Oct 26, 2017

Vegas Recap

I am not feeling much like writing about weight loss today. Still in a funk. Yesterday was NOT a good day.

So here is something else instead!

I loved Vegas.

It was overwhelmingly loud, crowded and chaotic and 3 days was just the right amount of time for me to spend there.

We walked so much! One day I had over 35,000 steps before 8 p.m.  Most days were well over 20,000 steps.

I could have spent an entire day exploring The Venetian hotel and The Bellagio.

We went to Fremont Street, up and down the entire strip, we did a bus tour that took us past Mandalay Bay, the arena and the Las Vegas sign where the memorial is (the tour wasn't to see that, it just happened to be on the route of the tour).  We also went into downtown Las Vegas near the Stratosphere. What a difference!

We rode the monorail which gave us an awesome view of the strip from on high.

We didn't see a show or gamble but I didn't miss either. We spent about 4 hours at one of the outlet malls that I regretted as its the same outlet mall we have in Niagara Falls Canada and Niagara Falls New York but my friend really wanted to go so we went with her.

Our hotel was lovely. It was  Vdara which is right behind The Bellagio.  It's a resort/spa hotel rather than a casino hotel so it was quiet and not crazy busy in the lobby or common areas.  I had a bath every day (just to remind you I don't have a bath in my apartment - just a shower - so this is a real treat!)

The Bellagio fountain shows were spectacular and we watched several each evening as well as the fountains at Wynn.

On the fourth day we went to the Hoover Dam and the south rim of the Grand Canyon.  It was our last day so we only had about 2 hours at the Canyon which was nowhere near enough time. If I go back, I would spend an entire day or two there.  Words cannot express the magnitude or the sheer awesome size of it.  Photos do not do it justice. 

We made a stop at Route 66!

We got back to the airport very late and only just as our plane was boarding so it was a bit of a chaotic and frantic end to our trip, but we arrived home safe and sound, albeit tired!

Battista's Hole in the Wall - rustic and authentic Italian food like Nonna used to make!  The best meal I had there!

Top of the double decker tour bus.

My new friends :)  My sons loved Woody and Buzz as children, so this one was for them.

Gondola at The Venetian.
Selfie at the Grand Canyon

The High Roller - I would definitely take a ride on it if I go again.

On the bus.

More new friends. A 4 storey store of M & Ms!

Heart Attack Grill. The single patty burger is a normal size (4 oz) burger and was delicious!

Didn't expect to find Pennywise!

Floor of the Venetian and now my screen saver on my iPhone as it's my first initial.

Heaven on earth :)


  1. Looks like a great trip! I don't think I'd be interested in shows or casinos either. I'd love to see the Grand Canyon!

  2. Not sure what's up with my computer... Love that TUB!! The Canyon is amazing and I would want more than a day there too - which is all I've ever been there. I hate to gamble so all you did sounds like a perfect Vegas experience!!!!! Now onto real life! Cheering for you!!!

  3. Sounds like an awesome trip. I love the Grand Canyon and even though I've been twice, I'd go and spend another week just looking at it. I'm not a gambler, but the lights and buildings are fun to look at in Vegas.

    If you had traveled little more east on RT 66 you would have passed me. We are on RT 66 and have those signs everywhere LOL.