Thursday, September 14, 2006

Our Trip to Las Vegas

We just got back from our trip to Las Vegas last night. We flew to Vegas on Sept. 8.

This was our first trip to Vegas. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We ate good food, met some wonderfully friendly local people, and walked, and walked, and walked.

We saw two shows--one of which was Mamma Mia. This show was the highlight of the trip!

I also loved the palm trees. I know that palm trees are not native to Vegas and all the palm trees I saw there had been imported. The palm trees made the location seem that much more tropical. The different varieties of palms seemed endless!

We met some wonderfully friendly and interesting locals while in Las Vegas. Just like the palm trees, many of them were "imported" to Vegas and added to the colour and liveliness of the city.

One of my favorite attractions was the fountains at the Bellagio. The choreography of these fountains to the music was magnificent.

My favorite of the themed hotels from the exterior was New York New York. My husband says I took more pictures of this hotel than any other. I still marvel at the size of the hotel and how small I felt walking past it.

One of the hotels that my husband and I fell in love with was the Luxor--the Egyptian themed hotel. I would have loved to stay in a room in the pyramid! Perhaps next time.

I managed to find a couple of friendly faces..................

................and so did my husband!

Wonderful memories of a wonderful vacation!


  1. Great pictures! I've always wanted to visit Vegas.

  2. Glad that you are back and had such a great time together on your trip. Was this just vacation or a way of celebrating your anniversary a couple months later? You had a milestone number as I recall.

    I've never been any further west than western Colorado but have a friend who goes to Vegas at least once a year--her husband collects casino chips which just a small part of the attraction.

  3. Great photos! Looks and sounds like you had the time of your life.

    I am surprised you have that shot of your hubby in the casino. My mother took a pic of me sitting at a slot machine once and immediately 2 security guards demanded she hand over the camera. We did not know it was illegal to take a picture inside a casino in Nevada!! That was back in 1986, not sure the same laws are in effect now. Oh...and my mother was the fastest talker...she managed to keep the camera, keep the film and NOT get us kicked out of there!! LOL

  4. Thanks for sharing! Looks like you had a wonderful time.

  5. Funny, your hubby doesn't look too happy...

    Did you see the Chihuly installation at the Bellagio?

    We just saw his exhibit at the Bronx Botanical Garden.

  6. Los Vegas is so very big isn't it? I have never seen anything so large - everything is huge. My favourite was also the fountains at Bellagio.

    Sounds like you had a great holiday.

  7. Great photos - I am glad that you had fun!



  8. *grins*

    I thought you were making a joke that the ape you were sitting beside WAS your husband. lol!