Day 3 – Las Vegas

It started out a little cooler this morning so we decided today was the day to do a walk and to look for shoes ………….. for me!

Before that we went back to Sadelle’s for breakfast and had the same as on our first day. Si the omelette and for me the yoghurt parfait and bagel with cream cheese.

I mentioned that it’s Memorial Day weekend and on each table this morning there was a pot plant to remember those who had died in active military service.

We were sat next to a lovely American couple visiting from Florida and during our conversation he told us how he visits the UK and is very good friends with Colonel John Nicholas Blashford-Snell CBE, the British Army officer, explorer and author. who founded Operation Raleigh and the Scientific Exploration Society. The man was telling us about his exploring adventures with Colonel John. He had been all over the world with him and still visits him in the UK. 

After breakfast we set out on foot to buy a few things including an electric toothbrush. I just cannot manage with a manual one. It turns out you can buy battery-operated ones especially for travel. We did not know that!

We then made our way to the Venetian Hotel where they have a wonderful array of shops, especially shoe shops. I didn’t need to look too far as I found two pairs in Skechers. One pair of trainers in black and gold together with a pair of black slip-ons. When I went to pay the young lady said she would give me 20% discount! So kind!

 

Both pairs are very light so won’t add too much weight to the suitcases!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While we were at The Venetian we stopped off at the Jimmy Choo shop. This is the shop where over the years I’ve purchased many pairs of rather lovely shoes. It’s still managed by the same man but sadly, he wasn’t there for us to say “hello” to. I did see a couple of pairs that I may take another look at when we return to Vegas in a couple of weeks.

It’s now a few hours later and I must apologise in advance for any typos but we dined tonight at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago restaurant in the Bellagio. We had the most wonderful evening while watching the Bellagio fountains. The food and drink was just about the best we’ve had. We did rather over indulge and now I’m more than a little bleary eyed and rather worse for wear! 😔

Our starter was a rather large smoked salmon pizza with dill cream, red onion and salmon pearls. Si followed that with wild Alaskan halibut, lotus root, chilli soy glaze with Jasmin rice and I had the baby beet salad with goat’s cheese and wild huckleberries (I first discovered huckleberries back in 2019 and love them). For dessert we had a dark chocolate soufflé with ice cream, fresh cream and chocolate sauce. As Michael Winner would say, “it was heroic!”.

Smoked Salmon Pizza

Si’s Halibut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sand’s Salad

Dark chocolate souffle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sand’s French 75

Sand and Si at Spago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We really do need to get out of Vegas as soon as possible to start doing some serious hiking and exercising or we’ll be needing two seats each on the plane home! 😱 😂

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Day 3 – Las Vegas

  1. Sounds like a good day, shopping, food and drink involved 😂. Like the new shoes Sandra, hope you have plenty of spare room in your case for them and even more possibly …..you are definitely getting into the holiday eating and drinking zone, the food all looks delicious. When do you leave LV ?

    • Hi Ann, thanks. Yes, lovely day. I should be able to get them in one of the cases but if not, then I’ll put them in my carry-on. They are very light so won’t contribute to the weight. We leave tomorrow for Capitol Reef Resort in Utah. It’s a lot cooler there!

  2. Food, looks amazing, glad you got your shoes, I have to admit, never thought I would wear sketchers but how comfy and light are they for walking. I know own a couple of pairs.
    Holiday looks great so far, can’t wait to see your adventures. XX

  3. Malcolm and Mary – Malcolm worked for LWT. Mary worked for TRL. They live near Camberley in Surrey and did achieve their life long ambition to visit New Zealand. They have two daughters Laura and Hannah and two grandchildren Zach & Safi. Having done the big trip they then went to Canada, which was amazing. Scroll down it’s all here. They have visited Venice that they both so fell in love with in 2009 again. And recently returned to Lefkada for one week in glorious sunshine. Where next? Well, Canada is calling again in 2019; this time including Alaska. So stay tuned if you enjoy the ups and downs of travelling.
    Malcolm and Mary on said:

    I’m salivating and it’s not a pretty sight!
    We leave for Croatia on the 15th – can’t wait. You both look ticketyboo! Xxxx M & M

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