Well, here we are, Part Two and the end of this Vegas trip. We spent a total of 4 days and three nights in our luxury surroundings. Since sweet hubby had to attend classes each day, I ventured out to the strip on my own. I started where the shuttle bus left me........at Fashion Show mall. I only took a quick tour of the mall, and I managed to find a "Betsy Johnson" store that was going out of business. My oldest daughter adores her clothing, so I checked to see if anything was marked down enough for me to get her something for her birthday in June. NOPE, even the 40% to 50% markdowns were still too rich for me............a tank top for $195, are you serious?
I stopped in at a "Papyrus" stationary store and found a lovely birthday card for her, and then I meandered through the "Sur Le Table" kitchen store and found her an amazing apron in her favorite colors of white, gray and mustard yellow.
Once the shopping was over with, I headed out to attempt a walk on the "strip." I didn't get very far folks, but what I did manage was at least to take pictures of my short journey.
Across the street from the mall were the twin casino/hotels of Steve Wynn, very modern and sleek. As I walked further I came across "Treasure Island" and made a quick foray through the casino to see what I could see. Not much on the inside, as I'm not fond of the smell, but the outside was kind of fun.
|Various images from outside Treasure Island|
While munching away on my delicious salad, there just happened to be a lovely Renaissance style group singing in front of the "Pandora" store. After the musical interlude came the famous "white man" mime who just stood there and made very small changes in his stance and then you could go up and either put money on the floor in front of him........or stick it in his hat. Very weird, and kind of cool.
|More entertainment images, and one shot of|
tourists riding on the gondola's within the
river inside the mall.
|Night and day images from the strip.|
|Exterior and interior views of the Bellagio.|
At the very entrance to this confectionery heaven was the neatest of all things.....a chocolate waterfall! Check out the images below.
Lastly, I discovered a sculpture bonanza right outside the entrance to the show we were about to see. OMGosh, this guy is amazing! Richard MacDonald is his name, and I gotta' tell you folks........I was speechless (very hard for me to do). I got goosebumps checking out his work, and since I'm a very tactile person, I just had to touch them all...........and they let me! The strength, yet sheer beauty of the lines of his work was thrilling.
All in all, I'd have to say I had a very satisfying trip........even though I didn't quite make the complete circuit of casinos and things to see. Las Vegas had been on my "bucket list" and now it's out of my system. I do not have any need to go back there, but should the opportunity arise..........I'll definitely go again!
Thanks for coming along!