Ivy stayed at my mom's house. We booked through Southwest Vacations and flew out of Nashville.
This is a picture of the exact moment I told him we were going to Vegas. (Just kidding!)
We stayed at The Venetian. Our package offered a free room upgrade and it looked like a very nice place according to Trip Advisor.
A photo of our room....
We could have upgraded for a better view but this was what was included.
We arrived around noon on Friday, May 4th and were starving! We prowled around for somewhere to eat and found Riva's which was poolside. The weather was AMAZING, warm with a gentle breeze.
Chicken Portabella Panini
BBQ Chicken Pizza
We spent the afternoon checking out the hotel and saw that the gym had a rock climbing wall.
Friday night was our "fancy" night out. I had always heard about the Bellagio fountains and wanted to check them out. We ate supper at Olives on the patio and were able to watch the fountains as we ate.
Instead of an O'Charley's bread bowl you get smashed up olives and crackers. We were not very fond of this, but it was something new to try.
We saw the Cirque du Solei show "O" also at the Bellagio. It was AMAZING! I can barely put into words what we saw, but it was full of acrobats, syncronized swimmers, and dancers. Here is the "O" trailer.
Air hockey is the ONLY game I can beat my husband at so I was thrilled to find an empty table.
We called it a night after that... ON Saturday, May 5th we woke up early and were picked up by Scoot City Tours at 7:30 to head out on an excursion to Red Rock Canyon.
I loved EVERYTHING about this excursion! It was so nice to feel like you were out on your own but following someone who actually knew where to go, where the bathrooms were, and where to stop and take photos. They have tours in Sedona, AZ and we hope to visit there in the future. We were so TIRED when it was over. We had had the sun beating down on us for about five hours by the time we got back to the hotel.
We headed out to MGM Grand that night because we heard there was a little fight going on in town.
By the point we were starving and found the Grand Buffet. This photo was blurry, but you get the idea! We had crab legs, prime rib, and gelato! YUM!