Monday, June 9, 2008

Vegas Day 1

Our flight left Sunday morning at 8 so we arrived at the airport at about 6:45. After going through security, we met up with our group (Karen, Steve, Donna, Tracey, Jane and Dean) who had already arrived. We flew US Airways for the first time. I must say that they did a fantastic job there and back. We flew on one of the smaller planes to Charlotte. You know, the one that you have to actually walk up steps to get on and off.

We got on a larger plane in Charlotte and after having my chair kicked numerous time by a 3 year old, we finally arrived in Vegas at around noon. We checked into our Hotel, The Luxor

The Luxor is one of the older Hotel/Casinos in Vegas but still had nice accommodations and was nice. We had 2 queen beds which I like having because you have one to put all your stuff on and one to sleep in. The elevators are actually called Inclinators because they do not go straight up and down, they incline at an angle which felt really weird but fun and different.
We settled into the room and unpacked our stuff. Adam and I had reservations to see "O" but had to pick up our tickets at the Bellagio. Karen and I decided to take the 1+ mile hike down there to get the tickets. We were successful in getting the tickets but then realized that it was almost time to meet our group for dinner. We ended up eating at Trader Vics . The food was amazing!!

I ended up getting the crabcake as my entree and it was fabulous! Adam and I had to leave dinner a little early to make our show. Even though the Bellagio was just across the street, it still took about 15 minutes to get to where we needed to be.

O - Cirque De Soleil was our first show to see in Vegas. We had 4th row seats and had a grand view of all the action. Their website describes the show as follows: Cirque du Soleil weaves an aquatic tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance in the timeless production, "O." Inspired by the concept of infinity and the elegance of water's pure form, "O" pays tribute to the beauty of the theatre - from the simplest street performance to the most lavish of operas - where anything is possible and where the drama of life plays itself out before our very eyes. World-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers and characters perform in, on, and above water to create a breathtaking experience.

The show was definitely worth the price of admission. We were amazed by the acrobatics and the integrated water, diving and fire. After the show, Adam and I took the mile+ hike back to the Luxor and crashed for the evening. Our first half day in Vegas was amazing!


Leigh said...

"O'-Ohhhhhhhhh! soooooooooo JealOus! I will bet it was amazing.
And indeed! Your meal looks scrumptious!
and a seat kicking kid....boy those kind make me want to....
Anyway! Gald you had fun. I cannot wait to hear more!

HEWY said...

Wow! you really did Vegas the right way!

Mrs. Jules said...

Hopping over via Leigh's blog...those crab cakes look wonderful. We got to see La Reve at the Wynn last November while we were there. It was pretty amazing!

Jessica said...

How fun!!!!

Our Place said...

I am waiting for Day 2 :)
I know you had a great time.

Love ya

Robin Poodleroni said...

Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time. I have always wanted to see that show. I have seen clips of it on television and it looked like lots of interesting things going on. Glad you had fun!

Michelle said...

DEEEEEEDRAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! I have so missed you!!!! I am sure you had a blast in Vegas! I couldnt help but crack up when I read about Cirque De Soleil..Last week on vacation,I saw the movie "Knocked Up".. They had a scene in the movie where the guys go see the show but they were high when they saw it.. A whole different scene,Im sure! I have always wanted to see it! I watched it numerous times on TV..NOT THE SAME!!!!

Charnita's Xpressions said...

I am so glad you had a great time.
I can't say much about seat kicking- my little one did it the whole way to Colorado.....SORRY!
Can't wait to hear more about your adventures.

Dee said...

I totally understood about the seat kicking. It was a mother traveling alone with a 1 and 3 year old so I didn't say anything about the kicking because the mom was having a rough time anyway.