You may remember that the primary motivation for this trip was (of course) to see Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular, but we did plenty of other stuff while we were there. I'll probably write up something about Phantom in a separate post so Andrea can skip it ;), but here is a recap of the things we did day 1 and 2.
Day 1 began waaaaaaaaay too early at about 5 in the morning, since we had to be at the airport early. We got to Vegas around 3:40 thanks to the time difference and got all settled around 5. We decided to do dinner in our hotel (circus circus) and then check out some stuff around the strip.
|Having never been west, it looked like|
a new planet!
|slots in the airport. Trying to get ya out of the gate|
Where did we end up going the first night? Yep. The Chippendales show. Money well spent ladies, money well spent. If you have seen Magic Mike, it's kind of that in real life. It wasn't a super cheap show but it wasn't expensive, so we decided that we should add that to our Vegas list. So we headed over to the Rio to check it out.
|not as cool as the real one, but still cool|
|Bellagio water fountain show|
|waiting for the next show|
|Then we ran into Johnny Depp characters|
|entrance to the Aquarium/Shark Reef|
|attention whore fish is an attention whore|
|inside the reef|
|touching some rays|
|SAWFISH and a shark|
|aureole restaurant with a 3 story wine cellar. They get|
it with a trapeze
|Checkin out the Excalibur|
|Across is New York, New York|
|and then MGM|
We hopped on the tram and headed up the street to Paris Las Vegas and headed up the Eiffel Tower, which is really only half the height of the real one, but it was very cool to be able to look down the Strip.
|Nice view of the Bellagio from the top|
of the Eiffel Tower
|Mirage volcano eruption|
|I take mature pics|
|Crazy effects in the show!!|
|The end of the Siren Show|
It was a very long first 2 days, and we had a very early day the next day as our bus pickup for the Grand Canyon was at 5:50 am. We headed back and tried to get some sleep after the first few very exciting days in Vegas.