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Only a hour flight away from Las Vegas we visit frequently, sometimes once a month. I'll be sharing our trip reports, tips on making the most of your stay in Vegas, reviews of restaurants and shows we have seen, along with my thoughts related to our favorite place to get away from it all.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Palazzo's Year of the Dragon display 2012

Palazzo's Chinese New Year Display Year of the Dragon was well done too though not as elaborate as Bellagio's likely due to space issues.
These photos were taken January 18th, 2012. The dragon was breathing out smoke but rumor has it that the following week when it opened officially it would also breathe out fire.

 Remember to click on photos to enlarge them. For more photos click on read more.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bellagio Chinese Year of the Dragon Conservatory Display

I will be writing up a trip report for January 2012 in the future but in the meantime I thought I would break out some of the sections that will have a lot of photos in them and also for people eager to see some of the current Chinese New Year displays they won't have to wait.
The Year of the Dragon display at Bellagio is one of the best I have seen lately. Both the green and red dragon's slowly move and are beside each other to the left when you enter the conservatory.
In a couple days I will post photos from the Palazzo Chinese New Year Display and you can compare between the two. While Bellagio's is much larger and more elaborate, Palazzo's smaller display did not disappoint.
 Remember to click on photos to enlarge them and for more photos click on "read more". I also hope to have a video up soon of this display.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

December 2011 at Mandalay Bay & Michael Jackson's Immortal Tour

Sorry I'm so late with this December 6th through 9th trip report but the holiday season when I returned home really kept me busy so I guess it's just better late then never?

I arrived on Tuesday the 6th of December, staying at THEHotel at Mandalay Bay with the main purposes of this trip to be the Meet with Breanna and friends from the Blonde4ever Vegas message board and to see the Michael Jackson Immortal Cirque Show.
While waiting for my room to get ready I had some luck on Top Dollar for $500 and then a hit on $5 Pinball for $375.00.
Moved on to $1 DaVinci Diamonds and hit again for $500 so thinking to myself great start to the trip hope it continues.
Hit a spin on $5 Wheel of Fortune after that but it was only for $100 and not even worth a photo. Went back to $1 DaVinci Diamonds and got the bonus which paid $220.00.
Moved on to 5 cent DaVinci Diamonds, got the bonus while playing $5 a push but the bonus was only $2.50! I get the call that my suite is ready and while I'm ahead as I go up to unpack, I'm worried my luck is leaving me after that $2.50 bonus.