My co-worker and I took a short little jog up I-15 to spend about ten hours in Las Vegas. We left on Sunday night and got to the Strip about 9:30. We checked in to Treasure Island and I took him on the walking tour of the middle of the Strip: TI, Mirage, Caesar’s Palace, Bellagio and the Venetian.
It was a very cold desert night (the Prius said it was 38 degrees) and I thought the fountains at Bellagio were going to freeze up. We got to watch them with Elvis singing Viva Las Vegas, which was cool.
I don’t think I’ve been to Vegas in almost two years. Changes this time included the new Cirque theater for LOVE at the Mirage (which looked just awesome), construction of the new CityCenter and a new hotel casino between the Venetian and the Wynn called the Palazzo (which looked just like all the other recent towers in town).
I didn’t do much gambling this time, although I played a few hands of video poker and a couple of slots (Red, White and Blue and a piggy one for my daughter). Lost about nine bucks overall. Got a lot of good Christmas shopping done though.
We had the breakfast buffet at TI before heading back on the freeway. Very scenic desert drive in the daytime, but I still prefer flying.
Originally published by DK on December 21, 2007 at 11:24 am