Since Elanor was born, Ravi and I have had very few nights away from her. The exception was when we went to Hong Kong when she was two. I had a broken leg, and managed to get pregnant with Rhi at the same time because I can multitask like a boss. However, because of the broken leg and wheelchair, we didn’t really get to do very much in Hong Kong–I still feel like I haven’t really visited there.
All of this is to say that it’s been for-fucking-ever since he and I took a break from being parents and focused on us and only us for more than a night here and there. Given the whole broken leg/couldn’t really get around thing, I’d even go so far as to say we haven’t really had time along since I was pregnant with Elanor.
However, the big bonus of living in the US–or one of them, really–is that my inlaws can get to CA a lot easier than they could SG. This year they volunteered to take the kids over April break so that Ravi and I could have a week alone. So in the spirit of having not had real quality healthy alone time in nearly a decade we splurged on a trip to Las Vegas.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen these photos, but I’m going to share them here with context.
Las Vegas is about a 90 minute flight from San Francisco. While you could technically drive it, it is between an 8 and 9 hour drive without stopping per Google Maps.
Even the airport and the flight felt luxurious because we only had to keep track of ourselves and not children. Hell even the Uber to the airport felt luxurious.
We chose to stay at the Bellagio because they have several things I adore–the dancing fountains, the Chihuly blown glass flower ceiling at reception (pictured), and killer room service pancakes (which you can also get in the Bellagio Cafe if you want to try them but don’t want to stay there). I’ve been obsessed with the Bellagio since I was a teen who watched way too much Travel Channel. I have watched–with a lot of interest/would watch again–a documentary about how they made the dancing fountains among others.
I didn’t take a photo of the room, although I wish I had since I have lots of good memories. But I did take this photo of the view from our room.
We had an amazing week and I can’t wait to share it with you.