A Vegas Christmas

December 7th, 2009, 12:59 am PST by Greg

A few weeks ago, I got to thinking about our Christmas plans…

I haven’t gone back to see my family for a while: it’s much nicer to go back (and deal with flying to Ontario) in the summer. Kat’s family does Christmas eve, not Christmas day. For the last few years, we have spent Christmas day with friends, which has always been a lot of fun, but this year all of the friends are scattering to the four corners of the world.

So I thought to myself: What’s keeping us in Vancouver? After Christmas eve with Kat’s family, we’re pretty much done with the holiday. But, anywhere we could go after that would be closed for the holiday, with one exception:


So, on Christmas day we’re flying from YVR to Vegas and spending four days at the MGM Grand. On the menu this time:

  • We want to shoot some guns (just like Angelica did). I’ve got to shoot a Kalashnikov.
  • Fremont Street.
  • Seinfeld is in Vegas around then: that would be awesome.
  • I have wanted to see Penn & Teller for a while and they’re performing through Christmas.
  • We have never eaten the food of Thomas Keller, so Bouchon is a distinct possibility.
  • Boxing day outlet shopping.
  • I want to see if I can find somewhere to make a prop bet and bet on something crazy.

As an added bonus, our friend Suyoko (and her mom) are going to be in Vegas for Christmas. That means (among other things) that I don’t actually have to wait through the outlet shopping: they can go and leave me behind.

3 Responses to “A Vegas Christmas”

  1. Hora Says:

    Definitely make a prop bet or two. And they have boxing day in the states? I thought that was just here.

  2. Nico Says:

    Wait, Fremont St… you’re coming to our place on Christmas Day? That would be awesome! 😀

  3. PhilB Says:

    The gun thing sounds fun, but I already have friends just south of the border that can make that happen easily.

    However, seeing Penn & Teller live would rock.