June 27, 2010

...hello Thursday!...

Thursday morning, the girls spent some time at the pool and then we headed out for the day! We took a taxi to Caesar's Palace to check out the Forum Shops!
We went by the Coliseum where Cher performs (previously Celine Dion and Bette Midler have had long-running shows there). Some of her costumes were on display...
It was fun to window shop at stores like Tiffany & Co., Fendi, Michael Kors, Chanel, and Prada. It was also the day the new iPhone 4 came out - so among these high couture shops, there was a line of people a mile long in shorts and baseball camps with coolers sitting on camp chairs waiting for their new iPhone.

We stopped to eat at The Cheesecake Factory - but Mom & I had just been sucked into buying some Gelato along the way and so we didn't get any cheesecake. Bummer! (by the way, Bananas Foster Cheesecake mixed with Chocolate Peanut Butter is the best!)
We stopped to check out the Caesar's casino and watched some people play Roulette for a while. Melissa & Mom got up the nerve to put "10 on Black" and won! :)

We continued walking to the Bellagio, where were were just in time to wacth the fountains.
We walked through the Bellagio, I picked up our show tickets for that evening from Will Call, and we explored the beautiful lobby and gardens.
I took this picture for little ladybug, Kamryn!
Of course, we stopped by the chocolate fountain - again, didn't feel like Gelato because we'd just had some! Dang!
Melissa, Lisa, and I decided to head back to the hotel early while Grandma & Mom stayed in the casino.
Lisa packed for her early morning flight the next morning, I took a short nap, and then we got ready for our big night out!
We had decided from the very beginning that we were going to go to a show while we were there and decided on seeing Cirque du Soleil's "O" since we thought that's what Grandma would enjoy the most.
We got all dressed up...

went down to the lobby, and surprised Grandma with this and boy was she surprised!!
We only meant for a stretch limo, but there were none available, so we got a stretch Hummer! Crazy! It was huge - we probably could've fit our whole family in it!
Our limo driver took us to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign and took some pictures for us!
So fun!
We cruised down the strip and then we were dropped off at the Bellagio.
We went to dinner and then to "O"!
It was just as good as the first time - amazing! I think "O" is fantastic, but I was a little sad that we didn't get to see "Love" again. It is my favorite!
Back at the hotel after a fun evening!

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