Tuesday, 10 March 2009

its vegas baby

so yesterday i showed some Disneyland pictures and today is the turn of Las Vegas, we only went here for one night with the sole intention of seeing Cher in concert, but we took full advantage of the 24 hours we had in this crazy place. the bus took us from Disneyland and through the desert, which was quite breathtaking, and got us to Las Vegas in about 4 hours, it seemed like we went over a hill and there it was in the distance, looking ever so out of place.at first we really did not like it, we probably went to the wrong casino for our first experience and it was a stinky mess and without saying to each other we were not impressed, however we soon found our feet and wandered around some of the most incredible hotels we had ever seen, Ceasers Palace was just mental, and way over the top,the Venetian was stupidly wrong but in the best way, and the Planet Hollywood hotel and casino was so sparkly and new that it smelt box fresh, even though it had just had a lick of paint and a name change, you would never know.what i did notice in all the hotels was that they all had bonkers carpets that just made your eyes water with the swirls and bright colors and intense patterns,one style merged into another and i loved them, ill do a post about these soon as i have some brilliant photos.
i was excited to visit urban outfitters as the ones in the UK, just don't compare to the American ones, but i was saddened to see that the ones in Vegas only really had the clothes and some books, and not the house things i like so much, i did however sniff out anthropologie and had much fun wandering and looking and touching and dreaming, it is rather expensive but so beautiful, i got a few things in the sale section which ill post about soon. the Cher concert was excellent but the Vegas crowd was rubbish and not what we expected at all, people never even got up from their chairs to dance, it was just strange and really spoiled it, were going again in a few months to see it again so fingers crossed it will get a better reaction..overall we loved Vegas at the end, and know we will visit again many times, we loved playing the black jack machines and even won a bit of money, its definitely not very child friendly place, what with the blatant adverts for prostitutes riding up and down the streets, but its a fun fun place for a few nights, and i cant wait to go back.

3 comments:

beadworkbyamanda said...

That sounds like a great trip! I would like to visit sometime...

susan said...

I'm glad you made it to Vegas! And I agree Vegas crowds are just awful when attending shows here. But overall it sounds like you had a good time:)

Jen Dale said...

Hello - Its Nynaeve from Flickr. Your going again! Me to I am trying to get a few of us to go on May 7-9th. A short stay but well worth it. I stay at the Flamingo. Its my favorite!