Sunday, January 18, 2009

Las Vegas...finally...

Well, I am happy to report that my technical (and psychological) barriers to blog posting have been resolved...or at least minimized...and I can begin to catch back up on some recent trips.

So, first off, is a colorful trip to Las Vegas last week for the Consumer Electronics Show. I had the great fortune to try out the Bellagio, which has always been on my must-try list. With the dip in attendance this year at CES, the rates at some of the premium hotels were quite aggressive...a silver lining I suppose.

One interesting bit of timing was that I arrived in time to catch the final day of the hotel's Christmas display in their flower conservatory. On Tuesday, it was a festive winter wonderland...and the next, the display came down to get ready for the Chinese New Year display. Like clockwork.





As usual, I tried some wonderful food over the few days. Most of the photos came out too dark...Vegas loves dark and moody...but I really liked this colorful sushi plate I had from Samba Sushi in the Palazzo. And yes, it was as yummy as it looks. I also had a morning brioche from this wonderful patisserie in the Bellagio...the brioche below is filled with luscious Nutella...YUM.


I liked this shot of a towering fountain of chocolate in the Bellagio. Its got criss-crossing streams of white and dark chocolate. Amazing to watch.

And finally, what travel post would be complete without my required hotel window photo. with views of the Bellagio pools. Believe it or not, even in January there were a few folks swimming.


3 comments:

LeAnne said...

Wow! The Christmas Decor was gorgeous! Looks like you had a nice time! :)

Kim said...

looks like we need to try this one for our next bucket event? want to plan one for 2009?

CAPT_Sawyer said...

Fantastic pictures! I'm sure I could say something else profound bu the lack of sleep has melted my brain. Mmmmm, brains...