Las Vegas Fun! Part One: The Cosmopolitan, Freemont Street and Absinthe

Back in August, as we were sitting on the plane getting ready to leave Exuma, my husband had a moment of insanity. We were all feeling pretty bummed that our vacation was over, so my husband decided that we needed something else to look forward to. He proposed that we plan a trip to Las Vegas. He has regretted that slip of the tongue ever since, but we held him to it.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

It was a short trip, but I’m not complaining.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

We met up with my husband’s sister at the airport.

Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

We stayed on the Strip at the Cosmopolitan.

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

It’s a fairly new resort with a younger vibe. It’s hip and “sexy,” and I guess you could say it has a “modern art” theme.

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

The room was awesome.

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

Art and fashion books to peruse…

The Cosmopolitan

A fully stocked mini-bar with all the essentials.

The Cosmopolitan

Snacks, candy, booze, and just in case you get lucky…  Condoms, lube and a pair of mints. What else could you possibly need? (Blush) My husband wouldn’t let me touch a damn thing. He didn’t care how thirsty I was, there was no way he was paying 4 bucks for a can of diet coke, lol.

Oh man, unmentionables!

The Cosmopolitan

I love the Fornasetti wallpaper in the closet!

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

And for the very un-modest, you have a great view, and can crawl right into the tub from the bedroom. Ooh la la.

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

After getting settled in, we had a few drinks at the hotel bar and then headed out.

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

Only in Vegas can you find a guy with a cat on his head. Well, I take that back. You can probably find a few guys with cats on their head in The City, too. (New York, that is.)

Freemont Street

We took a quick cab Downtown to Freemont Street.

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Freemont Street

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Freemont Street

Freemont Street

We watched the light show, checked out the casinos, and of course, posed with the “locals.”

Freemont Street

Freemont Street

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Freemont Street

Freemont Street

We stopped at the Downtown Container Park, which is a bunch of shops and restaurants all put together with shipping containers. The praying mantis out front was pretty neat!

Freemont Street

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And yes, I had to take a few drunken pictures at the beef jerky store. The more I drink, the more adolescent my sense of humor becomes…Freemont Street

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After Freemont Street, we went back to The Strip and stopped at the Aria for some drinks.

The Aria

The Aria

We got a very late start, so brunch the next day was at the hotel buffet, The Wicked Spoon.

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

I vowed not to cheat on my diet, and stuck to it. It. Was. Super. Hard! My sister-in-law and I did, however, enjoy our share of mimosas.

The Cosmopolitan

The rest of the day was pretty lazy. We explored the hotel a little, as we didn’t have much time before we had to get ready to go out.

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

We did a “leetle bit” of gambling.

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

Thank goodness my sister-in-law brought along her “lucky nut.” Ha!

The Cosmopolitan

We checked out the art, some of which was pretty weird.

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

They actually have vending machines with ATC’s. (Artist Trading Cards) How cool is that?

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

And, we did a little shopping.

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

My sister-in-law had an upgraded room with a view of the Strip. How gorgeous is that!? We stopped by to take a few pictures before heading over to Caesar’s for a show.

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan

We had tickets for Absinthe. It was a hoot! My only complaint was that it was too short.

Absinthe

Absinthe

We had the VIP front row seats, and got to use the secret entrance around the back of the tent. It was a phone booth and very speakeasy-ish. They also gave us splits of champagne.

Absinthe

Absinthe

Absinthe

We went to bed right after the show that night, as we were going hiking the next day.

Karen

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