Sunday, October 7, 2012
Day 32 - Viva Las Vegas
Since I hadn't eaten breakfast this seemed like a good plate to start with.
We both enjoyed our breakfast mimosas.
I paced myself so that I could sample some of the desserts. We've got pain au chocolat, eclair, fruit tart and cherry pie.
Once fortified we looked around a bit more. This is a Chinese carved woolly mammoth tusk from the Ming Dynasty.
I declared my $1 gambling spree from last night as a practice run and saved aside two five dollar bills to waste on the slot machines today. My first action was here at TI. I realize now that when you are playing the idea is to quit when you've won. But even though I won $6.71, I decided to keep going instead of cashing out and quickly lost the winnings plus my original $5. I'm not much of a gambler I guess.
This is also where I finished losing my remaining five dollars and where Brett did the same. So we are $15 wiser about the merits of slot machines.
Here's something you don't see every day. Show girls loitering on the sidewalk. I think the idea was that you paid them money and they let you take a picture with them. Stealthy Sandy pointed her iPhone in that direction and got a free one. I'm telling you that there are advantages to being an old lady. When I do it right, nobody seems to think I'm taking photos.
Our campground hosts recommended taking a look at The Bellagio which has 3,950 rooms and 116,000 square feet of gaming space. We are talking serious luxury hotel here. The shops included Manolo, Hermes, Chanel and Armani among others. I believe I saw a sales person cringe when I looked in the door of one shop.
2000 square feet of the ceiling of the lobby is covered with over 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers created by Dale Chihuly. The work is called Fiori di Como. It is lovely. We were advised to take a look at the flower displays near the lobby.