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Hey Baby, Let's Go To Vegas

Oh, boy, am I tired!

I cannot believe my 72-year-old mother. She's still going strong, while I was wiped last night and collapsed around 9:30. I have blisters and stiff legs and I thought - I THOUGHT - I was in pretty good shape. I did have to change from my Converse to my gym shoes. More padding.

We just got back from shopping at what was Desert Passages and is in the process of turning into the Planet Hollywood Miracle Mile of Shops - most of it is still Desert Passages, pretty and Arabic looking, while the renovated half is just a plain shopping mall. Weenies. I understand change is the thing here in Vegas, but still. Anyway, it's a cool mall, and right across the street here.

The Bellagio is still just one of the nicest places on the Strip; most things are upscale, but it's still reasonable in an upscale way (the buffet is cheaper here than at MGM, including the fancy gourmet weekend one). Okay. We stopped at a little gelato stand in the middle of Caesars Forums, each got one medium scoop of gelato, and it cost freakin' $24 bucks (including tax). We have since priced gelato everywhere else, and here at the Bellagio you can get two scoops, with waffle cone, for about $6 - two people, $12. We haven't found one gelato stand even CLOSE to that one at Caesar's.

Other observations later - Mom is agitating to get moving again. Ay yi yi.

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ljs
Aug. 2nd, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
Heeee! Stay strong, K!

[sends hugs and more gelato]
wildrider
Aug. 3rd, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
Probably more gelato later. Had a lovely lunch at Todd English's Olives. Yum!

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wildrider
Aug. 3rd, 2007 01:04 am (UTC)
Well, so far it was the only place that high (basically $9.99 for a medium - and a medium was about one scoop, say Baskin-Robbins sized). Even the freakin' Bellagio is cheaper, and there's designer chocolatiers here.

To get old-style Vegas cheap, you don't hang out on the Strip, heavens no. Downtown or further out, say out at Boulder City... *g*

cornerofmadness
Aug. 3rd, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
i nearly fainted into that gelato stand. Needless to say I DIDNT buy it. Thinkyou have problems. my gram turned 92 today. she had my 64 year old mom running the casinos last night until 3 AM
wildrider
Aug. 3rd, 2007 06:58 am (UTC)
I just saw that in your journal. Hee! The old ladies, they love them slots!

Unfortunately, we ordered before we saw the prices. We won't do that again!
cornerofmadness
Aug. 3rd, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
yeah, i'm sure. I mean seriously, 12$ for some gelato?
typographer
Aug. 3rd, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
Go, Mom, go!

(Try to keep up, dear)
wildrider
Aug. 5th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
And she can eat! Less than an hour after "Oh, I'm so full! I'm uncomfortably full!" came the, "Oh, let's get crepes!"

I'm probably not going to eat anything for a week! *g*

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