Thursday, 7 July 2016

Vacation Blog VII, Part 7, our last full day in Vegas

10:00 AM - Well I am sleeping a little later every day. If I had another week here I'd be sleeping until dinner time. Wouldn't that be nice?

10:05 AM - HAHA I still beat Tracey by five minutes :)

11:15 AM - After breakfast, it's back down to the pool. Today we are going to head up to the main pool and see if we can get any spots there. It's not crazy busy here since the end of the 4th of July weekend.

The main pool has lots of room, but it also has slightly colder water than the other back to the other pool we go. After my requisite hour, I leave Contented Pool Bear to her own devices and head back up to the room to relax.

1:50 PM - Just after I finished my leftover pizza (which was STILL outstanding, BTW), Tracey arrives back in the room to have her lunch and then we are heading to Bellagio. First up, to the Atrium where we discover that the current theme is "Under the sea".

The mermaid's tail consists of 1500 flowers
Nice exhibit, but we've seen better. We also both noticed this one was considerably less fragrant than past exhibits.

Next up, to the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, where the current exhibit is a fascinating look at some of the most iconic people of the 20th century, as captured by renowned Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh.

We were allowed to take pictures but with only an Iphone, it was tough to get good shots without an overabundance of glare.

PRINCESS Elizabeth, a year before her coronation.

I was going to take this one home with me but Tracey was convinced the guards would stop me. Might have been worth a shot anyway.
Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I was totally shocked by how moving this exhibit was. Some of these photographs felt like you were interrupting an intimate moment - glancing right into the subject's soul.

After we were done here we stopped to partake in some gelato (my first experience with Snickers gelato, and probably not my last) and then do a little more shopping at the shops between Bellagio and Caesar's Palace. It was there, in the Gucci store, that we happened across The World's Biggest Douchebag.

I wish I had a picture to show you but he wouldn't stand still long enough for me to get one. He was wearing a Gucci shirt (an ugly one), Gucci shorts (more below), Gucci shoes (horrifically ugly), carrying a Gucci man-bag, and holding his big wad of cash in his hand in the way a crab might hold your finger if you were stupid enough to put your finger into a crab's claw. Boisterous and loud enough so that everyone in the store could hear him proclaim how much Gucci stuff he owned (as if the fact that Gucci had already puked up on him wasn't enough indication...I particularly like the blue Gucci shorts that were about the same size as the ADIDAS tennis shorts that we all used to wear back before we realized just how ridiculous we looked in those things). You remember: these things.

So in your mind, just replace the Adidas logo with Gucci's logo (all over the shorts) and turn them blue, and you pretty much have it.

Talk about a certified piece of Euro-trash. The only thing surprising is that he wasn't wearing these monstrosities on his feet:

At least, not yet. He DID still have a wad of cash in his claw that he seemed intent on spending.

Las Vegas: Where literally ANYTHING is possible, even wearing Bigfoot's shoes.

Anyhoo, after our mocking of GucciBoy was over, it was time to head back to Bellagio for our buffet dinner. This was another one of our MyVegas redemptions, so it was 2-for-1, but the even BETTER part was that it entitled us to skip the line and go through the Express Comps about 2 minutes in line as opposed to the 75 minute lineup the regular people had to endure. Hee Hee Hee. Suck on that, regular people :)  Honestly the skipping of the line was more important to me than saving the $38 on the dinner. What a nice bonus. Dean doesn't like lineups. Lineups and Dean kinda clash.

8:00 PM - After dinner it's time to head back to the room, open up a nice bottle of Chardonnay and prepare to leave our lovely resort. We don't fly out until 7:50 PM tomorrow so we still have another day of Vegas fun ahead of us, but we have to check out of the resort at tonight, we pack!

Tomorrow, after check out, we'll see what the day brings. But dammit, there will be at least one more frosty Pina Colada before I leave this town!!!

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