Sunday, November 10, 2013

Birth Month Getaway

Hubs and I took off for a weekend getaway with another of our couple friends to Las Vegas to celebrate the 3 out of 4 of our birthdays that take place in October. All of us wanted to take a quick vacay, but unfortunately none of us could swing getting away from work for more than just the weekend. So we settled for a quickie weekend trip to my favorite vacation destination.

We got in late on Friday and went to Holstein's in the Cosmopolitan for a late dinner. Last time we were in Vegas our friends introduced us to this place. They have great burgers with interesting twits and original spiked milkshakes. It makes for a perfect go-to for a late night bite. (For a place that's known for it's night life we had a really difficult time finding places to get late dinners). After dinner we walked along the strip and made our way to Aria where we took a quick bathroom break. In the few minutes we were in the restroom hubs sat down at a slot machine with $20 and ended up with $200! Luckily this set the tone for the rest of our weekend.
L to R: Nom Nom Burger (kobe beef, cheddar cheese, and potato chips - minus 1000 island dressing) with
Black Cow Float (Coca-Cola, vanilla ice cream, cherry pop rocks, 3 olives cherry vodka),  Major slot
machine winnings

We spent Saturday afternoon doing some damage in the malls and then went to see the new Cirque du Soleil show, Michael Jackson: One. Hubs and I have been dying to see this show since it opened. As huge Michael Jackson fans and huge Cirque du Soleil fans we had high hopes for this show. The show exceeded any all expectations I had for the show. It was a great combination of dance and acrobatics. Definitely a must see for any Michael Jackson fans. I can't wait to see it again!

On Sunday we had to end our vacation and head back to the real world. But not before hubs and I hit up the new craps machines that we'd seen around the casinos. I inherited a love of gambling from my Dad who inherited it from my Grandpa. I love playing craps, but sometimes the dealers are a little intimidating; which makes the craps machines perfect for me. Jason's good luck from Friday night kept up on Sunday morning as we walked away from the craps machines up about $200. WOOT!

The weekend was too short, but still fun nonetheless. It was great to be able getaway and spend some time with some great friends. Hopefully we can do it again sometime soon.

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