The second day in Vegas we slept in a little bit after all the exploring we did the day before. We were determined to get farther down the strip this day. Our first stop was MGM where Ryan's sister, Emily, and her friends were staying.
I really liked this hotel too! It was one of my favorites. It also housed another free exhibit that was on our list of things to see. My mom was probably the most excited to see the tigers.
I have to admit that it was pretty cool. You could walk in a tunnel with the tigers laying right on top of you! I'm not sure if you can tell but that Tiger on the right has it's paw on the trainer!
Here's a closer look.
So funny to see the smooshed tigers from underneath. They almost didn't look real!
Afterwards, we headed up to Emily's room to check out her pad and her sweet views.
I love this picture with the Wynn & Encore Hotels, the Stratosphere and the mountains in the background.
Closer shot of the Stratosphere.
We never made it over the the Trump tower since it's a little off the strip. Maybe next time! :)
(Please ignore the gal chugging a beer in the foreground.)
The new City Center was probably the coolest thing I've ever seen! It is an architect's dream shopping mall! Granted, we probably couldn't afford to shop at any of the stores inside, but it was still so amazing to walk through.
I mean, just check out the floating restaurant!!
and the the swirling water features!
Check out a little video of it.
(Sally, Mom & I)
I was loving all the Fall decorations everywhere. When we had left it didn't feel much like Fall yet but all their decor was definitely putting me in the mood!
This is the Excalibur hotel. It was gorgeous at night. I would have loved to stay here when I was kid. This is what little girl's dreams are made of!
We stopped at the New York New York Hotel for dinner and to ride their crazy roller coaster. You can see it on the on the left side. We loved the indoor replica of the city. So freaking cool! I seriously can not even describe how amazing all the architecture was in Vegas.
Night time view of the strip.
I think our favorite thing (I keep saying that) was the Bellagio fountains. It was way better then I could have imagined!
This is a short clip of just a small part of a free show.
Of course we had to go inside and check things out. This was the ceiling entrance. Can you even believe this??
The fall decorations were just incredible.
The seasonal garden. Those horses were made up of 1-3 tons of live grass!!
Somebody pinch me! Can I take this home with me??
A little clip so you can get the feel of the live action.
This tree moved and talked to you. Ha! Every plant in there was real but you couldn't tell because they were so perfect.
The view of the Paris hotel from the Bellagio. We didn't go in this one because of time but it's on the list for next time around.
If you haven't ever been you should at least go for two days just to see this!