48 hours in Las Vegas were filled with work and fun. We managed to eat at Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay and the chef himself stopped by our table to say hello towards the end of our meal. I drank the Devil Went Down to Manhattan (and then couldn’t stop singing the Devil Went Down to Georgia), and ate a half dozen oysters (the sampler) and a golden beet and goat cheese salad with a delicious pistachio cream.
After dinner, we saw Michael Jackson ONE which was absolutely fantastic. I went in with no expectations because the Beatles LOVE was my top choice but our wonderful hotel hooked us up with Cirque tickets and that’s what we were given. I would pay to see it again. The acts, choreography, performance were simply amazing. I’ve never smiled, clapped, and danced my way through a show like I have that one. Go see it! Highly recommended.
Bright and early the next morning, I woke up and worked from 6:30-12. There was a 90 minute break in there to dash out to the Tmobile store for a new phone since I’d broken mine that morning by dropping it - it smashed into the hotel bed frame. Then once we were cut loose for the afternoon, my original plan was to work out and nap before our banquet that evening. Instead, I was convinced to join my other three coworkers at the pool for lunch and sunshine. I had not brought a swimsuit, so I wore a dress out there and my friends ordered me lunch and a rum runner to start (love them). Then after I ate, I decided to don a sports bra and borrow a pair of jean shorts and join them for the rest of the afternoon. We had so much fun and I’m glad I changed my plans.
I left enough time for a quick workout, a relaxing bath and facemask before getting ready for that evening’s banquet (photos with the showgirls above) and made my way downstairs. The banquet was business as usual but afterwards, my coworkers/friends and I celebrated in the casino. I watched as they gambled - I don’t like to lose money and this was not my first time in Vegas. I called it a night and went back to my room at the Red Rock Casino, Resort, and Spa and at 12:30 since I had a 10 am flight.
The Red Rock is not on the strip, but the hotel itself is quite nice, is extremely large and the rooms are spacious. The property is nice and has a large pool, a spa, fitness center, large casino, everything you’d expect from a Las Vegas hotel but not on the strip.