I am home from Vegas!

We had such a fantastic time! I read “Half Broke Horses” by Jeanette Walls on the plane to Vegas. Then read “To Kill A  Mockingbird” while I was there. Good books. I was embarrassed to admit I had never read TKAM until now…but I sure am glad I finally read it. Excellent! 🙂

We stayed at the Bellagio hotel. It was the best place to stay! They had the place decorated for autumn and the “Conservatory” was so whimsical and fun I just wanted to stay in there forever!

The Conservatory at the Bellagio Hotel

Covered Bridge

Friendly Troll

The greenhouse in the center of the Conservatory was filled with all kinds of orchids. I happily spent a lot of my time here just looking for faeries and baby trolls. It was such a fun trip. We saw “Love” and “Viva Elvis” by Cirque du Soliel. We saw the Titanic exhibit, and an art exhibit “Study of the Human Form”.

And we ate…oh heavens…to have to leave all that marvelous food…….*drool*……

But that is a post for another day! I must go gather groceries and begin to settle back into being home!

It’s good to be here!

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34 Responses to I am home from Vegas!

  1. Kzinti says:

    What an awesome display!

    • Lauri says:

      It was the only place in Vegas decorated like this. And it just made me feel so good to be there….I don’t want to stay anywhere else ever again! 😉

  2. I love conservatories. I would have wanted to spend all my time in there looking at the green, growy things, too.

  3. mariser says:

    great pics, fantastic display.
    I heart conservatories.
    so glad you had a good time, but we’ve missed you…

    • Lauri says:

      Thanks, mariser! It’s so good to be home!
      So much to do…..summer is definitely over and I have many many houseplants to repot and bring inside!

      September is an excellent time to visit Lost Wages, though! 🙂

  4. ladywise says:

    I am so happy you had a good time. The pictures are wonderful! We missed you so I’m glad you are back. Can’t wait to hear more about the trip!

  5. lauowolf says:

    Looks as if you found the absolute right fit there!
    Glad you had a good trip.

  6. Also, I only read To Kill a Mockingbird myself, last year, so you’re not the only one who’s late catching up. Have you seen the movie? Also excellent.

  7. Orchids! They’re what conservatories were made for! I especially love the yellow ones that look like a swarm of butterflies.

    But you didn’t do any gambling in Vegas? The last time I was there, I put a quarter in the slot machine. Got nothing. Probably should have tried the blackjack table, but I was too shy to sit with the all the cowboys there.

    • Lauri says:

      Hubby plays some craps. I play some blackjack. But mostly we see the shows, the exhibits, make use of the pool and eat fantastic food and drink lots of wine! 🙂

  8. lurkertype says:

    That conservatory is the prettiest place in Vegas. We can’t afford to stay there, but we always visit. Last time we were there, it was done up for Chinese New Year.

    Food is always great… my favorite buffet is at Paris. And then up the Eiffel Tower at night to look at the lights and look down on the dancing waters from across the street.

    • Lauri says:

      We have never stayed at Bellagio before. It was surprisingly affordable….got a nice cozy corner room!

      I would LOVE to see the conservatory done up for some other holidays. We are always there in the autumn! (not complaining!)

      We love to have lunch at Mon Ami Gabi across from the fountains.

      • lurkertype says:

        Either our budget or our time has never allowed for Mon Ami Gabi. But I am always at Paris for CREPES. Savory or dessert. Or breakfast sometimes. 🙂

        February is a great time to be in Vegas, it’s warm but not hot and actually cool at night. Plus all the casinos are done up for Chinese New Year and the red and gold is so festive. I’ve been at least twice over President’s Day weekend.

  9. geologywoman says:

    Wow – sounds like you had a grand time. I love that grapevine tree! I want one in my house…though it would get eaten.

  10. leendadll says:

    I’ve walked through many times but never stayed there. How are the rooms?

  11. You went to Vegas … and read a book.

    Hmmm … somehow I think there’s more to the story than that.

  12. GOF says:

    Welcome back Lauri. Fabulous conservatory, and I love the orchids…. and all the other things as well.

  13. snoringKatZ says:

    SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!! I love this so much! Glad you had a wonderful time 🙂

    I didn’t read To Kill a Mockingbird until about 10 years ago. It’s possible I did at some point in the past when I was too young n’ dumb to appreciate it (high school freshman year?). It is a terrific story.

    wooHOOOO!

  14. pyrit says:

    You came back! Yayee!
    Sounds like Bellagio is your best bet. ha ha.
    I remember the fountains, of course.
    Nice that you read Mockingbird first. But Gregory Peck is gorgeous as Atticus.

  15. Emmi says:

    Welcome back! The Bellagio conservatory looks like fun. Nice home for trolls and fairies!

  16. robpixaday says:

    Wooooohooooooooo!!!!!!
    Gorgeous, amazing!

  17. capnstephel says:

    Hai Lauri! Sounds like you had a great trip! Nice pics! I’m so glad you finally read To Kill A Mockingbird. It’s such a good book! 😀

    • Lauri says:

      Hai, hai!
      I don’t know why it took me so long to read it! I sometimes shy away from books that I think might depress me….well, that was far from a depressing book.

      There were, of course, the bits of humans acting like humans that is definitely depressing but it showed a lot of people actually in the process of evolving into better people….and how did Atticus and Jack Finch start out being such good people all the way through?
      I loved that book! 🙂 What a little corker Scout was!

  18. Tony says:

    ‘The Bellagio’ is great..they have done some awsome things with that display/garden..glad you had a good time..if you played I hope you won..Peace Tony

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