The first day we also spent an hour by the pool. Seeing as it was 3pm, I thought I could go without sunscreen. I was wrong and got to sport some very lobsteresque coloring for the remainder of the trip. Note to self, desert sun is different than home!
We stayed at Caesars Palace since the conference was there. We opted to stay in the newer (read: more expensive) area of the hotel. The upgrade was well worth the extra cash. When we stayed there last time, we had a mirror on the ceiling above our bed, a decorating detail I am happy to report they omitted in the new construction.
In addition to playing poker, we went out to several great restaurants including Bouchon and B&B Ristorante, both of which I recommend highly. We ordered the pasta tasting menu at B&B and it was fantastic. There were several items on the menu that seemed like they wouldn't be good, like goose liver ravioli, that turned out to be some of my favorites.
But now it is back to reality. Homecoming was made a little easier by the kids' excitement when they saw us. And nothing is cuter than a 3 year old asking you, "How was Vegas?"