September 16th, 2013

Numfar: Dance of Joy

So, yeah, Vegas was awesome.

*taps LJ* Is this thing on? Sorry I haven't been posting lately, but between being crazy busy and not having a lot to say, you've just been getting tweets instead of content. Whoops.

Anyway, so, we went to Vegas with a list of things we were going to do, and actually accomplished them all. We ate at Bubba Gump's, which was delicious (I had the mixed shrimp, and Hubby had the drunken shrimp, nomnomnom). Then we saw the Cirque du Soleil's Mystere show, and it was just as amazing as I remembered.

I'd made a reservation for us at Sam's Town through Hotwire, which can be iffy, but we're cheap and it was around a hundred bucks, which beat the hell out of anything else I could find. Sure enough, we get there and they'd given us a king room for the three of us. Oh, sorry, we don't have a room with two doubles, we're full, this is it. "Is there a couch?" No, but we can get you a rollaway. LET'S DO THAT. We're on the top floor, and I honestly didn't expect much, but we get to the room and I notice there's a 982A, and a 982B. Huh.

It's not a "room" with a king-sized bed. It's a suite with a king-sized bed. Overloooking the really spiffy atrium. And they had a really cool lights-and-music show that we watched from our room. According to the card on the door, that room normally went for $500 a night, so, yeah. The shower enclosure was ginormous, and it had a separate clawed-foot tub. So that was pretty cool.

Next morning, we wandered around the shops in Sam's Town, then had breakfast at the buffet before heading out to Fry's Electronics. I struck out on the movies I wanted, but scored an external blu-ray drive for my netbook for $20 less than I can get at the local Best Buy. On the way out of town, we stopped at the Amber Unicorn bookstore, and I found a copy of Terry Pratchett's "Unadulterated Cat" and a copy of Sarah Hoyt's reissued "Draw One in the Dark." Plus they were having a sale, so.

All in all a successful and amazing trip.

I'll be posting something about Salt Lake ComicCon sometime soon, because that deserves its own entry.