Saturday, May 24, 2008

Wynn Las Vegas, July 2005

A few months after Wynn opened for business, I saw a promotional deal for two that was hard to ignore - roundtrip airfare from LA-Las Vegas, two nights accomodation and tickets to a show. All these for the equivalent price of a single room for a day! I took the "bait" and told my wife we were going to Vegas for a couple of days to check out the newest casino on the strip.

My wife and I do not enjoy gambling although we regularly visit Vegas. We do gamble a bit just to get a feel for the "games" but that's about it. There is so much to see and do in Vegas other than to spend your time inside the casinos - shows, many places of interest to see in and outside of the city, fine restos, and what nots. Las Vegas is a place you'll never get enough least, I don't. However, summer is not a good time to go there unless you are a cactus LOL.

Our plane preparing to land at McCarran airport

Registration area viewed from the indoor garden

Impressive hallway

Outside pool

Not bad at all!

Window view

Frontier is an old and smaller casino across LV blvd from Wynn. I prefer its atmosphere and its interesting offerings and their more generous slot machines (check out the billboard). My wife hates the place though LOL.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Rose Garden and Butterfly Pavilion LA, April 2008

We went to the Museum of Natural History in LA, a place we have not visited for more than 25 years, and found out to our disappointment that they have the same uninspiring exhibits. It is still worth a is just that we are mentally comparing this museum with the museums we have visited in other parts of the US and Europe and it failed in comparison. Outside of the museum building there is a rose garden and a butterfly pavilion which we checked out before heading home. I took a few photos of the garden and butterflies and after lingering there for a while, we decided to hit the freeway to beat the rush hour traffic.