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Cocktails_mit_SchirmchenIt’s been ages since either my husband or I have been to Las Vegas. This is where we decided we wanted to go for a much needed vacation. Our decision was partly based on me being pregnant, and we thought this is pretty much the last time we will be able to go to the “Entertainment Capital of the World” for a while.

Well, I have to admit before we stepped foot off the plane I was beginning to have second thoughts on our destination of choice. After all, what is there to do in Vegas besides drink yourself silly and lose all your money at poker, blackjack, slots or any of the games of chance?

Admittedly, I could not be more wrong. So far, the trip has been absolutely amazing, even in spite of the fact we got sucked into going on one of those time share presentations once we got here in order to get discounted tickets to Cirque du Soleil.

I have to say though, the almost three hours long presentation, where we were barely able to escape with not only our money but at times it seemed our sanity, is definitely something we will remember.

Personally, I think having a crazy experience at least once during a trip is almost necessary for the most memorable vacations. At least it seems that way to me. I tend to joke about the crazy, could this go any more wrong, moments more than I really reminisce about the quiet, peaceful times of a trip.

In the end, it was totally worth the drama, because we got our Cirque du Soleil tickets for only $40 each instead of the $189 face value. The Cirque was high on our list of Vegas must-dos.

Since alcohol was not on our list, and gambling can get boring when you are not enjoying one of the fruity and delicious drinks the waitresses are all too happy to give you as a consolation prize for losing all your cash to the house; asking nothing in return save a tip and a smile, we wanted to see more shows.

With casinos everywhere and multiple shows playing at each one, it was hard to narrow down our choices on what to see. In the end we decided to choose the most quintessentially Las Vegas of the bunch and saw a comedy hypnotist and a mentalist.

Both shows were worth watching, but I have to say I was blown away by how awesome the mentalist was. He was able to guess random facts about audience members and perform other tricks.

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Anne Shaeffer
Anne Shaefferhttps://www.sulpicechocolat.com/
ANNE Shaeffer is a pastry chef and an accomplished graduate of the French Pastry School in Chicago. She is also the founder of the luxury chocolate company Sulpice Chocolat. Email her your questions or ideas for future columns!

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