It occurs to me that I never really posted about my trip to Las Vegas, even though I scheduled in some fun stuff before and after BlogWorld Expo. Another thing I made a point of not mentioning anywhere in social media, for security reasons, is that my husband went with me.
We got into town on Friday afternoon and grabbed a quick dinner at the Las Vegas Hilton, where we were staying, before taking a cab to see Tower of Power in concert. As you can see from the photos, we had amazing seats.
One bittersweet thing about staying at the Las Vegas Hilton is that they'd just closed Star Trek: The Experience a few weeks before we arrived. If it had been open, we totally would have paid to go through it. Here's what part of the attraction looks like shuttered:
On Saturday, I spent all day and evening at the conference and associated social events while my husband hung out with his friend, blues musician Glenn Patrik.
After the conference on Sunday night, Glenn and his wife took us to an amazing Vietnamese restaurant and we spent the evening hanging out at their house talking about music and playing with their dogs.
Our flight back on Monday wasn't until 7:45 p.m., so my husband and I spent the day shopping and goofing around on the Strip. Breakfast was at a cafe inside Paris.
Later that afternoon we went to the Bellagio to visit the Modernist Artists gallery exhibition. First, we took some photos of their autumn-decorated courtyard:
Once we got through airport security, I decided I'd kill some time by finally doing a bit of gambling. I allotted $15 to spend and began playing 25-cent draw poker. I was down to my last five-quarter bet and ready to call it a day when I drew three 7s. On the re-draw I got a fourth 7 and won $62.50! I cashed out immediately and went back to reading my book.
I always enjoy a trip to Las Vegas and this one was no exception. After all, I got married there and renewed my vows there ten years later. It's always going to be "our place," so I'm glad my husband came along.