I know it might sound boring to you but we had the best time just laying by the pool with cocktails and reading Game of Thrones (Josh finished book 1 while we were there and I started book 4). We stayed first at Monte Carlo, which has an awesome pool with both a lazy river and a wave pool. Next we stayed at Tropicana which just pumped a bunch of money into renovating the whole hotel and most especially the pool. They had a bar and swim up black jack and a little grotto with a hot tub. You can absolutely bring your cocktails into the pool too.
Josh had a blast with the waterproof Go Pro the whole trip. I have a feeling we'll be buying one of our own in the near future. Here are some silly videos he took of us in the wave pool and the lazy river. If there's anything Josh loves it's swimming and making videos.
Ahhhh Vegas. It really does have a sort of tacky opulence and throw back glamor that is pretty cool. One thing I especially loved was the Dale Chihuly glass ceiling in the lobby of the Bellagio.
We were so fortunate that my family gifted us tickets to see Beatles LOVE (Cirque du Soleil) at the Mirage. The show was unreal. Every where you look up down all around there were amazing dancers, acrobats, roller skaters, things I can't even tell you about because I don't know how to describe. It was amazing. I think I cried through the whole show because it was so beautiful and the music was so familiar and wonderful. We spent some time at the Revolution Lounge beforehand. Here are some pics:
Our only other real splurge was going to the shark reef aquarium at Mandalay Bay. It was so worth it. I loved everything including the busy komodo dragon, the creepy white crocodile, touching the stingrays, watching the sharks and sea turtles swim over, around and under us and especially the tank of jelly fish going nuts and swimming around all crazy.
We had a great trip and a great anniversary. Thanks to everybody who helped us plan and contributed some cash to our adventures. Now it's back to real life.