Monthly Archives: March 2015

Las Vegas Trip (1): W March 26, 2015

I thought I’d do a little bit of travel blogging about our mini trip to Las Vegas following the MTNA conference. Paul flew to Vegas on Wednesday, the last day of my conference, and we stayed through Saturday.

Paul took a taxi from the airport to meet me at The Rio, which is the hotel where my conference took place. Together, we walked to “The Strip” as it’s called (Las Vegas Boulevard, the main street through downtown) to find some lunch. We ended up eating at a French restaurant called Mon Ami Gabi.  I ordered a ham and cheese crepe and Paul ordered an ahi tuna burger. We were starving, so we also ordered an appetizer: warm brie with honey, roasted chestnuts, and garlic.  Everything was delicious. And we got to eat outside in the sunshine.

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Next, we checked into our hotel, The Carriage House.  This was a great place to stay because it was just a block from The Strip — so it was quiet, but still within walking distance from everything. There was a nice outdoor pool and our room even had a kitchenette.

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We spent quite a few hours walking around The Strip, exploring and admiring the huge, themed hotels. For example: The Eiffel Tower replica (part of the French-themed hotel where we ate lunch) shown below is half the size of the original, but cost over $40 million to build!

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For dinner, we went to Yusho: a Japanese restaurant. I ordered a chicken wings kabob and Paul had pork shoulder fried rice with caramelized kimchi. This restaurant was very affordable but the food was absolutely incredible!

Stay tuned for Day 2!