In point form, because I am still damn dehydrated, the plane was very delayed last night, and I’ve got lots of work to do:
Destination: Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada! (but oh the desert is dry! I feel so, so crusty)
Airline: West Jet – Captain Dave missed the runway on the first approach in, so we got an extra roller-coaster ride and some sore ears upon arrival (can we say 1,000-10,000 feet in 3.6 seconds?)
Hotel: Planet Hollywood (Formerly the Aladdin) – yay for the birthday upgrade! We got a junior suite on the 50th floor
Shows: Random comp tickets to Jay Leno at the Mirage on Friday (6th row centre) and bought tickets to Blue Man Group on the 28th
Sights: It was too damn hot to walk around much, so we pretty much stuck to the Centre Strip – Bellagio, Paris, Bally’s, Flamingo, Mirage
Shopping: Oh the shopping! I can’t wait to go back in November (work-trip for DevConnections) to load up again!
Fooding: Amazing Birthday Dinner at the Eiffel Tower! Six course tasting menu with accompanying flight of wine and beautiful views.
Relaxing: I’m glad we brought the bathing suits anyway, because we spent most of Sunday in the hotel pool before heading to the airport.
Gambling: we watched lots of tables, but with minimums starting around $10 and my severe lack of any skill at card games whatsoever, I figure I’ll practice at the casinos here a bit longer and try gambling on the next trip. We did hang out at the penny slots for a while to take advantage of the free drinks though!
And that’s all she wrote folks – I’m in love with Las Vegas, it really is like Disneyland for grownups, and we’re already planning our next trip!