Vegas – day 4

Today was my last day in Vegas. I was very sad thus afternoon – maybe because Cindy left, maybe because I’ve been averaging 4 hours a sleep a night, maybe because I couldn’t get last night’s NKOTB concert out of my head, maybe because it was my last day in Vegas.

We started the day with a breakfast buffet at Ballys – biscuits and unsweetened iced tea for me. Then we went to Planet Hollywood to play the slots before Cindy left at noon. Then I went to Bills casino and played Happy Days for about an hour then went back to Ballys where I won again at Hot Shot Progressive. Then I got a sandwich and watched a movie in the room before going to Aria.

Viva Elvis Cirque du Soleil is playing at Aria casino just up the strip. I got there a few hours early, so I visited the Viva Elvis store and hit the jackpot. They had stuff from Sun Studio that isn’t even in Memphis. I bought a Sun hoodie with Elvis on the back, a Vegas Elvis tee shirt, Viva Elvis keychain, Viva Elvis program, Viva Elvis bag, and a pink Viva Elvis hanger. After shopping, I had an hour and a half before the doors opened, so I gambled – and did not win. I decided to sit and people watch outside the theatre doors. I ended up buying an $11. Ginger ale because I wanted the Viva Elvis cup – it was about 32oz.

Viva Elvis Cirque du Soleil was great! It was like a broadway show about Elvis’ life with some acrobatics mixed in. Pictures from Elvis’ life were on the video screen as well as Elvis’ various performances. I was so involved in watching Elvis that I had to remind myself to watch the dancers. The singers and the band were fantastic, especially that blues guitar. I thoroughly enjoyed Viva Elvis!

The walk from Aria to the strip was a little confusing, but I met a nice man who was equally confused, so we walked back together. He was staying at the casino next go Ballys. Even though I had lost at the slots today, I decided I couldn’t just go back to my room at 9:30 on my last night in Vegas. So I decided to try my luck one more time. My new favorite game Hot Shot Progressive did not let me down. I won the progressive jackpot twice – I’m still down overall though.

Sad to leave Vegas in the morning, but glad to see my dogs.

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About Deena 'On the Road with U2' Dietrich (542 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 90 and soon to be 100) U2 shows I have been to ZooTv to 360 and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, Elvis, Grizzlies, LMP, Orioles, NKOTB. Please connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

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