Thursday, March 12, 2015

Snowbirds in February - Week 5

What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas

Okay, surely after a couple has been gone all of the month of January they've gotten this "snowbird travel-thing" out of their systems, right?  WRONG!

Our friends Tom & Sue talked about going to Las Vegas; and the next thing we knew, we were going there, too ... ha!

It's sort of funny, because we aren't even gamblers.  We do, however, enjoy all of the things Las Vegas has to offer. We love the beauty of the desert, seeing interesting sights on the strip, going to shows, and seeing some of the "craziness" that always seems present somehow in Las Vegas. The weather during the winter is always a bonus

A few highlights
Red Rock Canyon, the Minus5 Ice Bar (brrrrr.....), Fremont Street, and "The Rat Pack is Back" show.

 The Minus 5 Ice Bar in the Monte Carlo.  Chilly!
Us with "Dino"
 The Link - new addition to the strip
 The Individual cars of the Link
 The botanical garden at the Bellago
 Red Rock Canyon
Freemont Street Experience
There was a great Faberge exhibit at the Bellagio art gallery, and the botanical gardens mimicked a Faberge egg in all floral.  We also enjoyed riding the new Link (or was it Linq?) -- the gigantic ferris-wheel type attraction on the strip.  The cars are huge and you get a wonderful view of the strip and the surroundings.
The Minus 5 Ice Bar was really a fun thing to do (and Tom works in the Ice industry, so he had to go in without a coat.  Notice Jeff had to join in.. ha!)
The Rat Pack is Back show was great fun, with songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr., with Joey Bishop as emcee.  My parents would have loved this.
We had a great time  in Vegas and our trip went by too quickly.  Our flight back got cancelled due to snowy weather back home, and we were forced (aw, darn) to spend an additional night.
We hope to get back next year to see the rest of the sights.

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