Viva Las Vegas

November 20, 2008

We came back from Las Vegas on Monday night and I’m still recovering and trying to get back into routine.  Here’s my quick recap of the few things I managed to remember.





We headed out to the airport around 6ish and I wasn’t the least bit excited.  Sure, we were going to LAS VEGAS but I really couldn’t care less.  Want to know why?




I was sick.  Not just a little bit sick, I was DYYYYIIIINGGGG.  Now say that in the most melodramatic way possible and you will get an idea of how I was feeling.  My whole body hurt, my nose was running like a faucet and my sinuses were thisclose to exploding.  Do you know how much fun it is to ride on a plane while sick? No? Lucky you!


We checked in assuming it would go as any other check in and we could come back out and have some time to relax and drink a Tim Horton’s coffee.  Apparently check ins to the US are a little bit different than international check ins.  Once you have that boarding pass you HAVE to go through security and sit your butt down at your gate.  They wouldn’t even let us go to the other side for the aforementioned Tim Horton’s We were stuck at some crappy Americanized bar which was a complete rip off because you had to pay with Canadian money anyway.


The plane trip was the worst one I have had in my life, and I flew quite a bit.  I have never experienced such turbulence.  Yes, I will admit it, I actually sat in my plane chair and prayed, while my sisters held on to their second cups of wine and laughed their asses off at me.  Seriously, if you have to literally hold on to your drinks because they’re flying off your tray, that’s a time to start praying.  Obviously we made it down but that was the longest 4.5 hours of my life.


We finally checked in to PARIS and got the brilliant idea to scope out the hotel and Casino.  This would have been a perfectly fine idea if it wasn’t for the fact that we were on a three hour time difference.  The only thing I remember from that night was some really horrible waiter service at one of the restaurants, blowing $60.00 on a stupid machine, and going to bed around 5 AM, which would make it 8 AM Toronto time, which would mean that we stayed up way over 24 hours. 




The view in our room was amazing.  The Paris tower and the Bellagio fountains.  The room itself was amazing, and I can’t say enough about how comfortable the beds were.  The first night and all the nights after I kept sleeping on the side of the bed and I could not get out of the mindset that my husband is not there and is not crowding my side or stealing my covers.


We ordered breakfast in our rooms and just enjoyed being lazy.  Eventually we get a phone call that we have to switch our rooms.  Due to the fact that we checked in so late they didn’t have rooms available.  That room with the amazing view actually cost $100.00 more per night, and we had two rooms.  From the 26th floor we got downgraded to the 4th…it sucked.


That night we went to see Cirque Du Soleil’s KA.  The show itself was absolutely amazing.  It’s not something I can even begin to review; you just have to see it to believe it.


I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more if we hadn’t had those few beers before the show.  I was in the washroom a total of 3 times during a 90 minute show; thank goodness we had seats close to the exit.


The highlight of that night were THE DRINKS.  They were served in the massive cups you can see on the next picture.   You can also tell on the pictures that we were out of our minds by the time we finished them.  The server told us that we wouldn’t remember him after we finished those and boy was he right.



The MGM Grand casino was very kind to me and I ended up with an extra $80.00 in my pocket.



The effects of the KA drinks were clearly displayed by my sisters who spent the whole day in bed.  I did some souvenir shopping with my mom.  I managed to get Aska out of bed and we went to see Cirque Du Soleil’s “O”.  Except that we didn’t see it because they were sold out.  So we did the next best thing.  We went to a free show at a bar in our hotel.  I didn’t expect it to be so great but the Dueling Piano’s was fantastic.  We drank, laughed and drank some more.  Once they were finished we went to Bally’s Casino and found another free show and bar and did some more laughing, drinking, and drinking and drinking…





The effects of the drinking, and drinking and drinking were clearly displayed by Aska who spent a majority of the day in bed while the rest of us did some more shopping.  That night we finally made it to see “O” which again was amazing.  After the show we headed to the Paris Casino where I proceeded to spend the rest of my money on slots. 



We were all actually quite eager to get our butts on the plane headed for home.  I missed Mikey and the husband.  I missed my routine!!! 


Overall I had an amazing time but there things I will do much differently the next time we go.  For starters I will not be playing any slots!!!


Las Vegas $1, 000

Me $0.00