Happy Friday friends! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and that Santa was good to you 😉 We are wrapping up our adventures in Vegas and are hopping on a plane for the second half of our vacay in Phoenix! Wanted to pop in and share some of our adventures here 🙂
Christmas is one of my father-in-laws favorite times of the year and the outside of their house can rival any Christmas light show, however, going to look at Christmas lights is one of his favorite things to do. So we loaded in the car and headed down to Ethel M’s for their outdoor Christmas light display!
We had a great time walking around and looking at the lights. The highlight of Emma’s experience though was the chocolate store 😉 We got amazing hot chocolate and other treats to take with us. This Christmas light display was FREE and a ton of fun!
Mastro’s Las Vegas
Martin and Yon wanted to take us out to a nice dinner one night and arranged for a babysitter to watch the girls. Martin had a great year at work and they also wanted to celebrate my first year of PA school so we went to Mastro’s. We wined and dined and had a great time! The filet minon was perfection and the lobster mashed potatoes (!!!) are a MUST.
One morning we made the 30-minute drive up Mount Charleston for breakfast. Getting up in the mountains is one of my favorite things and the views didn’t disappoint! The little lodge was quaint and the food delicious. However, word to the wise, the pancakes are MASSIVE. In fact all the portions were huge so we had way too much food!
Emma got a little boo-boo while on our trip. We took her to the park and she was swinging. She must have leaned back and lost her balance but she did a back flip off the swings. Thank God she was ok! A little scrape on the forehead was all we got but my heart nearly stopped!
Chris and I aren’t big spenders when it comes to gambling but I LOVE the penny slots! I discovered the Zuma one on this trip and had a ton of fun …. and walked away with $90! Too bad we had NO IDEA what was going on – we just kept hitting the bet button HA.
Lastly, you MUST try this wine! I am not a huge red wine girl – it gives me a headache – but this Unruly Zin is truly phenomenal. I just googled it online to see where in AZ I can pick some up for my family 😉
Next time I blog I will be back home in the dessert! Have a great weekend friends!