Monday, August 25, 2008

Dinner and a movie

Sunday night, we all decided to get dinner at the Paris Hotel & Casino. It was the one place we avoided until mom was with us. (since she was a French teacher for 15 years and loves everything about Paris...beau geste!)

On the other side of this sign, it said, "Everything is sexier in Paris!" And it's true.

We rented a wheelchair at reception so we could push dad around really fast. It also helps for clearing paths and getting primo spots in restaurants!

These are the chandeliers at reception. (insert crazy wowie, zowie noise here with a visual of my jaw on the floor!) C'est magnifique!!!

The streets of "Paris", minus the smelly French guy who tried to give me money because he thought I was homeless. (a true story from our last trip to Paris. Not my finest hour. I blame my cat scarf.)

Gambling your life savings doesn't sound so bad when you say it in French!

A tiny little piano bar. Because Napoleon was tiny. And French. And what else are you going to call your tiny little piano bar?

The fam...enjoying the cobblestone streets and lack of map-reading and Metro-riding. Bon voyage, Lucas family!

The other brilliant thing we did at reception was make reservations for dinner. They had one table open at this adorable little cafe outside. Our table looked out on the strip with a perfect view of the Eiffel Tower and the fountains of the Bellagio. It really was ridiculous. Totally perfect.

Really blurry, but you get the idea. Perfect.

Our waitress attempted to take a picture of all of us at the table, but it was horrible. That's why there are three individual shots of "the couples". Besides, it's cuter that way.

Tres adorable!

Tres beau avec Bellagio fountains in the background. (and the best meal I've ever had! Seriously. Amazing.)

Bellagio gorgeous-ness going on behind us.

Ryan and dad waiting for valet. (cute, right?)

Mom and me, in front of the gorgeous architecture.

Mom and Whitney in front of L'Arc de Triomphe.

After dinner, Ryan and I met up with Jason to see "Tropic Thunder". Not your typical Vegas experience (we know), but the movie was only $ opposed to "Love" or "O" that cost closer to $100 per person. Plus, we got to hang out with Jason some more! And on the way back to the hotel, we stopped at the iconic "Welcome to Vegas" sign!

Bonne nuit, Vegas!!

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