Friday, February 13, 2009

Vegas Trip - Day 2

Geof had to work most of the day, so I went out on my own for awhile. First, I went to breakfast at Café Bellagio. I had a delicious mimosa and Huevos Rancheros for the first time. It was very good. I then went across to The Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood casino. They had a ton of stores. I went into the Gap and saw the cover-up I was eyeing last week. I got it in black. Once I was done shopping, I came back to The Bellagio for my manicure appointment. They did a nice job, but it was way overpriced and if I had to do it again, I would have passed. After all of that, I came back to the room and took an afternoon nap. The time difference has really thrown me off.

Geof finished work for the day, I got up and we went out. He said he wanted to take me to The Venetian for a ride on the Gondolas. I’ve always wanted to do this, so I was excited. We walked down to The Venetian which looked close, but in reality was a lot further than I expected. It was chilly out so we stopped in some of the shops at The Venetian and I got a sweater on sale at Banana Republic. Thanks goodness for that or I would have been freezing all night. We went to the gondolas and purchased our tickets. We were able to get a ride with just the two of us and it was very nice and romantic. Our gondolier was actually from Italy. He serenaded us with two songs and it was very sweet.

After that, we went and had dinner in The Venetian at a Mexican restaurant called Taqueria Canonita. We were seated right by where the gondolas go by. We had a delicious queso dip and I had a chicken burrito. It was very filling. After dinner, we decided to walk around and ended up stopping at an oxygen bar. I’ve seen these before but have never checked it out. We tried it and it was pretty cool (weird at first). We got hooked up to oxygen with aromatherapy and then we were given a back and scalp massage. It was so relaxing.

On the way out, we decided to go to Madame Tussauds (we’re such tourists) to see the celebrities and famous people made into wax. Once we got inside, I was completely creeped out (at first) because they look so real. The movie House of Wax might have also been a factor into why I was afraid (this is what I get for watching scary movies). Their teeth, eyes and everything else looked very real. Everyone from Elvis to Obama were inside. We got some funny pictures and all in all it was worth it. They had one part that was like a haunted house and there are wax people and then real people that jump out at you. I didn’t like that too much.

We left The Venetian and walked across the way to The Mirage because we wanted to see the volcano erupt. We waited about a half hour and at 10pm, it finally did. I was worried it was going to be silly and hokey, but it was actually pretty cool. They use a combo of fire and water with this dramatic music. I liked it.

Lastly, we walked to The Forum at Caesar’s and the stores were insane. They had Marc Jacobs, Harry Winston, Anthropologie…everything (that I can’t afford). Caesar’s was huge and we ended up in an entirely new shopping area. I don’t even know it was still considered The Forum. We finally got into the casino at Caesar’s and played slots for a little. Once we were done, we walked around the casino some more and there were a ton of cool bars. If we weren’t so tired, we would have gone to one. We walked back to The Bellagio and called it a day.

The Fountain Show at The Bellagio

Geof & I outside The Belllagio

Me "having a chat" with Seacrest


The volcano eruption at The Mirage


The Browns said...

Oh my gosh! I live in Vegas & have like ZERO friends here! How long are you here for? I would love to meet you! I'm sure ya'll are busy site-seeing, but just let me know how long you are going to be here for!

My e-mail address is:

or my phone # is: 702-445-8593

Linda said...

I'll have to put the Mirage volcano on my to do list!

Melissa Miller said...

Very cool!
I love Vegas soooo much!
I felt like I was walking along the strip with you guys. You did a wonderful job describing everything.
Thanks for sharing.
Lovely photos too. I liked your scarf.

Happy Valentines Day!
~Melissa :)

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I stayed at Caesar's last summer. It was SOMETHING!!

Emily said...

Okay, Seacrest is super creepy made of wax. Creepier I should say :) I heard they really re-vamped the volcano a few months ago, I bet it's awesome now!! Fun!

Lacey said...

What a fun day! Hubby has been trying to get me to go to Vegas but I'm not a gambler so I've been a bit iffy about it. But it sounds like there are so many fun things to do!

Lacey said...

P.S. I left you something on my blog :)

Tasha said...

Your trip sounds like so much fun! Thanks for sharing all the details! It's so awesome that you and your husband were able to do a gondola ride! I've always wanted to do that! That pic of you guys in front of the Bellagio is adorable!

MG said...

Sounds like you are having a great trip!

Lindsey said...

Oh wow! It looks like an amazing time!!! Love the pics!

Kate said...

My family is in Vegas right now. I wish I could be there!

I LOVE Cafe Bellagio. I think they have the best spaghetti!