Las Vegas, Nevada Summer 2017

Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas with work to attend the Innovative Schools Summit. I work for a non-profit based out of Los Angeles called All It Takes. We work with K-12 to develop bold and compassionate leaders by teaching leadership through active individual and team training.  During the day we were at the conference but we got to explore Vegas in the evenings!

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We drove to Vegas from LA on Tuesday and arrived around 4 in the afternoon. We stayed at Caesar’s Palace which is where the conference was held. The view from our rooms were ridiculous and even gave my stomach a bit of a turn, heights are not exactly my friend.

Our first night in Vegas we had dinner at Gordon Ramsay’s Pub & Grill in Casear’s Palace. I had Shepherd’s pie and a drink called “Goodbye, Blue Sky,” both were fantastic.

An obligatory stop at Fat Tuesday in the Forum Shops and some gambling after dinner! The staff at Caesar’s was fantastic, since my friend and co-worker Tanner and I have little to no experience gambling in Vegas one of the dealers took his time explaining the rules of the game with us and how to bet so we would be more comfortable.

After the conference the next day we met a family friend off the strip for dinner but once we got back to the hotel and gamble a bit before we had to turn in for an early work day.

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Our final night on the strip we ate at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill, also in Caesar’s. The food was incredible, my drink the, “Bitter Frenchie” and I had the Grilled Chicken + Black Bean Quesadilla.

We wrapped up at the conference Friday morning and headed home to LA but not before stopping at the Seven Magic Mountains just outside Vegas on the way home.

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