Well, last week Doug's company sent him to Vegas for a conference. I was lucky enough to get to tag along. While Doug was in classes, I got to sit by the pool and lazy river and well... be lazy. It was nice since I was recuperating from surgery.
At night, we got to go around and see all the hotels/casinos. And let me tell you... Vegas isn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Granted, there is lots of bad things around you that is easily accessible but otherwise it is a very clean, classy place. Beautiful array of lights and extravagant architecture. If you just stay away from the bad stuff, there is so much to enjoy. And that's what we did. We went to a jousting show called Tournament of Kings and ate with our fingers (which is what they did back then. Ha). We looked around at all the major hotels/casinos. We really had a good time just exploring. They had aquariums, lions dens, fountain shows, the Statue of Liberty and even the Eiffel Tower you could ride up in to the top. It was amazing. We even had a tv in our bathroom of the hotel room. Crazy!
Yes, it was all very beautiful but VERY expensive. Just a hamburger... no fries or drink... $10. A bottle of Pepsi (no coke) was $3-$4. We spent way too much money even though we didn't gamble. Let me rephrase that... I gambled $7 at the slots. Ha. Not too fun for me! So we probably won't ever go back unless it's a company trip but I'm very glad we got to go one time. Next time we will definitely try to go see the Grand Canyon. It's not near as big or impressive from the plane. Ha.