We finally made it to the strip and visited the Bellagio gardens, which currently is celebrating the Chinese New Year. It was still drawing large crowds and displayed many varieties of plants and flowers along with other displays. We walked a few of the shops and picked out some fancy high calorie deserts for the evening meal. They still have the chocolate fountain display which is a good fifteen feet high.
I could not pass up the poster for the in house nightclub which sums up the attitude in Las Vegas perfectly.
We then headed to New York, New York for a short stroll and a beer at the Nine Men Irish pub. Then Anneke played some video poker but quickly became bored with it and turned it over to Katie with $1.25 left on the $1.00 she had put in. In very short order Katie ran it up to over 40 dollars and cashed out. This made it a very cheap afternoon on the strip.
After that exercise, Anneke’s ankle needed a rest, so we made it a short day on the strip.