Saturday, May 19, 2012

Vacation Long Overdue

I spent the day with JCM at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in honor of my impending birthday and at the generous expense of his. First, we stood mesmerized by the breathtaking scene of the 2012 Spring Collection at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Then, we indulged in the intoxicating drink called the Cable Car at the Baccarat Bar, where we engaged in stimulating conversations about everything in life. At some point, the alcohol seemed to get the best of us as we burst into fits of giggles and high-fives despite the stares we undoubtedly received from other patrons.

Afterward, we braved the walk through the masses to witness the beautifully inspiring works at the "Claude Monet: Impressions of Light" exhibit in the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA). We were both enthralled by a particular piece entitled Seacoast at Trouville. Included in this exhibit were works by Eugene Louis Boudin; I was simply awe-inspired by the detailed work of his Fashionable Figures on the Beach.

Thereafter, we lounged on comfortable chairs outside the BGFA and engaged in our continuous philosophical conversation about life.  More than once, we were sidetracked by the numerous eye candy that walked by.  People watching is a favorite pastime of ours. =)

Finally, we ended our day at the Cafe Bellagio, where we immersed ourselves in more talk and savored each delectable bite of our rather pricey entrees.

Today was a wonderful start to my much needed and long overdue vacation.  I'm grateful to have friends like JCM who make life bearable and quite interesting.

2012 Spring Collection, Bellagio Conservatory

The Cable Car at the Baccarat Bar, Bellagio Casino

Bellagio Turkey Club at the Cafe Bellagio
Life is fleeting, and time...well, it stops for no one.  Enjoy life while it still runs through your body and burns in your blood.  You only have this one chance at it, so I say "Indulge and be merry!"

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