Several weeks ago my hubby came home and told me that he had won a trip through work for three days to Las Vegas, and I instantly started making plans for our first trip back there in about ten years. I decided I wanted a different experience than ones in the past, I wanted to have a retro themed trip, and I also wanted to be able to connect with some of my online fans, that are now life long friends, I am sure of it! Oh sure I had no control over where we would stay, or some of the activities as that was going to be set up by my husbands work, and I would have to see and do a couple things that is very tourist like, but in between....as I set up the itinerary it became obvious that I wanted to squeeze in a lot, and some may not be possible this trip, and I was right, but it was a great trip..busy, exhausting, but great....I, we made a lot of memories.
|I got up at 4:30 a.m. to get ready for the day and an 9 a.m.|
|Taking a moment to get a photo before boarding.|
|Up, up and away....|
We arrived after an hour and ten minutes, and as soon as we collected our luggage, we headed to our first stop, my aunt's house for a quick visit and to grab some family photos. Then it was to the resort, to grab our itinerary from my husbands parent company, getting our name badges, the cash for expenses and confirm our spa appointment for the next day. After we had a couple of free hours before we could check into our hotel so we decided to head to our favorite hotel on the strip, The Paris. Yes, it is a tourist thing, and not very retro, BUT as many of you know I am also a Francophile and I doubt I shall ever make it to France, so this is as close as I get. I had to have my crepe fix, this time one that was all the flavors of a Monte Cristo sandwich in crepe form.
After lunch and a few photos, we then headed to a local antique mall, The Charleston Antique Mall, to do a bit of treasure hunting!
|photo not mine...found on Google|
|not my photo|
|not my photo|
|All but the pink scarf was found at the antique mall, the glorious hat, the sweet gloves, the pale mint pearls and and the really cool table cloth! The scarf was found the next day.|
Once it was finally time to check into the hotel, we went upstairs and changed for the evening events that were the reason we were there in the first place, a company party in a private meeting room that over looked the entire city!! There was great food, and a great view and best yet a money pull, where we walked away with quite a bit of shopping money that I would have to spend the next day, but more on that later.