Tom and I had the rare opportunity to get away from all responsibilities and fly to Vegas. Well, I was away from all responsibilities but Tom was in a conference each day. It was so nice to just be alone for a few days!!
I was surprised to be picked up by a LIMO when I got to the Vegas airport. Tom and I flew out on separate flights so we arrived at different times. Carissa (Tom’s wonderful friend and co-worker) arranged for the limo rides for us and a chocolate treat and champagne in our room! (Thanks Carissa!! I think my very favorite was the chocolate. It was scrumptious.)
Treasure Island. They had nightly shows on these boats outside the hotel that people would flock to watch.
Here are some of the sights we saw as we walked the strip.
The Excaliber. Tom and I ate at the buffet – it was yummy.
Tom and I stuffed after the buffet
They have many beutiful fountains and lights everywhere you look.
My honest overall feelings of our trip:
You look at all these pictures and it looks great but I know you are all thinking “so did you like Las Vegas”?
I had a great time being away for a few days! I probably would never pick to go back to Vegas. It’s not my kind of town. It was definitely something to see and Tom and I had fun. I thought it was very expensive. You walk a LOT! The thing I most noticed was it was very LOUD. I must be really used to the quiet of the country or something. Everywhere you go there is loud music and noisy slot machines and advertising. The lights at night are pretty and the “people watching” is at it’s best. You see some interesting things there.
All in all, I am glad I went. I enjoyed myself and the time of having a break from the kids. Tom and I enjoyed being together alone immensely. I thoroughly enjoyed sleeping in and laying at the pool. Yes, I gambled and YES, I LOST! (at one point I gambled three dollars and was up to $60.00! Then I lost it all. . .oh well.)
A special thanks to all the grandparents for taking over for us while we were gone. The kids had a great time with you all. We love you!!!!