Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Vegas, no babies

It occurs to me that I never posted about our 10th anniversary trip. The original plan (10 years ago) was to go to Europe for our 10th anniversary. London is the very tipsy top of my most-wanted. Then we had a life and house and a few kids and Europe was most definitely not in the budget (maybe for our 20th?). So instead, I got onto various travel sites and looked for where we could cheaply. Turns out, Las Vegas is a very inexpensive plane trip and hotel room away. The actually being in Las Vegas is not so cheap, but it was still a fun trip.

We stayed at the Bellagio. It's really beautiful, and was decked out for Chinese New Year when we were there. The rooms were lovely, the beds were comfortable and it was right in the heart of the strip.

This bathtub may have been my favorite part of the trip though. I have to admit, I love a good bathtub. Seriously, I spent a good 3-4 hours in this bad boy over the course of our 3 day trip. Best part? No children banging through the doors because they have to use the bathroom.

There are tons of street performers along the strip. There were loads more impressive than the minions, but since our boys are obsessed with Despicable Me at the moment, we had to get this pictures.

This might have been Ry's favorite part. It's a scooter suitcase. So you can ride your luggage. If it hadn't have been over $200, we probably would be it's proud new owners.

Walking up and down the strip was fun. This Eiffel tower isn't nearly as impressive as the one in Paris, but it was definitely cool to see all the casinos. We sat and watched the fountains at the Bellagio in a bar overlooking the water. That was fun. They go off every 15 minutes, set to different music.

I also had to see a Cirque Du Soleil show. The one we went to was called Zarkana. I hear it's not the best of the bunch, but having never seen one at all, I was impressed. I loved that they brought the theme into the rest of the venue, even down to the bathroom signs.

The performers were in the audience before the show, generally messing with the patrons. One stole a woman's bag and made her chase her down to the stage to get it back. Good times. We also ended up with superb seats due to it being a Monday night. We had couches.

I was hoping to find some karaoke there, but had no luck. We did find a dueling piano bar, which we closed down. I do love a dueling piano bar. There were two pairs of piano players, who traded off through the night. This guy was part of the other pair, but grabbed his guitar and joined in at the end of the night. Seriously fun.

Vegas is a place I don't feel the need to visit again, but I am glad I went. It was over the top and slimy and glittery and we had a great time. There are lots of places on my list before we go back though.

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