Sunday, August 16, 2009

Happy 10th Anniversary

Every year for our wedding anniversary, the Polack and I take turns planning an excursion to celebrate. We're the type that can cheap out on things (as in for birthday's and Christmas we skip the presents for each other because we'd rather save money/spend on others). So our anniversary rules state that we MUST spend the night somewhere away from home. On odd years, I plan the trip. On even years, the Polack plans the trip. Some years we stay close to Indiana. Other years we travel by plane. We keep it a secret from other as long as possible so it's always fun to celebrate the surprise.
This year was our 10th anniversary. The Polack planned a trip to our favorite destination. A place we always enjoy and every time we make our return trip home, we're already planning our next trip there.
Las Vegas... We love to gamble, we love the shows, we love the casinos, we love the people watching.
Our trip started very well. For some reason, we were upgraded to first class. What a great way to start the trip! We were big fans of the big seats, fabulous food, and all you can drink wine. In case you're wondering, here is what dinner in fast class looks like.

We stayed at Mandalay Bay, home to one of the best pools/beaches on the strip.

The Polack splurged and got us a nice room. I loved the tv in the bathroom.~
We saw Le Reve at the Wynn...
And had some great dinners....
We rented a car this time so it was nice to venture off the strip and check out other parts of Vegas. We especially liked going downtown to gamble. For some reason, we always did better at the downtown casinos. (Although the Polack did very well in a poker tournament at our hotel. He made it to the top three where the prize money was chopped.)

Here is a picture of us with our friend Javier. He's the best server on the Strip!


Next year will be my turn to plan. I've started making a list but won't decide until the spring. Here's the rundown of our past 10 trips:

Honeymoon - Jamaica

First anniversary - Chicago

Second anniversary - Michigan

Third Anniversary - Cleveland

Fourth Anniversary - Chicago

Fifth Anniversary - Las Vegas

Sixth Anniversary - St. Louis

Seventh Anniversary - Phoenix

Eighth Anniversary - Bloomington

Ninth Anniversary - Washington, DC

Tenth Anniversary - Las Vegas

1 comment:

Christy said...

Looks like you had a great time! That bathroom in your hotel is amazing. Congrats again on 10 years!