relocated down to the Aladdin Hotel for days 2, 3, and 4. Not all
that good of a place to stay. Ironically, the tour bus driver
that took us to the Hoover Dam told everybody on the bus that it was
one of the few hotels that have gone bankrupt on the strip. She
said it had an access problem and it would be redesigned - NO KIDDING -
you had to park in the back of the facility in a parking garage and
then walk 1/2-mile (true) through a shopping mall to get to the
casino/hotel. Then you had to go in circles in the hotel to find
the elevators to go up to the room. I had heard that casino
architects intentionally made things difficult or confusing to try to
keep the gamblers at the tables or machines - this plan failed
miserably and I hope the bankruptcy keeps any future designs much
Self pic while on the Strip.
We went to the Elton John show in
Caesars Palace - No pictures available as we had to check the camera
before entering. A typically excellent performance. Lots of
props on stage for this show. Had movies showing across the back
of the stage - kind of distracting although some were very good.
The Vegas Strip is
overwhelming. So much to see and do.
Teresa and Angelee flew up on Friday
night. On Saturday morning we all went to the Shark Reef Aquarium
down at the Mandalay Bay Hotel/Casino.
A little hard to get a decent shot as
it was dark in there.