Friday, April 24, 2009

Our fun Vegas trip!

ok, we are back from Vegas! and we did not win any money..;)

Pic above : we are waiting at SFO airport.
We decided to head over to Vegas again (we just went over for New Years) as Gordon’s parents have never been to Vegas!
This time, we found flight for $120 and decided to fly instead of doing the 8 hour drive one way. We stayed at the same hotel as the last time (Wyndham Grand Resort). This time, we found a 2 bedroom suite, for a total of $420 for three nights. What a deal..:) We like the suites as they have full kitchen, washer dryer and living room.
Gordon eating his dunkin donut on the way home
Our flight there was good. Both ways, Ryan sat in his own seat during take-off with the belt on. We gave him some books to read to keep him busy. About 10 minutes into the flights, he falls asleep, and we let him sleep between us… hah, did we time his naps right or what?  Anyways, he did not wake up until after we landed. No idea how he can sleep with all the landing noise and the bumpy landing; . Definitely made our jobs easier.

At Vegas, we rented a minivan for 40 bucks a day (another great deal!). Since Southwest allows free check-in luggage, we decided to bring out own car seat (save money and Ryan is used to his car seat).

We were at Vegas for three night and 4 days. We managed to eat the following:

Lunch buffets – Bellagio Brunch and Paris Lunch

- Bellagio brunch is better than Wynn’s brunch. Lots of food. Good variety.

- Paris lunch – we got some discount coupons from Tix 4 tonight, so we headed to Paris just before the start of the lunch time (11.00am). Basically, we ate lunch and paid breakfast prices minus 3 dollars. Lunch prices were $17.99, we paid $11.99. Buffet is so so only. I liked the crepes.

Ellis Island dinner
- We tried the $6.99 steak… not too bad, but we liked the $12.99 prime rib. The meal also comes with free home brewed root beer. Yums!

Earl Sandwich at Planet Hollywood – yummy hot sandwiches.

The rest of the meals were random ones like Pho, chipotle, sbarro..:)

The overall trip seemed kinda simple. It seemed like we spent more time in the hotel than at the strip. Everyone was tired with the heat and chasing a 15 month old around..:p

We did sit in for a timeshare talk by Marriot to get some tickets for the V Ultimate Show. The talk lasted 2.5 hours! And we were tired by the end of it. It did give us a good lesson on how timeshares work and how affordable they are.. good thing they were not able to sucker is into buying a timeshare... else, we would be headed back to vegas again every year!

Ryan with my FIL's sunglasses..:D
I did not watch any shows. MIL, FIL, Henry and Gordon watched the V show. Not recommended..:P

FIL, Henry and Gordon watch Cirque Mystere the next night and they really liked it. They got some discount tickets from Tix 4 tonight and scored some front row seats at Mystere. So cool!
Since Ryan sleeps early, we only made it to the strip at night one time.... but, we did get our picture with the New York NewYork signage.
Oh, I got a chance to take Ryan swimming and he loved it! He was upset to get out of the water..

Just before we got back on the plane to come home, we stopped by at the Las Vegas outlet and Ryan enjoyed the fire engine..:D
Definitely a fun trip. The flight time of 1 hour 10 minutes makes it even better... maybe we will head back again!
**** we also decided not to do the long trip to europe. it was not easy trying to keep a 15 month old happy all the time.... Ryan was more interested to run around and did not even want to sit still at any moment...


Truly Us said...

eh, did u change strollers? does nt look like the maclaren :)..glad u guys had fun despite the heat..spore major heat wave..unbearable w/out air cond! but come here instead of europe..can swim every day//hahas

lc said...

awesome time!!! ryan looks like he had a blast, especially in the pool! :D