This was our first full day in Vegas and the 4th of July. Paris, as you can see, has a 1/2 size replica of the Eiffel Tower. It was originally designed to be full size, but wasn't allowed due to the close proximity to the airport. There is a restaurant and observation deck in the tower and we went to neither. Go figure. :-)
We spent part of the day at the pool and a little gambling playing roulette and blackjack at Paris and Luxor casinos before the show. I was feeling lucky at a $25 minimum blackjack table and quickly found out which kind of luck I had. It wasn't the good kind.
Across the street at the Bellagio, the fountains were awesome, and being the 4th of July, were themed to the Star Spangled Banner. When they really get cranking, they sound like cannons when they go off.
You'll also notice that some people couldn't keep up... Once we got back from Criss Angel (see below), it seemed the girls were a little bit worn out (first set of sleeping pictures). So Amy and I left the sleeping girls in the room, and went downstairs to a sidewalk restaurant called Mon Ami Gabi, a sidewalk cafe at Paris, and had dinner (see above). The sauces and the seafood were incredible, and our view couldn't have been more spectacular. The pictures of the fountain came from that restaurant except for the video, which was taken on the sidewalk facing the Bellagio.
Criss Angel "Believe"
The Pyramid and egyptian looking things are the Luxor Casino and Hotel. That night we went to see Criss Angel's "Believe" show. Mallory was picked to be in the show when Criss threw a scarf into the audience for three people, and she managed to catch the scarf and be in that part of the show.
The night time pictures were taken from the top level and front seat of the "Deuce", the Strip's transportation system. As far as I'm concerned, the only way to get around. It goes from Fremont Street in the north to Mandalay Bay in the south.
We were not impressed by the fireworks, and as you can see, the sleeping beauties never made their intended club crawl.