Thursday, August 18, 2011

Day Fifty-Five: What Happens in Vegas...

After a fun-filled night, we slept the morning away. It was a good thing that we didn't have too much planned for today. After finally getting out, we went out to lunch and walked down the other side of the strip. We walked through the shops at the Palazzo and Venetian. We saw the gondolas and moving statues. One had a huge smile on her face! We heard the Italian singers, but couldn't find them. After that, we went to the Flamingo, and saw their flamingos and birds, and then to the MGM Grand to see the lions. Those are some lucky lions- they spend 18-20 hours a day sleeping. Needless to say, they were asleep when we got there. The last hotel/casino we stopped at was the Tropicana. It was so much quieter and laid-back than the other casinos. Our task for today was to find the Dunkin Donuts we found on our GPS, but couldn't find it. Hoping we'll be more successful tomorrow! Since it was later in the afternoon, we headed back to get ready for tonight.
We spent the night at "The Lion King" at Mandalay Bay. It was absolutely amazing! Totally worth it. They did an excellent job putting the movie into a musical. The costumes and puppets were awesome! They even threw in some hilarious jokes based on Las Vegas! "You're bringing me down. Sing something upbeat." "Viva Las Vegas!!" "Anything other than that!!" Sorry... We would totally recommend seeing it! After the show, we got some coffee and took our time walking back to the hotel. We took some time to plan tomorrow's trip to the Grand Canyon, so it's another somewhat-early night so we don't have to drive through the heat of the day tomorrow.

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