Vegas Day 2: Canyon Ranch Spa, Britney Spears and Buddy V's!

When we arrived in Vegas it was clear that some sort of cool front had moved through.  The temperatures were in the 60's so it was quite chilly and I was glad that I had thrown a sweater in my suitcase, flimsy as it was.  Hubby and I had talked about possibly basking around the pool but today was not to be the day for that.  Instead after breakfast we took a little walk down to the spa.  OH.  MY  GOSH!

Have you ever heard of Canyon Ranch?  After spending an afternoon at the one at the Venetian, I put visiting Canyon Ranch in Arizona on my "Bucket List"!  As I said, it was too chilly to lay around the pool so we spent the entire afternoon in the spa.  It started with pedicures and then a nice little lunch, followed by spending some time in the salt room and other areas of the spa,  drinking coffee or tea and eating fruit provided.  We were then taken in for exfoliating scrubs, showers, a whirlpool bath and then massages.  WOW!  What a way to relax, unwind and spend the afternoon.

After being relaxed from head to toe,  we got dressed and went to dinner in our hotel at Buddy V's Ristorante.  This is Buddy Valastro's restaurant.  You know,  from "The Cake Boss".  I was starving to death and Italian food sounded wonderful.  I don't eat past but was hoping they had eggplant Parmigiano on the menu.  I was in luck...they did! 
                                   These meatballs we had as an appetizer were AMAZING!
                                   
                                                                  Eggplant Parmigiana
                                                                   Veal Parmigiana 

Of course, there was this yummy looking cheesy bread that Hubby ate and our tummies were definitely satisfied when we left this meal.  Which meant that we were set for the rest of our evening...The Britney Spears Piece of Me Concert!

Hubs was able to get us front row seats, with standing only in front of us.  I was SO excited!!!  When we got there I wasn't even aware that she had been forced to cancel a few concert due to injuring her ankle in one of the performances.  That night would be her first time back on stage after that injury.  WOW...She was AWESOME!  Everything from the music selection, special effects, lighting, costumes and dancers DID NOT DISAPPOINT!  This Louisiana girl can definitely put on a show.

This was shaping up to be one of the more fun trips I had taken in a while.  OK...so I say that about EVERY trip I take.  Because it IS the most fun thing I am doing at the moment.  But sneaking away for just a weekend to celebrate our 33rd anniversary...to Vegas...to pamper ourselves with a spa day, delicious food AND a Britney Spears concerts?!  Come on now, THAT'S pretty FUN!

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  1. Your day was perfect in every sense: a great time unwinding in a cool spa, a hearty lunch, and ending the night with an awesome concert. I can only imagine how tiring (but awesome!) it must have felt when you retired to your bed. Thank you for sharing! It was a very thrilling read, to say the least.

    William Connors @ The Healing Station

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