Vegas Day 5

Day 5 and the fun is still commencing. Weds was the Hubby’s Birthday and we had a jam packed day planned.

We started the day by sleeping in. Once we got up and dressed an moving, the first agenda item was lunch. Since we knew we would be having a good dinner we opted for a quick lunch. Del Taco was the final destination. I know it’s not some gourmet or even semi-gourmet place but we don’t have Del Taco at home. A Taco and Burrito later and I can scratch that place off the list of places we haven’t tried before.

After lunch we headed out to Ms Nail for Mani-Pedi’s, neither of us have ever had them before so it was a good treat. The pedicure was very relaxing and I must say after all the walking from the previous days felt very good. Once the Pedi part was done it was on to the Mani’s. I can say that after the Manicure my fingernails do feel a little smoother.

We had separated from our friends for the morning so once we were done with our stuff we called to see where they were and if they wanted us to pick them up. We had taken the rental car and they were out via shuttle and foot. We found them and met them at The Bellagio, Valet’d the car and hopped on inside. After we found them and they cashed out of the slot machine we made a bee line for Jean Philippe Patisserie and had some Gelato. Along with the Gelato we partook in the oohing and ahhing over the chocolate fountain.  We made a stop back at the Cirque De Soleil gift shop for some cups we had seen there then headed back to the Condo.

Since we still had a couple of hours to kill, we opted for a drink and a dip in the pool and hot tub before heading out to dinner.

Here is where the best part of the day/evening begins. This was the only night we had preplanned where to eat for dinner. For the last few years we have gone to The Cheesecake Factory for the hubby’s birthday. So prior to our trip I researched and found one at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Our friends had never been to one. As much as the place is a “chain” (closest one to us at home is 40 minutes) the food there has never disappointed me. Surprisingly there was no wait (any other time we have been to one there is usually a 45min to 2 hour wait). After much menu scrutiny I decided on the Fire Roasted Artichoke for an appetizer, the Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo for dinner, and the Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake for dessert. All washed down with pomegranate Mojitos.

Once dinner was over we had a very long walk (although it was only across the street) to the Venetian Casino where the Blue Man Group Theater is located. The hubby’s request for his birthday for this trip was to see Blue Man Group. None of us had ever seen this show so we were all looking forward to it. The show was fast paced and fun. A bit of education thrown in with some comedy and a dash of audience participation.

The show was over and we called it a night. A very late night…..

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