August 23, 2009

Viva Las Vegas

Posted in Travel, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 8:24 pm by smilinshell11

Over the 4th of July weekend, Mr. Charming and I decided to head down to Las Vegas for an extended weekend getaway.  He hadn’t been back since his 2 year traveling stint for work.  The first two nights we stayed out in Henderson at the Homewood Suites where he had stayed.  It was funny because he requested the same room!  Most of the same people work there so it was nice for him to catch up and say hi to everyone.

Thursday we got up and went to Ambiance Relaxation Spa to get massages as an early anniversary gift. We had been there before and well, it was wonderful! After that, we headed out to the other side of Las Vegas to see a bunch of his old co-workers and their new building.

Friday we headed to the strip for 2 nights at the MGM Grand (part of our Michael Buble package). The night before I had been flipping through a magazine on the coffee table at the hotel and saw that Jeff Dunham was at Caesar’s Palace. We ended up getting some of the last tickets to Friday nights show!  If you don’t know who Jeff Dunham is, he’s a ventriloquist and stand-up comedian. Some of his characters include Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Walter, and Peanut. Needless to say I don’t remember the last time I laughed that hard. Here is a clip of Achmed:

After the show we headed out to Hank’s.  We of course got a martini (what they are known for) and Banana Fosters (the best dessert EVER). Come to find out, they had taken it off their menu! After talking with the waitress, she went and talked to the Chef to see if he could make us one and he did! He then came out and talked to us which was really fun.

Saturday we headed out to some friend’s house for a 4th of July BBQ.  That night was the Michael Buble Concert.  I just have one word: AMAZING!  His band was wonderful and the way he sounds on his CD’s is exactly how he sounds in concert. He puts on a wonderful concert and our seats were the first row up from the floor. I didn’t bring my camera because I thought it wouldn’t be allowed so the only videos/pictures are from my phone which are okay.

I actually took no pictures the whole weekend. :/ I guess I have been there too much! It was a great weekend get away! 🙂

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