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So Much Room For Activities

It’s true. Fortunately, we had enough room in our trip to get out and do something other than eat!

Tourist Traps

Of course we had to do the touristy stuff like the Bellagio fountains and the The Mirage volcanoWe got to see both shows on our walk of the strip one night. They are both short and fun to watch. The fountains were pretty impressive when the water almost reached the top of the hotel. People can go up to the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris and see them but it was too windy the day we went and the fountains were off. But, we got to see them at night and once more during the day while we ate breakfast at a restaurant in Paris. The volcano was cool too but I enjoyed the fountains more.

Bellagio Fountains

Bellagio Fountains

The Mirage Volcano

The Mirage Volcano

Ka

We really really really wanted to see Penn and Teller, which I mentioned in another post. But it’s worth mentioning again because we really did. But, they were off in Europe so no Penn and Teller for us…this trip.  Instead we saw “Ka”, a Cirque Du Soleil show. There were other cirque shows that I was more interested in but I ended up enjoying it a lot more that I thought I would. You can read the description of this particular show, here. Honestly, I would see it again in a heartbeat.

The Dragon outside the Ka Theater at the MGM Grand

The Dragon outside the Ka Theater at the MGM Grand

Beacher’s Madhouse

Oh boy. This is the one part of our trip where some of it has to stay in Vegas hahaha 🙂 My words cannot do justice to this place so I won’t even attempt to try to describe it. Just click on the heading and see for yourself! What I can tell you is that I got to see the actual Stanley Cup in person and that was pretty cool! Some of the LA Kings were there to celebrate their win on the same night that we went. I don’t follow hockey at all so I wouldn’t know a King from anyone but I know the cup is a big deal so that was fun to see.

I got to wear my fun new dress and shoes

I got to wear my fun new dress and shoes

The entrance in the MGM Grand

The entrance in the MGM Grand

The group of performers

The group of performers

Johnny Depp and I ;) Not really but he could be Johnny's twin!

Johnny Depp and I 😉 Not really but he could be Johnny’s twin!

My pic of the Stanley Cup

My pic of the Stanley Cup

Jarrett Stoll, Drew Doughty, and Alec Martinez, with the cup. Pic from www.beachersmadhouse.com

Jarrett Stoll, Drew Doughty, and Alec Martinez, with the cup. Pic from www.beachersmadhouse.com

Apparently Paris Hilton was there that night too. I had no idea and didn't see her. I'm ok with that. Pic taken from www.beachersmadhouse.com

Apparently Paris Hilton was there that night too. I had no idea and didn’t see her. I’m ok with that. Pic taken from www.beachersmadhouse.com

All in all- a fun night!

All in all- a fun night!

The Pool

Most of the trip was go-go-go so I made sure I got at least one day at the pool and, luckily, I was able to get two days. I have to say that as big as the hotel was, the pool never felt overly crowded so I was able to sit back and relax. The Vegas heat was pretty amazing but the water wasn’t east-coast temperature so I didn’t feel like I was jumping into a bowl of ice water. It was really refreshing. I could have spent a few more days by that pool.

Getting some Vitamin D

Getting some Vitamin D

One of the MGM Grand pools

One of the MGM Grand pools

Oops, got a little too much sun!

Oops, got a little too much sun!

We will be going back to Vegas so we can see Penn and Teller. I’d like to see another Cirque Du Soleil show as well. I was happy with what we were able to see and do while we were there. I’m glad there is so much to choose from besides gambling, since that’s not something my husband and I are into doing.  I’d also like to check out all the outdoorsy activities outside of the strip the next time we visit since we didn’t have time during this trip. Do you have any suggestions?

Here are the first two parts of my adventure…

Vegas Baby- Part 1 (Casinos)

Vegas Baby- Part 2 (Food)

Have a fabulous week! xoxo

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