Trip Start Jun 10, 2007
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After processing what our place had to offer (and fending off people wondering if we were interested in one meal deal or another), we ventured out to check out the competition. We checked out the Lion habitat at the MGM Grand, wandered around Planet Hollywood, and watched the fountains at the Bellagio come to life (see video). By this time we were feeling a little peckish and decided to do what most visitors do... head to the buffet. We were told to check out "The Buffet" at the Bellagio and it certainly didn't disappoint. You name it they had it although the plates didn't seem nearly large enough to hold what seemed like a modest amount of food at the time. I even managed to lose a piece of Beef Wellington somewhere on my plate (don't worry I managed to find it after some digging). Although we didn't have room for dessert we headed up to simply check out the spread and managed to come back with a few samples... each. Oh well, we are in Vegas after all. We managed to roll back down to our room before passing out swearing off buffets... at least until the morning when we headed to the breakfast buffet in our hotel... sigh. We had to fuel up for another big day.
We strolled the streets of Paris filled with cafes and bakeries, watched the singing Gondoliers float by on the canals at the Venetian, and felt substantially underfunded walking around the halls of the Wynn
strawberries! A perfectly timed gift from Krista, Matt, and Declan. We thoroughly enjoyed our treats before we headed down to check out a little Cirque du Soleil. We saw Zumanity, the sensual side of Cirque. It was an amazing show. The artists were fascinating and the sexual humour woven in was perfect for the experience. A great way to end a wonderful day.
Our last day in Vegas was actually spent out of Vegas. We picked up our rental car and took off for the Grand Canyon. The drive was just as fascinating as the Canyon. We drove over the Hoover Dam and through what seemed like a never-ending Arizona desert filled with interesting looking Joshua Trees. We drove to the west entrance to the Canyon as it is only about a 2.5-hour drive from Vegas. Getting to the North or South part of the Canyon would take about 6 hours. The only dodgy part of the journey was the 14 miles of dirt road that we had to get our Jetta through. We made it without issue even though the stress of potentially blowing a tire in the middle of the Arizona desert was a little unnerving
Vegas is certainly Fabulous. Inhibitions are left at the city limits. You can see and do just about anything as long as you have the confidence and of course the cash. You can gamble on just about anything yet we managed to spend our cash on food and the entertainment although Meg managed to lose a whole dollar (of mine for some reason) in a slot machine. We will have to try and win it all back next time... if we can stay away from the buffets of course. For now we are off to LA.
Megan and Kevin