Las Vegas, NV
Jessica arrived right on time on Saturday and we headed to the nearby “Strip” on Las Vegas Boulevard to let her see some of the large hotels.
After parking in the Venetian, we wandered through their shopping area.
Of course, the theme of the Venetian Hotel is the canals of Venice. Inside, there is a canal with small Venetian gondolas complete with a singing gondolier.
Outside is another canal with gondolas and singing gondoliers. Although we’ve never been there, its hard to imagine the city of Venice when you see the glitz of Vegas in the background.
After a quick lunch at Margaritaville, we crossed the road to visit Caesar’s Palace.
You can’t avoid a slot machine in this town, as they are everywhere. We stopped at a Albertson’s supermarket and they even had an area in the front of the store for them. While walking through Caesar’s Palace, we stopped in the casino area to give John’s back a quick break and ended up putting a few (very few) dollars into the machines. We’re an economical (read cheap) group and just don’t see the thrill in these machines, so we moved on fairly quickly.
We’ll be visiting the glitz of Vegas a few more times during our stay in the area so we’ll probably have more blogs in the future from that part of town.
More on that later . . .