I guess we will make lemonade from lemons! With this extra week we can see other things at Ray's pace.
Wednesday, another sunny day. Apparently it is supposed to shower on Friday and rain on Saturday. Ray and I decided to do a shopping run to Costco and Walmart after Ray took Freya to the dog park to chase her ball. Back home by 12:30. I made chinese barbecued pork with chow mein for dinner. This was Ray's rest day to prepare for our tour of more of the strip tomorrow.
Thursday, another sunny morning. After I did the dishes and Ray took Freya to the dog park, we were out the door at 9:15 am heading to the strip. We decided to have brunch at Ping Pang Pong at the Gold Coast Casino once again. They open at 10 am and since we had 1/2 an hour to wait, we decided to pre-drive the area of the strip that we were going to walk today. We found where we would park so back to the Gold Coast for brunch. Yummm.
|We chose some different items than last time... all was delicious.|
It did not take too long to fill our bellies with the amazing food and we were off to park near the Excalibur Hotel.
First up was New York, New York with the New York skyline, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and the huge roller coaster (Kats favourite ride!). Inside they have the Hershey Chocolate Store with a Statue of Liberty made out of twizzlers and downstairs a Hershey Chocolate Statue of Liberty.
See the Eiffel in the corner of the pic above?
Next we walked to the Excalilbur with the facade of the castle. A lot of the escalators to street level and up to catwalks between Casinos were not working so usually we went inside the hotel to take the escalator up or down to save us from stairs.
Above, the free tram that goes between Mandalay Bay, Luxor and the Excalibur Hotels.
Here is a picture of the lion at the MGM Grand Hotel, across the street from New York, New York.
Next we hopped on the free tram to Mandalay Bay Casino to view the Shark Reef exhibit that is pretty cool. On the way to the Shark Reef Exhibit we noticed this restaurant with the wine cellar that we have seen on TV where girls go up and down on ropes to collect your wine order.
Even though we took the tram from the Excalibur to Mandalay Bay it was a lot of walking to get to the Shark Reef Exhibit which is at the other end of the resort from the tram station. We were pooped. There is parking close to the shark exhibit so in hindsight we should have just moved the car closer. Ray took a bunch of short video clips which I stitched together and added music. Hopefully it works!
Some other fish exhibits: