Mystery Trip – Day 1

I’ve been teasing Heather about a mystery trip I booked since June.  It’s been kind of fun, but this morning the jig was up and we headed for DFW airport to catch an early flight to Fabulous Las Vegas.

We got in and over to The Venetian, our base of operations for the weekend.  Check-in accomplished and stuff unloaded we proceeded to head out to get some food and then wander around the strip for a while.  It’s changed a lot since the last time I was out here, but was still a lot of fun to hang out and take in the sights.  We grabbed some lunch at I Love Burgers and then nosed around the Grand Canal Shoppes before heading out into the heat.  We took it easy because we had dinner reservations at Jaleo, one of José Andrés’s tapas restaurants and a show booked.  This is about where I slipped the engagement ring I’ve been hanging on to since early July over to Heather.  She said yes, in case you’re wondering.  There were some tears and some laughter, but all in all it was the right place and time.

Jaleo was fantastic!  We started out with an excellent selection of jamóns and some cheese before moving on to scallops and veal cheeks for our main courses.  We got talked in to dessert, which was probably a good thing because it was so incredibly good that missing out would have hurt.  All I can say is “saffron mousse”.

After dinner we headed over to New York New York to catch Cirque du Soleil‘s Zumanity.  It was really good, but definitely on the risque side.  If you’re so inclined, you’ll probably enjoy it.  If not, don’t go.

Back to the hotel after that where I finished off the evening with a tasty IPA from Sin City Beer.