17 December 2012

Las Vegas - Part 2

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!


  1. Great tour and it's nice that you got to do things off the strip and away from the casinos lol!

  2. wow looks like you had a blast!!! wanna go to vegas like NOW because of yoU! hehe! xO!

  3. i hope you had a blast in vegas!


  4. Looks like you had a wonderful time in Vegas. It's always so fun to go there :)


  5. It looks like you guys got to do a lot in Vegas!! I'm so happy that you got to see a cirque de soleil and do a bit of less hectic things too! :)

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  6. oh my goodness, so fun. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post. xo


  7. I'm loving these pics and places sooo much!!!
    Thanks for the comment =)

  8. I must say that's one helluva Vegas trip Mrs. C.....you're looking so refreshed!


  9. so so fun! I loved that Titanic exhibit when I went there as well. It is so interesting/sad at the same time.


  10. Love the snaps, your "about me" and blog title! I'm a foodie too :)

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  11. Las Vegas is one of my favorite cities. I wish I can go there more often. These are really nice photos and I love you in the hat!

    xo Jo


  12. You are so lucky to be there! great pics!

    Kisses, Lucy!

  13. Awww great trip based off of your pics! :)

    xo - Sheila

  14. Lovely pictures! looks like a blast!
    Kisses from Miami!

  15. very interesting pictures, lurvd it.

  16. I need a vacation. Ad and love Vegas. Never stayed at Luxor....it is nice! I stayed at Venetian, Paris, MGM, and ceasers palace.

  17. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)


  18. Ive always wanted to o to Vegas! Looks like you had a great time fro your pics though.
    I love Cirque du Soleli! Going to see Kooza in London in the new year, cannot wait!
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    Lots of love from London.
    Love G xx

  19. Lovely pics, Mrs. C! you sure had fun! True, a week end is not enough to see the place. My first visit was also for a couple days and I really hope to visit this fabulous city some time again!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  20. amazing photos! Love the Titanic exhibit - it is so cool!

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  21. I love Vegas! It is so much fun. I have seen that Cirque show and we also had a wonderful time! Is the Pawn Stars shop a real store? Or is it just a TV set? Were there people trying to really pawn things?

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    1. Yes, the Pawn Shop is a real shop. You can buy things and pawn things too for that matter ;D We bought something little to remember the visit. My husband is a HUGE fan, he's always fascinated by things people bring in to pawn :)

  22. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. Following you now on bloglovin and GFC, hope you can follow back =)



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