June 18, 2012 by Melissa
My husband finally succeeded. He has finally convinced me to go to Las Vegas with him. I love to travel but I’m not a gambler at all. He’s been telling me for years that I should go with him just to see it. He’s been there several times for work and for fun and really enjoys it each time. He’s always said he wanted to see it with me, however. I know, so sweet.
We had wanted to take a trip for our tenth anniversary last September but I was hugely pregnant with Alice so we decided we’d do the trip around our 11th anniversary. By the way I cannot believe we’ve been married almost 11 years, and together for over 17. We had been discussing trips to Seattle, San Francisco, Washington D.C., but decided to go to Vegas during their low season to save money that we can spend on nice dinners out. Vegas is full of great restaurants (Chris did some great research in trying to convince me to go). We’re for sure going to be eating at Bouchon, Thomas Keller’s bistro, and at Alize, the amazing French restaurant which is, apparently, one of the best restaurants in the country (who rates them all, anyway?).
Chris had my agreement when he came up with an itinerary that included these restaurants and an afternoon by a pool, reading. I can’t believe that that sounds great to me. I’m a doer kind of gal-wanting to see the sights, visit museums, get things done. That’s why Chris calls me Twitch. But this year at home with two young kids has made me very interested in just relaxing. Oh that sounds like heaven. And reading a book uninterrupted? Holy cow, I can actually hear angels singing.
We won’t be gambling-just sleeping, eating, relaxing, seeing the sights of the strip. I just need to get some clothes that don’t have paint/food/drool stains on them!
Have you been to Vegas lately? What should we do or see? Where would you eat?