A Day in Las Vegas
Trip Start Jun 05, 2010
40Trip End Jul 25, 2010
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We headed out to get some food, money and then planned to head to the pool for a few hours. ATMs in the Casinos were charging $5 just to withdraw cash so we found our way out of the MGM and briefly onto the strip. We were not going to explore it today as it was late already and we were not in the mood for more rushing around!
The found a slightly cheaper ATM outside and found a cheap fast food place again for lunch. It’s was Chinese and the food was actually really great.
We headed straight back to the pool at the MGM and were totally confused about where to sit
After being handed a flying for a pool party later this evening at one of the other pools in the hotel we finally found some free chairs at one of the slightly more quiet pools. This was good enough it had a bar on each end and at the moment was playing Guns’n’Roses over the speakers.
We grabbed some drinks and relaxed in the pool for a bit. I tried to rotate myself so that I was not to get too badly barbequed on any particular side. Without the wind of the coast the sun felt like a grill again and burning would have been all too easy.
Nobody actually swims here, everyone is just standing in the pool, talking with their friends with their sunglasses on drinking cocktails from special waterproof containers and ice buckets full of beer at the poolside
After an hour or so we head over to the other pool party. It only just opened so we are able to easily find a seat on some of the huge beanbags they have surrounding the pool. It’s $25 dollars for a pitcher of sangria and you get free food with that so it seems a good deal. The place gets a little busier, but this is a great place to relax into the evening without going straight to a club. We realise after a while that the beanbags we are sitting on actually float on the water so move them into the pool to relax with our drinks. After two weeks of continuous travelling this is perfect! We stay until the sun goes down then head back to the room as we plan to check out Studio 54, the hotels nightclub.
After changing we head to the club and walk straight in as we are early and have beaten the queues, its free again as we are residents. I believe the club is supposed to be some recreation of the original Studio 54. The music is quite good, there are a number of podium dancers and all of the seating is cordoned off as you need to a pay a premium for a table, includes table service from your own dedicated waitress. We spent a few hours there before heading back to the room in the early hours, picking up a chilli dog on the way back!