I spent the July 4 weekend in Las Vegas for my dad’s birthday, to get our fix of gambling, and spend time with family! Yes, our family loves to vacation at the poker table or casinos.
We ate some great meals–BLT Burger at The Mirage (falafel burger and milkshake below), Joe’s Stone Crab at Forum Shops, and Fix at Bellagio (lobster tacos below). And a fantastic dessert at Jean Phillippe Patisserie at Bellagio (ice cream cone and beautiful sugar art below). We also spent time shopping–they have two Nanette Lepore shops here, my favorite designer for almost 10 years–and hanging at the pool!
Unfortunately, our table luck was not as good as our eating, except for my uncle and grandfather, who will both be competing in the World Series of Poker starting this week for the upteenth time! Good luck Reagan and Gigi (Gigi is a freqent blog commenter)!
View Reagan’s WSOP blog at www.reagoatwsop.blogspot.com to follow along.
I also got an “Athlete’s Revival” massage which was interesting and very necessary for my legs! The masseuse confirmed that my IT Bands don’t get along with my body, and helped stretch and work them out. She used some “heated ice” which I think it like Icy Hot to cool and heat them. I continued to feel for the “cool” about 30 minutes after it was over. Mental note to look into that.
We took a 50 minute walk in 90ish degree heat, and I thought that would leave me dripping in sweat, but the dry heat in Vegas leaves you, well, dry! Not humid like in Houston, and not as much sweat.
Here are a few pictures and highlights from the weekend!
A special hate letter to Continental Airlines–It is not okay to delay a flight six hours, causing me to go on two standby lists, spend 9 hours at the airport, and only compensate me $12 for food (lunch, snack, dinner necessary). And your President’s Club staff were not so kind.
All was better when I came home and my puppy was waiting and happy to see me.