Tuesday, December 10, 2013
What Happens In Vegas, Gets Told Right Here...
Our jaunt to Vegas is off to a jolly good start. On our first free day, we hopped from the warmth of casino to casino until we eventually made it to the Bellagio, and their amazing Christmas display in the conservatory.
Reindeer, a giant tree, oversized bells (the ringing kind, NOT what you get from sitting in a sleigh too long), a gingerbread house - the place looked fantastic!
Yesterday was our only free day - we literally walked for over 12 hours, poking our head in and out of a number of different "landmarks" we have come to love. We also went all the way off of The Strip to Rio, where we gambled we might try to see Penn & Teller. Crapped out on that bet, as they are on holidays until Dec 23...
Along the way, we discovered massive changes underway everywhere. Many of the resort casinos are battling this bitter cold snap during extensive renovations - clearly the hard times are over for resort operators.
What the heck, how many pictures did I take in that conservatory??
The biggest thing (literally) that we saw was the new giant ferris wheel behind Harrah's, a new attraction expected to open in 2014. Pretty funky looking. Why not, there's lots of circus going on in this city with Cirque!
Tonight, if you are a fan of country music, and happen to be watching the American Country Awards live on FOX, see if you can spot us in the audience. We are attending, and this is a first for us to be in a live national broadcast.
Happily, it was not "The Sound Of Music"...