Monday, August 6, 2012

Viva Las Vegas Baby Part One

Howdy Folks,
I thought it was time to post about my recent visit to Las Vegas.  After my hubby got back from the Philippines, in the beginning of May, he had a security convention to go to in Las Vegas and since I had never been there before (really) I tagged along.  I know, I know, I live only a few hours from Las Vegas and I'm over 50, you'd of thunk I'd have been there before now.........nope, I'm a Vegas late bloomer.

Anyhoo, we got to stay at the swanky Red Rock Casino & Resort, which is about 20 minutes away from the  "strip" but our room had a view of the "strip."  Now, I'm not a gambler, by any means, and I hate smoking so I mostly stayed away from the casinos.  Yes, they have state of the art air filtration now, but I'm very sensitive to cigarette smoke, and in my opinion it was still pretty stinky in the casinos.

Our room, however, wasn't stinky at all, it was really quite nice.  A lovely king size bed, fully stocked mini bar, and not one, but two television in the bathroom over the tub!!!!!  The bathroom was almost fully encased in marble, and even had a telephone in by the toilet.........yeah sure, I'm gonna' yap on the phone while I'm doin' my business...............NOT.

If you click on the image collages....they get bigger for better viewing!
See how nice the room is!
The convention was held at the resort, very convenient, and the first night there they had a welcoming party out by the pool.  There were lot's and lot's of people, acrobats, and circus types all around.  Since there are so many Cirque du Soleil shows there, the entertainment was themed around the various shows.

Look how strong!

Sweet hubby with some of the characters!
I went to breakfast in one of the many restaurants located within the resort.  Check out all the yummy goodies they had in their bakery case.
Yes, I did partake, but this was before I started my no sugar
diet from which I've lost over 30 pounds now.
Some interior shots of the resort and casino, plus two "trick" shots I took of the strip at night from our room. I used my new camera and played with it.

That's it for now folks, but keep watching as Part Two will be comin' up next, where I actually go out on the town.......sort of............I'll explain later.

Have a great week,


Jane said...

Such beautiful photos! Glad you got to go on this fun trip! I've never been to Las Vegas either, so I'll just enjoy it through your pictures :)

Shirley Hatfield said...

I live 6 hours from Vegas...but we visit quite often. We decided a few years ago to invest in a 2 bedroom condo to give us someplace to stay and our kids a vacation getaway. It's only a few hours more to Disneyland so it's been fun to be able to visit there often. We stay away from the strip except on New Years Eve and when we go to a show. Lucky you to stay at Red's really a nice hotel and casino. Our favorite is Green Valley's in a trending shopping area and has great restaurants and we go there to the movies. Loved your post!

Lynn said...

Wow, looks like you had a very nice place to stay in! Did you soak in the big tub and watch tv?
Congratulations on losing the 30 lbs!
Lynn from Life on the Wienee ranch

Tammy's in Love said...

Wow! I haven't been to Vegas either, and I've heard there is a lot to do there other than gamble which I don't do and or drink! Thanks for showing us the sites!

My Vintage Mending said...

Super visit. Never been myself. Came home to a wonderful mail full of goodies and of course yours was one of them. You know there is nothing better than Meri Mail! Mmmm....cupcakes....smiles...Renee

vivian said...

such fun Meri! My girlfriend was just in Vegas two weeks ago. she just stayed by the pool while her husband had a convention that he spent his days at.
maybe someday I'll get there too! loved seeing your pictures!

Kim K. said...

What fun pictures! How nice that you were able to enjoy a change of scenery. Congratulations on the loss of 30 pounds too. That's fantastic, Meri! The software vendor that I'm in charge of supporting at our University is holding their annual conference in Vegas next July. My husband and I were tossing around the idea of going and leaving the girls've tempted me.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

We love LV!!!! Loving the photos... looks like you had so much fun!!

Barbara said...

Hi!! Nice to meet you!!! (Something about a swap and sweet Vivian have brought us together!!) I've never been to Vegas...not a gambler or smoker either....see we have lots in common!!! ((Over 50 I'll be emailing you to see what you like!!!!

Shikainahglory said...

Amazing photos and places! It would be an adventurous events would be here. Thanks for sharing.

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