Thursday, May 13, 2010

Leaving Las Vegas

Who would have thought that we'd be sitting in the airport an hour and
a half after our scheduled departure time? I guess we should have
booked that earlier flight after all. Oh well. I knew things were
going too smoothly.

They (US Airways) keep making announcements like "we'll be boarding in
15 minutes" and "boarding will begin in 5-10 minutes" but they've been
saying that for over an hour now. We can see the plane sitting there.
I guess they know best. Hopefully we'll be in Philly by 9pm! We'd
like to see the kids, and we know they're excited that we're coming
home tonight.

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Caesar's Palace

Walked all the way through the darn casino to the back (felt like 2 miles) and then found this sign stating that the Atlantis show was out of service! They could have told us that with a sign at the *#*!?/@+ entrance!!!!

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mandalay Bay hotel

Where we're staying...

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Venetian

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hoover Dam site

Mandalay Bay 'Beach/Wave Pool' area

Four Seasons fountain


Arrived in Vegas around 10:30 AM PDT. Grabbed a shuttle to the hotel after dropping $5 on a slot machine at the airport (there goes our snack money). Ate lunch at the hotel cafe (a couple of chicken caesar salads) and then explored the hotel a bit (it's huge). Took the monorail to Luxor and Excalibur, but didn't really do much exploring at those resorts. Paid $14 to take a cab about 2 miles to the Mirage hotel so we could pick up our ticket for the Beatles Love show (tonight!). Decided to walk the new strip a bit instead of paying another $14 to go back to Mandalay Bay. Watched the volcano eruption at 9 PM in front of the Mirage (pretty cool), and then walked to the Bellagio and checked out the botanical gardens there. Made our way to the Excalibur and then hopped the monorail tram back to Mandalay. We were pretty hungry by then, so I just grabbed some McD's from across the street and then ate in the hotel room.

We thought we'd "sleep in" but jet lag woke me up at 6:40 AM and Angie was up around 7:30 AM. I guess we'll grab breakfast here and then we're doing the Hoover Dam Tour at 1:30 PM. After that, it's the Beatles show at the Mirage at 7:00 PM.

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