Hi pals! Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re having fun with the week to this point. I really feel like I’m lastly popping out of a submit-celebration and birthday blur. The Pilot turned the massive 4-0 on Saturday and P turned 5 on Monday. Since the Pilot was hitting such a milestone birthday, I actually tried to brainstorm methods to make it particular contemplating the circumstances. Originally I had needed to plan a vacation spot celebration and have our pals from throughout meet up with us to have fun for a weekend. Obviously that wouldn’t be the most effective thought proper now, however figured that the 2 of us might have a brief getaway.
The better part is that it was 100% a shock for the Pilot! I very not often get to shock him – I really feel like he is aware of everryyyytthing lol – and he didn’t know the place we have been going till we have been nearly to the airport. (Let me simply throw it out right here that it took a ton of planning however was so price it!!) We spent 24 hours in Vegas and it was the proper low-key celebration earlier than household dinner on Saturday evening.
A couple of individuals requested me about Vegas throughout COVID and I did a ton of analysis earlier than our brief journey.
Here are a few of the issues I seen/realized:
– We stayed on the Bellagio which is certainly one of our faves and I learn in a couple of boards that they actually went above and past throughout this time. The Pilot and I joked that that is most likely the cleanest Vegas will ever be. They had hand sanitizer and hand washing stations within the casinos, plastic partitions, masks required inside, the entire deal. When we obtained up from a small desk after having fun with breakfast and low, a girl immediately appeared and was sanitizing it.
(A welcome bag in our room with masks, hand sanitizer, cleansing wipes, and a door opener)
– We flew Southwest, which is what we used to fly to Colorado. They’re nonetheless holding center seats open and it was completely tremendous
– We obtained automobile service so we wouldn’t should trip the shuttle (<— our standard Vegas choose as a result of it’s cheap and enjoyable) or an Uber/Lyft.
– We did the issues we often do right here in Tucson: wore masks when indoors or round teams of individuals, washed our arms, and favored outside actions when doable
When we obtained into city, we checked into the room after which went downstairs for caviar. It’s certainly one of our Vegas traditions to get caviar from the piano bar downstairs and it didn’t disappoint. We had superb shrimp cocktail, drinks, and folks-watched.
After caviar, we walked round on the Strip for some time and did some injury on the Forum Shoppes in Caesar’s Palace.
After procuring and strolling round, we frolicked on the resort for a bit after which obtained prepared for dinner at Eiffel Tower. (Pro tip: name as an alternative of constructing reservations on-line! I wasn’t charged and we had an unbelievable window desk.)
You guys. I didn’t know if the food at Eiffel Tower can be overhyped but it surely was AMAZING. It may need been the most effective restaurant salmon I’ve had. It was in a savory pinot noir buerre blanc with leaks and a crispy panko topping. The solely factor that was just a little meh was the chocolate soufflé dessert. (I imply this one will at all times be #1 in my coronary heart.)
The subsequent morning, we slept in, grabbed espresso and breakfast on the resort, and headed to the airport! It was the proper brief and candy journey, and in addition actually particular as a result of we haven’t had an evening away in years. With our transfer to Tucson, the deployment, straight into airline interviews, training, and the Rona, we haven’t been capable of take a pair’s journey. When we obtained again to Tucson, we picked up the women, the Pilot opened his presents from us, I frosted his bday cupcakes, and we headed to dinner at Tanque Verde Ranch.
We needed to select an out of doors spot for his birthday dinner and it was excellent. They had reside music and the food was great as standard. We have been even greeted by a whole household of javelina who like to hang around for scraps!!!
The birthday man:
I needed to thank the beautiful one who advisable making a video montage for the Pilot for his birthday. It was a HUGE hit. This is the site I used and he actually beloved having the ability to see birthday needs and movies from family and friends members all around the world.
Sunday morning was P’s celebration! I needed to throw a small outside get-collectively for her and her pals from preschool. We had it on the identical spot the place the women take horse classes, and so they had livestock for the kiddos to pet and maintain (bunnies, chickens, goats) and so they every obtained to trip a horse through the celebration.
Since it was within the morning, we had essentially the most superb breakfast unfold from Prep & Pastry: mini pastries, egg sandwiches, bacon, and sausage. I simply grabbed cupcakes for dessert from Whole Foods. It was the proper low-key celebration and the kiddos had a blast.
I additionally ordered little horse bracelets, horse stickers, after which added some treats like Annie’s gummies, lollipops, and mini stampers.
Last week was fairly insane getting the whole lot prepared for Vegas and P’s celebration however I’m pleased to say we’ve made it to the opposite aspect. Now we simply have Halloween this weekend….
What are you guys doing for Halloween this 12 months? I’d love to listen to your plans and something artistic you’re doing to have fun. What are your youngsters going to be?