Earlier this week Tim and I finally got to celebrate our fourth wedding anniversary together - four months late, thanks to the deployment. In planning the trip it was clear Adeline wouldn't be joining us, Tim didn't think it very appropriate to be pushing a one year old's stroller on the strip in Vegas (although you'd be surprised how many people did just that). I thought three nights would be the most I could handle my first time without her, so that's what we booked, three nights at Wynn.
We left on Sunday night at 9 P.M. so I could still put Adeline to bed that night. When we arrived in Vegas we headed straight to our hotel and checked in at the front desk. When we told them what we were celebrating, they upgraded our room to a "panoramic view" and gave us a 100 dollar resort credit. Woo-hoo! We went to see our room, which looked over almost the entire strip and had a great mountain view. Then we headed downstairs to explore the hotel and grab a snack. On our way back up to the room Tim played 10 bucks on the slots and won! Three...whole...bucks. You would have thought it was 500 by the smile on his face and his need to take his winnings and run.
The following day we enjoyed the gourmet Wynn buffet for brunch - yummy! Then we picked up tickets for a couple shows, did the obligatory stop at Margaritaville, and watched the fountains at Bellagio. At Wynn, the owner introduced and unveiled a couple new flower sculptures which were stunning, a hot air ballon and a working carousel. When we went back up to get ready we had a nice surprise waiting for us, champagne from my mom and grandma. After toasting, we went to see the Jabbawockeez (a dance group) perform at the Luxor and then played in the nostalgic arcade at Excalibur.
The next morning we pretended it was our anniversary. We ordered up breakfast and drank mimosas before visiting the little Rolex museum in our hotel. We decided to splurge and get massages, and it was WORTH it! We went early to enjoy all the amenities then met up in the co-ed lounge to wait. Both of us came out exclaiming, "Best massage of my life!" Tim was actually massaged by Steve Wynn's personal masseuse. We spent the next half hour enjoying more spa amenities, checked out the fabulous golf course, and then attended the new Cirque show, Michael Jackson's One. It was fantastic! After dinner we went to the James Beard Award winning restaurant Aureole, where servers repel up and down a world-class wine tower. We ordered a French wine, appetizers, dinner, and a chocolate trio for dessert.
By the third day in Vegas we were ready to get home to our pumpkin! It was a a wonderful stay in Vegas, but we're Vegased-out for the next few years. We'll see where next anniversary's travels take us!