After warming up on the gaming floor, we were off to dinner with Winnebago, which was another hike across the casino. After dinner, the product intro, and a walk through of the new products, we were all off to Fremont Street for the nightly light show. Fremont street reminded me of a mixture of Philadelphia and Tunica with the type of tourists, but non the less the light show was something to mark off my list of places and things to see. From Fremont street, Chris, Karan and I ventured back to the strip and ended up at Paris, and the tour of the Eiffel Tower. Non of us expected it to be as high up as it was, but we lucked out and were able to catch the second half of the Bellagio water show from up above, as well as a great view of the strip.
Tuesday, the 5 of us visited the mall for a little shopping, then Chris and I were off to explore the strip. This being his 4th or 5th trip and my first, he had a list of places for us to explore. We visited Treasure Island, Harrah's, The Venetian, MGM Grand, the M&M factory, and by the time we returned, I was exhausted. I did learn quickly these properties aren't just next door to each other. They each take up at least a city block, and non of them make it easy to get from one to the other. That evening we had dinner with Winnebago, gambled, and then I was off to bed.
This is the ceiling in the Venetian. Everywhere had amazing artwork!
New York, New York
Wednesday proved to be a much more relaxing day. After breakfast with Winnebago, the boys were off to their activities, and the girls had a day to ourselves. Johnny went to the shooting range, and Chris played in a golf tournament. He was able to see Ray Romano there playing in a different tournament.
We, the girls, took a little time that morning to increase our winnings on the casino floor, visited the local coffee shop, and then took the tour of the dolphin and tiger exhibit. Since the Mirage is known for the Siegfried and Roy white tiger show, they have a nice exhibit of large cats, along with dolphins. Soon after, we were off to Treasure Island to the spa for a little relaxation. I had no idea how sore I was, until we left, and I completed my relaxing day with a great nap!
That evening was a nice dinner with Winnebago, followed by all the dealer awards. We skipped out halfway through to attend the Cirque de Soleil show of "Love". It was nothing short of amazing, and I highly recommend it to anyone.
We departed Thursday morning, headed back home and arrived Saturday afternoon. It was a great trip, and Chris and I were able to have a much needed vacation before our new addition to the family arrives in August.