Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pretty Vegas!

June 9 - 14, 2010: We spent several pretty days & dirty nights in Las Vegas with my lovely young wife, Kathryn. Apart from celebrating her birthday, we enjoyed some very fine dining at several notable restaurants.

On this trip we also attended the World Tea Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, took the elevator to the top of the Paris Hotel's Eiffel Tower, and also made it to the dizzying heights of the Stratosphere Tower. On Sunday we rented a car and made a day trip out to the Western rim of the Grand Canyon.

Once again, we chose to stay at the luxurious Venetian and were glad we did when the hotel graciously upgraded our room to one with a view. For Kathryn's birthday dinner I took her out to dine at her favorite Vegas French restaurant, Bouchon. Afterward, we decided to attend a stellar performance of "The Phantom of the Opera" at The Venetian's 40 million dollar theatre. Awesome!

Funny story.
While we were passing through airport security at McCarran Airport for our return trip home, the airport security official reviewed our passports and boarding passes and then looked up at my wife and sternly said, “We got a problem.” The blood rushed from Kathryn’s face before he could say... “So where are you planning to take your husband away to for his birthday?” Where, indeed?

Here are some random images that I made...