Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Keeping Cool in Hot Las Vegas

Determined to stay cooler than I was here yesterday, I spent most of this morning in Las Vegas swimming and relaxing by the Bellagio pool. There are two big pools and several smaller ones, as well as many jacuzzi hot tubs...something for every water lover.

First thing in the morning is the time to swim laps. As the day goes on, one has to compete with kids playing, bathing beauties floating on rafts while sipping umbrella drinks, and groups of guys bragging and drinking. Not that there is anything wrong with it...what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, as they say.

The weather Gods were with us today too and it cooled a tiny bit. The temperature never rose over 100 degrees.

As promised in my last post, here are scenes from dinner at Mon Ami Gabi last night.

Mussels for Jim and Skate for moi. We were seated by the open patio, enjoying the view of the Bellagio across the street. We saw several dancing waters shows but could not hear the music across the busy Strip, Las Vegas Boulevard.

After dinner, we watched the dancing waters from our side and took in the views of Paris from the other side of the Strip.

So today was much slower paced than our last several days but we still wound up walking a lot.

As is our Las Vegas tradition, we have at least one lunch at Margaritaville

My Cheeseburger in Paradise could not have been better.

We then spent most of the afternoon wandering around some of the hotels.

We stopped at The Venetian and came upon one of their pop up operatic shows.

We then got lost in Caesar's Forum Shops and could not find our way out. Caesar's is so huge, we always get lost there. I expect this is by design. They want you there gambling, shopping, eating, and drinking.

At least we think we can find our way back there later for dinner at The Palm.

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