Sunday, July 13, 2014

A short trip to the desert

I find it hard to believe I have been married for five years, but it's true!  To celebrate, we usually take a trip over the long weekend to celebrate, and this year Vegas was our destination.  Three days, in and out.  Quick trip, but lots of good times to share!

We flew out Wednesday night after work.  Our flight was delayed, which was aggravating at first.  But, it also meant that we were treated to almost two hours of the setting sun from the plane.  As we neared Vegas, it got really gorgeous.  Then we landed, at 9:00 at night, where it was still 107 degrees!

One of the newest attractions in Vegas is a giant ferris wheel called the High Roller.  It was more or less beside our hotel, so we got lots of looks at it.  Its engineering amazes me - a miracle of tension and what I'm assuming are the strongest cables in the world.  We didn't ride it, heights are not our favorite things.

Something we did do, was have a few drinks at Hyde in Bellagio.  The lounge/club is immediately behind the dancing fountains.  Which are one of my favorite things in the world, so I was extra happy.  Believe it or not, you can earn free drinks here by playing MyVegas on Facebook.  One free drink doesn't sound like much, but they have an amazing cocktail menu (and one drink will run you $18+), so this was a really great reward.  One of the highlights of the trip!

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