Vegas Baby!

August 14, 2008 at 11:56 am 1 comment

I did it for my husband.  Except, I loved it.  Our room  and hotel were luxe, Baby.  We worked the floor, ate big, and . . . okay we mostly just ate.  The pool was decadent and necessary in the 110 degree heat. I’d go back to stay at the Venetian in a second!  Tacky enough to amuse, cushy enough to make you glad you stayed.

Visit to Hoover Dam – hot as hell, but It was amazing.  This feat of engineering is one I can hardly imagine building, and I actually liked the video explaining new methods of cooling/drying concrete (Otherwise the whole dam would have taken over 1000 years to cool/settle).  Flying in over Lake Mead is a sight – that turquoise water is eye-popping, as I’m sure it is if you swim – brrr!

It was an essential stop before LA and San Diego, since the entire southwest is pretty much powered by this place.  Brilliant! At least that’s the only spin you get during the tour.  No mention of how blocking the largest river west of the continental divide caused a little friction/change in the world.

Second night in Vegas, we saw a Cirque De Soleil show – La Reve.  Utterly amazing.  My first Cirque show – all done in/over/around this round pool in the middle of the theater.  And our “splash zone” seats were pretty perfect.  We got to see the bathing beauties up close – abs to kill for and shoulders (even the women) to move mountains.

This stage was so versatile.  It moved constantly and the cast of 80ish swimmer/dancers came in and out assisted by about 16 scuba divers as underwater support team.  After 2 days in the desert, I needed this!  Next, off to LA – earthquake territory!

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Big, Big Trip, Leg 1 Part 3, California

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  • 1. Anna  |  September 3, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    That cirque program looks AMAZING. I can’t imagine how cool that must be!

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