Monday, August 25, 2008

Kim's birthday in Vegas

Mike & I went to Vegas for a few days to celebrate my 50th birtday. We left Wed 8/20 around noon from home. We arrived in Vegas about 4pm (we stopped in Hesperia to check out statues by the side of the road) & checked into Sam's Town Hotel & Casino. This is a smaller hotel located about 5 miles east of the strip. We really like this hotel as it has a nice view (if you get inside room) & the price can't be beat. We paid less than $40 a night. Plus we like the smaller venue.

For dinner we ate at the buffet as it was steak & shrimp night. The food was great for being a buffet. In fact the baked potatoe I had was the best I've had in a long time.

After dinner we had tickets to see the 9:30pm show of "Mystere" at Treasure Island. We walked around the strip while we were waiting for the show to start. Then we ended up a restaurant bar called Kahunaville. We watched the bartenders do their juggling show. It was quite fun. Afterwards we went to the Mystere show. It was great.

On Thursday (my birthday) we ate breakfast in the Cafe in the park at Sam's Town. We had steak & eggs (2 for 1 coupon). Breakfast was great & the view of the park was very relaxing. We then went shopping all day. We ended up at Walmart & I found a princess tiara that I put on & took my photo. I wanted a funny photo to remember my 50th birthday by.

That night we went to The Venetian Hotel to see "Phantom". It was great. Shorter than normal, but still great. The show had great special effects. The only complaint is the chairs were not that comfortable. Mike even enjoyed the show. They didn't allow photos but I took a few of the theater after the show before I got caught. I couldn't use my flash, so the photos are a little blurry. Afterwards we walked around the Venetian & then over to the Mirage.

We ate dinner back at the Cafe in the park at Sam's Town. I had prime rib & Mike had a sandwhich.

On Friday we had to check out of our hotel by noon. After that we found an indoor swap meet where we shopped for awhile. At 3pm we returned to Sam's Town for Seafood night at the buffet. I had wanted crab legs for my birthday but all the buffets were closed by the time our show was over. So I was happy to find out that our hotel buffet was having crab legs on Friday & it was the cheapest place to eat crab legs. After having our fill, we left Vegas around 5pm & arrived back home around 8:30pm.

It was a fast trip, but had a great time doing all the things I love to do: Eat, shop, sleep & go to shows.

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