In the morning, Paul’s internal coffee meter was running low as usual. We went to a great little coffee place attached to the Monte Carlo hotel.
I enjoyed a huge blueberry scone.
We walked back to the hotel to get a few hours of sunshine and reading by the pool. It was lovely. 🙂
When we had enough of the pool, we walked around for a few hours again. The Bellagio is another huge, fancy hotel, this one with an Italian theme. Out front, there is a pool with a fountain show synced with music that plays every half-hour in the evenings.
The lobby features blown glass art on the ceiling.
The Bellagio also has a indoor conservatory.
Here is a panoramic view:
The Bellagio hotel has an art exhibition which was currently hosting a Fabergé exhibit. Paul has always wanted to see this, so we went. The detail work on the Fabergé eggs, frames, and other art is amazing.
For dinner, we ate at a Spanish tapas restaurant called Jaleo. The food was absolutely incredible! We were floored by every dish we ordered.
After dark, we went back to the Ballagio Hotel to see the fountain show at nighttime.
Outside of the Mirage hotel, they have a “volcano” that spews fire and water every half hour.
Then it was time to catch the “Beatles Love” Cirque du Soleil show. One of my adult students was generous enough to buy us tickets for Christmas when he heard we were going on this trip. Photos were not allowed during the performance, but here’s a selfie photo before the show! The athleticism and grace of the performers was incredible, and the costumes/acts were very fitting to the Beatles songs we heard.
It was a full day!