Today is the second part of my two part posting about my trip to Las Vegas last week.
Day 3: Please refrain from touching the artifacts.
I had coffee for breakfast as I usually do when I am home. I would have spent another lovely day by the pool but it was a bit too chilly so I went to the Liberace museum.
If you are familiar with Liberace and his performances then you know his museum is tasteful and subtle…NOT. His costumes for performances could take a year to create. I am really sorry that I somehow managed to leave the museum without pics of the cars and the pianos. Seriously people, this place is worth a visit if you go to Vegas. The museum is located in a strip mall on East Tropicana. When Liberace died he left nothing to any member of his family or any of his companions. His will instructed that all of his homes and most of his possessions be liquidated and a foundation be created that has awarded thousands of students with scholarship opportunities.
After the tour we jumped off the shuttle at The Bellagio and had drinks in one of the lobby bars. I had my favorite spirit, Glenmorangie Port Wood with an absolutely perfect Romeo y Julieta 1875 because it’s Vegas baby!
That evening we went downtown to The Plaza Hotel. Built in 1971 it’s right across the street from The Freemont Street Experience. We had an edible dinner of Tapas at Firefly, which overlooks the light show.
We then headed downstairs to the Copa Room for The Rat Pack is Back!. It’s a fun show and I highly recommend it. Very talented lookalikes performed as Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and of course, Frank Sinatra imagining that The Rat Pack were doing their famous Vegas show once more, tonight. Also, for a psychedelic moment, a song by a Marilyn Monroe lookalike. They did it old-school, in a way that was never uncomfortable, with some references to Sammy’s skin color, Dean’s drinking, Frank’s mob ties and “Joey Bishop” made fun of them all.
Due to some last minute arrangements I am going to post the giveaway on Monday. Call me a tease, but I want the package to be as big Vegas.