Thursday, January 24, 2013

Las Vegas Getaway- Our **5 Year Anniversary**

Driving from our house to Las Vegas is only about a 5 1/2 hour drive. We dropped Mia off at my mom's house and headed down. We were in a hurry to make it to Vegas in time for a dinner reservation but my husband would not give me any details. We checked into Mandalay Bay. Wow that hotel is gorgeous! Then headed straight to our dinner reservation. We got to Caesars Palace and of course I kept asking questions but as soon as I saw a sign for Mesa Grill I knew that was where we were going! I am a huge Food Network fan, like huge. It's my favorite channel on T.V. And I love Bobby Flay, so of course my hubby took me there.  The entire meal was amazing. Bobby Flay really knows how to put spices together. YUM.
Dear Bobby Flay, I want to meet you someday.

What we ate:
Appetizer: Goat Cheese Fondidu w/ Blue Corn chips
Entree: Spicy Grilled Chicken (Me) Pork Medallions (Hubby)
Side Dish: Chipotle Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin
Dessert: Churros with Caramel & Dark Chocolate dipping sauces

We did alot of walking around. My feet were so tired by the end of the night but we had so much fun spending time together, walking through the shops and looking at all the cool things that are in Vegas. Oh, and of course some fun people watching.

Dragon Made out of Chocolate

The next night we wanted to try a Vegas Buffet so we researched and found that Bacchanal Buffet was currently the #1 buffet in Vegas. With 9 different food stations and 25,000 square feet how can you go wrong?? I skipped the seafood station but people were literally piling their plates sky high with shrimp and King Crab legs. The food was pretty good and the decor was beautiful. Definitely worth the experience.

While in Vegas you need to experience some shows. I have been to vegas so many times and NEVER have been to a show. Guess I'm just cheap. While we were there we went to two different Cirque du Soleil shoes, one being KA. The performance was jaw dropping and so entertaining. Worth the $$$ and time!

One thing I love to do in Vegas (and its FREE) is visit the gardens at Bellagio. The current theme is Chinese New Years and it was stunning. This tree was my favorite piece.

We had an amazing time celebrating our anniversary and it was just wonderful to get away together. Here is to 5 more years....and 5 after that...and to Eternity with my best friend.


  1. So fun!! Looks like yall had a great time! I was actually there over the weekend but only on the strip one of the nights! I took the same picture of the chocolate dragon :) We saw Zarkana and it was AMAZING!!!

  2. Chocolate dragon... I want to eat it... :) Happy 5th!

  3. Happy Anniversary, Whitney! 5 years is a big accomplishment. Hope it just keeps getting better and better.


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