My husband's birthday is the day before mine (his is August 11, mine is August 12). Last year, we went to Las Vegas and celebrated our birthdays with Team Leo (you know who you are!) and also got engaged; this year we decided to reprise our Vegas birthday adventure and headed there for a long weekend. Our plans included eating at Nobu (where Atom popped the question the previous year) and playing poker. Nothing too fancy, just a weekend in Vegas with our friends.
We stayed at the Las Vegas Hilton for a couple of reasons - Hilton points, their poker room, and easy access to the monorail. We will not be staying there again, for a couple of reasons - the room was pretty crappy, they removed the poker room, and they are no longer going to have the Star Trek Experience, which included two fun motion-simulator rides and a space-themed casino. The lack of poker room and rides, combined with the poor quality of the hotel rooms, leaves the hotel with exactly zero draw for us.
We did have fun while we were there, and I shot a few photos with my trusty Nokia N82. The photo above is of the Enterprise that is hanging from the ceiling above Quark's restaurant and the entrance to the rides. There are a few more photos after the jump.
This image is from the wall outside Star Trek: The Experience. There are pleas from visitors from all over the world not to close the rides. The rides will close at the end of August; if you have any interest in going on them, go now! (The Borg ride is extra creepy.)
This next image is a creepy alien that is posed right next to the hallway that leads to the restroom. I almost asked them if I could buy it. I'd just pose it inside my front door to scare away trespassers. Break into my house, you get eaten by the creepy alien with the crazy sucker-mouth.
The last image is a plate of truffles that was brought out for us at Olives restaurant in the Bellagio. From left to right, they are white chocolate and key lime, peanut butter and jelly, and dark chocolate ganache with dulce de leche. Yum.