Vegas at Night -

Las Vegas has so much myth and hype about it, that it is hard to imagine anyone going in there without a preconceived idea of what it would be like. Vegas never seemed like a place that would be my cup of tea, but I have always wanted to visit it at least once. I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to attend a conference there last week.

Vegas exceeded all of my expectations! One can’t help but get caught up in the surreal hum and buzz of it all. It truly does feel like a theme park for grown-ups. Everywhere you go there is music being piped onto the street, into the halls, and inside the elevators. You start to feel as if your life has a soundtrack.

My free time was limited, but I was able to see the Cirque du Soleil show “O” at the Bellagio. This is their aquatic show–there are currently eight Cirque du Soleil shows running in Vegas. It was amazing. I could not help but gasp at several points. This photo was taken outside the Bellagio as the fountains were in the midst of one of their shows. I have never seen people clap for fountains before, but these were worth it.

It was hard to leave such an energizing place, particularly to leave the dry 85 degree days and blue skies to come back to snow in Massachusetts. Still, I think I have an extra spring in my step from this brief stay in fabulous Las Vegas.