Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Luck be a Lady

Just returned from a fun trip to Vegas with T's parents and his brother/wife.

We stayed in the Bellagio, which is my favorite hotel on the strip. It seems a little less chintzy than some of the other places (hello - a Hooters hotel? seriously?) and the fountain shows are captivating.

There is so much to see on the strip. And once you get over the initial shock of being handed a prostitution flier, Vegas is a pretty nice place. Parking is free. There are skywalks that allow you to avoid getting creamed by a taxi on the street. And the food! I ate three weeks worth of wonderful meals.

Neither T nor I gamble, but we decided to play $5 on video poker just for fun. At one point we were up 25 cents, but we pretty much paid to have an hour of fun. It's true. It took us an HOUR to lose $5. I can only imagine if we had played more money or more often. No wonder people spend hours sitting at those machines. The smoke alone would kill me in less than a day.

While I enjoyed the fancy bed and bathtub offered by the Bellagio, I am looking forward to sleeping in our mismatched sheets. As long as the housekeepers refrain from knocking at 7 a.m. like they did this morning.


rebecca said...

Sounds like so much fun! Did you go to the Bellagio art museum?

B1L said...

As a resident of Las Vegas for about 12 years, I think I was often more shocked by who would be handing me the flyers more than anything....50 something year old filipino ladies and their little kids(!).

That town was a regretable place to live until I graduated high school, and then it was one of the most fun.

Patty O. said...

Bil's family all live in NV and UT, so we visit Vegas fairly regularly. Not my favorite place to visit, but that's mostly because of the weather. It's pretty fun in the winter. We like to eat at all the fun seafood buffets and play air hockey at Game Works. I beat Bil most of the time, which only adds to the fun.