December 13 - 19 2014
We arrived on the 13th late in the day after driving from Tucson AZ where we had spent two nights. It was already dark and we were pleased that we had already done our groceries.
After checking into the Wyndham Grand Desert, a timeshare and fighting off the sales pitches to attend an "update" we were able to put our feet up.
Dinner was salad, kale, brussel sprouts and lots more vegetables.
Sunday was football! I had already been warned by John that he was not moving and since he had driven for the last nine days I couldn't blame him. I had thought I would go shopping but instead also vegged for the day. I made a hamburger stew for dinner.
Monday we were lazy and went to check out Fry's Electronics store. Stopped into Whole Foods to pick up a couple items. We had leftover stew with salad for dinner.
Tuesday we had plans and were salivating over having pizza at Caesar's Palace in their food court. We took the free shuttle to Harrah's and then strolled around, getting lost (as usual) in Caesar's looking for the food court. Finally we found it and it was closed up for renovations. What was one to do but head to Gordon Ramsey's Pub and Grill, always a favourite of ours.
We then went to visit the Bellagio Conservatory. More on that in another post.
Over to Flamingo's and checked out the wild life as John had not been here before.
For dinner we had pork chops, mashed sweet potato and carrots and braised brussel sprouts.
Wednesday we had leftovers for lunch and then headed to the Palms Casino and the Brenden Theaters to see The Hobbit Battle of the Five Armies along with pop corn. The movie was very entertaining. Movie ticket prices are lower than at home only $7 each.
We needed some groceries so we headed to Smith's and picked up ingredients for chicken divan, a request of John's and a great way to use up the broccoli we had bought. I found chicken breasts reduced for quick sale at $4 and it was plenty.
Thursday we decided to go to the JFK exhibit at Tropicana. Disappointing.
Dinner was salmon with kale salad.
Friday we took the shuttle and strolled along the Strip. We stopped into Wynn's in anticipation of their Christmas display but they had used the same decorations as last year.
Then we went to see the opening of Night at the Museum Secret of the Tomb - very, very enjoyable.
Then we went to Gold Coast TGIF for dinner. We hadn't been there since winter 2012-2013, when it was our weekly hangout. Steak and shrimp for John and lobster tails for me!