Hello my friends! I'm looking at this view as I type. We stayed in the Planet Hollywood hotel on the 30th floor and I've really enjoyed seeing the fountain shows in the pool of the Bellagio hotel you see on the left. If you look you can see some of the fountain play there, but I'm here to tell you, it is amazing with big shooting water and all kinds of patterns and movement, it's like a water ballet! On the right is the Paris Hotel's half size replica of the Eiffel Tower! In the middle is Caesar's Palace.
We drove 8 hours from Lake Tahoe down through the desert of Nevada on Monday. When we got here we had to stay one night in the Excalibur Hotel as we had to bypass our plan of visiting Yosemite due to.. snow! On Saturday we packed back up and then did some sightseeing by car to see all we could. Then we had lunch at the In 'n Out Burger and then checked in to the Planet Hollywood. This is one of the things we saw while driving down Las Vegas Blvd.
I wanted to slip a photo of the desert we drove through.
Here is a shot of the view with the fountains at work.
When driving down the blvd. we snapped a photo of the Luxor hotel, we stayed here our first visit here. It's pretty amazing! Our last time we stayed at Bally's.
It's a pyramid and in front is a sphinx with a face on!
Dayle snapped this shot of the tower from the car as we drove on the blvd.
The bed here has been divine.. so soft and comfy!
PF Changs restaurant is here in PH and we went there for dinner our first night here. Oh my goodness friends, it was fantastic! In front are Prawns with Honey Walnuts and honeydew melon balls. Delish!
After dinner we walked outside to enjoy the sunset and see what we could see. This is the front of our hotel.
What a pretty sky and all the people going by.
The pretty Paris balloon all lit up with the tower behind.
Las Vegas Blvd. in July on a Saturday night. Crazy!
We saw these two ladies coming by and I asked if I could take a photo and they were more than happy to oblige.. Dayle enjoyed this. :-)
Back in our room.. I tried to get a good shot of the fountain at play but it's definitely more impressive as it's going.
The water would shot WAY high up into the air!
This photo in the day shows the structures under the water that create the fountain displays.
So pretty.. I watched these water shows each time they came on, every half hour.
Yesterday we walked over to the Paris hotel and walked around inside and then took the elevator to the top of the Eiffel tower.. this is a shot south of the blvd.
This is looking Northeast and there is a big ferris wheel.
Looking dead east.. this city is in a big flat valley surrounded by mountains all around!
Coming down in the tower elevator.
We went to the Paris also to find a place for dinner.. but our meal at PF Changs was SO good.. we ended up going back there last night and having the exact same thing. :-) Back in our room we were treated to a golden sunset.
The fountains looked wonderful at dusk, you could still see the buildings but the lights showed up in the darkening day.
And the lights began to come on.
Goodnight Las Vegas.. it was fun to visit you again!
Today we're packing up and heading to the Grand Canyon. It's just a 4 hour drive. We have a room for two nights there so should have time to get some good photos of the canyon. No, I won't be riding a donkey down to the bottom.. like my friend Gracie did when she was young. :-) OK, I must dash and pack up the last things and head out on our next adventure! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)