This is a picture I took INSIDE the Venetian hotel! YES! I said INSIDE!
The lower levels of the hotel are filled with swanky shops... AND a canal complete with gondolas and "gondala guys" (what are they REALLY called??) who sing Italian songs at the top of their lungs! Hee!
This is me by the Bellagio fountains.
The weather is great... HOT... but great. They have the nearby wildfire mostly contained and the rains from last week have really subdued the smoke, so that has not been a problem at all. It is not humid at all... so that makes the heat MUCH more bearable! Actually, the only time the heat bothered me yesterday was when we were walking the strip. The pools were PACKED though! I considered laying out a bit....but when I surveyed the scene and saw every Venetian and Palazzo pool packed like sardines... I decided I may need a a day or two to acclimate to the masses before I dive in to steal a chair or corner of the pool!
Ok... Ok... Back to teaching-related STUFF.... I'm looking forward to registering today and "organizing" my agendas for the week. <-- I know, what a nerd!? Right! Hee! I know many, many of my "Bloggin' Buddies" are flying in today too! Can't wait to meet them! I'm sure I'll have many stories to tell...and many new BLOGs to introduce to you! I've got my iPhone charging as we speak to ensure some great pics! I'm meeting up with DeeDee Wills, Deanna Jump, Kim Adsit, Kathleen Pedersen and MANY, MANY more of the "Blogging Greats" on Tuesday night! Can't wait to share our adventures! Blessings to you on this Sunday!