Does everyone else hate the prompt: so tell me about your trip, as much as I do? What do you mean?! I want to exclaim, what do you want to know? What is your capacity for information? How much can you tolerate before you want me to stop talking? I don’t mind telling you about my trip, but I never want to be a bore, please! That’s why I write here, so I don’t have to tell my stories, you can read them. (Click on the pictures to view them bigger)
This trip was lots of ups and a few downs, briefly the downs were: not watching the Bellagio fountains due to high winds, having our plans for a permanent souvenir foiled, our helicopter tour not happening and the subsequent fight for our money back. (Never a fun vacation time). And painful blisters. There were so many highs, which, while the trip is all muddled in my mind keep popping out in random points.
Highs: the best steak dinner ever at Delmonico’s at The Venetian.
Dirt cheap rum cocktails.
Warm sun all the time.
The Cirque du Soleil show Mystere, which was epic.
A pimento cheeseburger from BLT Burger.
A terrific lunch at Westside Lilo’s Cafe on Route 66.
Booz-y slushy drinks everywhere!
Understanding the penny slots as a tool for free drinks.
A free upgrade to a Jeep Liberty we named Justice for our road trip to the Grand Canyon.
The entire Grand Canyon experience.
Freezing our butts off hiking in shorts.
Eating my snack with my feet over the ledge in the canyon.
Wandering through the Bellagio.
A chocolate snack at Jean Philippe Patisserie!
Our room at the Wynn Encore, seriously.
Winning money playing roulette, such fun!
Our first night being in total awe of the lights and commotion.
Brunch at Mesa Grill! Especially that bacon.
An insane breakfast at Bouchon Bistro, my favourite of the trip.
Walking the strip at night.
Superb pizza close to Freemont Street, right when we needed it.
I need to reiterate how much we loved Mystere. I’m planning a trip back to Las Vegas just to watch Ka, another Cirque show. It was my favourite night of all.
Our trip to Las Vegas was something else altogether. I could have stayed (on vacation) forever, in the warm sun sipping cocktails, eating delicious noms. It was wonderful to ring in Shane’s birthday in such a grand way, and I know he loved it.