Sunday, April 1, 2012

Vegas

For Spring Break I went to Las Vegas, Nevada. It was rather enjoyable.  We started off the first night by wandering the Strip and going to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory.

 I've heard their cheesecake is pretty good, so I got a slice (of course).  Following the Factory we went back home and slumbered in our dream beds.
The next morn we woke up late and went to the pool.  It was cold so we ended that activity pretty quickly.
But first we ate some fries.
me...at the gray day pool
Next we checked into the Venetian.  We had a gorgeous room with a concrete jungle view.  We checked out the room and then went in search of food.  After much trial and tribulation we ended up at La Cave, a "wine and food hideaway".  It was very chic.  Almost to the point of crazy.  I'm not posh like that.
Chicken wrapped in bacon with French onion soup in the background
Filet, Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, Blue Cheese Flatbread
Fiery Artichoke, Roasted Pepper, Olives Flatbread
After some food we went back to the room to hang out.   I wasn't about to let Vegas slip away from me so I went out and wandered on my own.  I bought some chocolate and shopped for a few hours.  

The next morning we went to The Grand Lux Cafe for breakfast.  It is in the Venetian and was created by the people that created The Cheesecake Factory so it was, once again, delicious food.  We did Vegas-style breakfast with a...buffet!

After breakfast the girls decided to go to the spa.  I decided to do something different.  I walked the strip by myself like a real grown up.  I took myself to the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace and shopped until I dropped.  Then I went to the Bellagio to walk around the greenhouse and take some pictures of the ceiling. Prepare for the photo onslaught:


Then I went back to The Cheesecake Factory for one more slice of heaven and headed back to the Venetian.
We picked up our stuff, grabbed one last cup of gelato, and disappeared into the night sky.

4 comments:

Jo said...

Jealous. Sigh.

carissav said...

Looks like so much fun!

Jellybean said...

Once I stopped in Vegas for an evening on a road trip, and I didn't like it. I don't gamble and am bothered by objectification of women, so a lot of what Vegas offered rubbed me the wrong way. I think if we had planned a trip and not just ended up there and tried to find entertaining things to do for little money, we might have had a better time. I did see the flowers at the Bellagio, which was super cool and I also really enjoy Chihuly (did I spell that wrong?). I guess if I ever go back to Vegas, I will have to ask you what to do. Sounds like you had a much better time and found way better places to eat (I think I ended up ordering Macaroni and cheese... we got there late and had a terrible time finding a place for food).

Anywho, sounds fun! I want some of that flatbread.

Bri said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

As a side note, E walked past while I was looking at this post and saw the picture of you. He pointed and made a cute little grunt in recognition. He misses you guys :)