Weekend in Las Vegas

Last weekend was spent in Las Vegas with the family. Mom was there for a flute convention. Dad, Cameron, and I just flew in for the weekend.

I left Friday after work and arrived around midnight. Had a late dinner with the folks before heading out with my brother for a night on the town. We went to The Palms, where we drank and gambled the night away. Good times. We didn’t get to bed until 5 a.m.

Saturday, the three guys enjoyed a buffet for lunch and then went to the Star Trek “ride” at The Hilton. It was fun way to pass part of the afternoon, but wasn’t anything worth talking about.

Afterward, Cameron and I went to Circus Circus to ride their indoor roller coaster. With one loop and two corkscrews, this coaster packs a lot into a short and sweet ride. It was time to head back to the Riviera to meet up with everyone for dinner.

We loaded up in a cab and headed off to the Bellagio. We found a nice Asian restaurant that had no line (the buffet line was too long). We then headed to theater to see “O,” possibly the best show out there. This is the second time I saw it and it was just as good as the first.

After the show, we headed out to the streets to watch a few fountain shows in front of the Bellagio. Getting late, we split up. My brother and I headed out to New York New York for a night of gambling and my folks went up the Eiffel Tower.

Sunday morning, dad, Cameron, and I just explored the strip all day. Cameron and I rode the NY/NY roller coaster, which was fun. Eventually, we went back to the Riviera to get mom and head out for dinner and a show.

We ate at the Luxor buffet and then saw “Blue Man Group.” It was my second time seeing this show as well, and just as fun. After the show, I headed to the airport for a red-eye flight home. I was at work the next morning, a little sleepier and a little poorer.