24 hours in Vegas
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July 8th, 2009 – by: crystalware
We left Denver at 4:00 to catch our 6:00 pm flight out of DIA only to find our flight delayed 45 minutes. The flight was quick but I sat between a family who kept screaming across me and the isle about what they see out of the window. The kids had never flown before so they were super excited. At first it was cute, but it got old really fast.
After we landed, my boss slipped me a quarter so I got started gambling before I even made it out of the airport. Of course, I lost the quarter. What an omen! A car service picked us up at the airport but our driver was just a little crazy.
The three gentlemen I was traveling with where staying at Wynn Las Vegas and I was staying in its sister property, the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. Wow, what a hotel! Actually, both of these hotels were stunning. The details were amazing - everything from the glass murals in the floor to the vibrant chandaliers hanging from the ceiling were breathtaking. I had never stayed in a 5-star resort before so I wasn't entirely sure what to expect but, like I said, I was spoiled.
In short, we ate at Switch, Tableu, and Daniel Bouluds and I lost all of my money playing slots, roulette, and craps. However, I did drink my weight in free beer while gambling and was treated to a free cigar. Since it was business, I decided to head back to my room at 4:00 am so I could get some sleep for our meeting the next day. The coolest part of the second day was getting to see the inside of the Wynn Theater, home of Le Reve, while the cast was rehearsing. I am dying to see this show and I unfortunately didn't get to. It is definitley on my to-do list when I make it back along with actually leaving the hotels. =)
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