We arrived in Vegas bright and early yesterday morning at 8:30am. Our flight left at 6:30 so I was TIRED! We went to our hotel (the Bellagio) and they didn’t have any rooms ready. We left our bags with the bellman & headed out to find breakfast. I had done a bit of recon work on www.chowhound.com so I knew where I wanted to go. We headed over to Bouchon at The Venetian. It’s a great little French bistro with the most amazing chocolate croissants EVER. I ate entirely too much but it was worth it! After that we headed back to the Bellagio to check things out. Our room was ready so we headed up. We got a room with a view of the mountains. Our room was much bigger/nicer than I had expected. Score! Dewey wanted to play some poker & I played a few slots. Dewey is much more of a “gambler” than I am. I like things that have 100% payout….like the spa & shopping!
After a pretty uneventful day (which was exactly what I needed), we headed off the strip to dinner. Another rec from chowhound was Lotus of Siam. Hands down the BEST Thai food I have ever put in my mouth. Definitely worth a visit if you are ever in Vegas. We had the Sea Bass on drunken noodles and the beef shortribs in red curry sauce. I can’t get across how good this was!!!!! Yummy squared! After dinner I was DONE since I got up at 3:30 that morning. After a quick visit to Planet Hollywood & a bit of shopping I went to bed. Dewey stayed up a bit after me. One of the perks of Vegas, everyone can do things together & do their own thing.
Me & Emery at Cafe Heidelberg. He’s playing the zither (which I had never heard of). He kept us very entertained!
Accordian player at the Venetian. Side note on the Venetian: It is a beautiful hotel & Dewey really likes the poker room their but the whole place reeks of flowers. They pump this fake rose smell throughout the ENTIRE hotel & it is very strong. It was insta-headache for me so I couldn’t stay there very long. We considered staying there but read about the smell on tripadvisor. So, so glad we didn’t stay there!!!!