Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Relaxin' in Sin City?

They say "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," so I suppose I better honor that and not give much away.

See, my wife and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary last weekend by taking our first trip to good ol' Sin City. And yes, the saying is true......especially when it comes to that green stuff!! We left a lot of our money back there (not all on gambling!)! Food seems to be a little more pricey down there, especially if you want to eat at one of the hotel/casinos.

It wasn't all bad though. We actually did have a relaxing time. We were able to spend some time laying out by the pool, where I got to read Seth Godin's book, The Dip! What a book it is!! It has some great insight into when people should actually quit what they are doing! A book on quitting, you ask? Yes, it is a book that actually recommends quitting! I know what you're thinking, but you've got to give it a read!

The highlight of the trip, though, (besides alone time with my wife and M&M World.....oh yes, I love M&M's, and nothing beats a four story M&M store), was seeing Cirque de Soleil's Mystere show. Wow! What an amazing show. It was the first time my wife and I have ever taken in a Cirque de Soleil show, and I must say I can't wait to see the next one! It really is an awe-ispiring show!

So, that's where I've been this past week, and is the reason I'm just getting my bearings back on this blog! If you've never been to Sin City, I do recommend going. There are all sorts of things to do besides just gambling, but be ready to spend a little money doing them!!

note: mirage picture courtesy of http://www.rbgilbert.com/images/mirage.jpg


Pete said...

I look forward to going back some weekend when that weekend doesn't have a Bachelor Party associated with it.

Eric Peterson said...

Thanks for swingin' by my site!! You know...I've been told you could go to Vegas 10 times, and have 10 different experiences, and I believe it! There was so much we didn't accomplish in our 3 days there.

As we were looking for a bit more relaxing weekend, we didn't hit up the nightclub scene, but it would be fun to try that next time!!

We saw many bachelor and bachelorette parties - a couple of them were on our plane from Des Moines!! I could tell they had a good time ;)

Cara Hall said...

Eric - I would like to get in touch with you to see if you would like to be part of an article I'm writing for Juice on Des Moines bloggers. Please email me at cara@dmJuice.com if you're interested.