|This was a fun moment as you can see. We took the picture of two young women and then they insisted we take their place (and their drinks) for this photo. We gathered quite a crowd and even managed to get out of the tub somewhat gracefully!|
We had planned to just spend one night in Las Vegas but after settling into our very comfortable Riviera RV Park and plugging in for the first time in 6 days, we extended for one extra day. That gave us time for laundry and some repair projects. I had never been to Las Vegas before and wasn't very excited about seeing it, but Scott had gone once and said it should be visited. My conditions were that we have one really good meal as I do know that there are a lot of great restaurants here. We ended up at The Black Sheep and it was a memorable meal for sure. A lot of the downtown high-end places were either closed or already booked. Amy Tran is the Chef here and she will be one of the contestants on the upcoming Top Chef in March. Its location, out in the suburbs in a mall, was unprepossessing, but the food and drinks were very interesting and fun.
|Caesar's Palace was more attractive outside than in as far as I am concerned. We had lovely weather for our visit: a high of 76 and cooled down at night.|
We tried to get into the Belaggio afterwards, but it was a Saturday night and the traffic was awful and parking lots were full. One lucky break was watching the dancing fountains while stopped in traffic right in front! We drove up and down the strip admiring the neon and called it a night. Scott had made reservations for a Brazilian restaurant, Pampas, for the next day's brunch. On a Sunday morning, it was easy to park and we enjoyed the endless progression of grilled meats etc. Afterwards, we walked the strip. I don't believe we saw anyone in the crowds under 60. It was Spring Break and packed with young people. About 50% wore masks but they were required in the Casinos. This time we did walk around the Belaggio and saw most of another fountain show.
|The dancing fountain show at the Bellagio was my favourite attraction. We saw most of two and all of one.|
That night we parked at the Paris and visited it, the Cosmopolitan and Caesar's Palace. When you've seen one Casino, you've seen them all as far as I'm concerned. We don't enjoy gambling so that was out. But people watching was fun and we enjoyed walking around outside, gawking at the fake European sites. Disneyland for adults (although there were lots of families with young kids!). One more fountain show was also a treat. We were home for our usual early bedtime!
|On three occasions we've come close to running|
out of fuel so we've learned to fill up early but it
was tough to buy gas here in Death Valley. This
was the most expensive place we've found.
|The cocktails at The Black Sheep were great.|
I enjoyed the Sebastian and Scott had one each
of the Deep Blue Sea and Block Party!
|We didn't recognize some of the ingredients!|
|This shot reminded me of the winning photo|
Sean took year's ago of the Statue of Liberty.
|A more distant view from the Belaggio across|
|There were pictures and restaurants all over|
Las Vegas of Gordon Ramsey, including here,