Walking the Strip

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Another day spent wandering along the Strip with closer inspection of some of the hotels. Our Deuce double-decker bus passes were still active, so we started at the far south end of the Strip and visited Mandalay Bay to see the shark and fish exhibits and the sting ray petting pool.

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This starfish appears to be giving onlookers the finger!

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The week after this trip my daughter and I would watch the movie 7 Pounds, starring Will Smith, a great movie, by the way, featuring a jellyfish who plays an important role in the story.

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The Venetian Hotel looks like a miniature Venice. Gondolas floating along with the driver serenading his passengers.

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This hotel was an interesting walk through. The ceiling was painted like the Sistine Chapel and like the great outdoors, blue sky and clouds.

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Inside the Venetian was a pool of cranberries floating on water. This seemed to fascinate the kids and adults alike. I have no idea why, but it was magnetic.

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There was this floor in the Venetian that looked odd. Venus hollered at me, "Hey dad, QBert!" I used to be a big fan of the arcade game by that name. I chuckled and then took a picture and noticed that the squares on the floor looked very different than without a camera lens. Sure enough, the floor looks like it is in 3-D in the pictures.

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This fascinated everyone for awhile and prompted some odd stares from people as I got down for a close up of the weird floor. Seriously, you couldn't see this phenomenon with your bare eyes. Only the camera lens brought it out. Weird!

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