|View of Caesar's Palace through the building wrap|
Then, yesterday, after visiting Paris and Bellagio, I went back to the hotel to give it another go. I had to call repeatedly but, finally, the maintenance man came around noon and started working on it. It appeared to be a problem with the cable company as a result of recent remodeling in the hotel. I left to go to the convenience store and get some drinks and, when I returned, he was back in the room working on it again. A couple of hours later, he was back and finally told me that there was a backlog of 150 service calls in his department.
|Same view at night|
Anyway, the menu on the TV worked and I looked through the movie choices -- and decided that I didn't want to pay $14.99 for a movie! So, we got an upgraded room and a $30 meal/bar credit due to my carping -- but I did waste a lot of time sitting in the room waiting (while drinking my mimosas).
I was able to get a lovely picture of the sun coming up and shining on the mountains out past Caesar's Palace. Because of a huge Donny & Marie graphic that hangs down on the front of the hotel and in front of the windows, it's a bit like trying to take pictures through a screen but it still came out fairly well for a cell phone. The night time one is just as the sun is setting and the screen on the window is a bit more visible.