Monday, January 5, 2009

Las Vegas!

After rushing to take down all the Christmas stuff and doing a crazy amount of laundry and packing, we headed off to Las Vegas on Sunday morning. We couldn't get out of our trip so we just decided to still go but leave from Vegas. Which turned out to be $300 cheaper! One our way in we stopped at the Cajon Pass and there was still snow from a week before! All the SoCal people were playing in it of course!
We stayed at the MGM in the new West Wing Rooms. It was only $10 more so why not!? They were SUPER modern and brand new! Not sure I liked the modern bathrooms yet but the bed was so comfy it felt like one of the W Hotel beds!

That black square below in the mirror was a TV! So cool!
We purchased New Years gear at the MGM in case we couldn't find anything in OK! Good thing we did because I never saw any there!
Sunday night we went to Fiamma at the MGM! That place is SOO good! Highly recommend it. I forgot my camera that night so no picture's to show. Monday we layed around and then went to the Rio. Steve read about them having a Wine Cellar tasting room so we went to check it out! It's super nice and really quiet. They have great choices for tasting and yummy breads and cheeses to eat while you are sipping on wine.
These are my white wines to taste!
And Steve's reds..
There was no one in there so the two workers were talking to us most of the time. They offered to take our picture! It's always nice to have one together!
Right before we left we went to look at all the wines they had! These display was in the WAY back. So random! No, we didn't take advantage of the amazing deal! HA!
On Sunday night we had stopped by Nobhill to get a last minute drink before we went up to bed. They had a great menu so we came back on Monday night and sat in their lounge. We had made friends with the bartender and he gave us great recommendations for dinner. We also picked my wine and made a random rum drink for Steve. He was really nice. He even gave us a free mini dessert at the end. This is my tomato soup with a grilled cheese and lobster sandwhich. The sandwhich was so delicate and melted in your mouth. I'm so on the tomato soup kick still! I can't get enough!
Steve's yummy beef! It was so good too!
We also had to try the brown truffled mac& cheese! OMG, it was SOO rich! You could not have too much of it!
Steve's excited about the free dessert! :-)

Tuesday morning we left our car at the MGM valet and took a taxi to the airport. The valet told us the locals leave their cars there all the time when going to the airport. It's free to leave it their versus leaving it at the airport that charges you by the day!

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