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1st time trip report - Bellagio, Paris and Graceland Chapel

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1st time trip report - Bellagio, Paris and Graceland Chapel

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.

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1. Re: 1st time trip report - Bellagio, Paris and Graceland Chapel

What a wonderful start to your holiday! I'm looking forward to your next installment!

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2. Re: 1st time trip report - Bellagio, Paris and Graceland Chapel

Great start! I'll be watching for the rest.

burleson,texas
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3. Re: 1st time trip report - Bellagio, Paris and Graceland Chapel

What a great TR so far. I am eager to read part two.

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4. Re: 1st time trip report - Bellagio, Paris and Graceland Chapel

Anders92,

Great trip report so far. Looking forward to the next part.

Can I just ask a couple of questions regarding Gatwick. You mention there were no queues at check-in, did you have to wait long to get through security?

Also what time did you arrive at the Virgin check in desk?

We will be taking the same flight on a Sunday in 2 weeks (can''t wait !!) and just wanted to know how busy Gatwick was. As I know it has been mentioned previously in this forum that Gatwick has been a nightmare.

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5. Re: 1st time trip report - Bellagio, Paris and Graceland Chapel

Great start.......keep it coming

We will also be taking the same route in 17 days time also staying for the 2nd time at The Bellagio...it is great that you loved it...we do to.

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6. Re: 1st time trip report - Bellagio, Paris and Graceland Chapel

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your story! Can't wait fto read what happened on the next 3 days! Thanks for sharing...

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7. Re: 1st time trip report - Bellagio, Paris and Graceland Chapel

So far so good.

Great flight, no taxi lines, no Bellagio lines.... great room, a nap, a camera and you're IN VEGAS!!!!!!!!!

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