Right after my Seattle/Portland road trip, Vic and I headed down to Las Vegas for a short vacation. He left on Monday, I left on Tuesday and we both came back on Saturday.
It was a nice, relaxing trip. All I did was eat (three buffets, three days), sleep and catch up on my reading. I walked the Strip a few times as Vic played in a number of different casinos but it nowhere near made up for all the food I consumed.
We stayed at Harrah's, north of the Strip. Vic wanted to play at the Venetian but in the end, decided to return 'home' (Aria). I would never stay at Harrah's again, nor would I recommend it to others. Their wifi sucked and the room was constantly muggy. We had to put in a request every night to keep the A/C on a constant basis. The staff I met were nice though. We didn't pay a lot for the hotel, but I would splurge a little more next time and get a way better room. We did get reimbursed some costs for the wifi, so that was a bonus.
We were glad to have met up with Kenny (his cousin) and Sara (Kenny's wife) for dinner - we also met up with them to do a little outlet shopping. It was nice to catch up; the last time we saw them was about 3.5 years ago. Since then, they've had a little girl together, Olivia (who Vic met).
My cousin Jen and her boyfriend, Alex, drove down from Los Angeles on Friday night to spend some time with us too. Since Jen is a vegetarian and Alex is a vegan, it was a little challenging to find someplace to eat but we managed to end up at a vegetarian Chinese place that was actually quite tasty!
It was a long trip and even though it was nice, I think that 5 days in Vegas is much too long. I was glad to have gone, to have met up with family and to be with Vic. But it felt really good to be back home again. I missed my bed. I missed my pillow. I missed Chloe.
New countdown - 20 more working days until I'm off for the rest of the year. Hurrah for banked holiday time!