The temperatures are a toasty three-digits in this mid-July and the town is alive with tourists. The only summer trip it seems we had time to take was to this metropolis in the Nevada desert. It was here I chose to celebrate the new decade – my new decade, that is. Where else could I have a before dinner drink in Rome and then dine in Paris within an hour?
We sipped a celebratory glass of Pinot Grigio while sitting at a bar near Rome’s Trevi Fountain (okay, so it was the Caesar’s Palace version, but still good).
And then had ‘birthday dinner’ at Mon Ami Gaby, at the base of Paris’s Eiffel Tower (honestly, it was the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Casino). If you are wondering, we did have a meal then shared this dessert.
“The Strip” as Las Vegas Blvd is known is lined with mega-resorts and casinos. As nighttime blanketed the area with cooler temperatures, the street had come to life while we dined. So our walk back to our hotel was a light show to remember. It also reminded us why we like walking The Strip in lieu of driving on it.
The two buildings with blue lights are The Cosmopolitan Hotel towers which just opened a few years ago. The building on the right is The Bellagio, home of the famous free water fountain shows that take place regularly throughout the day and evenings.
Our walk took us under and around the bright lights of Vegas icons, like the Flamingo Casino and Resort (where you’ll notice Donnie and Marie Osmond are the headline act); The Strip never fails to entertain. It’s been a year and a half since we’ve been here and this famous stretch of road is undergoing some major changes. We’ll tell you about those in a future post.