This morning we went down to the Venetian, where the Art of the Motorcycle show was being held. This was the point of going to Las Vegas, and it didn’t disappoint me. Since I had the exhibit book from the show’s run in New York, I knew pretty much what the exhibit included, but it was still exciting to see the bikes in person. Several of them I had never seen before, and it was amazing to see the progress that bikes made over the last 100 years. Unfortunately, they did not allow cameras into the exhibit, so I wasn’t able to get pictures of my favorites.
After touring the motorcycle show, we wandered around the various casinos. There is no way you can see them all in a short visit, and I’m not sure I could stand Vegas for more than 3 days at a time. We took the ride up the Eiffel Tower replica, its hard to imagine that it is a half scale replica. It seems very high for 21st century technology, I can’t believe that they built something twice as tall a hundred years ago and it’s still standing. At one exhibit at the Luxor, they mentioned that the pyramids in Egypt were the tallest structures on earth until the Eiffel Tower was built. Quite a long standing record!
From the tower, we got our first view of the fountains at Bellagio. Quite a spectacle. So after our return to earth we headed across the street to get a closer view. I didn’t have my camera with me so we decided to return tomorrow night to watch it again and take pictures. We also went over to Treasure Island to watch the pirates blow the English Navy out of the water. We didn’t realize until it was too late that it was sort of like the whale shows at Marine World. Stand too close and you’re going to get wet. 40 degrees out, soaking wet, with no jacket. Brrr! Fortunately, the huge fiery explosions warmed me up a bit.