Hi Friends and Family,
I'm back and its been such a silly, long time.
What can I say?
Anyway, Las Vegas.
Whoop-whoop. Whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas baby!!!!!!
But the lights. The lights.
We know we were a few feet away 'cos of the lovely, astonishing, glaring light. Or perhaps I should say: LIGHTS.
Our hotel was called "The Platinum Suites Hotel & Spa". A brilliant, high quality hotel that provided the Las Vegas lifestyle without the noise and smoking pollution of 24 hour casino-ing. It was slightly off-strip (like 2 minutes!) and totally family-friendly, safe and weirdo-free!
We were astonished that our $102 per night brought us a HUGE fully -equipped suite which if I were still an undergraduate/ uni. student, I would move into ASAP!
Our "Solitaire" suite had an American-sized kitchen with an American-sized fridge and "The Small Young Gentleman" was delighted to find that he had his own flat-screen TV as we had two of 'em. One in the bedroom and one in the living room. We had two queen-sized double beds, a private Jacuzzi, large living room, large balcony
with breakfast tables and a view of the City of Light which I particularly requested.
We had complimentary drinks and appetizers for the evening but we arrived so late (22:00) that we decided to let it go, use the car valet service and just get into our suite.
"The Small Young Gentleman" was so exhausted that he had no dinner and I had to put him to bed whilst trying to undress him while he slept.
We, on the other hand, were tired yes, but the excitement of being in Las Vegas took a stronger hold and so we decided to take a midninght stroll on "The Strip".
Again, an old classical, historical city it ain't but it had its own glitzy charm. I would say that Vegas was like a good-time girl that you met in the evening with feathers, beads and diamonds in her hair and by the next morning you discovered was actually just an old hag with make-up flaking off! You probably know her. Or him.
We had just two nights and we wanted to make the most of it as we could baring in mind that Vegas isn't really child-friendly
but I had organised everything down to a "T" such that we, as adults, would get to see and get a feel of the "real" Vegas without compromising our values as responsible parents.
How did I do it? I'll let you know in the next blog LOL.
It can be done!
Anyway, Vegas at Night is a pretty sight: The Westin', Bally's, Bill's SteakHouse, Flamingo, Paris, Bellagio, Casear's Palace, Barry Manilow (Apparantly, he's still alive and strong. Google him if you don't know who he is!), Peepshows, Planet Hollywood, Monte Carlo, MGM, the Rock Cafe and for us first-timers, the list could go on.
We had a peep into the inside of one of the casino's ( can't remember which one ) but soon it was time to flee as we were beginning to get exhausted and there was much to see and do!
See ya later alligator!
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