Tag Archive | Las Vegas

Palace Romance

During Becky’s April Bright Square photo challenge I opened the archives to December 2019 and January 2020. Now I’m sharing more of our pre-pandemic holiday in California and Nevada with stories that just couldn’t be squared!

Postcards from America

Fun fact #1: Mr ET and I first met at Caesars Palace!

I know what you’re thinking. What are the odds of two Australians from the same city meeting in a crowded casino in Las Vegas?

Don’t get too excited – it wasn’t that Caesars Palace.

In the early 1980s there was another Caesars Palace, a fancy downtown nightclub in our Queensland city. It was the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights – and that’s where we met.

More than 40 years after that very first meeting we found ourselves in the other Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and, with just a few days to go until our 38th wedding anniversary, it was the perfect venue for a celebratory dinner.

With the Emperor and his friends looking on we dined in style in the Forum on arancini balls, pasta carbonara and a delectable chocolate cake.

It was a once in a lifetime occasion.

Fun Fact #2: A few days later on our actual anniversary in San Francisco we celebrated again. At Golden Gate Park Mr ET promised me another memorable meal and he certainly delivered – hot dogs and cans of root beer from the hot dog van.

What a guy!

16 A Sunset to Remember

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B, I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

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In Las Vegas even the sunsets are flamboyant!

Also linking to Jude’s Life in Colour Photo Challenge – Pink

15 Blue Illusion

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B, I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

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We expected to see radiant blue skies outside while we were in Las Vegas. Imagine our surprise when the sky was blue inside – at the Venetian Las Vegas! In this replica Venice, the sun was always shining as the gondoliers guided their vessels along the Grand Canal and the crowds gathered in St Mark’s Square.

14 Super Sweet

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B, I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

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The vibrant display of candy at Las Vegas M&M’s World was astounding. With 16 different colours, a myriad of flavours and a range of products spread over four floors, making a purchase took time and careful consideration. It was almost too hard to choose.

The struggle was real, but we managed!

13 The View From Above

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B, I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

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On a bright sunny day the views from our cabin on the High Roller Observation Wheel were exceptional. At a height of 550 feet, we saw past the glitz and glamour of the famous Las Vegas Strip to the city and mountains beyond.

12 NYE in Vegas

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B, I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

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The countdown began! As the clock struck midnight a glittering display of fireworks lit up the sky over Las Vegas. 

Thankfully we had no inkling of what was to come in 2020 so our exuberant spirits weren’t dampened that night. 

Also linking to Jude’s Life in Colour Photo Challenge – Pink

11 Dancing Fountains

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B, I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

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There was a sense of anticipation in the crowd gathered around the lake in front of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. 

Suddenly the darkened water came alive as more than 1,000 illuminated fountains began to dance to Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On. 

The patience of those who’d been waiting was well-rewarded by this dazzling spectacle of movement, music and light. 

10 Strip Lighting

As part of Becky’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B, I’ve opened the archives to January 2020 to share our 19 day trip to USA. Join me on a pictorial travelogue of the best and brightest of our pre-pandemic adventures in California and Nevada! The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word bright. Look for #brightsquare.

Postcards from America

Welcome to Las Vegas – city of glittering lights and flashy buildings, built on dreams and wishes.

After dark the neon lights of the Strip glowed and the street was almost as bright as day