Day 1 – Cinco de Mayo
Thursday May 5th finally came! Four of us headed to Vegas to celebrate my BFF’s birthday and have a girls weekend away. Three of us were on the same flight and the other had a flight that got in about an hour after we did. We had an uneventful trip to the airport and a speedy Alaska Airlines flight into Vegas. We landed at 12:20 as expected, got our luggage and headed to the offsite car rental compound. I typically rent from Avis but got a good deal through Advantage this trip so we opted for them. I felt like we got the beat down at the counter, no I didn’t want to upgrade for 40 more dollars a day, no I didn’t want a less of an upgrade for 10 more dollars a day and no I didn’t want to upgrade for 10% off. No I didn’t want a GPS, no I didn’t want extra insurance. She finally gave me my paperwork and we were off to get our car. The lady checking us out did a really good job marking all of the dings on the car. We finally headed out to check in at Caesar’s Palace!
Check in was a breeze, walked right up to the counter. I asked nicely if it would be possible to upgrade from my Palace Deluxe to the Palace Premium Room with the bidet. She said no problem, worked her magic and gave me the keys. I had back to back reservations due to an offer I had received and she made sure I would have the same room for the whole time. The room was perfect!
We had 4:00 reservations at Qua Spa for the Tops and Tails special through spafinders.com using our certificates we bought at Costco (99.00 worth for 75.00). We checked in and were given a tour of the roman bath, heated closet for your robe, tea room, whirlpool, herbal steam room, ice room and cedar steam room. We tried the herbal stream room first since I had a horrible cold. It was so refreshing and helped my breathing quite a bit. We then went to the tea room to wait to get called. We had wonderful treatments and would definitely do them again! Then we spent the next hour and a half floating around the spa trying all the different things. It was so relaxing I never wanted to leave. But we had to eat at some point!
Off to the Palazzo for dinner at Dos Caminos based on recommendations from the forum. Before we went to dinner we gambled for the first time since arriving. I won 500 on the second machine I played, too bad that was my one and only big win! The food at Dos Caminos was so good! We were there to celebrate my BFF’s birthday which happens to be Cinco de Mayo and the club music from the bar was so loud we couldn’t even have a conversation. But we all agreed though that the food was fabulous so it was worth it. We had the trio of guacamoles; our favorite was the Jumbo Lump Crab-Chipotle! Two of us had the Camarones tacos, one had Carnitas and the other had Arroz con Pollo. Also tried their house margarita which was good. Back out to the casino floor to lose our money! We then headed to bed.