The ‘Girls’ took a ride to The Strip, to see the new City Center complex. It’s a huge place, with several buildings. Way too modern for me, but there were some interesting water features.
This wall of water was my favorite. I hope you can see the scale of it. There is water running on a constant basis.
But, it slows, then surges again, to give this curtain falling effect. Grasses and cyclamen are planted in front.
The best part of the ‘Strip Trip’, was the Chinese New Year display at the Bellagio.
A garden set up, with the symbols of good luck.
This giant Chinese gentleman, standing on golden coins.
This is the year of the tiger.
I loved the red lanterns. Red and yellow are colors of good luck.
These pandas were so cute. They’re covered with black mondo grass, and something else I couldn’t identify.
What a cute baby, in the bamboo tree.
There were orchids everywhere. I didn’t get good pictures of any but these yellow ones. Not sure what kind they are.
I wished there were signs to tell you what things were. These interesting pink and purple flowers, made a lovely display, beside a pond. They’re not on the same plant. Does anyone know what they are?
Just around the corner, is a gelato stand. This chocolate fountain was at the door. The picture doesn’t do it justice. It went way up above what is pictured here.
We like to stay downtown. Less distance between hotels.
I was quite taken by the pool slide.
It goes right through the fish tank, in a clear tube. Up close and personal with sharks. Not my kind of ride. (Sorry for the blurry pics.)
Back out on Fremont Street, it’s a festival every night, for the Fremont Street Experience.
Every hour, on the hour, there is a musical light show, on the 90 ft. high canopy, that spans several blocks.
It’s a different show every hour.
There are kiosks, selling jewelry, souvenirs, etc. We stopped to watch this young man do paintings with spray paint. Spray it on, scrape it off….
Good times, with good friends. What more could you want?