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Showing posts from May, 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. -- Sent from my mobile device

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!!!! This message has been sent using the picture and Video service from Verizon Wireless! To learn how you can snap pictures and capture videos with your wireless phone visit . Note: To play video messages sent to email, Quicktime@ 6.5 or higher is required.

Mandalay Bay hotel

Where we're staying...

The Venetian

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