Posted by: Global Gnome | March 31, 2009

Destination: Las Vegas, Nevada

Greetings!  My name is Buddy, and I just got home from a fantastic 4-day vacation in Las Vegas (also known as Sin City).  I took quite a few photos while I was there, and had some interesting adventures with a group of my closest pals.

We departed for Las Vegas early Thursday morning.  I don’t have any photos of that because I am so not a morning person, and I spent the entire trip sleeping.

After catching connecting flights in Calgary, Alberta and Victoria, BC I made it to Vegas at around 7pm local time.  There is sure a lot to see and do in Las Vegas!  We were staying at The Flamingo, which is an older hotel, but it’s got a beautiful pool, where we spent one afternoon lounging in the sun.

By the way, just move your mouse over the photos to see the captions.

The Flamingo Hotel, Where I Stayed

The Pool At My Hotel

I Spent One Afternoon By The Pool

We toured plenty of other hotels while we were in town. They sure pull out all the stops down there.

Waiting For The Water Show

Statue Of Liberty At New York New York Hotel

In Front Of The Bellagio

Luxor Sign

Big Statue, Small Gnome

Myself And One Of The Luxor Statues

Touring The Lower End Of The Strip

Mandalay Bay Sign And Water Feature

Me At The Entrance Of Mandalay Bay

Waterfalls At The Flamingo

I spent plenty of time riding the double-decker bus, called The Deuce, which travels up and down the strip 24 hours a day. It was a cheap and handy way to get around.

Me At A Bus Stop

The Deuce Double Decker Bus

On The Deuce

Las Vegas is loaded with great restaurants. One afternoon we had lunch at the Nascar Cafe in the Sahara Hotel. I think the waitress there had a crush on me. I did a little gambling, but I didn’t win anything. I did get a photo taken with a real nascar however.

Gambling At The Nascar Cafe

Having Lunch @ The Nascar Cafe

Having My Photo Taken With One Of The Cars

Big Car, Small Gnome

We also spent an evening at Margaritaville, where I made some new friends! The food was excellent, as were the ruby margaritas.


Enjoying Pub Food With Friends

This Guy Had A Little Too Much To Drink

Love From A Pretty Lady

My New Friend

Drinking Margaritas

Me And My Yard-Long Margarita

Even though we were hurting a little the last day, we managed to get out for a bit and do a last afternoon of sight seeing.

Waiting For The Bus

We stopped by M&M World, and the guys and I posed for a photo. It was a really cool store. We also picked up some postcards, and in the evening we watched the water show at the Bellagio. It was so beautiful. I recorded the whole thing on my camera, so that I could share it here.

Myself And The M&M's

I got home late last night, and I’ve spent most of today uploading photos and working on this blog post. I hope you’ve enjoyed the highlights of my vacation. I’m not sure where I will go next, but I hope it’s not too long before my next adventure!