Almost forgot to post the photos I took in Las Vegas. Las Vegas was the last stop of our San Francisco trip, after we checked out Grand Canyon of course. This is actually before our unforgettable Los Angeles trip(I know I know, I should have posted it chronologically but hey, me is me, major procrastinator and sometime forgetful...).
It's my 3rd time to Las Vegas and it's the most interesting one. Mostly because we all have a great time there, well, minus some minor forgettable details.
One cool thing is that mom experience her first live Broadway show, Mama Mia, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. And she loves it! She was impressed by the performance and live band, so cool!
One not so cool thing is the 4 hour wait for the buffet at Bellagio. You see, it was Thanksgiving day when we went for the buffet. We even arrived early(at 4pm), you know, anticipating a line. Well, to call it a line is an understatement, it's so far out we can't even see the end and it zig-zag too! Still, we chose to stay since it's going to be crowded everywhere else anyway and friends told me this is the best buffet in Vegas. So Faye and I take turn to stand in line while mom just walk around the casinos and wait. The buffet was good, a lot of good foods and they have the biggest selection of foods I have ever seen but the experience would have been so much better if we can minus the wait. Now you know, so never ever go for the buffet in Vegas during the Thanksgiving holiday, seriously!
Eiffel Tower - The imitation outside of Paris Las Vegas.
Here's another view of the Eiffel Tower at night. This is actually a hand held shot at ISO800, f/4, 1/15s, I love Image Stabilizer!
The MGM Grand - Grand?
This is where we stayed, the Luxor Hotel. Not a fancy hotel but I have always admired its architectural and structural detail - it's an engineering marvel(or probably nightmare for those who works on it, I'm guessing the first word out of the engineer's mouth when he/she sees this project is "Holy sh*t!").
A closer look at the Sphinx.
Inside the Luxor - we realized a funny fact on the way back to the hotel, mom and Faye met another group of Asian tourist who happened to stay in the Luxor Hotel as well. One of them actually brought out the fact that the Luxor is essentially a coffin, yet we're so happy to stay in it. Opppsss..."Tai Gut Lai Si"!
No description needed for this shot, pretty obvious where this is, right?