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Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Shopping Vegas Style

Headed over to Mandalay Bay to check our the action and passed the ice lounge Minus 5 on the way in from Luxor. From their website: “Minus5 means minus five degrees Celsius (23-degrees Fahrenheit), and is an ice lounge where you can touch, feel, and explore intricately handcrafted ice sculptures and ice architecture made from 100% pure Canadian ice. Enter an icy wonderland where everything that surrounds you is pure, crystal-clear, glacial ice from the seats you sit on to the glasses you sip your unique premium vodka-based cocktails from. You and your guests will be treated to the coolest experience in all of Las Vegas.”

Pure Canadian ice, not that crappy ice like we have here.

Posed for pictures with the headless statue of Lenin, then we took the Mandalay tram up to Excalibur, then walked over to MGM Grand sports book to make some football bets. I never do well with the spread, or straight up for that matter, but I have won some money in years past on the over/under. I took Titans/Texans and Ravens/Steelers for the under and took Skins/Bengals and Cowboys/Giants for the over.



On to Bellagio to check out their winter display in the conservatory. Caught our reflection in the huge mirror wrapped presents. The display featured a huge Christmas tree and arching water sprouts you can walk under. The place was really busy, and although the weather was not dreadful, there was a feeling of Christmas in the air. Something really wrong though about listening to Christmas carols in the casino.



My ling has been in the USA a little over a year. We got married in Vegas last year. Many people asked me where did we meet, or how did I trick her into marrying me. Our story is chronicled over at my other blog: Made in China.



After Bellagio, we went Christmas shopping at The Forum Shops in Caesars Palace.

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