Sep 11, 2007

Vegas Baby!

We had an excellent vacation in Vegas. I learned a lot, laughed a lot, and gambled even more. It's too much to really relay everything, but I thought I would compose my top 10 most memorable moments of the trip (in no particular order).

1. Watching the musical fountain outside the mirage.
This is no Grand Haven fountain. The water shoots as high as the Mirage and sounds like cannons firing.

2. Winning on the slots.
I multiplied my money by 3x and 5x, but that still totalled less than $30. It's just fun to win, even if it's a few bucks.

3. The Fremont Street experience.
The strip is pretty fantastic, but Fremont Street feels like Vegas ought to. This is the "downtown" area. It's very much a party atmosphere and you don't have to walk miles in between casinos. They also have a kick ass light show at night.

4. Circ de Soleil.
We waited in line for cheap(er) tickets to Zumanity. This is their show that features the art of love. The acrobatics were amazing and beautiful. It was a great way to celebrate our 3 year anniversary.

5. Relaxing pool side with a strawberry daiquiri, Meagan and Mom.
Enough said.

6. Watching my dad win big at 3 card poker.
This is a great game that Ben introduced us to. We all seemed to win a lot easier at 3 card poker than blackjack. Blackjack just seemed to suck our money like a Dyson on animal hair. I even doubled my money at a 3 card poker table!

7. Seeing Jay Leno up close and personal.
His head really is larger than life.

8. Exploring Red Rock canyon.

9. Leaning over the Hoover Dam.
But I could definitely do without one more "damn dam" joke.

10. The greatest part of it all - sharing it with my parents as they celebrated their 30th anniversary on Sunday.

Thanks for the fantastic trip Mom and Dad!


Meagank7 said...

what, you didn't like the dam jokes? "he didn't follow the dam rules!"

haha. still cracks me up!

Patty Ann said...

Whoops you must still be jetlagged. The fountain is at Bellagio, for future visitors. The Mirage does have beautiful waterfalls in front for photo ops.
We sure had fun.
I hope Maggie enjoyed her time with the Burch's.

Matt Stratton said...

Fremont Street is the best part of Vegas. Honestly, I think we spend more time downtown than on the Strip when we go.

The steakhouse at the top of Binion's is a thing of glory.

Angie said...

Yeah, Binion's was where my dad and I did pretty well at 3 card poker. We ate at the Grotto in Golden Nugget and loved it. We'll have to go again someday to try the steakhouse.

Carrie said...

Sounds like you had a blast. Any celebrity sightings? Was Maggie excited to see you when you got home?

Carrie said...

Oh, and Happy Anniversary! (a day late) I can't believe that its been 3 whole years since your wedding. ! :) Congrats!

Patty Ann said...

Is the steakhouse above Binions the place with the singing Italian waiters? Can't remember the name of that one.

Matt Stratton said...

PA - I've never been sung to by a waiter at Binion's, but that doesn't mean anything. They just might like me less :)

Patty Ann said...

I think it is Stefano's in the Golden Nugget. Good excuse to go back to Vegas.

Kim said...

I'm glad that everyone had so much fun! Hope the Burches had fun with their "grandpuppy" (my mother-in-law's term of endearment for our dogs).