Thanksgiving seems so long ago now, with Christmas just a few days away, but I’ve been meaning to blog this trip in spite of all the craziness going on the past few months! Kevin and I really love going to Vegas. We’re not big gamblers or anything – we just like to be in a place with multiple entertainment and shopping options, without ever getting into a car. The previous few times we haven’t gambled at ALL, although last time I did put $20 on black. And I won! And then I decided to let it ride, and I lost. Sadness.
We also went to Vegas last Thanksgiving and WHAT a disaster that was! Unbeknownst to us, Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year in Sin City. It took us about 6 hours to get out there, and 7 hours to get home. Then we had the grand idea to go see Hoover Dam, and that was a 4-hour round trip as well.
We wised up this time and left at 7:00 on Wednesday and FLEW there. We left around 8:00 Saturday to get home and also had a traffic-free trip. I think this will continue to be our Thanksgiving tradition :)
In any case, pictures! That’s what you’re here for, right?
I must say I have no pictures of the strip. Kevin and I counted, and we’ve been there 9 times. Whew! So I really can’t get it up for a lot of pictures I’ve taken before.
We always stay at Planet Hollywood. Centrally located, plus it’s connected to a mall, which is really convenient. The lobby has these really pretty chandeliers.
We’re suckers for live music. This band was playing for a few nights at one of the bars in Planet Hollywood. Very enjoyable! They played “Smells Like Teen Spirit” when I requested the song. Bonus points for them!
One of the highlights of the trip was seeing old Vegas. I had never been there, and having stayed in Vegas a few times now, it’s crazy how TINY it is. Like, the hotels seem miniature. And kind of cheesy.
I’m pretty sure this was the sign the kid destroyed in “Honey, I Blew Up the Kids,” right? Am I wrong? Maybe?