Vegas, Baby!

Last summer, my husband booked a comped room at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for us in November. We were both excited because 1) it was free, 2) we’d never stayed at this hotel before, and 3) it was free. So we took Friday off work, packed up the ol’ Alero, and drove through the desert to Sin City. Although Las Vegas claims to have gotten more kid friendly in recent years, nothing about our trip was kid friendly. When you have kids, you can’t do the following things that we did:

  • Spend a ridiculous amount of money on a steak dinner, bottle+ of wine, and dessert at a nice restaurant.
  • Play video poker, drink Captain & Cokes (him) and Bloody Marys (me), and lose your money at 10am.
  • Stay in a smoke-filled environment gambling and shopping for hours on end.
  • See the Cirque du Soleil show, Zumanity, at New York New York. This show is billed as their “sensual” show and there were times where I thought even I was too young to be there.

Our good friends, Jessica and Karl, joined us in Vegas for the weekend and we all had a blast. Here are some pictures from our weekend:

The Pools at Caesars Palace

Hubby Naps While Wife Shops

Margaritas After the Show

Brunch at Serendipity 3 Before Leaving Town

About Carrie

I'm a Midwest transplant in SoCal...spending my time exploring, questioning, reading, writing, baking, skiing, and running.
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2 Responses to Vegas, Baby!

  1. 1) Bwahaha. Excellent shopping-fu, to tire out the husband so. Although congrats on dragging him in the first place. 2) Honestly, how was Ceasar’s palace? Would you consider staying there a markedly different experience than say, Treasure Island or one of the bargain motels? Staying at the Bellagio is on my “one day…” list, but we probably wouldn’t get our room comped, so I’m wondering if it is worth the money.

    • Carrie says:

      Ceasar’s Palace was great! The rooms were very nice – the bathroom mirror even had a TV built right into it (Dan liked that)! Although I’ve never stayed at TI, I’ve heard it’s nice (that’s actually where our friends, Jessica and Karl, stayed during the weekend). I’m kind of over staying in bargain motels, so personally I’d steer clear of them. There are so many nice hotels in Vegas and you can generally find a decent rate at at least one of them.

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