The Final Countdown

Thought that was a proper Title considering last night we were at a Piano Bar in Vegas and they sung this song and some of this post has to do with Vegas so it just seemed.. fitting! The fact that my departure date is now down to less than 2 weeks is absolutely mind boggling! I cannot even begin to tell you the emotions one goes through during this process but I will do my best these next couple weeks to fill you in on the happy times and the not so happy (but soon to be happy) times as well.

Just got back from Las Vegas a couple of hours ago and man was I happy to see my mom and kitties! I might also add that one of the best things about coming home from vacation is a freaking shower lol. Not that I don’t shower while away but I love my loofah and all of my washes! Vegas was fun though, a nice little getaway before my rather large getaway. I met my dad there on Thursday and then his wife (Lori) and her daughter (Lizzy) met us that night. Spent some of Thursday at the CES show looking at car stuff, totally up my alley. Then my dad and I went and had a wonderful dinner at N9NE Steakhouse which might I add was marvelous! Even met chef Barry Dakake who is a celebrated chef to say the least. Here are a couple pictures of the meal. (Most people know I appreciate a good meal and pictures is apart of that memory as well)

My wonderful salad… mmm tasty πŸ™‚

Steak, potatoes and aspargus
My Filet and shared potatoes (mashed of course) and asparagus

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And Crème brûlée compliments to Barry!

Let me just say that restaurant was EMPICABLE! Barry has all kinds of pictures with the top celebrated stars and we had fun chatting about that while he showed me pictures. The atmosphere of N9NE topped most places I have ever been to (restaurant wise).

We wrapped up that night visiting the JL Audio booth located in the 2 story sky villa of the Palms hotel and that was bad a$%!! Here is a view from the balcony with the POOL.
Sky Villa
Should have brought my bathing suit!

Friday we got up and ventured towards The Fashion Mall. For anyone who has not been there and likes to shop, I would put that on your bucket list! I do not even enjoy shopping but I love that mall. I might add I was also on a mission to find a Michael Kors store and that was a success! I have never been one who spent more than $50 on a purse, EVER. But I have been a MK fan for awhile now and needing a purse for Paris was a must so why not!? I AM IN LOVE WITH IT. Hello fashionista πŸ˜‰

We ate lunch at this wonderful Italian place inside The Venetian and this spaghetti was sooo tasty! Dreaming of the day I will actually be in Italy eating all sorts of Italian.
I am a sucker for a good spaghetti with mushrooms. Plus it is my favorite dish to make πŸ™‚

Later that night we ended up going to Cirque Du Soleil: Love and even though I have been to Vegas over 10 times, this was actually the first time I have been to a show and it was fantastic! Love is the show based on the Beatles for those who may not know, I didn’t until we decided to go but it was magnificent. Such talent these performers have!

Saturday we headed down to the M&M and Coke Factory. These have been family favorites ever since I first started going. If you have not been to the M&M Factory that is attached to MGM Grand then you are missing out on M&M heaven.

A picture of the wall filled with all kinds of M&Ms ranging from every color of the rainbow to peanut, plain and even pretzel M&Ms!

We stopped in at the Coke Factory after and each enjoyed a glass bottle of Coke, been doing that since day 1. I thought about asking them if they had Pepsi though… πŸ˜‰ After walking through casino after casino and hotel after hotel we went back and got ready for dinner at the Eiffel Tower! Of course I have pictures of that too.
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Our view during dinner πŸ™‚

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Ventured out and got the sea bass which was superb!

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And of course the Eiffel Tower’s sample of chocolate

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Along with the Apple strudel

We also found out that this replica of the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas is only half of the size of the original in Paris. In 2 short weeks I will be visiting the original! Eeeeeek.

Spent lunch today with Lori’s High School friend along with her friends’ family and that was fun! Then made my way home and have surprisingly unpacked everything, phew. I guess it does not count that most of my stuff was dirty so I get to do all that laundry tomorrow smhhh. As for tomorrow I have another day of appointments and errands topped with my Going Away work party at Mike’s Wine Dive with my faves πŸ™‚

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! Thank you again for almost 200 views in only a little over a week. God bless πŸ™‚



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