Viva Las Vegas

Husband and I took a short trip to Las Vegas this week. We left Sunday and were back by Wednesday, which was about the perfect amount of time for a Vegas trip. We went with another couple, friends of ours, A and S. The other couple had been there before, but it was Husband’s and my first time.

We stayed busy throughout the trip, there was so much to see and do. We walked the strip and marveled at the huge resort casinos, I learned how to play roulette, did some shopping, and drank and ate…a lot.

Instead of giving a minute by minute, hour by hour, or day by day recount of the trip, I thought I would just put together a list of my personal highlights.

Here are my five favorite things from the trip, in no particular order:

  1. Downtown Container Park: Located in downtown Las Vegas, the container park is an open air shopping center with a playground and a stage area for live music. As the name suggests, the buildings are made from old shipping containers. We browsed the shops and enjoyed a lunch at the Downtown Terrace. The whole place has a fun, laid back atmosphere, and the giant praying mantis out front was pretty cool, too.
  2. Zombie Burlesque: There is no denying it, I have the sense of humor of a 14 year old boy, which is why this show was so awesome. Hilarious, raunchy comedy, centered around zombies, what could be better, right? Not appropriate for all ages, but would you really expect something with “Burlesque” in the title to be family friendly? If you’re in Vegas and looking for a few undead laughs, check out this show.
  3. Slotzilla: This was my first zip-lining experience, going right over the heart of Fremont street. We did the normal zip line one, not the one where you fly like superman (honestly, I don’t think I could have handled that one)The one we did is the lower ones, by the showgirls.Here I am, harnesses up and doubting that this was such a brilliant idea. You can see the launching point over my shoulder. In the end, it was a brilliant idea and I absolutely would do it again!
  4. Fountains at the Bellagio: So, everyone says you have to see the Bellagio Fountains, they’re so amazing, blah, blah, blah. I went in expecting to be totally underwhelmed. It’s a bunch of water spouts, how cool can it be? Well, as it turns out, very. That water is perfectly choreographed to the music. I could have watched it for hours. Absolutely amazing.
  5. High Roller: Currently the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, this takes you up over 500 feet for some incredible views. We did the nighttime open bar option, which was absolutely worth it for us. Online reviews of the open bar option mentioned overcrowded cars and weak drinks, but we experienced neither.The views were incredible!

Overall, it was a fantastic trip, we stayed pretty busy and fit a lot of stuff in during the short time we were there, but I never really felt stressed or rushed.

The short and busy nature of the trip did not leave a lot of spare knitting time. Despite spending more time on the plane reading than knitting (I recently restarted George R. R. Martin’s Clash of Kings), I did finish the first Roundabout Sock and cast on the second one. I’m very happy with how the sock turned out, so I’m excited to keep working on the next one.

One down, one to go!


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