Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What Happens In Vegas [Ends Up In A Blog Post]

Last weekend, Charles finished up a two week job in Vegas, and the next day he turned 30---as you know---I went out to visit him from Saturday to Tuesday night. I wrote about our time in the Grand Canyon, but  hadn't posted many pictures from our time in Vegas.

It may or may not have had something to do with the fact that I moved this past weekend...

We stayed at The Venetian one night.

Got a great deal on Expedia.com the day before I flew out there, and we throughly enjoyed our nearly 700 square feet hotel room. I told them it was his 30th birthday and they gave us a free "room view upgrade" so we could see the city and pool!

The hotel had gambling I think [ha!], all I know was there was lots and lots and lots of food and shopping. In our off time we watched TV on all three flat screens [at the same time] and avoided the $13 mini bar M&M's.

Hard to believe this is the cheapest, lowest ranking room at The Venetian.  

Since we were taking the red eye flight late Tuesday night, we just hung out by the pool after check out. 

I giggled at most of the fancy stores, didn't really feel like my Old Navy outfits qualified me to walk in them. We were going to do the gondola ride, but they were $65 a piece and I'd rather just go to Venice and ride a real one someday.

Charles LOVE's The Beatles, so naturally he wanted to see it, and LOVEd it. I've seen a lot of Cirque Du Soleil's, I'd describe this one as mainly acting, dancing, and singing and not so much circus tricks. I really did enjoy it, loved the music. Only disliked one scene---got a little Tim Burton dark for me. 

Can you believe we paid the same price to stay in this gorgeous house hotel as we did at this Motel-6-quality hotel at The Grand Canyon Lodge. I guess when you're the only place in the park you can charge whatever you want. Oh, and making reservations less than 24 hours before arriving probably doesn't help either. 

Regardless, the views were beautiful. We stayed at the Maswik Lodge, I'd suggest saying off property, or doing the lower priced rooms [if available] because they can't be much worse [but they are half the cost!]

It was walking distance to great viewing points and restaurants, but there are also free bus routes if you stay in an "inconvenient" room.


  1. Looks like a fun trip. I went to Vegas an a business trip w my hubby and a few weeks later discovered we had a Vegas baby on the way. ;)

  2. Looks amazing. Hope to visit Vegas one day.

  3. It all looks gorgeous – Vegas is a tremendous place to be if the “distractions” don’t get to you. I heart the two different poses you guys have on the street – you’re all runway and he’s all Master of the Universe. And the Grand Canyon – magnificent. This was awesome, smiling from ear to ear. Thank you. God Bless and keep you and all of yours Candra.

  4. Looks like a lot of fun!! As much as we have traveled we still have not made it to Vegas.

  5. How awesome! So glad you two were able to get away and have some fun!!!



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