Thursday, June 09, 2011

Las Vegas - what happens here stays here

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*This is a part of the Thursday rant series, a tongue in cheek look at my life.*

Las Vegas.  Wow.  Decadence beyond anything I have imagined in a long while.  Here's what I learned about Las Vegas:
  1. I'm about 3 kids and 10 years too late making my first trip.
  2. Frank Sinatra will never be dead as long as there is a Las Vegas.
  3. In case you're inspired to be a pole dancer, every shoe store you walk into has a HUGE assortment for you to choose from to wear immediately.
  4. To be sober at 6 PM in the evening is apparently against the rules.
  5. Nothing is free (except maybe the view).
I took a few random cell phone pictures of the trip.  Enjoy!

This is Lizardo da Vinci (or some similar name).  He was there to greet you at the Orlando airport security check.

Enjoying a gin and tonic before seeing "Le Reve" at the Wynn casino.  I don't know what it takes to get free drinks in this town.  I couldn't believe that a pre-show cocktail for me and my friend was almost $25.  (Seriously!)  Apparently they get suckers like me to overpay to keep the free drinks flowing to the high rollers.

The "Le Reve" stage.  It was a beautiful show.  To sum it up, it was a "Cirque du Soleil" style show involving water.

This is all the closer I will ever get to owning a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes.  Too bad the picture doesn't show how sparkly they are.

More casino "bling".  This is from the Judith Ripka line of jewelry.  Lots of sparkle here too.  (No price tags shown.  I suppose if you have to ask, you can't afford it.)

The street view of the casino "New York New York".  Yeah, easy to see how it gets the name.

Now you get to see some pictures from my favorite dinner while I was there at Roy's Hawaiian fusion.

A lovely pear salad with gouda and fruit meant to be "caviar".

A mango mojito.  (The second one I think.)

The view from the monorail station at the Las Vegas convention center.

Our last night there, we had dinner at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay.  The dinner was just okay, but it was cool having live music while we ate dinner.

Incredibly happy to be home!

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