I got back from Vegas on Friday morning after flying in on the red eye. I couldn't sleep on the plane, which is unusual for me because I normally start snoring as soon as the engines start. For some reason, my legs were restless and I couldn't get comfortable. I sat next to the window and when I finally fell asleep there was no one in the seats next to me. When I woke up, there was a guy sleeping there, slumped over his tray table. Whoa! I was so tired when I got home that I left my suitcase unpacked and fell into bed and slept until 2 in the afternoon. Can you say jet lag?
Vegas was, in a word, HOT!! We did a lot of walking and I felt like I was melting into the pavement. Good thing I brought lots of clothes. I had to change every time I came back to the room because I was soaked in sweat. Everybody kept saying the heat was no big deal because it wasn't humid. IT WAS A BIG DEAL. IT WAS HOT. LOL!!
Weather aside, I had a great time. Got a lot of work done, met up with folks I knew, and made some new friends. The casinos were all so different and amazing. The crowds were unbelievable! We stayed at the Flamingo, and they have real Flamingos there!
I went to see Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian and it was wonderful. I've seen it before but love the music and the acting. If you get a chance to go there, don't bother to pay for the expensive seats. The theater is small and you can see fine from anywhere in the theater. You'll love it, I promise.
One of the places we walked through was Ceasar's Palace. It has amazing sculptures and ceilings. I snapped a photo of this beautiful fountain of Neptune. The place is full of the very best stores, Versaci, Tiffany, places I only browsed through. They also had a cool show about Atlantis at one of the fountains with talking statues and fountains and fire!! It was really a good time.
One of the other casinos (can't remember which one) has a thunderstorm every hour. The ceiling is painted like the sky and it gets dark and cool. The thunder starts along with lightning, and then they have a rainstorm that falls from the ceiling into a pool. It was wonderful.