Thursday, January 15, 2009

The rest of my trip

So, I haven't posted in quite a while. I'm just going to post the rest of my pictures so they may be enjoyed.

The following day, we all did the Vegas thing.  We went to the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace.
Obviously, we liked the fountain that explained the story of Atlantis. We also rode the fabled spiral escalators!
We also saw two shows that night. First, we saw "Ice" at the Riviera. I recommend it, highly. We then got to see "Fab Four Mania" which was also awesome. We got in for free because they hadn't sold out that night. In fact, the audience was so small that "John" made a comment about how all fourteen of us made it there. The four of us girls were the loudest (and the cutest, I may add) that the gentlemen on stage kept using us as their target audience. They threw out a free T-shirt intended for Brigg, but and old man behind us caught it and refused to give it to her. Oh well.
After that I was on my own, and went back to my room at... Treasure Island! I chose there specifically because of the bed they advertised. I can't tell you what kind it was (I think it was from the Serta line), but it was heavenly.
The next day, I hit up the spa and got my hair styled. For some reason, I can justify spending about $100 to get my hair done, but I can't justify $85+ for a pedicure. Fortunately, no one saw my feet (but they weren't that bad).
I went to the Wet spa at Treasure Island.
Then I put on a pretty dress and walked around the strip.
They were redoing the volcano at the Mirage at the time. I haven't heard anything about it since it opened, but I'm sure it's amazing.
I walked back to Treasure Island, and a couple was getting married before everyone on the Siren's ship. The dude in the crows nest was the ring bearer. He swung down and presented the ring and then promptly hit on the bride's sisted (the maid of honor).
I had lunch at a restaurant at the Venetian called Cantonello's. It's very nice. The seafood risotto I had was delicious!
The next day was the last day of my vacation, and by that point I was pretty vacationed out. That night, I went to the Improv at Harrah's and it was great.
The comedian listed at the top, John Caponera, was hilarious. My face muscles were actually sore the next day from laughing so hard. I found a video of him on Youtube doing pretty much the same material as he did when I saw him, but his energy wasn't as high on the video as he was in person. Either we were the best audience ever, or he's perfected his act since that video was posted. Seriously, if you ever get a chance to see this guy, do.
Got a pretty good shot of the outside of the Venetian.
I had to get a picture of this. For dinner, I went to a restaurant called BLT Burger at the Mirage. I got a meal that included a 7oz burger, fries and any milkshake I wanted. I discovered I would've been okay with their first option, the burger and shake. The fries were great, but I could really only finish about 5oz of my burger. This is a photo of their twinkie boy milkshake. It's a vanilla milkshake with twinkie blended in.  What you can't see in the back is the half-twinkie garnish sitting in the whipped cream. This shake was amazing... while it was still cold. Once it started to melt, it became a gooey vanilla drink with soggy bits of bread in it. And no one really needs a straw that big. I'm just saying.
After I checked out of the hotel the next day, I decided to get my picture taken at the Mirage by the Love theatre. I'd been thinking about this pose ever since I'd seen the theatre a few days before. It must have been a good idea, because there was no one there before I had my picture taken. The moment someone took my picture like this, a gaggle of girls pushed their way in and started posing like this with thier cameras. What can I say: I'm a trend-spotter.
So that was my ginormous Vegas vacation. In all honesty, I'm not ready to go back to Vegas any time soon. Certainly not by myself. I had fun, and I got to do what I wanted to do, but Vegas is definitely a group thing. At the very least, it's a couples thing, but I've always had the most fun there in groups.