paris Paris, The Mirage etc. and by night the lighting is amazing.
Afternoon by the pool – We wandered down to our pool one afternoon with all the beautiful people and to be honest we found ourselves wanting to pack up, drink our beers and scamper back to our room. The pool area was lovely but it was crowded with loud people saving their deck chairs with towels with no one sitting on them … very frustrating.
Vegas Shows – We treat ourselves to two Cirque Du Soleil shows whilst in Las Vegas.
Firstly, the “Beatles LOVE” show with its stunning special effects with of course the music from the Beatles which provides the inspiration for acts. It was full of surprises and you don’t know what to expect next. With amazing aerial and trapeze acts, acrobatics, trampolining and roller-skating there is so much going on you just don’t know where to look.
Secondly we went to see “O” which has been playing since 1998 at the Bellagio and is a water-themed stage production. The name “O” which is pronounced the same way as eau, the French word for “water”, takes place in, around and above a massive pool of water. It features water acts such as synchronised swimming as well as aerial and ground acts. Apparently a team of 150 stage technicians assist in the production of the show, the cast of which is 85 performers: international acrobats, synchronised swimmers, and divers. Some of them are former Olympic athletes.
Whilst at the Bellagio we have dinner at the Bellagio Buffet for an over indulgence of food … so much food and so many desserts to sample. After dinner we take a walk through the Bellagio Conservatory which has 15,000 – 18,000 visitors every day. They change the floral displays five times year and we are in Las Vegas to see a Japanese themed display.
Las Vegas is a town for everyone but there sure a lot to choose from.