So, we booked our tickets and we were on our way to the city of sin.
We flew in the evening and had the WORST turbulence ever - we legit thought the face masks would fall right in front of us because a few people gasped out loud (me included) - but before we knew it, we made it!
I believe there are different decor styles to choose from at the Venetian and the room we were assigned creeped me out, quite honestly. The decor reminded me of my house as a kid as it always seemed haunted. Now, normally, I would just bite the bullet and deal because I HATE to complain or seem high maintenance but knowing I'd be left alone in there periodically didn't quite sit well with me. I'd be looking over my shoulder constantly! HAHA! So, my husband asked the front desk if we could switch back to the Palazzo and they were happy to accommodate us. BLESS HIS HEART (and bless the front desk's heart for that matter).
I wrote a review on our room at Palazzo so click on the link to our suite here: palazzo.html
Canyon Ranch Spa
I booked their Canyon Ranch signature full-body massage and scalp treatment. Hubs knows massages are one of my guilty pleasures and I’d never pass up an opportunity to get one. NOTE: at check-in, ask whether there's a special of the day. I got $50 off my service, which, helped out a LOT! YEAH!
I hung out for a couple hours after my treatment and utilized their co-ed areas - SO KEEP YOUR ROBES ON...I read a magazine in their simulated evening outdoor ranch conservation room; relaxed in their wave room (this has waves of water projected onto the ceiling with sounds of nature playing in the background); and salt room (good for opening the sinuses).
On the women's side, you'll find a hot tub, steam room, igloo, herbal room, sauna, and experiential rain showers. I'm usually okay being alone but I felt like visiting all these specialized rooms would've been better had I brought along a friend or one of my sister-in-laws!
For information, visit www.canyonranch.com/las-vegas/
Cirque du Soleil Beatles LOVE show
We actually wanted to see Britney, Boyz II Men or Michael Jackson’s show but they were either not playing for our time there or booked solid. Still, we weren’t disappointed. Like all the other Cirque shows, this one had acrobatics, aerialists, and performers interacting with the audience. I wasn’t able to take many photos because any type of flash photography is strongly discouraged as it could distract the performers while doing their stunts. Plus, I’m not too keen on the idea of getting my phone confiscated.
For more info on this show, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/beatles-love
Walking the Strip
We walked back to Treasure Island since it was directly across from our hotel and hubs could play some video poker (CHA CHING!!!) ;-D
You can find info on Treasure Island here: www.treasureisland.com/
Our daughter was itching for our return and, although, I was ready to go back, hubby didn't quite feel the same way since he had to immediately go back to work. LOL - back to rainy Seattle we went.
~ XOXO, Mari