After not going to sleep until after 3 am, found ourselves ready to go by 8 am the following morning...creatures of habit...it was 11 am 'our time'...a recurring issue Streets were nearly deserted, already getting hot though. We crossed the street toward the Bellagio. They have those countdown lights to give you an idea of when the light will change. A good thing, since it took us longer than we had expected to cross all those lanes of traffic. We went up the escalator in lieu of walking up the long drive to the hotel, hoping to catch the people mover i had heard about...nope, being maintained lol. Found out that everything in Vegas is further away than it looks must be because it's so flat? pic from stationary people mover across street to Paris (DS 1/2 asleep & hot, already 90 Finally, got to the lobby...so elegant and refined...ahh...exact opposite of PH lol. On other side of lobby there was an elegant conservatory (think ala the crystal palace, with beautiful gardens) LOTR tree-beard perhaps? Walked back over to check out Paris, casino was very interesting. FYI, it's okay to drag kids thru them, as long as they don't go near the machines (stay on the different colored carpet). Different from on the cruise ships where they may pass thru, but have to keep moving. Allowed for ma & pa to drop a random quarter or 2 in as we toured their fountain 1st time i had used my little outlander bag (yes, it's lime green); just right amount of space due to pockets, etc. arc replica, evidently guests drive thru it to main lobby-cool; PH is building on right Didn't want to miss the breakfast buffet that came w/our pkg, headed next door & found it down on the lower level...kept feeling as though we were on a scavenger hunt. I do believe they want you to get lost...drop change ala bread crumbs. Buffet was excellent! Not sure what they call it now (hotel was bought by PH/Sheraton from Alladin via bankruptcy sale? things still in process of rennovation); i'll call it the Spice Market. One of the better breakfast buffets i've seen top quality. All the traditional dishes plus many international offerings. Seemed as though we had just arrived, time to retrieve the SUV & head out to the Hoover Dam for a quick stop on way to overnight @ the Grand Canyon!