Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Vegas, Baby (without the Baby).

Rollie won a trip for two to Vegas (complete with airfare, hotel for 2 nights at the Mirage, Cirque du Soleil tickets, food, drinks, spending money for gambling, etc.). It was the first time we left Hudson and actually took a flight somewhere (side note: I hadn't flown anywhere since last December because of being pregnant). Considering I used to travel every other week, it felt like it had been forever! 

We left on Friday morning and got to Vegas at 8:00 a.m. We kicked off the vacation right with a mimosa at Encore, the new hotel at Wynn. We did a little shopping and walking around, then changed and headed to the pool for the afternoon. The temperature was a perfect 85 degrees both days we were there. Friday night we went to Hard Rock hotel for champagne and happy hour, then had dinner at Nobu, then on see “O”, the Cirque du Soleil show at the Bellagio. It far exceeded my expectations.

Saturday we ate lunch at Joe’s Stone Crab, then lounged by the pool for a while. We did the tasting menu at Joel Robuchon's restaurant (plus the cheese course) and then decided to spend Saturday night shopping around Caesars Palace. I love that the Forum shops stay open until midnight! After shopping we had a drink at Rumbar at our hotel before calling it a night.

Sunday we had champagne brunch and checked out Palazzo and Barney’s before heading to the airport. It definitely was a very relaxing trip (not always what you’d expect from Vegas!) and just what we needed in a long weekend get-a-way. 

First champagne of the vacation. A mimosa at Encore
Excuse me, but I ordered a "Large" Pina Colada...
Champagne Room Service
On the way to see O at Bellagio
Joe's Stone Crab for lunch.
The Lobby of the Mirage hotel
Dinner at Joel Robuchon
Shopping at Caesar's Palace Forum Shops
Last champagne of the trip - Champagne Bar at Palazzo.

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