Las Vegas travel diary
I was in dire need of a vacation after the last of my house guests in late August but knew that this would not be possible since Ramadan(Fasting) was fast approaching. It was then that E told me that I had to support him by going with him to the National Pool Team Championships, held in Vegas! What made it even more attractive was the fact that the trip plus the posh hotel was paid for by the American Pool Association( APA). I decided that I would uphold my Fasting in Vegas while walking the strip and watching the pool tournaments. Time would definitely fly by!!!
Their team did extremely well, they played for 4 days out of 5 and even reached a money round!!! How cool was that, considering that this was only his second year playing for the APA league. They also had to beat all the local pool teams in their district to be able to participate in this national championship competition in Vegas!
E delighted the crowd with three break and runs ( two, one after the other in a match on the Monday and another on Tuesday night. This was not all fun and games, it was tough, but in the end, his love for playing the game and his team conquered all!
Polaroids of our 8 days in Vegas, a trip I shall never forget!
Congratulations to you and the rest of your team for playing so well!!
We were not allowed to use the flash…hence the fuzzy pool pics.
I was in my element with all the exquisite cuisines Las Vegas had to offer!
The Encore! ( I shall never forget!!!!!! Thank you!
The gondola ride was like being right there in Venice!
Mirage Hotel where the volcano erupts often!
Patisserie inside the Mirage
Treasure Island hotel.
Do I hear Fergie and the Black Eyed peas in the background!
My head was spinning just looking up at the buildings. An impatient horn soon brought me back to reality!
Harrah’s : The neon lights are like jewels!
Inside Caesar’s Palace.
Bellagio fountains…just as beautiful during the day!
Bellagio and Caesar’s Palace hotels.
Casino inside Caesar’s Palace
“I can honestly say that I went to Vegas not to gamble( because I don’t) but gambled with my life trying to cross the streets!!!!”
The very majestic Luxor hotel.
Jean Philippe patisserie, Bellagio hotel.
Who can resist SpongeBob? ( Excalibur hotel)
We had a stupendous time in Vegas in spite of the 110 degree days!! What a fun town this is!!!!I would recommend buying a three day bus pass if you are going to be there for long. The buses in Vegas are beautiful and would definitely “save your aching soles.” Trust me you have a lot to see and parking your car is not always easy plus it is also costly. Hope you enjoy your trip to Vegas just as much as I did!
Thank you for stopping by!