Overall, it was an enjoyable trip, and we made lots of great memories. Going in I only wanted two things:
1) afternoon by the pool
2) spiked mocha at the Bouchon
Unfortunately, neither dream was fully realized. Our hotel kept closing its pool due to strong winds, and although we were allowed to use the pool at Treasure Island it turned out to be less than satisfactory. So, I may not have read the afternoon away with a umbrella worthy drink in my hand, but we sure tried! As for the mocha...the last time I had breakfast at the Bouchon the server surprised me by spiking my coffee. I assumed they did that for all coffee beverages and didn't say anything this time around. It seems that's not the norm... :-(
Dad & I on Father's DayWe celebrated Father's Day with dinner at Ottos Pizzeria at the Venetian. My pasta was smothered in a butter sauce that would have sent my stomach into orbit so I think I only managed 2 or 3 bites. Desperate times call desperate measures, and Dad and I had our "second dinner" a couple hours later at Cheesecake Factor. Appetizers for all!
The little bro & I at the Bellagio. I still find it hard to not have current pictures of Mother,
but since I almost always wear my hummingbird necklace I suppose part of her is there in spirit.
The boys & I! What am I going to do with these two?!
(and for the record, Mr. Beatles can whip up an awesome afternoon adult beverage...)
I love color! And flowers! And carousels! I found all three at the Wynn. So beautiful.
More flowers at the Aria.
I'm usually such a goody-two-shoes, but I broke my rule and took a picture of the
Mystere stage at the end of the show. Everyone else was doing it...
We bought last minutes tickets for the 9:30 showing...perhaps not the best time for me because I was definitely fading by 10:30.
Awesome art show at the Bellagio featuring art painted by or of women. (also
confirmed I'm a total sucker for all things impressionist. I can seriously stare at those pieces for hours.)