We stayed in a nice hotel a few blocks away from the strip...the view below is out our window and you can see the strip in the distance. The first day we decided to walk down to the strip since we got in to Vegas at about 10 in the morning on Sunday. It didn't seem like too far to walk, but goodness, once we started walking, it was quite a ways to go! Needless to say, we took a cab the other times we went down! :)
The first night we were there, we went out to eat at Gordon Ramsey's Steakhouse at the Paris Hotel with Blake's Ace District Manager, Jeff Egger. (you can see it way in the back of the above picture of inside the Paris casino). To our benefit, Jeff is a pretty big gambler, and had a $500 comp for a meal at the Paris, so we got an awesome gourmet meal for free. We had $500 to split between the 3 of us, so needless to say we were stuffed at the end! We almost didn't get to go when the hotel had screwed up his reservation, but luckily they were able to sneak us in at a later time slot. We all would have been quite disappointed had it not worked out! Here is a picture of one of our 2 appetizers, Pork Belly (Blake's choice). The bread was also pretty awesome that you can see in the background.
Jeff took a picture of Blake and I. It was actually the first meal I have had out away from Barrett since he's been born, so that part was so nice. Too bad we had to spend our first 'date' out with Jeff, but I really shouldn't complain too much since it was a once in a lifetime meal!
My steak and lobster! The steak was $77 and the lobster was $35. Yikes! Can't say I would have ever ordered that on a regular visit, but with $500 to split, why not!?
Blake enjoying one of our 5 desserts. :) My favorite part of the meal!
On Wednesday, our flight didn't leave until 8pm, so we rode the Monorail down to the strip to walk around and explore. We walked through several casinos. They are fun to look at, but with a 5 month old, we didn't really 'experience' any of them by seeing any shows or doing any of the rides or attractions. Maybe some other time! A photo of New York, New York casino and hotel: