Last night we went to the Bellagio to check out their Christmas decorations and watch the water show. The Christmas decorations are in a large viewing area that is changed for each season. Last time we were here in March of 2010, the area was filled with flowers. Now it is all setup for Christmas. As you view these pictures, remember you can double click them to make them even larger.
A friendly polar bear is near the beginning to greet you.
The Christmas tree with hanging bells
Bottom of the tree with ornament.
Dancing penguins in front colored water fountains
A small village of houses with electric trains running around the outside of it.
After viewing this display, we headed outside for the water show that is scheduled every 30 minutes from 11am to 11pm. And from 7pm to 11pm it is every 15 minutes. Carol had some great pictures of the water show and you can view them on her blog or by clicking here.
I attempted to take a video of the show. It seemed to work OK but the last 20 seconds or so got truncated. I did this using my new phone and have not yet mastered all the capabilities. You can watch the video below.
I also have some shots of the landmarks visible from the area where we watched the water program.
Here is the Eifel tower in the Paris Hotel and Casino
Here is the Planet Hollywood.
So about now, you are probably wondering what I want that extra $150,000 for. While we were eating lunch today, there was a knock on the door (no, it was not Santa coming early). It was the park “host” (read sales agent) coming to check if everything is OK. He mentioned that there are spots in the park for sale including the one we are in (see blog from a few days ago). The upkeep is only $400 per month, but the sales price for this fully developed lot is $155,000. (I’d go ahead and contribute the extra $5k myself). Just a bit out of our league!
People here use golf carts to get around in the resort. To show you just how far this is out of our league, here is a picture of one of the personalized golf carts.
It probably cost near as much as our RV! By the way, what I thought were tiki hut roofs actually have a name – Palapas. You can by them in kits and the small ones start at about $2,000 (6ft diameter). These 24 feet ones are close to $10,000. Still way out of our league.