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PalmaBELLE? Probably NOT!

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Ok, I admit, I have always been somewhat Francophobic. It must be genetic. I respect all cultures, but France is NOT a place I have ever yearned to visit. I have NO desire to ever see Paris, and I'm afraid if I ever went to Provence (and I'd probably love it), I would be wishing I was in Italy instead. French food is good. Italian food is wonderful. My friends who love to travel to France insist I need to give it a try. The language, though many think is the most beautiful romance language in the world, makes my skin crawl, and I don't think I could stand a visit for that reason alone. If Brad wants to REALLY bug me, he can scrape his nails on a blackboard, or speak a few words in French. The result is the same. I do give the French credit for good bread, cheese, and croissants.

Here I am in Las Vegas. I am actually feeling very French-friendly. This is good, because we are at the Paris Hotel! Our corner room (can't beat the $57 deal we got) is really lovely, and the view is wonderful. This is what we can see from our bed:
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The other window:
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We slept with all the drapes open, so this was the first sight I saw when I opened my eyes today:
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I've been a Caesar's Palace girl for over 30 years. We have also frequented the Venetian, when we had enough points for a comp room. I love the Bellagio. The Italian -like surroundings, while done in "overdone" and sometimes even tacky Vegas style, work for me. So do the Forum Shops.

The gambling at Paris has allowed me to play for a long time and stay within my daily budget. That is always good! The shopping was weak, at best, but I did manage to find two pair of sandals. This month my book club got me to read a mystery set in the Jewish ghetto of Paris. (Murder in the Marais by Cara Black) I enjoyed the book. Maybe some champagne will help adjust my no-France attitude?

Nah...there's always Prosecco.

I took this photo, as it is not likely that I will ever see the REAL DEAL.
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Comments (7)

Ida : > (:

Wish we were there!!!!!!!Still can't believe this is happeneing.

It sounds like a good weekend! Thank goodness ytou managed to stear clear of 'caucus excitment'. LOL

I'm still crossing my fingers for the 'big win' that will fund a year long trip to Italy!

Ann M:

Palma, hope you are having a great time! Scott and I love Vegas and stayed at the Paris on our last trip too. We had the same view! I like that you can walk straight through to Bally's w/o going outside. The little cafe is also great for a morning croissant and coffee.
Good Luck on the slots! Ann

nancyhol:

I too love Paris Las Vegas! And the corner rooms are great! Could you see the Bellagio water show?

Did you have any bubbly at Napoleon's?

Palma:

Nancy,

Yes to the Bellagio water, no to Napoleon's! But I had a great lemon drop and some good wine!

I am very sad for you. You know I love Italy enough to live here, but Paris is Paris and you can't miniaturize it and think you've been!

Even on a diet, Paris is just a marvel.

Kaydee [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Palma, this is really funny! Paris in Las Vegas.

But I feel sad about your French phobia! And I do think you would enjoy Paris and Provence!

I promise not to speak French around you ever--

Kathy

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