Thursday, July 31, 2008

Viva Las Vegas...

Well, as some of you know, Clarissa and I went to Las Vegas last week for a short vacation. We stayed at the Excalibur in one of their newly renovated rooms. We had a great time. Great people-watching opportunities!

We caught two shows while we there. We went to Mystere by Cirque du Soleil at Treasure Island. LOVED IT! I've always been a Cirque du Soleil fan, so I was very excited. We sat in the second row and it was amazing because we could see everything so close up. We also took a cab to Rio to see Penn & Teller. Also a good show and we got to meet them afterwards. Check out my slideshow to catch a picture of me with Penn.

The rest of the trip was spent running around from casino to casino, none of them paying out anything. We also got to experience the chaos of a bunch of drunk people being told by Metro police that they had to leave Bellagio and head either further north or south of the strip. Lots of unhappy, inebriated folks dropping f-bombs at policemen was somewhat interesting to watch. After Mystere, the cops closed down the streets surrounding the Bellagio. We found out later that there was a suspicious bag left on the sidewalk outside the hotel and that a bomb squad was brought in to check it out. Needless to say, it was nothing since you probably didn't hear about it in the news. I'm glad we got to go, Clarissa never gets to vacation anywhere and I thought it was fun to hang out with my sis, just the two of us having fun.

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