Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Las Vegas and my smart phone, woo hoo

My daughter and I just got back from our trip to Las Vegas.  This is our 4th trip, the 2nd time just the two of us.  This time we stayed at the Belagio which is right in the middle of "the Strip" and in walking distance of a lot of other hotels and attractions.

If you've never been to Vegas, it is amazing.  It's the one kind of trip that can't be done anywhere else.  The hotels are incredible with decor and art, everything over the top!  The shopping is fun, too.  I'm not so much a shopper but I did come home with a new black, leather......purse.  Gotcha!

We walked and walked up and down the strip, stopping at hotels that looked interesting.  Stopping in Margaritaville casino and restaurant for a great margarita.  Saw some really cool art installations.

We played some slots.  Until we found the penny slots, we should have just walked into the casino and thrown our $20 on the floor.  But, we found some really good machines that let us play a long time on $20.  In the end I was down but my daughter ended up $40 ahead.  We had a great steak dinner at one of the restaurants in the hotel.  They were fully booked for seating but offered us seating at the bar with full menu.  OMG, that was fun and I had one of the best Margaritas I've ever had.  Are you getting the feeling I love margaritas? The steak was beef tenderloin and again, OMG, one of the best steaks I've ever had.

Our hotel is the home of the "Fountains of Belagio".  On my list of coolest things I ever seen, this is right up there.  We first saw it in 1998 and were totally blown away by it..  Water, jetted out of the lake, choreographed to music.  
This is the fountain when it's not performing
and the view from our room

The Paris hotel across the strip from our

This is the fountain performing,  Again, I have to say it.  One of the coolest things I've ever seen!

I hope to post some actual video when I can figure out how to get it off my ipod. We also went to a Cirque de Soleil show   "O".  All done in the water, over the water, through the was fantastic.

And during all this time I had my new smart phone.  Now, you have to understand, I'm hardly smart enough for a smart phone but was able to keep up with my Etsy shop.  And, I had 3 orders totaling 6 items.  I feel like such a business woman.  So, I didn't win any money but made money anyway!

If you ever get the chance to go to Vegas, DO IT!!  I'm a home body, country girl and I love it!  Trust me, you'll love it!


  1. Hi Julie,

    My husband and I would love to go To vegas, I've heard so many great things about it. Thanks for sharing your trip...hopefully someday I will get there.


  2. Julie,

    Sounds like you gals had fun! Thank you for sharing--:)



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