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Vegas Walking Tour

Saturday was our day to take in the whole city. We basically went from one end of the Strip all the way to the other. Stephanie (not our sister) wanted to go to Hard Rock Cafe, so we stopped there first. Then we parked at Paris, walked up to the Venetian, across the street to the Mirage, down to Caesar's, all the way down to NY NY, then back to Caesar's and finally to the Bellagio.

The Venitian was better than I expected. I imagine it looked much like Venice; there were people getting Gondola rides, some Italian singers, etc. There was a replica of the Sistine Chapel too.


We had the chance to take our time and really take in the architecture around Caesar's. I didn't realize there were so many statues. They probably had a replica of every statue from ancient Greece. From across the street, you could get a great view of the Coliseum. This picture was taken from inside Caesar's.


On the way down to NY NY, we stopped and saw the water show at the Bellagio. This is a definite "can't miss" while you're in Vegas. At NY NY, Dave, Michele and I rode the roller coaster. I was surprised it was as good as it was. Another high recommendation for this one.

This took us to about dark, so we headed back to Caesar's to see Seinfeld. The show was pretty good, but the opening act was hilarious; I thought he was better than Seinfeld, but it was a much different type of humor, not as dry and sarcastic as Seinfeld.

The night ended with a quick walk over to the Bellagio. We watched the water show at night this time and it was much, much better than during the day. By this time we were completely exhausted and headed back to the hotel.

I bet none of you know that Dave was such good buddies with Caesar.


Pictures from Friday.

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