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Big night at Bellagio

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Little Bob, Oct 26, 2003.

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  1. Little Bob

    Little Bob Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    We just got back from a weekend trip taking our youngest daughter for her first trip to Vegas. I planned the whole trip around Saturday night starting with dinner at Prime and closing with the late show of O. We were also celebrating my wife's 49th birthday and I had told the reservationist of that fact when I made dinner reservations two months ago. We enjoyed a table near the window overlooking the lake and had great steaks---my daughter a filet mignon, my wife a porterhouse and I had a strip (KC for us midwesteners---NY for the rest of you). My family has raised purebred and superior crossbred beef since my childhood and my son-in-law is a butcher and hand selects and cuts steaks for us, but this was without a doubt the best steak I ever ate. A nice cabarnet complemented the best meal of my life. We then retired to the outdoor patio for dessert and coffee with the Eifel Tower in the background and the Bellagio Fountains right before us. The wait staff brought my wife a special cheesecake with Happy Birthday drizzled in chocolate around the rim of the plate. We also ordered several other desserts and shared them with great coffee. The cost of the meal for three would equal the budgets of several small countries but was worth it for the unmatched combination of great food, fine service and a view that was the best Vegas has to offer. We then retired to the casino where we played blackjack. My daughter has taken to blackjack like a fish to water. She didn't want to do the Forum shops and Desert Passage because it cut down on her gambling time. Things started slow at Bellagio but heated up when Danny started to deal. They should change his name to Buster. I won nine straight hands at one stretch. Thanks to some modest parlaying, I went from down to very nicely up in a hurry. Danny left, our regular dealer returned and things cooled off to a break even pace. The drink service was great. My wife was drinking lemon drop martinis, my daughter was enjoying apple martinis and the nice young lady brought me a delightful chardonnay. We all cashed out up nicely and headed to the showroom. O was fantastic and probably the best show I have ever seen. The performers are so talented and the theatre is unique. My words will not do it justice. If you can, go see O. You will not regret it. The rest of the weekend will have to wait for a later time. Work beckons early and I am sleep deprived. It was my best trip ever to Vegas with a nice win at the tables and an evening to remember at Bellagio.
     
  2. doctor_al

    doctor_al VIP Whale

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    Sounds like a great evening Bob, I'm sure your daughter will never forget it. Well done. [​IMG]
     
  3. bigdogmom

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    Wow, Bob, what a nice treat for your daughter and wife!!! [​IMG]

    It sounded like a lovely evening and I look forward to hearing about the rest of the trip!
     
  4. sharivegas

    sharivegas Guest

    Get some sleep and write more details, Bob! That report got me salivating. We're going to celebrate my husband's birthday in January, and will try Bellagio for the first time. We've gambled there, and recently enjoyed a spectacular dinner at Prime -- I'm ready for a return visit.
    Our feelings are mixed about corrupting adult children with the casino bug. But can't blame your daughter for loving winning at blackjack, or the apple 'tinis. I was planning to take my older son to Vegas for his 21st a couple of years ago, but then 9/11 happened, and that trip was canceled.
    Would appreciate details about Bellagio rooms and spa/workout facilities.
     
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