Thursday, November 29, 2007

LV: Wednesday continued, plus the finale

This is the Venetian, where you can sail lazily along in a gondola on a river that runs through the hotel. The drawback to this, as we saw it, is that about 500 people stand around watching you float by, and we like to fly below the radar most of the time, so we just watched from far away. But I love the color of the water, and the idea that we might do the real thing someday :)
This man had the biggest of of the big, booming voices. We didn't need a ride in the gondola to be serenaded - we could hear him just fine from up above!
This is the Conservatory at the Bellagio. The plants and flowers are changed seasonally. Mike & Amanda thought we would enjoy it, and they were spot on :)

Oh, the fountain show at the Bellagio. I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved it. I would watch it again & again & again and not ever grow tired of it. Jan Michael gives it a solid two thumbs up, too. It was right at the top of the list of very best things we saw on our trip. If you are ever in Las Vegas, you must see it. That's an order. You can stand there with the love of your life and watch the water and listen to the music and you will be glad.
We found this at Treasure Island while we were waiting for seating to begin for Mystere. It made us think of our bike-lovin' brother :)
The most important thing on our agenda for Thursday, our last day in the city that never sleeps, was to watch the fountain show at the Bellagio again. We had planned to see it the night before after Mystere, because if the daytime show is fabulous, the nighttime show must be spectacular, but we were pooped and adjourned to our room like a couple of old-timers. We also thought we'd like to waltz around Paris & New York, New York for a little bit, too. Our plans took a different course, however, due to an unfortunate bout of gastro-intestinal trouble. How thankful I am to have a husband that will seek out a drug store in a strange town in search of Gas-Ex. Anyhoo, by the time we arrived at the strip (several hours after we'd planned), we didn't have much interest anymore in Paris & NY NY and we discovered that our attractions guide listed an incorrect time for the fountain show. So we settled, instead, for pictures in front of what would later be the fountain show. And then we strolled away, hand in hand, boarded our plane, and flew off into the sunset, happily ever after.


amy said...

What a grand finale! I can't wait to go back and see some of the sights you saw! Enjoyed the read!

Granpa & Mimi said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for the good explanation - AND did you see that BLUE sky???? I had forgotten what it looked like.

Jeff & Aleigh said...

It looks like you had a GREAT time in LV!!! How fun!!! Neat that you got to meet some of your fellow bloggers also!! :o) When are you headed this way?!?!?? ;o)