Birch Bay State Park

A quick jaunt across the border took us camping at Birch Bay State Park this past weekend. It’s officially camping season and while I’m not into roughing it, spending time outside is always nice. Sleeping in our DIY van-turned-camper makes for an enjoyable experience. We started our morning with delicious breakfast sandwiches, stuffed with bacon,…… Continue reading Birch Bay State Park

Afternoon Tea at the Waldorf Astoria

A definite highlight of our girls’ weekend in Las Vegas was afternoon tea. The Waldorf Astoria tea lounge is located on the 23rd floor, with a view over the famous strip. Service was warm and efficient, run like a well-oiled machine. After choosing our teas (Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for Stephanie, and Flowery Earl Grey…… Continue reading Afternoon Tea at the Waldorf Astoria

The Tortoise and the Hare

While waiting for my bag to appear on the baggage carousel at McCarran International Airport, I noticed a couple of sculptures. Created by sculptor David Phelps, the Tortoise and the Hare are just 2 of 4 pieces located in D Gate. The others, which I didn’t see, are the Desert Rattlesnake and the Horned Toad.…… Continue reading The Tortoise and the Hare

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Continuing on with our visit to the Bellagio Hotel, today we’re stopping in at the conservatory to check out the current seasonal display: Japanese Spring Of course, you can’t have Spring in Japan without cherry blossoms. One of two red-crowned cranes, symbolising luck, longevity, and fidelity. The Bellagio employs an horticulture staff of 120 to…… Continue reading Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens