I can not believe it is already April! And March was so very mild, even hitting 80 degrees. That absolutely never happens in Utah!!! I am really hoping we don't get a freeze. I would so love to get my garden in early for once.
Well onto the photos...
J had to take a business trip to LasVegas, and I got to tag along. We had not been able to get away with out kids for 9 years!!!! That is way too long and won't be happening again. Vegas is definitely a strange place to be sure. However, there is so much to see and do, that it is overwhelming. I had a lot of "Alone" time. I was able to explore until I was ready to drop. Besides all of the architecture of the beautiful hotels, I really loved spending time in the art galleries scattered through out most of the shopping centers. I discovered artist Vladimir Kush, his art is amazingly whimsical. Check out his site here.
My Vegas Shoes, I am not a girly girl that "loves" shoes, as a matter of fact I don't like shoe shopping at all. But, I knew I wanted a special pair to have in Vegas. So off to Ross I went. I found these on sale for $16.00 can you believe it? They are super fancy!
This is inside The Venetian Hotel, which is amazingly beautiful. The Gondoliers were singing opera and it echoed through the entire canal area. It was a really cool experience. This was the only white gondola inside the hotel, and it is different from all the rest. Just look at the heart shaped, red velvet seat. So romantical!
Ah, a garden sanctuary in the middle of the LasVegas Strip! I wandered into The Flamingo, and found myself in a garden full of beautiful birds. There were a lot of people there, but it was not crowded. It was full of waterfalls and ponds, with a wonderful array of very large Koi. As I wandered the garden I found myself next to the little wedding chapel. It was empty and there was a patio area. I had the whole place to myself. I took an hour to rest and just enjoy the quiet. The Strip is such a loud, crowded place and it can be draining. As I was leaving my little private garden, I nearly stumbled into a private wedding. Oooops!
One of my favorite things about Vegas is the lights. Every where you look, lights, lights and more lights!
More Vegas lights.
Another photo from inside The Venetian.
The walk way to get into The Venetian.
I loved the architecture of these hotels. They are absolutely amazing. And the size is incredible. Buildings look so close together because they are absolutely huge. But you quickly get a lesson in perspective once you start walking The Strip. I also walked Caesar's Palace, got a look at a spiral escalator for the first time, and some gorgeous windows and paintings on the ceilings.