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16 September 2010

Viva Las Vegas!

We are back from Las Vegas and we had a great time! It has taken us both some time to switch gears and get our feet back under us. For anyone that has been to Vegas you know exactly what I mean. There is no place quite like it. Think about it. An entire city built just for entertainment. And they have it down.

View from the top of Mandalay Bay; Four Seasons HotelView from our room at the Four Seasons.

We stayed at the Four Seasons, the top floors of Mandalay Bay, and loved their resort. The pool was quiet and relaxed with constant pampering, even cucumber slices for your eyes. We spent almost every afternoon there and it was heaven.

Four Seasons Pool
Pool at the Four Seasons

In the evening we would prowl the strip looking for the perfect martini and dining experience. By the third day we were ready for hamburgers in our room, which we did for our anniversary, and could not have been happier!

Ric NYNY, Las Vegas
Ric in front of New York New York Casino in Las Vegas.

Fountain at Bellagio
Fountain at Bellagio.

Ric at Venetian
Ric at the Venetian.

We also got to see Cirque du Soleil's "O", Cher, the lions at MGM Grand, the dolphins and tigers at the Mirage, and a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon, which was our favorite thing.

Cirque Audience
Waiting for Cirque du Soleil's "O."

Papillon Helicopters is a really great outfit and our pilot, Mike, is a great guy. He took time to give us a great tour, pointing out landmarks and features on the way to the Grand Canyon. I loved every minute!

Yes! I am the copilot! That's Mike behind me. World's best pilot.

Helicopter taking off in Grand Canyon
Ric and I in the Grand Canyon with a helicopter taking off behind us.

I hope you enjoyed the snapshot vacation! I will be back with your "regular programing" in my next post. Cheers!

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  1. Wow, you did a lot--the pool sounds nice. You ought to consider offering the Bellagio shot in your shop.

  2. Love those night shots! Wow, awesome captures, Julie!

  3. sounds like you had a good time! looks like it too, I could have gone to vegas last year with some friends but due to some unfortunate events occurring I couldn't go! Hopefully, in the near future. Nice pics!

  4. Looks like a lovely get-away for a beautiful couple! Happy Anniversary Julie and Ric!

  5. Glad you had a great time in Vegas! You're right, Vegas is not like any other city! My mom lives there so we like to go visit her and head down to the Strip for fun and people watching!

  6. Thanks for sharing the fun! Love the pictures. It looks like a great time. :)

  7. You sure DID pack a lot in! Great pics, Julie! Feel like I went along with you! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Happy Anniversary! Las Vegas, ah yes. Been there several times. Grow weary of the "ching, ching, ching" sounds that follow you everywhere, even in the bathroom. It's an interesting place, that's for sure! The Grand Canyon, though, beats it in spades! Thanks for taking us along!

  9. Looks like you had a terrific time in Vegas Julie ~ good for you! And a very Happy Anniversary! Burgers in your hotel room ~ how sweet! I totally get that. Me and hubby stayed home, watched a movie, and shared a home made pizza for our anniversary a few weeks ago. I bet the shows you saw were terrific ~ lots of great memories.

    Have a beautiful weekend!
    xo Catherine

  10. Hi Everyone! Thanks for the anniversary greetings and great comments! I've got to say, this country girl had a great time out of her environment for a few days! LOL

  11. Wow sounds like you had a wonderful time! Welcome Back! :)


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