Tuesday, February 19, 2013

There's Something About: Vegas

And whatever that something is, probably depends on who you ask. For me, it was just a warm place for my husband and I to spend some time together.

Since being gone on the deployment and getting home a week before Valentine's Day, we decided it would be nice to spend a few days together sans kids. I was a little conflicted about the timing, though. I mean, the kids missed him, too. But they would have 5 whole days during the mid-winter recess from school to spend with Daddy, which started the day after we got back. So, I guess the timing was ok, after all.

We stayed at the Aria. It came highly recommended by one of my husband's friends. And it was beautiful. The room was very elegant. The flat screen even greeted us by name when we walked in. Very high-tech! The view was great and we could see plenty of lights and scenery. However, it seemed very ooh-la-la. Maybe geared towards an older crowd. Just sayin'.


And everything, at almost every hotel, was decorated for Chinese New Year. In case you're wondering, it's the year of the snake.

We got dressed up and had a very nice, very expensive V-Day dinner at Jean Georges Steakhouse. I was gonna take a pic of the food, but it didn't seem appropriate at such a fancy-shmancy place.


I think my eyes are closed!


We saw a couple of shows, free with our vacation package - can't beat that. It was warm enough to go to the hot tub, and then cool off in the pool. We walked through the malls, but after spending money getting to Vegas, I don't know who has money left to shop at Prada, Harry Winston and Gucci! Then we walked the strip, too. And my feet were killing me!


While the Aria was beautiful, NY NY was very enjoyable. If we ever go back to Vegas, I think NY NY is the place to stay. There were great shows, plenty of food choices and a really fun crowd. I made friends - from Canada, Florida, Alaska, California and Arizona! We made friends with people from England and Wisconsin, too, but I forgot to take their pics.

Canada
Florida
Alaska

California
Arizona
After relaxing for a couple of days, we were ready to go home, kind of. Sometimes the comfort of your own bed is better than any fancy hotel room. But it was time to get back to the kids, the house, the job, and the 18 degree weather.


When can we go away again?

~Michiko

2 comments:

  1. So glad you guys got away! Sounds awesome!

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  2. Glad you had a nice trip! So nice that you are all back together again!

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