D.P. and I have been talking about our trip to Las Vegas again lately, and I’m becoming increasingly excited at the thought of going where there are no kids, no exes, and no adult worries. We’ll leave during the early afternoon of April 15th, and we’ll arrive home before 9 or 10 pm on April 16th. It is sure to be a whirlwind trip.

What do we know about our trip so far? Well, in the beginning of our planning, we were going to stay at a timeshare just off The Strip; unfortunately, that didn’t work out, so we are now booked at the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino – right on The Strip! I took a look at the website this morning and discovered they have a karaoke bar. Maybe, if I beg D.P. enough, we can stop in and check it out.

I know we’ll be walking (and walking and walking and walking) and riding the monorail to see:

Margaritaville – A multi-level Caribbean-themed entertainment venue that offers two outdoor patios overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, a nautical-themed restaurant, five distinctive bars, live entertainment nightly (both indoors and outdoors) and a 3,000-square-foot retail store.

Stratosphere – Stratosphere Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, owned by American Casino & Entertainment Properties which is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Real Estate Partners. The property’s signature attraction is the 1,149 ft (350 m) Stratosphere Tower; it is the tallest free-standing structure in Nevada and the second-tallest free-standing structure in the United States west of the Mississippi River, after the Kennecott Smokestack in Magna, Utah. The hotel is a separate building with approximately 20 stories, 2,444 rooms and an 80,000 square foot (7,000 m²) casino.

The Beatles™ Revolution Lounge – Revolutionary in design and atmosphere, this ultra-lounge features cutting edge, interactive experiences to create a psychedelic sensory environment and a contemporary interpretation of The Beatles era. Each night will be an evolutionary journey, where both the music and interior transform, resulting in an eclectic nightlife adventure at The Mirage.

Something else I’m looking forward to is coming up this Saturday, when we are going to see D.P.’s land near Cripple Creek. I don’t recall ever venturing out that way, so I’m excited to see all of it; I’ll be taking my camera along to capture some images of that area. D.P. keeps saying I’m going to get tired of him, being with him all day – I tell him it’s going to be the other way around. I wish he would stop verbalizing the negative comments about himself – it makes me sad to hear him speak that way.