Thursday, October 6, 2011

Strip Search

O.K. so I hadn't gotten around to putting up the Vegas strip photos. No doubt you had been searching every day. lol The truth is, I had been busy with getting another quilt finished and had a retreat coming up. Anyway, I shall back up the bus and post the promised photos.

I found these stripped bronze babes in front of the Riviera! Very cleverly done! I WISH I could say that I was one of the models. LOL

Everywhere you looked, there seemed to be some sort of figure and lots of gold, silver, bronze and bling! I love the jestures on the Harrah sign.

Along with statues there were fountains.(Ceasar's)
and even more impressive, interactive fountain shows!(The Bellagio)

I even got to Paris! (Vegas style of course)
Oh Yes, and there were more sightings of Elvis where ever you went!
My favorite was the Venetian, especially at night!

Another of my favorites was Treasure Island. They put on a show in the evening with the ships in front of the hotel that was quite impressive with fireworks and lighting. It staged sea sirens, pirates and noisy canons.

There was much to see on the ceilings of the hotels and casinos too. Some were very elaborate!

Even the shops had such wonderful rich displays.

One of my favorite places to eat was at the Fiesta Buffet. They had one in Henderson and one on Rancho Drive. The one on Rancho was much better! It was inexpensive, as well as having excellent quality and such abundance! Cost was $4.99 a plate for lunch with your player's card and $7.99 for supper and on Sundays. On Sundays you got champaign too! Still a bargain! They featured, Italian, Asian, Mexican, American and Mongolian centers. My favorite was the shrimp Mongolian BBQ. I could eat that every day. As a matter of fact, we at there 3 times while we were there! The most expensive place we ate at was the buffet at Mandalay Bay one evening. It was wonderful too and I am sure I ate my weight in shrimp and crab! It cost about $30. a plate by the time we paid for taxes and tip.

Circus Circus had fun for the whole family! You could view performers or view the slot machines below.
I loved the paintings they had on a wall above the escalator. I may try to use these somewhere in my art work!
One thing is for certain, and that is, that we took home very "little" money! lol Actually in more ways than one! See how small the money is against the real change. I purchased the coins in a gift shop and they are weighty like real coins and have such wonderful detail! Money shrinky dink style! I always knew my money didn't stretch very far! lol Now I will have to start saving up for next year's vacation. It all starts out with pocket change!


T's Daily Treasures said...

Looks and sounds like ya'll had a great trip. There's certainly lots to see and do in Vegas. I've only been to a few casinos and $20 is my limit when it comes to gambling so you know that doesn't last long. :/ Hope your day is great. Tammy

Gabriela said...

I w as wondering when you were going to get around to it!LOL

Just beautiful......and be careful, they may have casted you while you weren't looking and you might see your own butt there next time!

Nancy said...

Thanks so much for sharing your travel photos with us. I, for one, am very appreciative to see a part of the US that I have never visited. Hope it was as wonderfukl as it looks.

Pam said...

Sounds like you had a great vacation. We love to go to Vegas but haven't for awhile. Your photos brought back great memories. Time for a sister's weekend in Vegas or "quickie" there with DH.

Great photos.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

WOW Las Vegas appears to be a fantasy land and your photos are superb! I do so hope we get to and Gabriela in my studio. Just give me a heads up and I will dedicate the whole day to you two!!!! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart
p.s. Great vacation!!! I have never been able to visit here.


Oh Gabriela! The only way they would want my butt is for an elephant safari exhibit! lol

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Wanda,

Great photos of your trip to Las Vegas! The bronze beauties are great!
Lots of hugs