Okay, so even if it IS your wedding anniversary, and even if you have a whole week off, and even if you were in Las Vegas last October and had a BLAST, and even if your sister who lives there is moving next month–those are NOT reasons to EVER go to Las Vegas in July. We arrived on the 21st. It was 110+. Anything over 110 I don’t want to know about. My eyes bugged during the brief interlude between airport and cab. As a home-grown Sacramentan, I thought I knew HOT! The cab’s air conditioner did its best, and when we arrived at The Paris, the little misters (outdoor cooling system) were misting their little misty BEE-hinds off, but we were still in the danger zone. I RAN into the hotel. That night we dined at The Top of the World/Stratosphere–great 360 view, wonderful dinner, fabulous company. As we were leaving, the wait staff suggested we see the view from the observation deck. Okay, it’s nine o’clock. That Delta breeze should be kickin’ in about now, right? Well, my friends, the Las Vegas Delta breeze is like the Santa Anas on steroids!! It was still 110 and I don’t know what the wind speed was, but it was BIG kite flyin’!
When we were there in October, 2002, I asked everyone: cabbies, valets, concierge(s), wait people, desk clerks, what’s the one, Must See Thing in Las Vegas? No one ever mentioned the fountains at the Bellagio. If you ever go to Las Vegas (I repeat, not in July!), spend the money, get a room with a view (be sure to see the little fountains in the botanical garden, too.)
Planning an outdoor soiree in July/August? Find out who can install one of those misting systems at the last minute should the temperature rise. They’re great!
– Don’t knock on Death’s door. Ring the doorbell and run. He hates that.