Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Break re-cap...

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Well I am almost recovered now although spending time in Las Vegas for Spring Break and having to endure walking through smoke filled casino's did not help. We spent a few days there just to see what it was all about, apart from gambling of course :)

We did a lot of walking and walking along the strip is hard
work due to the masses of people there, mind you driving
along the strip is even worse !
You can have fun in Las Vegas without drinking and
gambling, yes it is true. We went to a couple of shows,
one of them was a Murder Mystery Dinner theatre that
had a lot of audience participation and was really funny.
The boys really had a great time. The hotel it was in was
in the Fremont St district which is where the picture
above was taken after the show was over.
We also saw the Lance Burton show which was at
the hotel we were staying at, that was very awe inspiring
and entertaining, even my husband who did not want to
go to it really enjoyed it.

One of the fun things we did was to go to the Coke store
where for a mere $7 you get the international soda sampler :

As you can see it is quite a lot, 16 different drinks from
different countries to taste. They give you an index sheet
so you know what each drink is and we had so much fun
rating all the drinks. There was one that was really
awful that you just wanted to spit it straight out,
it was a drink from Italy called Beverly which I have
never heard of but was unanimously the worst thing
we have ever tasted. Another couple were trying them
out and came over to ask us if we had tried the one
from Italy yet and we all started laughing.
The best part though was when my husband arrived
to try them and we all knew it was really bad, I wish
I had my camera ready to take a photo of the
expression on his face after tasting it, it was so funny!

We also visited some of the other resorts and everyone
but me rode the roller coaster at New York, New York.
We visited the Shark Reef exhibit at Mandalay Bay,
which was our favourite hotel of all the ones we visited.
Watching the fountains at the Bellagio was on our list and
that was also a really beautiful hotel.

Well now it is back home and on with the real world,
laundry, grocery shopping, catching up on everything
and hopefully finally getting better !


Nanc said...

So good to have you back. Loved your review of Las Vegas. I love just going there and looking around. I don't like the smoke filled casinos at all but everything else is great there. And I am glad you are feeling better too.

Francesca said...

Hi there!!
believe me there's no such drink in Italy!!! I've never seen it here!! and I thought the same when I tasted it in world of coca cola in Atlanta!!
I hope you had a good time In LV, i loved it back in 2003!

Lisa V said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun! The Four Queens hotel in your photo is where we went for a fabulous dinner after we got married in Vegas---a limo from the wedding chapel took us/picked us up. I left my purse in a chair by a slot machine while we were waiting. By the time we got back, Security had picked it up & nothing was stolen!! (marriage license, paper airline tickets back then, wallet----nothing!)

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Vanessa said...

We were just in Vegas for a 50th Birthday Party at the Red Rock Resort which is about 20 minutes away from the Strip. We did the sampler at the coke store and the Beverly was by far the worst drink of all! ;?)