Thursday, February 25, 2010

A few pictures from the weekend

While today is technically our fifth anniversary, we took our trip last weekend. The rates were better and it worked for our schedules. A few highlights:

After arriving in Vegas on Friday morning, we did a little outlet shopping (mostly looking) and then went to dinner with Baxtersmum. On our way back from the fantastic restaurant where we met her, we passed our old haunt, Circus Circus, where we stayed during our honeymoon (now referred to as "our Hunter S. Thompson honeymoon", because you really need to be high on ether to enjoy the carpet in there).

The scene as we pulled into the Venetian. Guy would stay elsewhere in Vegas, but I love their spa way too much to stay anywhere else.

The next night, we had dinner at a great Tex-Mex restaurant in the Venetian, near the indoor gondola channel....

...where we promptly spent part of our meal staring at the ceiling and wondering how they got away with painting the escutcheon plates for the pop-down concealed sprinklers.

It was off to the Rio for the Penn & Teller show, but before that we enjoyed a "Carnivale In The Sky" in the casino area. "Floats" hung from the ceiling and slid by on roller coaster-like tracks while very attractive and in-shape dancers threw beads at us. One of them clocked me in the head, but I caught the beads.

As always, we have to know how it works. Here's the opening in the casino wall that allows the "floats" to enter the casino ceiling space. It's hidden behind a curtain.

The stage the Penn & Teller show. They ask people to come up on stage and sign an envelope and look at a wooden box on the stage. As the show starts, Teller pops out of the empty box. Very cool. The envelope is also used in a trick, but it's kinda hard to explain here.

One of the hallways at the Canyon Ranch Spa at the Venetian/Palazzo. Squee!

On Monday, I'll post about Liebskind's building at City Center Las Vegas. It deserves its own post.


Miss Kitty said...

O hai! Happee anni-PURRR-sary! EPIC MARRIAGE WIN!

Intern Timmy said...

Love that quote "Bazooko's Circus is what the whole hep world would be doing every Saturday night if the Nazis had won the war. This was the Sixth Reich."
looks like a fun trip said...

Thanks for sharing this information.