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I Got Pics Of
Friday, October 27, 2006, 5:50 AM
the Bellagio and some random Vegas shots. Let's start with the floor shall we? Yesterday I had pics of the tile floor of the Wynn. I know this isn't a contest and I'm certainly no 'judge' but while they both have artistry and talent.....this doesn't quite compare to the Wynn. But...nonetheless, enjoy.
Although I think The Bellagio's atrium was themed better than the Wynn. Like I said, the Wynn, in many ways, replicates The Bellagio's layout. So, here is the atrium or conservatory at The Bellagio.
The hanging leaves were translucent and looked like they were made of glass.
They had air jets, pushing some air at the backend of these ducks to make the water ripple as if they were really in flight.
The last time I was here was in August...I don't believe the mill was here. Could be wrong but I don't believe so. Which means someone had to drag this thing in here and set it up. Whoa.
Another angle.You can see the conservatory roof .
Here's Mum and Bill. Right in front of them is that tile floor I posted up above. In this shot you can see more of those leaves.
Pumpkin's and gourds galore. I remember the large pumpkin on the left weighed around 364 pounds.
Stay off the flowers.....
Another display of pumpkins and gourds.
The Famous Dale Chihuly glass works in the Hotel Registration area of the Bellagio.
Another view of the Dancing Waters in the day time. I have a day time video of the Dancing Waters. Would you like to see it?
Here's Mum posing....while her chorus was in town, they had to be dressed in black and white. When we went to meet her this morning..we didn't recognize her dressed in another color. This is across the street from New York , New York.
It wouldn't be a trip to Vegas without a stop at the Fremont Street Experience. I have video of this but.....I forgot and filmed it in vertical expression/layout. You can't rotate video...fyi..just in case you didn't know that. So, do you want me to post this video anyway?? Let me know.
Yes, this IS a WALL of M&M's. It's so puuuurty. And smells so good in there, although poor Bill seemed to have this woman, with the most horrible BO, follow him around in there....he couldn't wait to get out. If you ever go...this is on the second floor of the store. Yes, three floors of M&M's and M&M merchandise....three floors.....no typo here.
Some posh haute coutre store, in either The Forum at Cesars Palace or at the Shops at the Bellagio. [I'm thinking it's the Bell(aaaah)gio.]
As you can read....this was at the Wynn. Some of you know I used to do cakes, so this totally caught my eye. John...think you could whip one up like this? Nope? Me neither buddy.
Some glittery, shiney stuff. Probably cost more than all our houses put together eh?
Had to get a pic of the Circus Circus sign all lit up. If you want to see the "Vegas Night Lights" you have to go down to Freemont Street. Yeah, there is some of it still on the Strip. But not like on Freemont street. You can take a bus, called The Deuce up and down the strip. As a matter of fact...this is what you will hear..."Have some Fun. Get out of the sun. Ride the Deuce. Two dollars one way, five dollars all day." Over...and over.....and over....and over....an.... Oh, sorry. Put myself in a trance. One thing you want to remember is this: at peak times....several buses may go right by you because they are full. Several. And buses only come every 15 mins or so. And once you are on the bus, you may have to wait at each stop for the nitwits who don't know that you have to have exact change. (Yeah, d'uh people, it's a bus not an ATM) So you could probably walk there faster then riding. Well, after walking up and down the Strip on the concrete...Mum's and my legs were toast. We'd rather sit and wait. What the hell else ya gonna do?
Oh, and one other tip? Take a taxi from the airport. Why? Well it's faster and if memory serves me right..it is about $8.64 (either total or per person). And it takes you right to the door of whatever hotel/casino you are staying at. You don't have to take a 'shuttle' and ride to every frickin' hotel/casino on the Strip. If you are tired and want to get there....take a taxi.
Yeah, I pulled the big knob on the big slot after putting in ONE quarter. No...didn't win anything. I won 10 dollars and lost.....the same. Well, except for the five I dropped in the slots at the airport. And I won $285 but.....Okay. So, we stayed at Circus Circus, which is very aptly named BTW. I'll tell ya some other day folks. No time for too many details this am. However, because we called a 1-800 number, after seeing an ad on TV for Tahiti Village Time Share, we got to stay for free. Yup. We had to endure a 3 hour presentation but got 3 nights and four days at Circus Circus for free. Plus, 2 tickets to a Comedy show, $200 dollars in free slot play and some other thing....I dunno. Yes, overall it was worth it. 3 nights on the Strip for free!! You betcha. But the free slot money? Well, you only get to keep the money if you win. If you win in one of the following amounts...$500, $1,000, $1,500, $2,000, $2,500 or $5,000. Any other amount was just rolled back into the machine and you could play on it...but not cash out, unless you hit one of the above amounts. Bill would've won $500 had he bet 2 credits instead of 1...1 got him a $250 win. 2 credits would've gotten him a $500 win. Oh well. We didn't really lose anything now did we? We only lost the potential. Not the real thing.
Bill really wanted to see this car. Anyone know what/who it is? It's 'Eleanor'. From "Gone in 60 Seconds". It was on display at the Imperial Hotel on the Strip.
One last parting shot for today (don't forget, surprise tomorrow after PSH) of Paris. I thought about rotating this shot...but I kinda like it at this angle.
I like the way the sun is hitting the top of the tower and giving it a 'glow'. I sure wouldn't mind seeing the real thing someday.
I'm Pam and Bill.
We are DINKS with DOGS & CATS and chickens and turkeys.
Met on a blind date in October of 1993 and married in August of 1994. We have five dogs and two cats.
We live on about 122 or so acres in Southern Vermont. About 12 acres of pasture and the rest is woodland..