Kristin’s Birthday

I took Kristin to Vegas this year for her birthday.  We combined it with a work trip.  While in Vegas, we stayed at the Trump International Hotel.  This is supposedly a 5 star hotel but I wasn’t extremely impressed.  The room was very nice but it wasn’t what I expected.  One warning about the Trump Hotel is that they will nickel and dime you.  Once you pay your room rate, there’s also a “Resort Fee” that you have to pay.  The Hotel was nice but it was about 3/4 mile from the strip.  It made for a long walk.

We went to the Rainforest Cafe for a birthday meal.  It was the first time Kristin had eaten here, though I know she has wanted to eat here for a long time.  It was a fun place, though very noisy.

While we were here, we saw Ka, from Cirque du Soleil.  It was an amazing show.  You didn’t have to understand the words, just the actions.  I don’t know what else to say except that it was just amazing.

We also saw all of the free shows, too.  The Water Show at Bellagio, the Pirate Show at Treasure Island.  We did lots of walking but it was fun to see everything again.  The only thing that would have made it better is if we had Segways.

We also ran into one of my relatives at the Venetian.  Auntie Louis Yang was sitting at the slot machine waiting for her in-laws.  Kristin noticed her before I did.  It was a fun meeting as she took us back to her room to show us her view from the Venetian.

Vegas is fun for little getaways but it wears me out quickly.  I’m glad we live so close that we can visit often.

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