Sunday, January 07, 2007

Trip planning

I think I've mentioned before that we're going to go to Las Vegas for my birthday. "For my birthday" is a pretty loose term - we're hoping to go sometime in March or April. Regardless of when we go, the trip will be our birthday present to me. We're starting to plan the trip now because there are some airfare sales on the go - and, well, we like to plan in advance. Today we bought some books about Las Vegas and some post-it flags that I can use to mark the things I want to see.

I've decided that I'll want to see pretty much everything in the Bellagio (the conservatory, glass ceiling, shopping, etc), and we're definitely going to take a day trip to the Grand Canyon. There's lots more that I want to see in the city, too. We will see some shows - in particular, we hope to see O, Zumanity, and Penn and Teller.

We're also in the process of picking out a hotel. We want to stay on the Strip in a nice but not extravagant place, so we're figuring out what will work best for us. As much as I want to see the things in the Bellagio, I doubt we'll stay there as it's quite expensive. I'm working on a spreadsheet to help me collect all the data - how geeky of me. I must say, this planning is some fun - I'm so excited! :)

We've also got a book on Scotland; when the Las Vegas trip is all planned and booked, I'll go through that and mark all the things I want to see there. From that, we'll figure out an itinerary. I don't know when we're going to do that trip, but I expect it'll be in the late summer or early fall.

I'm starting to feel much, much better now. I don't know if I did have something or if I was just exhausted; either way, I feel way better. Yay! :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I highly recommend the day trip to see the Grand Canyon. If possible, take a guided tour by one of the park interpretors. And spend as much time walking around and down in it as possible. Otherwise, you may suffer from being "underwhelmed" as my sister was at the end of our first day there. "It's just a big hole," she kept saying. I thought it looked just like all those postcards I'd seen, but I couldn't grasp the dimension of the thing until we'd spent a few days there. And it was a wrench for both of us to leave. It is a sacred place.