A Mothers Day Weekend in Vegas
Who would have thought that I'd be selected- out of gosh knows how many people- to win Spa Week's Escape to Vdara Giveaway! All I did was put my name in a jar at a Spa Week event. Being the skeptic that I am I asked the lady manning the booth,
"Is this for real? Does anyone ever win?"
"Yes. You never know. It doesn't hurt to try," she responded.
What the heck? She was right. I might as well give it a shot. Besides, it didn't cost me a dime to throw my name in the hat among hundreds, if not thousands of people that night. Fast forward two weeks later and I get a call from some lady claiming that I won a trip to Vegas. I chalked it up to one of the many bogus calls I usually get about winning a cruise some where. I almost hung up the phone. But, then she said something that triggered a memory from that night.
"Yeah right. How much does it cost?" I asked.
"Nothing! You won! I remember you. I was the one who took all your info at Spa Week," she said.
It took a little bit more convincing, but I eventually realized that this thing was legit. My skepticism grew into pure excitement. I couldn't wait to tell my hubby. I knew that he wouldn't be excited about the idea of going to a spa. The only time he's ever had a message was on our honeymoon. He said that would be the last one he'd ever get.
But, this is Vegas baby! Spa or no spa, he was totally down for this vacation. The major hurtle we had to overcome was deciding whether or not to bring Princess along. We ultimately chose to make this a baby-free vacation. I can't say it was easy to leave her behind, but I'll chat more about that in a later post.
I had up to a year to fulfill the prize which included a three night stay in a penthouse suite, a spa and salon credit, a dining voucher, and limousine transportation to and from the hotel. We booked our spa retreat for Mothers Day weekend which worked out perfectly.
I've never been to Vegas before. But when I think of Sin City, a scene from The Hangover comes to mind. Thoughts of a bunch of guys at a bachelor party getting wasted, followed by a bunch of other crazy events. Basically, I was totally clueless and didn't know what to expect. As it turns out, Vegas is a beautiful city with so much more to offer than just casinos and booze. Check out the scenery from our penthouse suite.
If you think the view outside is cool, check out the view inside.
From gambling to pampering, the fun didn't stop there. We got a chance to see "O" Cirque du Soleil, and a variety show. We weren't allowed to take pics during the show. My hubby snapped this one after leaving one of the performances.
We also spent some time touring the neighboring hotels, and the fabulous Vegas strip.
Our first trip to Vegas was a blast! We were able to fit a lot of activities in during our three night stay. We'd definitely love to return, and explore more of what Sin City has to offer.
Thank goodness I put my name in that jar at Spa Week, and I thank my lucky stars for not hanging up the phone.
Big up to Vdara Spa and Salon for sponsoring our hotel stay. A special shout out goes out to Spa Week for hosting the giveaway.
Weather Anchor Mama