Part 3: Grand Canyon, AZ --> Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas was a decided road-trip destination for us the moment we knew we’d be driving cross-country. Finn’s brother Michael has lived there for over 2 years and we looked forward to spending some time in his world. Michael is a legendary host & we had a perfect (I mean it) Vegas experience packed into 2.5 days. He took us to the aquarium and famed Bellagio fountains, led us around the extravagant hotels & casinos, escorted us to a bangin’ sushi dinner AND using his Vegas connections, treated us to a night in the Venetian ALONG WITH tickets to the blue man group. The boys knew about this and kept it a surprise from me – I was thrilled to put it lightly.
|happy in the tunnel at the aquarium. also if it looks like we've been in the|
steam room, it's because the aquarium was unusually hot and we are in fact very sweaty.
Jean-Philippe's delicacies at the Bellagio and the wowzas-view from our room at the Venetian.
|me hugging the world's biggest krispy kreme, obviously.|
inside the Venetian. exactly like Venice, but cleaner & it smells good!
|you know a hotel room is fancy when it has two levels.|
the boys with ceremonial cigars while watching the Bellagio fountains. it was a must.
I didn’t expect to like Vegas as much as I did & I believe my level of enjoyment can be totally attributed to Michael’s incredible hosting. He made it easy for us – we skipped all the lame parts and soaked up the best. I mean, we even had a few hours poolside at the Venetian and got some desert sunburns – it was picture perfect. Michael, thank you 1000 times for spoiling us the way you did – your attention to detail is remarkable and I’ll remember our time in Vegas always. You’re really great.