The traffic gods didn't smile upon us on our way out. It was rainy and traffic was heavy, adding at least another hour to our drive. We didn't encounter much rain during our stay, but Saturday the skies were cloudy and gloomy. Sunday was sunny, but the wind was cold. No blingy halter tops for me this time!
Some highlights of what was still a great weekend away.
Our sweet suite at the Encore. Even sweeter was the fabulous rate we scored from an offer that arrived in the mail last fall. (It felt very fancy to have a foyer.)
We spent some time checking out the Cosmopolitan hotel. Great vibe there, very trendy and young and swanky. I totally want to stay here next time. Check out this cascade of crystals:
Garden inside the Bellagio. The themes are switched out seasonally, currently its celebrating Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake:
On Saturday night, we caught the Blue Man Group show. Fun, loud, thought-provoking. We both were thinking how much the kids would've loved it (it's a very kid-friendly show, for about ages 7 and up). Except that Blue Man is one of the most expensive shows in Vegas, so we won't be taking them anytime too soon.
Encore (the casino/public areas, not the rooms) is lots of red, and lots of butterflies. Butterflies everywhere! It's like the Mariah Carey Hotel or something. Here's some of the butterfly-themed carpet:
In fact, I'm totally ready to do another encore and hit Vegas again.
But seriously, now that I got my Vegas mojo back after a few years away, I'm ready to go back & do it again.