After hiking all over the dunes, we drove back to the hotel for some tasty breakfast in the restaurant, then packed up our stuff and checked out. It was only mid-morning, but we had tons of other stuff to do!
My other regret from last year is not hiking to the bottom of the Ubehebe Crater in the north part of Death Valley. We still had some time before we had to be back in Vegas, so we started driving north. There were all sorts of creepy low clouds floating around right on the ground, and the further north we got, the worse the weather got.
Since we liked the Bellagio so much when we were there last year, I figured we should just stay there again. And since this was my birthday trip, I figured it would be fun to splurge with a fountain view room.
After stopping back at the room to swap out my bags, we took a cab over to the Rio. We had tickets to see Penn and Teller, but wound up getting there really early. We killed some time drinking spiked slushies and playing video poker before heading over to the theater. The show was great! When we walked in, there was live piano and upright bass music...and the bass player was Penn. Neat! We had great seats near the front,and a couple people from our row got picked to help with various parts of the show. Penn and Teller put on a fantastic show, and if you're ever in Vegas you should try to check it out!
After the show we took a cab back to the Bellagio. It was still pretty foggy. Leave it to me to come to the desert the one random time that the weather is crappy!