Thursday, April 9, 2009

Vegas, Baby!

For my 31st birthday, we headed to Vegas for a long weekend. Gary and I had never been, so we were looking forward to a little get away!
We stayed at the Paris, which was so beautiful!
The first day, we just walked around the strip and tried to take it all in! We tried to hit a few of the casinos, mainly just to see the attractions! Here were are at Caesars' Palace.
Day 2 was much of the same...walking around, seeing the sights, shopping, eating and drinking! The time change was pretty hard for us to manage, staying up until 12 Vegas time, was pushing it for us old folks (it was 3am our time!) We did manage to get a few naps in so we could actually party! We met up with an old high school friend of mine, Pappy, who runs lights for the Elvis show. It was great to catch up and reminisce about my theatre days.
As day 2 came to a close, headed to see"Jersey Boys". It was such an awesome show! It made me want to drop my nursing career and head back on stage! After the show, we went for a walk, enjoyed the lights and fountains and headed back to the Paris, where we found the best piano bar! Cute, huh?
What would a trip to Vegas be without an old lady bus tour to the Hoover Dam? (or the Damn Dam, as we kept calling it!) It was really actually so very cool to see that place! It was breath taking! They are building a bridge next to the dam and when it is complete, cars will no longer be allowed to cross over the damn dam. I found it pretty facinating!
Our last night we treated ourselves to an amazing dinner in the Eiffle Tower Resturant in the Paris.After enjoying a few drinks at the Paris' bar, we sat down for an amazing dinner! It was worth every penny...and the sights (overlooking the fountain) were amazing!