After taking the afternoon for some rest, we headed out to Vegas for an evening of fun and adventure. First stop, dinner at the Hard Rock Café! Service was quick, food was great (I had the twisted macaroni and cheese, which was awesome!) and of course the Hard Rock is also an interesting place to eat. Much fun was had after dinner looking at the decorations and shopping in the gift shop. Many students bought souvenirs to commemorate the experience - including a lot of drumsticks!
Following dinner, we headed out for a night on the town, Lions Band style! First, we visited the High Roller, a London Eye like Ferris Wheel that took us high in the sky for an awesome view of the city! During the 28 minute ride, we were to see fantastic views of the Strip, many of the iconic features of the Las Vegas landscape, and even some of the surrounding countryside.
After the high point of our day, we headed off to the Mirage, where we watched their "Volcano" show along the Strip. The show, which was produced by the people responsible for the Bellagio fountains, was a simulation of a volcano erupting, using colored water and flame. It was super cool! There was one brief moment when the show stopped early on, and we thought that was it, but it restarted and we were able to see the entire show. After that, we headed back to our hotel for some much needed sleep.
Up tomorrow: a full day of Vegas fun! Madame Tussaud's, the Titanic Exhibit, and a Fifty-Ones baseball game!