Happy Friday everyone! This week has defiantly passed by in a blur at my end. Between piles of laundry and mountains of work on my desk things have gotten back to normal which feels great!
Leaving for Vegas was tough. There are so many things happening with work and with life. The farm is starting to get busy again as spring will be happening soon. Life, is of course busy with upcoming birthdays and wedding plans underway.
As crazy as it has been since we have been back I am so glad we went away, just the two of us, for a weeks escape before things get SUPER busy.
We left for Vegas on Sunday, February 26th, a blistery cold day. We flew into Calgary, had a relaxing lunch (and a 1 hour delay, boo!) then landed in Vegas early in the afternoon.
Peace out Canada!
Just driving in the cabs were amazing! Signs and 2 t.v’s playing all the advertisement for the events of the week!
When we pulled up to our hotel we were amazed but felt like a couple of hillbillies. I even turned to Ryan at one point and said, “Tucker, we’re not in Quyon anymore.”
We were staying at the Encore, the sister hotel to the Wynn. It is (by far) the best hotel I have EVER stayed in! They seriously thought of everything. The room was beautiful and spacious. With a flick of a button you could close your blinds. T.V’s in the bedroom, office area and bathroom. The staff was amazingly accommodating! It made the experience!
Inside the hotel.
After walking around our hotel(s) for the afternoon we headed into our hotel’s Italian restaurant for some pizza and gelato. With the 3 hour time difference we were pretty tired and headed to bed early.
First thing the next morning we headed to the buffet located in the Wynn. I had read reviews that it was the best buffet in all of Vegas. They weren’t kidding! All the food was FRESH. No warmed up buffet food, it was amazing.
Ryan got complimentary chocolate milks with his meal so he was happy too!
Monday was exploring day! We hit the strip and walked all the way up one side and down the other. Taking in the different hotels and sights.
We stopped in New York, New York at a little Mexican place that overlooked the hotels rollercoaster.
We split a meal and I ordered my very first margarita! Wow! It was a strong one but very good.
On our way back to the hotel we stopped at one of the ticket places. Apparently, in the afternoon, if a show isn’t sold out they will sell you tickets at half price. We looked and picked Peepshow, the burlesque show by ex-girlfriend of Hugh Hefner.
We got all gussied up and headed to Planet Hollywood for supper and drinks at the Rock Bar. I ordered a lemonade concoction called the hat bender, so good!
We arrived at the show early so just sat and sipped on a drink taking in all the people and sights around us. Once the show got started we never stopped laughing! It was a really good, entertaining show. The best parts being when the girls choose men from the crowd!
The next morning we were up early and on a bus on the way to Grand Canyon (south rim). Upon learning that the South rim tour was closed due to snow (and road closures) we switched to the west rim.
Waiting for our bus.
We left the depot in warm Vegas and stopped in at the Hoover Dam. What an unbelievable structure!
After a 2 hour more drive we were at the Grand Canyon. There are no words to describe how massive and breathtaking this wonder is. It’s humbling looking at such a beautiful landscape.
Don’t get too close to the edge!
After enjoying the sights of the Grand Canyon. We had to duck in somewhere warm!! Us crazy Canadians thought that it was suppose to be warm and wore shorts! Instead it was –3 and snowing! We felt right at home! Ha!
We grabbed lunch in the (warm) old western town saloon!
A traditional cowboy meal of ribs, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and of course cornbread!
We visited the barber shop, black smiths and jail!
We even met some real cowboys who let me practice bow and arrow and Ryan practice lassoing a calf! This small western town was a highlight of our trip! We had so much fun!
It was a long and sleepy drive back to Vegas but we were SO glad that we visited the Grand Canyon. We have no idea when we were going to be going back to Vegas again (if ever) and wanted to take in this amazing site!
Very worth it.
After a touristy first two days we rested up for more activity to come for the rest of the week!