It’s not our wedding anniversary for another couple weeks but I decided to go ahead and book a trip for my wife and I to Las Vegas to see The Moody Blues. What’s left of them anyway. There are only 3 surviving members that I know of and one, the drummer was ill and couldn’t be at the show. That left the two lead guys.
Anyway, even though these dudes are in their 70’s they can still rock it! We wanted to see them because their song “Your Wildest Dreams” is “our song”. When we were dating it seemed to play on the radio every time we were together so we have fond memories of that song.
That was then… this is now:
We walked back to our hotel afterwards and pretty much collapsed. It was a long day. A seven hour drive followed by a concert, yeah, time for some sleep!
The next day we just kind of wandered around. We got breakfast at Starbucks over at Ceaser’s Palace. Cristy browsed the shops at Ceaser’s and kicked back and surfed my phone.
We decided to walk down the strip for lunch. We made our way to Urban Eats down at New York New York. We got there via what I like to call urban orienteering. Meaning, we went from casino to casino walking through the middle of the buildings rather than just down the side walk. It took all morning and we were pretty hungry by the time we got to the restaurant. Plenty tired too.
I didn’t get any pictures of our walk but I did get this movie of a chocolate fountain inside The Bellagio…
After having lunch we were too tired to walk back so we grabbed a Lyft ride back to our hotel. We napped and watched movies all afternoon. It was awesome.
Later that evening we walked back over to The Bellagio for dinner. I had always wanted to see the water fountain at night so this was my chance. We had dinner at another sushi place. We shocked the waitress when we asked her if we could pray for her. She almost didn’t know what to say but she did make a small request so we lifted that up to God in prayer for her. Dinner was VERY good and afterwards we made our way out to watch the fountain show…
Afterwards it was back to our hotel to relax before our long drive home the next morning. At least… relaxing was the plan. We fell asleep around 11pm or so. At about 1am our next door neighbor came home incredible drunk and incredibly loud. And he brought friends! They were so loud it sounded like they were in our room! We tried to ignore them because after all, it was Las Vegas on a Saturday night. But finally at 3am we couldn’t stand it any more and called the front desk. About 30 minutes later all was quiet and we finally fell asleep.
There was nothing special about the long drive home so no pictures or description. But despite the final night’s setback we really enjoyed our anniversary trip. Every year with this woman just gets better!