Jul 9, 2013

A Birthday Celebration in Sin City

My son and my other half love visiting Sin City! We usually head to Las Vegas a couple of times a year both in the winter and summer months. The purpose of this trip was to celebrate a birthday.
I enjoy visiting Las Vegas too but the summer heat kind of gets to me. It was 107 degrees the entire weekend. At 10:00 p.m. is was still 102 degrees. We try to beat the heat during the day by staying indoors or hanging out by the pool and then walking the strip at night. My son really enjoys the pool and cannot stop talking about how badly we need a pool of our own. We hung out by the pool for a few hours and it actually started pouring rain for about 10 minutes and a bunch of people picked up their stuff and left. I thought it was refreshing and just laid in my chair and waited for it to end. 
My son also insisted on having that huge drink without alcohol of course. He was embarrassed to drink it because he said everyone was staring at him thinking he was drinking alcohol!

We have seen most of the shows in Las Vegas and this time we decided to see Love by Cirque Du Soleil. The theme was based on the music by the Beatles and it was a great show. My son really enjoyed it and he watched the entire show without talking to us. That is a good sign for him!
I wanted to do two things while I was in Vegas and I was able to do both of them. Of course they both involved food.

1) Eat breakfast at Hash House a Go Go. The portions were huge but we had fun staring at all of the food they brought out to others who were dining in the restaurant. The pancakes were really thick and about the size of a medium pizza. It was way to much food for us so we all shared yet we were not successful in finishing all of it.

2) Buy some cupcakes from Retro Bakery. We had to drive about 20 miles from the strip to get the cupcakes but it was worth it! Our favorites were the hop scotch (their best seller) and the milk and cookies. We have not tried all of them yet and I brought some for my daughter to try too. I promise not to eat the whole dozen by myself.
Have you ever been to Las Vegas? 
What are some of your favorite things to do in Sin City?


  1. Fun! I've been there a few times but not with the kids. I love running along the strip really early in the morning and watching the people who haven't yet gone to sleep.

    1. We used to go without my son but he loves it so much that we take him along or he feels bad. Running on the strip is fun but it was way too hot this time! It was 107 degrees by the middle of the day!

  2. Ah Vegas......we used to go often before the kids and when my MIL was still talking to us...she lives there...but we have not been there in the last 9 yrs! I would love to see LOVE. I saw O and Celine Dion also and I loved both.

    1. I love the Vegas shows. They are great but so expensive. I have never seen Celine Dion but always wanted to. We are already talking about the next show that we want to see. I did not know that your MIL lived there.