"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Snapshot - Vegas!

Well, I am back home, safe and sound from my Vegas vacation with Adam!  It was a great trip and we had a lot of fun.  We didn't win big (this time), but I prefer to think of it not as losing money, but as making a non tax deductible donation to the local economy of Las Vegas!  We went with grandiose plans of eating at fancy restaurants and gambling our way up and down The Strip (winningly of course).  Plans changed slightly once we were there though.  We ate at one great restaurant (Mesa Grill) and then realized that we would rather use our funds at the casinos, we can always eat later right?  Plus they give you free (adult) beverages so we were set!  Nevertheless though, changed plans and all, we had a great couple of days.

High Roller I am not, I prefer to play the slots (1¢ actually) than the tables but Adam talked me into a couple of games of Blackjack and I had a great time, although I get a little overwhelmed and flustered by the speed of the game so I don't last long.  Adam however does well at Blackjack and there was a point (the high point of the trip) when we was winning big!  So, I mainly played the slots with minimal success!  

Our one big meal was on Wednesday for Adam's birthday and we dined at Bobby Flay's restaurant, Mesa Grill.  It was delicious and I would highly recommend it if you are ever near one of the locations.  I am totally in to taking pictures of my food when I eat at great restaurants so you can eat with your eyes below!  No camera?  No problem, I was always ready with my iPhone when the photo-opp presented itself.  Plus I love my Instagram app and everything I can do with it!

All in all it was a great time even if we didn't return home with overflowing pockets.  We got to eat some great food, drink some great drinks, and enjoyed many of the casinos.  It was fun to hang out and bond together.   Also, our stay at the Encore was awesome too!  Although it is at the far end of The Strip, the hotel is wonderful and I would also highly recommend it, super swanky and luxurious!

All is well, picture perfect, in Drosche Land.

 Our plan prior to leaving Houston.  I took this for the boys to see because they were so excited I'd be on a plane!

 Everything at the Encore was awesome.  The TV knew my name!  Now that's my kind of TV!

My room's key also knew my name!
 The view of The Strip from our room!

 The view at night, I LOVE this picture!

 I thought even the menu was beautiful!

 My drink!

 My appetizer - Goat Cheese Queso Fundido!

 My entree - Cornmeal Crusted Chile Relleno filled with Eggplant and Manchego Cheese!  YUM!

 My favorite picture made even more favorite thanks to Instagram!

 One of the many machines I played!

 One of my (small) wins!  Actually only $3 since I put in $10!

 Another machine that gave me a good run!

 Leaving Vegas, the view of The Strip from the airport, thanks Instagram!

 Bye Vegas!  The view from our plane!

Sunday Snapshot

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