Monday, July 22, 2013

Viva Las Vegas

Hello Everybody!

Well...VIVA LAS VEGAS BABY!  This place is PACKED full of people! All kinds of people from far and wide.  Did I say packed? Did I say far and wide like...WOW...  Tons of countries!  Italians, Mexican, Germans, Asians and of course Americans!  We just went down to see the Bellagio Fountain at night!  Totally cool and actually breathtaking....BUT....hoards, loads, masses, tons and boatloads of people did too!!  Of course I got behind the lady with the baby carriage. Now, I've been to New York and even to Times Square at night, but this totally pales in comparison.  Trying to be a Gentleman with manners will only get you run down!  LOL!  But I'm trying!

Ok, Rewind for a mo.....Starting from the beginning...The plane!  By now you heard about the stupid plane.  If not, I will make it easy for you!  Electronic Fuel Assemblage evidently died on the plane as we were to take of...That's all I'm going to say about that!

Once here, the fun began...We are at the Bellagio on recommendation from friends.  I must say it is very nice and the rooms are gorgeous....The bathroom amazing!  They even have a scale to weigh yourself so that you know how many pounds you gained from the Buffet!  I left my scale at home just for this very reason!  I don't want to know until I get home again! 

 




The afternoon and evening came by exploring, napping and dinner.

Day 2- Today was totally amazing!  A Huge and Gorgeous breakfast in the room from a 100.00 credit that Cesar snagged for us!  After breakfast, we headed over to Caesar's Palace to look around!  On the way there of course we had to stop and see the fountain doing it's totally awesome water dance!





Then onward to Caesar's Palace...





After Caesar's it was in a taxi over to the LVH Convention Center to drop off a project I did for Graphic 45.  While in the lobby, I saw Dyan, gave her a mahoosive hug and saw her amazing new tat!  I found G45's booth and then found Charee, Aimee and Diane and gave them all a huge hug and dropped off my project.  It was so good to see them.  They were setting up and I wanted to get out of their way so I ran over to Ranger to say hi real quick and we were off back in a Taxi over to Paris....

We ate an amazing lunch in Paris and walked around for a second.  Cess and I played the penny slots until Cesar won 50 dollars and I lost my 20....Yeah High Rollers!  Bahahahaha!

Then it was back to the hotel to sit down for a bit...That lasted about 2 minutes before we decided to go scout out the Walgreens and then over to Planet Hollywood where we ate dinner....Overall a very nice day!

Tomorrow a class with Dyan at LVH and then  meeting up with some friends.....

See y'all tomorrow!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

23 comments:

  1. I"m so glad you are liking Las Vegas! Aren't those hotels beyond marvelous! And yes the Bellagio buffet will put the pounds on but just keep walking. Have a great time! Ella aka cmella04

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  2. So the journey to Vegas was a bit of a nightmare, but sounds like you've had a great time since landing, it sounds amazing, Vegas is one of those places on my bucket list (things to do b4 I kick it lol) you have to visit Viva Las Vegas Stamps before you come home, as a crafter it would be rude not to hehe
    Enjoy your lesson with Dyan I'm sure that will be very messy but totally awesome an fun.
    See you next time :)

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  3. Sounds like you're having a great time. Congrats to Cesar for his winnings...keep it up buddy...drop a quarter for me, please...yep...big spender here...LOL. I wish I were there but will have to settle for seeing Vegas through your eyes. Keep the photos coming!! Above all...have FUN!!

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  4. Sounds like you've overcome the beginning of your trip and didn't let it bring you down. Have a great time in Vegas and stay safe. Keep the photos coming. We all love to see your trip told in pictures.

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  5. Bumpy start, smooth sailing from now on!! Have loads and loads of fun, especially for us un-lucky ones who cannot go! Love it !

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  6. OMG!! I love Las Vegas so much but haven't been there in 10 years!! Gosh life gets in the way!! I laughed out loud when you wrote about the bathroom!!! My favorite room to see at different places!!! You should see the ones in the casino at New York, New York!!! Gorgeous!!!!!! And the ones in the rooms at the Venetion were about as big as my house!!!! Have a great time!!!!!
    Teri

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  7. What!??!!... no pics of the Walgreens? bwahahaha.... I'm just bustin' your chops! Your pictures are fantastic and you took amazing shots... thanks for sharing them with us. The pool area of your hotel is beyond amazing... hope you get some time to enjoy it. Cesar seems to have the luck with him... $100 hotel credit and a $50 win from penny slots.... he better move up to the nickel slots. Joe and I don't gamble either... we might do $20 a day. LOL I once won $180 and I quit for the rest of the trip. LOL

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  8. Have a blast! Sounds like a fun filled time! Enjoy each moment! Thanks for sharing! I have never been there so I am living vicariously through you guys!

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  9. Sounds like you are having lots of fun already, before the show even starts! Thanks for sharing it all with us. What are the Walgreens please?

    I see on the news that there were huge storms over the Strip last night - hope you're both OK.

    Enjoy the rest of your stay there. Looking forward to hearing more about it!

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  10. I've never been to Vegas, but my sweetie went a few yrs ago with his mom. He said he could have taken 100 pix of those fountains! As it is we have about 25 ;) lol He was amused by a pirate ship show??? There was a battle at sea. I don't know where or even if it's still there. N E Way...have a great time. Looking forward to seeing the G45 booth. To see yours and all the other people's creations. TFS Hugs, Jess

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  11. Love seeing the photos and reading about your day. Glad you're enjoying Vegas. Enjoy your class with Dyan tomorrow.

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  12. Sounds like you two are having a great time! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, I went there when I was in my 20's and have always wanted to go back. But... I love to gamble so I probably would have lost a lot more than $20. Enjoy your class with Dyan, I can't wait to see more!

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  13. Have a great time! Give those I know a big hug from me, Cesar especially!

    ~Linda

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  14. You guys HAVE to go see the Venetian - as you're going to Italy soon. Isn't it fun to be in a place like no other. I'm glad you have a few days to look around. Maybe you'll get a show in too. I don't know - no sooner does my husband get on a plane than it falls apart. Leaking fuel - stuff like that. Hopefully there's an expiration date on this problem. Thought about you last Wednesday as I drove over the Narrows bridge for an appointment in Gig Harbor. It is beautiful. Have a great class with Dyan today and a ball seeing all your friends.
    Hugs
    Mo(Mori49)

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  15. So glad u guys got there safely!! Keep having a great time & come home safely, too!!

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  16. Being a terrible flyer, I would have gotten off that plane and tried to get to Las Vegas any other way!!! Way to suck it up!!!
    Have a fabulous time and yes, definitely take the advice and go ogle the Venetian and Bellagio. Awesome!!!

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  17. Soooooooooo wish I was there !
    Came sooo close to booking it, but we are heading to Bermuda at the end of September, have to tighten the wallet somewhere! Maybe next year!
    Have been to Vegas before though! You HAVE< MUST try the buffet at WYNN Resort, totally FABULOUS!!!!
    Have a great time!! Will be watching for PICS!
    Hugs
    Lorianna

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  18. Love your photo's, hope you and Cesar have a wonderful time!

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  19. Walgreens? Really? Do you not have Walgreens in TX? Did you think it would be any different? Okay I must admit my son & I walked over a mile to go to Target in Anaheim last year. Have to give you crap since I won't be able to tomorrow. We will all be sitting on the edge of our seats waiting to hear about everything. Send Cesar to the slots and you go to Walgreens, you will break even.

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  20. Sounds as though you are having a great time. Have to say, I am not a gambler and once you have seen the gorgeous fountains and displays on the strip, Vegas has very little appeal to me. However, food is good and I would love to be there to attend CHA. Love all the pictures and hope you take plenty of the booths.
    Marcie

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  21. Ahhh... I love when you travel... you take me along on your adventure! Sharing pictures and stories is awesome and it make me feel like I am there with you! Thanks for that and I hope you both have a fabulous time!!! Take massive amounts of pictures... will want to see everything when you get back!!! Hugs and Be Safe to both of you!!! :)

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  22. So happy for you that you finally got there - it looks amazing. I am trying to redesign the bathroom that adjoins my bedroom and I am saving up to buy a shower suite almost exactly like that one in the picture!

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