Here it is at last.
DAY 1 - Sat 27 Oct 2007
Checked in early for our flight with Virgin from Gatwick. Everything went very smooth, no queues at check in and we got the seats we had reserved. Flight went well and we were looked after very well.
10 hours later we land and I got very excited at my 1st glimpse of the strip.
Only had to wait 2 mins for a taxi although he did take the tunnel, thought about asking him not to but didn't want to risk upsetting him, that would upset me then.
Think it cost $20 inc tip. Driver was nice ha gave us lots of advice, although I already knew it because of all the advice from you guys on this forum.
Cab pulled up at the Bellagio - WOW what a beautiful hotel, I loved the atmosphere straight away, we checked in straight away (no lines at 3pm). very helpful and polite receptionist Got a lakeview room as requested, didn't take long to get to room, when we arrived a guy was still cleaning but he said he was just doing a spot clean and was almost done - fine with us, I would rather find someone spot cleaning than the spot (if you see what I mean). 2 mins later- we were in.
View of the fountains were amazing, I really could sit and watch them all day. Loved the bed very comfy. Great big bathroom with walk in shower and wonderful tolietries, even mouthwash. Loved playing with the curtain controls as well.
I just have to say in case I forget later, that the Bellagio is my favourite hotel, I thought it was classy, not snooty and I loved the casino atmosphere.
We decided to have a bit of a snooze as we were tired after long flight. I woke up at 9.00pm and was ready to go out and about but DH wanted to sleep on. So off I went on my own armed with camera.
I had a good look round the conservatory and went outside to watch the fountains - amazing atmosphere everyone was having a drink watching them, there were Brides running around, people in Halloween fancy dress, it was just fantastic. I walked along toward the MGM (felt very safe by the way, even on my own) and called into a store to get some supplies - water, etc and took some piccies along the way.
Got back to room about 12.30am, and went back to bed. Tomorrow we are renewing our vows at Graceland chapel and having a posh meal at Prime - hooray, very happy to be in Vegas.
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Night night.
Day 2 to follow.