I did not dig Vegas the first time we went.
Had no intentions of ever going back.
It was disgusting.
No matter where I went there was smoke and I had a hard time breathing. And then there are the people who pass out porn on the streets. Everything is so expensive. Thought maybe some of what I disliked was having a 6mo baby (who got kicked out of a casino if you can believe it!).
I was wrong.
We were walking into Bass Pro this summer and the hubby got suckered into a two night stay at one of their resorts. The only one we thought might even be a possibility was the one in Vegas, easier to get to than the others. Totally surprised there was no resort in Colorado. Said I would only go to Vegas if I could see Celine. He agreed and we signed up.
Mainly, I was looking forward to a nice getaway with my hubby, and seeing Celine was just icing on the cake. I also enjoyed seeing Mission Impossible since we rarely get to go see movies. Shopping at the Cesar’s mall was nice too, there didn’t seem to be as much smoke in there and Andy got to go to a Coach Men’s store and pick out his Christmas present (I had already picked out mine in MN at the Mall of America).
Celine was incredible. The show was worth every penny and I am so glad we went. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
I also loved spending the time with my hubby and not having to worry about the kids for a few days. They had a blast with Nana & Papa!
But everything else about the trip sucked. I almost vomited in Paris and wasn’t even able to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower since there was a private party, and that was the whole reason we went in. No matter what, you can’t get a breath of fresh air in the casinos, and when you leave them your clothes and hair still smell disgusting. Why can’t they glass in smoking areas like they do in the airport? I’m fine if you want to smoke yourself to death, but why do I have to suffer as well?? I’m no gambler either, so there’s little appeal for me.
Thankfully, we just had to sit through a 3hr timesharish presentation and we were able to stay for free. Since we didn’t have to pay for that, we were able to have more fun eating at some neat restaurants (Margaritaville makes a killer margarita!) … and wandering around finding some fun souvenirs.
Pretty sure I won’t be going back to Vegas again unless that changes, or there is another show worth seeing.