My room at the Mandalay Bay was great. I had a great view of the Las Vegas Strip.
The view was even better at night!
I spent a couple of hours out at the "Lazy River" in a raft, just floating around. It was a blast, but you've got to watch out for those waterfalls!
I went out for dinner before the Lion King show to Mix, a bar/restaurant at the top of the hotel. The restaurant is really cool - all white, with just red water glasses on the table. And there's a curtain of glass bubbles that goes around the center of the room.
Naturally, I had to have my picture taken by the famous "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign - it's a lot easier to get there now - they've built a parking lot right in front of it - so you don't have to run across 4 lanes of traffic anymore!
I headed over to the Bellagio to see the Conservatory, which is always gorgeous
And I had to check out the water show out front:
The water show was set to the song "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood in honor of Memorial Day weekend. Very cool. And I want to take this moment to say Thank You to all our troops who have stood up and defended our freedom. You guys are awesome. And your families too - who go through a lot of tough times while you are away.
Thank you for all you do.
Later that evening, I headed over to Firefly, a Tapas restaurant on Paradise for some of the best Tapas I've ever had. I ordered a pitcher of white wine sangria (YUM!) which they make in the restaurant. And of course, had to have the gazpacho, which is the best I've had anywhere.
I finished off the meal with the Chorizo Clams - wow! I wouldn't have thought those 2 things would go so well together, but yum yum yum!
After dinner, I headed over to the Foundation Room - you know, the exclusive Members Only club at the Mandalay Bay. Yeah, I have contacts...... (Thanks Danny!)
Important note: On Tuesday nights, they close around 11 PM. I only barely just made it up for one drink. Who knew Vegas closes early these days?? Maybe it's turning middle-aged.....
Oh, and check out who I ran into at the Venetian!