There were so much to do in Vegas but since we had only a weekend, we tried to compressed our visit and did a bit of everything. Honestly I am not much of a gambler, well never got lucky so I figured why bother? But while in Vegas, it is a must to visit at least a few of the casinos, apparently. Which one to chose? Well, we had a problem deciding ourselves. We finally settled for Luxor!
We also figured that since this year marked the 100th anniversary of Titanic, it would be nice to pay tribute to the iconic ship and visit the Titanic Artifact Exhibition, also in Luxor. I tell you, I found it hard to breath at some point while inside the exhibition being among the personal artifact of those who were actually there... many of them didn't make it. At the entrance of the exhibition, we were given a boarding pass each and on it was written randomly name of a passenger, the class she/he was travelling in and a little background that lead them on Titanic, and at the end of the exhibition we got to check the list and see if that person made it or not. It was truly a moving experience and I highly recommend this exhibition if you happened to be in Vegas.
Captain is a huge fan of a show called 'Pawn Star', a reality show based on a pawn shop based in Vegas. So we made it a point to visit the store and see for ourselves all those unusual stuff we saw on the show. It was fun, especially for Captain :)
When we travel, me and Captain try to catch a show or two and Cirque du Soleil is one of our favorite production. I have read and watched on TV or Youtube the hand on hand act by the Peres brothers in Mystere and while in Vegas we took the opportunity to watch them live! It was amazing and I am pretty sure my jaw was actually on the floor! We had one of the best seats and it was worth every single cents! I was hoping to watch more than one Cirque du Soleil show as there are so many of them in Vegas but time didn't permit. Next time I would watch Ka!
On the last day we took a drive to Lake Mead for lunch just to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Strip and see the other side of Vegas. I must say I love the houses and love how cozy it was around there. Nice place to live, definitely. And guess who was there at the same time? President Obama on his campaign trip!
Another treat for Captain was to visit Shelby America museum. It was a perfect time especially since this year is Shelby's 50th anniversary (yup, another pleasant coincidence!) Captain was drooling over one of the 50 '50th anniversary' black/gold Super Snake Shelby.. well, it was a beautiful car indeed.
Well, a weekend in Vegas is actually not enough but for my first visit, I thought I saw Vegas as a whole and understand why it is a unique city. I hope to return again and next time may be we stay longer!