Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Vegas, Baby!

Today's post is about our last day of vacation.  It is Paul & my 8th wedding anniversary (hard to believe he's put up with me that long already), so we did a few things to celebrate.  We went down to the strip, did a little shopping, had a nice dinner at The Palm & saw a show (The Lion King - very cool costumes!).  Walked around afterwards on the strip, watched the fountains at Bellagio for a while.  Vegas is in the middle of a heat wave, and it was still over 100F at 11PM!!  

Looks like a postcard!

Dancing fountains in front of the Bellagio

Been to Vegas a dozen times, but I still couldn't resist the photo op for Flat Brutus in front of the famous sign!

Just before we left, there was an unusual bit of excitement back at the house.  We had been hearing helicopters overhead, and saw all kinds of news trucks parked across the street.  Turns out that Michael Jackson's doctor (the one who'd been giving him with propofol) lives in the development next door, and his house was being raided!!  Got a few pics of the news crews & paparazzi, couldn't resist including that here!  Gee, too bad I didn't have Flat Brutus along - maybe he could have made the national news: "Crazy lady with cutout dog demands air time" at eleven ... 

Every local news crew was there to film, even CNN was on site.

The paparazzi!

Reporting live from the scene...  

Time to head for the airport.  As a last-minute surprise Paul upgraded us to first class for the flight home, so for once I'm looking forward to the trip (I hate to fly).  Never been so excited to get home - can't wait to pick up the boys in the morning!!


ScrapsofMe said...

I'm so glad you are coming home! Can the wee Brute play tag with me? Asta-lishcious tagged me and I've never played tag before! Here are the rules of the game:

1) open the folder that has your pet pics in it
2) choose one you haven't posted before
3) tell its story
4) tag 5 friends

Bonnie wee scottie

Arena Mom said...

Happy 8th anniv!!!! It is fitting you saw "Lion King"....andy and I saw that on our honeymoon almost 8 years ago too!!!

Ziggy Stardust said...

Wow, that looks like a cool place to visit. Mom wants to go there very much. I bet Brutus will be so happy to see you.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Dexter said...

How exciting. Las Vagas, huh? That place is INSANE! Momma wishes she could go there to see the R rated Cirque de Sole (bad momma).

She also wants to see Tom Jones because she is like 587 years old and thinks he is cool. Ugh.


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...


Woo have ALL the fun!

Hot temps at night;
Silly 'reporters';
Furst Khlass!

I khan't wait to see what Brutus has to woof at woo!


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Happy Anniversary.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Achieve1dream said...

Wow, what an exciting trip! Happy anniversary btw. I love the picture of the fountains outside Bellagio. When I went to Vegas I only saw them in the daytime. Just couldn't fit it into my nighttime schedule lol. Have a safe trip home.

Molly the Airedale said...

Happy anniversary!
What an exciting end to your perfect vacation!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Bijou said...

HaPpY AnNiVeRsArY! I bet you will be glad to get home but will Brutus be ready to leave the "spa"? BOL It's great you got a pic of Flat Brutus in front of the famous sign!

Wags & wiggles,

SEDONA said...

Wow, what an exciting time! Don't envy that heat, tho'...good thing the real Brutus wasn't along, I know he doesn't do well in that.
Happy belated Anniversary to Brutus' parents :-)
Your pal,

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

Vegas is great only been there once but it was awesome - love the brutus pic in front of the vegas sign - too cute - but you should have let him out for the paprazzi he could have been famous ;)

cant wait to hear how the boys are when they get home

Woodrow Sweetie & MJ