As mentioned before, D ran the Las Vegas Rock ‘N Roll Marathon this past Sunday. We left for Vegas on Saturday morning, while my parents took the kids to Disneyland—lucky kids!
We went to the Las Vegas Convention Center to go to the expo so D could pick up his bib. Mazda had an impressive booth, which included a picture booth that makes you look like you’re running fast by blowing wind into your face.
There was also a fueling station with some sort of berry infused water and granola bars.
Outside, they were offering test drives.
We tried to check into our room early, but it was a no-go. They did allow us to pre-register, so we just had to call in at 3:00 for our room number.
It was the perfect opportunity to go to Planet Hollywood and share a sandwich from Earl of Sandwich. Chicken chipotle avocado—yum!
Afterward we checked into our room at New York New York. With the resort fees/taxes, it was more spendy than we would have liked. The room was nice, though, and it didn’t seem as smoky as the Rio in the casino. The location was also pretty good, as it was in between the start and finish lines of the race.
This is just some of the swag D received for running the race. Very nice.
We were also invited to a nice dinner at an Italian restaurant called Zefferino’s, located in the Venetian.
The food was absolutely delicious. The waiter started us off with appetizers to share. For our entrees, D had fettuccine with crab meat, shrimp and lobster. I had sea bass with lobster tail—wow. This was definitely a highlight of the trip, and I was able to meet some of D’s co-workers.