Penny's Passion: What Happens in Vegas....

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

What Happens in Vegas....

It's Thursday so I'm here with another edition of Thinking Out Loud Thursday.  The past week has been so much fun I just can't stop thinking about it so I'm going to give you a little recap ~

Last Wednesday Eric and I headed to the airport for a flight to Vegas to meet up with our son and daughter-in-law for an outing to see our favorite hockey team, the St. Louis Blues.  They were playing the Vegas Golden Knights and we had heard Vegas was a great place to catch a game.  It was so nice of the Blues to come to the airport and see us off.  :)

We flew in a day before the game to ensure we would be there in plenty of time for the game.  Our first night we went to one of my favorite restaurants in Vegas - Giada.  We dined on the best pasta!  If you're in Vegas, get yourself a reservation and enjoy!

After dinner, we caught the late showing of Cirque Du Soleil's Love.  This exhilarating show had it all - Beatles music, acrobatics, beautiful costumes.  There was so much going on it was hard to take it all in.  If you're looking at seats for this show, there really isn't a bad one in the house.  

The next day Eric and I took in the sites and sounds of the Strip.  One of our favorite places to wander around in is the Bellagio Hotel.  The Bellagio Gardens, located just off the lobby, was decorated for the Year of the Rat.  So beautiful!

While we were wandering around the Strip, Ian and Kayla were doing something a little more adventurous.  They had decided to go sky diving!

The Blues team had a real scare at the game before coming to Las Vegas.  One of our key players, Jay Bouwmeester, had a cardiac event during the game and had to be hospitalized.  That game had been stopped and we were relieved to know he was going to be okay and the game in Vegas was going to be played.  Vegas was very empathic to our feelings.

We lost the game in overtime but still had a blast watching the game and all the entertainment that went with it inside the stadium.  Nothing like a little gelato to drown our sorrows.

The next day was Valentine's Day.  Ian and Kayla were off again on an adventure of kayaking.  Eric and I decided to have a lazy morning at the hotel.   He went to Starbucks for coffee and I laid in bed and read the morning away.  When we did get moving, we hit the Strip to play some slots (cha-ching!) and hang with the M&M guys.

We all met up for dinner at Stack at the Mirage.  It was enough food to classify it as a feast!

After dinner, we walked across the street to Linq for the Mat Franco show.  Does that name sound familiar?  He won America's Got Talent a few years back.  His show was the BEST!  We would definitely see him again.  His tricks were amazing and he was funny.  Great way to spend the evening.

On Saturday we were headed home, but before we left town we Ubered to In and Out Burger for a little lunch.  It was our first time, but it won't be our last!

We got home in the wee hours of Sunday morning and I had three friends arriving in the afternoon for a couple days of fun.  I'll have to fill you in on their visit soon because it was undeniably blogworthy!  

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  1. Wow! What a fun trip! The Bellagio is one of my favorite hotel lobbies to check out too. They always have such pretty floral arrangements.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful time. In north Vegas across from the Red Rock Casino is where the Knights practice. I have been. It is pretty cool. Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday.

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