Our first trip to Las Vegas, for the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International conference, was a whirlwind. We got so many great suggestions as to where to go, what to see, what restaurants to try that we simply couldn't fit it all in!
We stayed at the MGM Grand because they were the host for our conference. Thank goodness we decided to stay there. It took me ten minutes to walk from my room to the convention center, and I am a fast walker! I can't imagine having to get there from the other hotels.
[Side Note: I am working my way through BBC's list of 100 books everyone should read, and right now I am working my way through the Chronicles of Narnia series. This lion out front of the MGM Grand makes me think of Aslan.]
Not the coolest hotel on the outside, but still pretty sweet.
Excalibur was pretty close to us. We never walked through the hotel, but I had to grab a shot of it while we were on our way back to the MGM.
This was the entrance to the Monte Carlo hotel. This is my kind of entrance. When Bill Gates builds me a house, I am going to have something similar to this when you drive up.
Looks even cooler when I change the lighting settings on my camera...
Everybody told us the Venetian was a must-see. I will admit, it did not disappoint.
I look this lobby. I kept having to stop Brad in each hallway because I wanted to take a picture of the ceiling. Mind you, he knew they looked cool, but he just couldn't understand my obsession with ceilings. I think it's that so many people ignore the ceiling when decorating their homes, but in Vegas, they are a focal point. I like it.
Except for the palm trees, I probably could have convinced a few folks that I went to Paris and New York recently.
I am sure you are all tired of reading about this Vegas trip by now. Yes, I realize I have made lots of posts about it! I just can't believe how many pictures we took.