Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Last week Mike and I were in Las Vegas for a convention. I feel lucky to be able to travel alone with Mike so often, but man alive, I think we have maxed out our babysitting options in the last four months! Last time we were in Las Vegas, we brought the kids and managed to have a pretty good time. This time, we left them home with my mom and stayed at Planet Hollywood, where the convention was being held. For people who don't gamble or drink, and who don't appreciate seeing scantily clad women dancing on tables as they walk to their rooms, Las Vegas is sort of a nightmare, and Planet Hollywood was pretty disappointing. (Although, the best thing we ate on the trip was the croissant french toast at Planet Dailies inside the hotel. So good.)
While Mike was in meetings, I spent the first day shopping for souvenirs for the kids. This is my favorite thing to do when I am away from them. I found lots of really fun things. Plus, all the time I wanted to sift through the racks at Forever 21 and Anthropologie alone? I am not a shopper usually, but I loved it.
On day two, my good friend, Annie, saved me from the filth and invited me to her house, about an hour out of the city. I had such a good time visiting her teeny town, and talking the day away. It made me wish we saw each other more than once a year. Thank you, Annie!
I arrived back at the hotel just in time to curl my hair for the big convention gala.
Mike had forgotten his dress shoes, and the red dress I scored in the clearance section at Anthropologie the day before really could have used some heels, but our poor shoe choices didn't stop us from having a nice time that night. Mike even won an award! I am so proud of him. He works hard and runs a successful company. He is smart and inventive and I like being on his arm at things like this.
The next morning, we packed up, ate a humongous amount of food at Hash House a Go Go and headed home. Good bye Las Vegas! I hope I never have to visit you again.
posted by stephanie at 7:43 AM