Yes, it has been ages since my last post. That's my first sin.
My next sin is travel-based. Darren and I recently returned from a relaxing four-day trip to Las Vegas with my sweet boy.
This was our belated make-up trip after we had to cancel our week on the Mexican Riviera due to my broken leg.
We stayed at Planet Hollywood, which I'm sad to report has come down a bit since Harah's bought them. Still, it was a very pleasat stay. I only lost $175 over four days, so I can't complain.
I could complain about our first breakfast the morning we arrived. I was served THE saltiest potatoes in history with my eggs Benedict. We thought at it must be Parmesan on my spuds, but the first tongue-pickling bite proved it was salt.
Our home for four days...
The view from our room (an upgrade I secured with a $20 hidden beneath my ID when we checked in).
After breakfast we strolled over to the new City Center and Aria Casino. We weren't impressed with the casino, but this cool sculpture made of canoes was noteworthy.
Next we strolled over to the Bellagio Gardens, always a lovely stop.
My adorable companion...
Me, the way I get when I look at my adorable companion
A trend we didn't at all appreciate: slutty-looking dealers and dancers in the "Passion Pit." Several other casinos we visited had this same gimmick going. No thanks.
This is dancing??
NOT the preferred possessive form of my name...
Red Square at Mandalay Bay, where we enjoyed a truly delicious five-course tasting menu
A sweet, rather crazy young gay couple we met at the pool. One was very brassy and queeny; his Australian boyfriend (in the cap) was somewhat more reserved, though he did invited Darren to slap his boyfriend's ass. (Darren declined.)
The brassy boy liked to shake his money-maker...
In general, we felt that Planet Hollywood had gotten way too "breasty," but I suspect we're in the minority on that point.
On our last day, we spent a really enjoyable two hours driving through Red Rock Canyon.
Good old WG
Darren explores the desert flora
Flowers in the desert
And now we're back home with Hudson, who seemed very pleased to see us.