Sorry for the delay in approving comments. We just returned from our much anticipated trip and I am a little behind.
Las Vegas was great. I arrived on Friday and spent the day attending culinary demonstrations and shopping. On Saturday, Todd flew in and we walked up the strip losing and winning back money at various casinos. We had a 5:30 reservation at Craftsteak, where Todd discovered he really loves shaved fennel salad. The steak was pretty good too, but I think we liked the fries even better. After dinner, we walked over to Mandalay Bay and saw Rush. They put on an amazing show which included songs off their newest album plus plenty of oldies including Passage to Bangkok which is one I really like and was happy to hear live.
After the concert we headed back to our hotel, The Venetian. The rooms were quite large and very comfortable. Plus, next to the elevator was a small outpost of the Bouchon Bakery where I saw the famous Bouchon peanut butter sandwich cookies and bought a Valrhona chocolate chunk cookie which was excellent, but different than I’d expected.
It was a fun trip, but we’re glad to be back home with Fuzz, who is enjoying the MGM Lion snow globe we brought back. By the way. Never pack a snow globe in your carry-on bag even if it’s wrapped in a styrofoam box. Snow globes must be checked. We learned this going through security, but had enough time to backtrack and check the snow globe rather than surrender it to security.