Friday, August 13, 2010

Las Vegas Spring 2010 Trip Day 3: Caesars Palace Forum Shops and Driving Scenes: Las Vegas to LA

1 Bellagio and Caesars Palace Morning

After the buffet, we checked out and went to Caesars. Before we did, I snapped a photo of Bellagio for the Bellagio posts, but this was the first shot which would be nice but there would be not enough emphasis for the Bellagio. So here it is. And you can see the new tower at Caesars right nest to the Bellagio's wing.

2 Caesars Forum Shops

I've been to the Caesars Forum Shops many, many times, but this was the first time we actually parked at Caesars. Like the Bellagio, it was busy with many cars parked in the structure. Inside, I decided to be a tourist to take pictures of something I've been in probably 20+ times already.

3 Caesars Forum Shops

4 Caesars Forum Shops

Another place in the Forum Shops, another set of photos. I thought the first one was so-so and took another one, but the first one is more detailed, with the sculptures being more on target.

5 I-15 Driving

Soon enough, we left Las Vegas from Caesars. Probably one of the earliest departures from Las Vegas ever, but oh well.

6 I-15 Driving

The drive was a good one, and fortunately it wasn't very fuzzy, so pictures from the car were not quite bad.

7 I-15 Driving

Remember the photo I took of a downhill I-15? Well, here's the same area going in an opposite direction. The drive was made even better with some satellite radio which coincidentally was playing the same piano piece I was playing at the time. Yay! Great to hear a professional pianist play the same song as me. :)

8 I-15 Driving

To the sides of the freeway, there were lush greenery flowing across to purple tinted mountains. Aha, mountains can look purple from afar!

9 I-15 Driving

Up the curve you saw in the previous I-15 photo, it was time to see how far we had gone. Quite a distance, no?

10 I-15 Driving

More driving! Up the hill! And pass the California Agricultural inspection! Yes, there is one! But for those with California license plates, you pass. :)

11 I-15 Driving

You know you are getting close when you see this downhill scene. Victorville here we come!

12 I-15 Driving

A wider version of that same photo is this one.

13 I-15 Driving

It was only two days ago prior to the day this photo was taken when I was taking pictures of the drive TO Las Vegas in the other direction. It took me four months however to write about this trip.

14 I-15 Driving

Another downhill scene, and look! There are buildings! And around here was the same place where almost two years ago, the idea of this blog came. :)

15 I-15 Driving

See you next time on a drive to Las Vegas, I-15!

Vegetable and Pork Porridge

And nothing screams back at home better than a bowl of Vegetable with Pork Porridge at May Mei in Arcadia, where the congee is only 4.95 USD and served in large bowl that could be separated into almost 8 small soup bowls. Compare that to 13 USD for a personal bowl of Preserved Egg with Pork Porridge in Las Vegas at Bellagio's Noodles! Delicious, light, and great way to counteract that filling breakfast at Bellagio's buffet.

This trip series posts are listed in order below:
Driving Scenes: CA-Las Vegas, Spring 2010
VIP Lounge at Bellagio Las Vegas and Check In
Bellagio Review 2010: Penthouse Suite on the 35th Floor
Bellagio Review 2010: Tower Deluxe Queen Room on the 35th Floor (Room Connector)
Walkaround: Bellagio, CityCenter (Aria, Jean Philippe Patisserie)- Las Vegas
Noodles (Bellagio)- Las Vegas
Fountains of Bellagio- Las Vegas
Pho Vietnam & Capital Seafood- Las Vegas
Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (Spring)/ Check In Area- Las Vegas
Aureole- Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay)
The Buffet (Bellagio)- Las Vegas
Las Vegas Spring 2010 Trip Day 3: Caesars Palace Forum Shops and Driving Scenes: Las Vegas to LA

6 comments:

Ben and Suanne said...

That's me too, LOL! Every time I travel, the first thing when I get into Vancouver is to head to a Chinese restaurant. More often than not, it is to some Cantonese restaurant for good old congee and wonton noodles. :-)
Ben

EatTravelEat said...

Ben,
You read this post almost right away after I posted it! You are quick! Agree, that's what I usually do. Always a lighter meal when I get back and lighter meals usually come from Cantonese restaurants or HK cafes!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

OMG! Macao is turning into Las Vegas! They look almost exactly the same!

EatTravelEat said...

Mochachocolata Rita,
LOL. At least Macau has much more culture stuff to see! :)

El Cid Vacation said...

did you see the dancing fountains at belagio??? it's so nice!

EatTravelEat said...

El Cid Vacation,
Yes, as you can see by looking at this page:
http://eattraveleat.blogspot.com/2010/05/fountains-of-bellagio-las-vegas.html