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Views from the Top of the Rock

Everybody loves a great view, and the view from the Rockefeller Centre does not disappoint!! Also known as the ‘Top of the Rock Observation Deck’. We really had two choices: Go up the Empire State Building (aaaah Sleepless in Seattle 😉 ) or go to the Top of the Rock…

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Hmmmmm…. a view from the Empire State or a view of the Empire State Building?? Although I’m sure that the view from the Empire State building is super pretty, it was really this view that I was after…

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Yes, yes, we chose Top of the Rock!! I am not going to lie, (… don’t judge me…) but I wanted to push a couple of people off that building!! At $32 per person (no cheap attraction!), everyone should get to have the opportunity to spend a couple of minutes enjoying the view from the front of the queue. I really do not understand how they allow tripods up there!?! A lot of people got to the front and then set up their whole tripod setup and just stood there, taking a gazillion photos.

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(Rant NOT over!)… And then you get the other third of the spectrum, the extremely rude people, who would just PUSH you out of the way. I am sorry, but just wait a couple of seconds and you’ll get your chance!! Are we the only people who feel this way?? Everyone pays a lot of money to get up there. People should just relax and enjoy the views – you are not more entitled than anyone else. Be courteous and make way after you’ve enjoyed your turn!! I guess this is something that will just get worse with time… tourists spoil tourist spots (says I while typing this rant!!)!

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(Rant over!) Oh my goodness!! The views are AMAZING!!! It was a dream come true to see the city from so high up!! That view of the South tip of Manhattan with The Empire State gracing the skyline!! It was gorgeous!! And to the North you can see for miles… A bird’s eye view of Central Park make you realize just how big this park really is!! In an ideal world we would have watched the sun set from way up there… Alas, after about an hour of crazy people we decided to head down. We had soaked up every angle of that view!! Even with all the idiot people, I think that this was one of the highlights of our trip!!

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Fountains of Bellagio {Travel}

The Fountains of Bellagio has been featured in many many movies, and if it wasn’t for some of those movies, we probably would never have wanted to see the city of Vegas – ever. One of the big attractions (for me) was the fantastic Fountains of Bellagio. They put on an impressive display every 15-30 minutes (depending on the time of day) and you need to find a spot early to get a good viewpoint!

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We recently had to re-enter Canada in order to activate our Permanent Residence status (and yes, we are finally permanent residents of Canada!). We always knew that this is something that can happen at any moment, and we had kind of decided if the day came that we got our ‘go’, we would do a quick trip to Vegas! And that is exactly what we did… We hopped on the plane and spent a weekend in Sunny Las Vegas!!

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What an interesting place!…. But today it is all about the Bellagio Fountains!! Oh my, that is something that I always would have loved to see!! And aren’t they something special!! We just loved it!! Fortunately my fabulous hubby offered to take a video of one while I was taken photographs… So today I thought I’d share this with you! This fountain dance was to the song Big Spender by Frank Sinatra! It was super cheeky – and a good one to share!!

We just loved this display!! The video starts out a little boring, but it gets way better around the 2 minute mark!! Also check out a couple of the photos we took…

Bellagio Fountains – 10 March 2016 from Xandré Verkes on Vimeo.

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