Monday, October 13, 2014

Las Vegas Fall 2014

We are back! Last week we headed to Las Vegas on the Hubby's Fall Break. This is the first time we have ever been in October and the weather was great!

I think this was our favorite vacation together so far. We had a great time. We arrived late Saturday night to the Riviera Hotel & Casino. We love the Riviera. It's an older hotel on one end of the strip, but it comps well and it's not as crowded as mid-strip.


We were staying here for two comp nights. We had a great time playing the Bridesmaid slot machines.


The Hubby was happy that we were in Las Vegas for Sunday Football. We went to the Westgate Hotel (formally Las Vegas Hilton). They have the world's largest sports book. It was really crazy watching the games there because you never knew what screen people were screaming at!


We took a trip downtown on Sunday evening. We always have a good time downtown. It's a lot less crowded than the strip. We had fun playing the vintage horse racing machine that still takes quarters.


We moved hotels on Monday to the Rio Hotel & Casino. It was our first time staying here. We had requested an upgrade to a suite, but we weren't sure if one would be available when we checked in but lucky for us we did get our upgrade.



They had a great pool area. We enjoyed it. Except that one pool felt like bath water and the next pool felt like we were swimming in ice water.


 

We planned on attending two shows. We saw "V the Ultimate Variety Show" on Monday evening at PH. It was a good show. They had some neat acts and we couldn't complain because the tickets were only about $45 dollars each.



On Tuesday we decided to have breakfast at Hash House a Go-Go. I had heard rave reviews about the food and the big portions. We decided to go. I had seen all the pictures of chicken and waffles, so I decided that is what I was going to get. WOW are the portions big! The Hubby and I could have split one plate, but we ended up leaving a ton of food! You can see the Hubby's biscuits and gravy in the background.


We decided to play in a poker tournament at the Rio. It was a $50 buy in, so the Hubby and I each bought in. Well after 11 players the tourney paid 1st- $300 and 2nd- $200. The Hubby got first and I got second! We took all the prize money! We decided that since we won we would play the noon tourney for $85 each. After 9 players I took first place for $450!!!


We went to see "The Mentalist" at PH on Tuesday evening. This is one of our favorite shows yet. Gerry McCambridge was awesome. We bought VIP tickets for $30 each. We were seated in the front row.

I was so excited and kept hoping I would get brought on stage. Well to my luck the woman right next to me got picked! Ugh, just my luck!



 We bought a copy of his book and got it signed! I also got to take a picture with him.



 On Wednesday we just hung around our hotel area. We spent some time in the Sportsbook at the Rio and bet some horses, the Hubby played some no limit poker while I played slots, and we had a champagne dinner which was delicious!



It's always terrible to leave vacation and go back to reality, but we really enjoyed staying five days. It gives you plenty of time not to feel rushed and jam your days full of things to do. We can't wait to go back and are looking forward to our next trip to Las Vegas!

Here are a few random pictures from our trip!





Until next time Las Vegas,

Kara



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