Things I learned on vacation:
1. Go to Vegas later in March (or, better, April) when it is more consistently warm. I had to pack a bunch of things and didn’t wear some of them. I also had to buy a jacket. Granted, it’s a super cute jacket the likes of which I have been wanting for AGES and I got it wicked cheap but I’m just saying.
2. Maybe don’t go to Vegas with bronchitis. I’ve been spoiled by the clean air and slightly-overreaching legislation of Colorado which doesn’t allow people to smoke wherever the hell they want. It’s safe to say that legislation ain’t happening anywhere near Las Vegas. I wasn’t really SICK – mostly a cough all week – but the last 2 days were increasingly less comfortable.
3. Get into a hot club. We went to Marquee for the mister’s birthday and it was kind of fantastic.
4. See a good show. We got very inexpensive tickets to a burlesque show* which was fine (though I wouldn’t have paid a penny more than I did) and then on our last night got slightly less inexpensive tickets for Absinthe. Neither the mister or I are especially enamored of the whole Cirque thing (we haven’t been) but on our last trip to Vegas, every time we walked past this venue there was ROARING laughter. I had to see what it was all about. It was fantastic and hilarious and raucous and dirty. We loved it.
5. Food is expensive. Mostly what we do on vacation is eat. We did that, but DAMN.
In related news, the Goodreads vacation book accumulation/reviews have been updated! –>
*As the mister pointed out, Burlesque used to be singing and dancing/performing. Now that most folks just dance, the modern equivalent (or what passes for it) is a bit…lacking.