This weekend my work sent me to Vegas and I thought it would be a fun trip to bring Dustin on. We decided to have the grandparents watch Boston this time because I think Vegas is one of those places better for just the parents (or older kids).
We left Saturday morning after a quick stop for some caffeine and mimosas. What a better way to start off a Vegas trip than with some booze, right?
We got in right before lunch so we dropped off our bags at the Palms and went straight to the Palazzo for some sports betting and bar food. There were some great football games on and having some skin in the game made it even more exciting. (And in the cab ride over I couldn't help but take a pic of my new favorite nail color and jeans).
That night, after checking to make sure some of my work things were in order, we decided to head back to the Palazzo to make a bet on the Jon Jones fight. We love watching fights and it was fun to be in Vegas for one.
The next morning Dustin and I needed to detox after having a few too many vodka sodas the night before so we went to the Palms spa. I wasn't a huge fan of the hotel in general but the spa was really nice. They have a co-ed hammam so D and I hung out in there for a while. It was so relaxing and totally my cup of tea.
I spent that afternoon and the next day working but we were able to go to some fun events in the evening. Neon Trees performed the last night and we tried our hand at some Blackjack after. We aren't big gamblers so we worked as a team and I looked up the suggested plays on a cheat sheet while D played. Luckily we had such a nice group of people at the table with us and didn't mind giving us some pointers too.
The next morning, before heading to the airport, we stopped for a totally Vegas breakfast with a "Hangover Omelet" that was filled with french fries and a pitcher of White Pineapple Sangria. Delicious!
We didn't walk away with any winnings (but we didn't lose big either) and I was able to mix work and quality time with D, so I guess I will consider it a winning trip.
I hope everyone is having a great start to 2015. It sure has been fun for us!