So now it's Thursday morning and the weather is gorgeous again so we head out for breakfast. We stopped and played some quarter slots briefly and had the breakfast of champions (tequila mary's)just to warm up. Have to do the Bellagio buffet just once so about 11:30 (now it's the lunch buffet) we get ready for the feast! WOW! $14.00 and they didn't know what was comin'.
I attacked that shrimp bowl like there was no tomorrow - hee hee. Then there was the lox and the lamb and the baby scallops and the rolls and the desserts - OH MY GOSH - the desserts! I think we tried one of everything. So then we waddled out and headed north towards the Mirage and TI. We had a little luck on the nickle slots before breakfast which paid for the buffet so we're feelin' lucky. Somebody didn't tell the luck god again. We decided to skip the Secret Garden (there's always next trip, right?)and went across the street to the Venetian.
We saw the same bride that had just gotten married that another poster on the board saw right around the same time. If I had only known ya! We watched the moving statue (the guy NEVER blinks) and just did some more window shopping. They've got a 64 carat diamond with a price tag of 2.4 million dollars in the window of one jewelry store. YIKES! Latte time and then a $40 win on a poker game for me. Then we went to TI and watched the first pirate battle of the evening.
We go in and TC wanted to play some VP so we warmed a couple of seats for awhile. She gets to talking to a farmer from Pennsylvania in the next chair about milking bulls and getting pineapples from palm trees or something with the Hawaiian bartender and this all gets a little boring for me so I tell her I'm going over to the Flamingo for some more slots. I play for another hour or so on the blazing 7's and loose another $100 and go to the room to meet her - or so I thought - for dinner. She must have been having too much fun cuz she never showed so my option was either to spend the last night in the hotel room with the tv or head out on my own. I walked over to Harrah's and caught their free shuttle (waaaayyy in the back) to the Rio.
I got there just in time to catch the last Masquerade in the Sky show. Quite entertaining. Lots of glitz and music and dancing. Two Elvises hanging from cables from the ceiling and lots of beads flying thru the air. I went to the Voodoo Cafe (50th floor) for dinner and when I told the hostess that I had been ditched she gave me a great seat right by the window.
There is a $5.00 cover for women and $10.00 for men to go up but if you eat dinner, they take it off your bill. I had their seared ahi which is to die for and a great glass of wine. Took the second glass up to the Voodoo lounge with me and it was VERY crowded and the band wasn't that good. So I went out on the balcony and stood chatting with a guy from Pittsburgh who was hoping to win enough money to buy his wife a rolex. I sure hope he did.
It was a beautiful clear night and we just absorbed the view of the whole strip for about an hour. I hopped back on the shuttle and went back to the Flamingo, played BJ ($10 table) for about 20 minutes. The table was really cold, I lost $45.00, everybody was getting creamed so I left back to the room and found TC in the tub. She had spent the whole time at TI with this guy playing VP on $20 for about 4 hours. She sure knows how to milk a machine! Lights out. poker