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Looking at the Wynn and Encore theaters. The Wynn theater is home to Le Reve. Danny Gans was supposed to perform in the Encore theater but unfortunately, he has passed so the theater is currently empty.
I guess I should start by saying this is my first time in Vegas and I was spoiled. I don't think my first Vegas experience was the typical first time in Vegas trip. Now I am going to have a hard time going on my own dollar. =)

We left Denver at 4:00 to catch our 6:00 pm flight out of DIA only to find our flight delayed 45 minutes. The flight was quick but I sat between a family who kept screaming across me and the isle about what they see out of the window. The kids had never flown before so they were super excited. At first it was cute, but it got old really fast.

After we landed, my boss slipped me a quarter so I got started gambling before I even made it out of the airport. Of course, I lost the quarter. What an omen! A car service picked us up at the airport but our driver was just a little crazy.
Glass mosaics in the floor of Encore. Wynn had flower mosaics
I don't know if he was drunk or what, but he kept swerving into the other lanes. I'll admit, I was a little scared. Of all the ways to get hurt in Vegas, mine was going to be from a crazy cabbie.

The three gentlemen I was traveling with where staying at Wynn Las Vegas and I was staying in its sister property, the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. Wow, what a hotel! Actually, both of these hotels were stunning. The details were amazing - everything from the glass murals in the floor to the vibrant chandaliers hanging from the ceiling were breathtaking. I had never stayed in a 5-star resort before so I wasn't entirely sure what to expect but, like I said, I was spoiled.

In short, we ate at Switch, Tableu, and Daniel Bouluds and I lost all of my money playing slots, roulette, and craps. However, I did drink my weight in free beer while gambling and was treated to a free cigar. Since it was business, I decided to head back to my room at 4:00 am so I could get some sleep for our meeting the next day. The coolest part of the second day was getting to see the inside of the Wynn Theater, home of Le Reve, while the cast was rehearsing. I am dying to see this show and I unfortunately didn't get to. It is definitley on my to-do list when I make it back along with actually leaving the hotels. =)
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Looking at the Wynn and Encore the…
Looking at the Wynn and Encore th…
Glass mosaics in the floor of Enco…
Glass mosaics in the floor of Enc…
Esplande that takes you between En…
Esplande that takes you between E…
The Encore decor is butterflies an…
The Encore decor is butterflies a…
More of the mosaics.
More of the mosaics.
I loved these chandaliers. There a…
I loved these chandaliers. There …
Entrance to Encore in esplande.
Entrance to Encore in esplande.
Beautiful glass butterflies along …
Beautiful glass butterflies along…
A look at the Wynn theater. Just b…
A look at the Wynn theater. Just …
View of the golf course from Encore
View of the golf course from Encore
View of Circus Circus from Encore
View of Circus Circus from Encore
Treasure Island from the 60th floo…
Treasure Island from the 60th flo…
View of Hilton from Encore
View of Hilton from Encore
Living area of Encore suite
Living area of Encore suite
Bedroom of Encore suite (sorry for…
Bedroom of Encore suite (sorry fo…
Flat screen that rotates
Flat screen that rotates
Beautiful bathroom in Encore suite
Beautiful bathroom in Encore suite
Other half of Encore suite bathroom
Other half of Encore suite bathroom
Vanity in Encore suite
Vanity in Encore suite
A look at the Wynn logo from 60th …
A look at the Wynn logo from 60th…
The Palazzo from Wynn.
The Palazzo from Wynn.
Looking down on the Lake of Dreams…
Looking down on the Lake of Dream…
View from the Wynn suite window.
View from the Wynn suite window.
Night view out of Encore from 33rd…
Night view out of Encore from 33r…
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