Can you believe that the Trump Hotel Las Vegas is gilded with 24-Carat gold? Me neither.
Kevin and I just returned from four glamorous nights at this lavish resort…then again, it was Vegas.
The lobby of the hotel was super sparkly and beautiful.
My favorite part of the hotel was probably the pool:
I spent a few hours catching some rays; I wonder if all that gold helped me get my nice tan.
Aside from getting some much-needed relaxation at the pool, Kevin and I toured a Neon Sign Museum; it was pretty awesome.
Basically it was a large lot that stored vintage signs that date back to the original Las Vegas. The museum is run by a non-profit group that restores the signs to their original glory. One of their finished signs is this cute high heel from the Silver Slipper Casino (it is on display just outside the neon graveyard):
We learned the interesting history of the sign on our tour. Apparently Howard Hughes lived across the street from the Silver Slipper Casino and this sparkly shoe would rotate around and shine into his window all night long. Hughes was convinced that he was being spied on by the government. Instead of shutting his curtains he opted to purchase the Silver Slipper Casino for $5.4 million, fill the shoe with concrete, and stop its rotation. That’s awesome.
Check out their website to learn more and to see more of their photos. We had to sign a waiver that stated we would not show our pics on-line. We hope to make some great art with our photos so hopefully I can show you what we come up with later.
The highlight of our trip was our first wedding anniversary. Kevin and I renewed our wedding vows with Elvis; how could we resist, it was Vegas?! After our Viva Las Vegas ceremony we had a wonderful dinner at Le Cirque in the Bellagio. It was the best dinner E-V-E-R. I think our desserts speak for themselves:
We didn’t win any money, but a good time was had by all!
Have you been to Vegas? What is your favorite part? The glamorous hotels and casinos? Or do you like the hiking, sight-seeing, or fine dining better? Kate over at Centsational Girl visited the desert of Vegas this past weekend; perhaps Kevin and I will check out that side of Sin City next time!
This weekend the party is at Serenity Now: