Las Vegas Weekend

Back in December, we took a quick 2-day family trip to Las Vegas and stayed at one of my favorite resorts there–Encore. Apparently, that was one of the quietest time in Vegas! Zero lines at check in and at restaurants (including the Wynn buffet, which usually is a 2 hour wait!), and barely any “ka-chings!” around the casino floors.




We savored the unfamiliar Vegas calmness, especially since Bridgette was with us. The downside to being there at such a slow time, was that many of the more popular restaurants were closed, as were the majority of the shows. Luckily, that didn’t disappoint us since our purpose for this trip was mainly to relax.


Despite the freezing weather, Bridgette still insisted on taking a dip in the semi-heated pool, which she nearly had to herself. Alan and I supervised….from the pool chairs, with nachos, tomato bisque, and seafood sandwiches. 🙂

DSC_3080 DSC_3081 DSC_3084We really took it easy on this trip. No real agenda at all….just strolling the strip, watching free shows, swimming, and eating lots of good food. We especially loved going around the different hotels on the strip looking at their holiday decor.



Finally got my spago fix! We also couldn't miss paying Jean Philippe a visit :)
Finally got my spago fix! We also couldn’t miss paying Jean Philippe a visit 🙂

collage6collage5collage3One of our afternoons was spent at Circus Circus, a place I haven’t patronized for 20+ years. It looked the same as I remembered it to be, except it now boasts to be home to one of the largest indoor theme parks–Adventuredome. Bridgette had a fantastic time there. I was a bit underwhelmed by it, but was glad to see Bridgette having a good time.


Indulging in sweets at the Wynn buffet
Indulging in sweets at the Wynn buffet

We didn’t rent a car, and ended up walking a whole lot and cabbing some. At the end of each night, we would be physically exhausted from all the walking. I kept thinking I’d make it to the roulette tables at least once, but was always too tired to by the end of the day…





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