Last week we went to Las Vegas. The timing couldn't have been worse; our flight was scheduled to leave the day after Hurricane Sandy hit NJ. Needless to say, that flight wound up being cancelled, but we were lucky enough to get on a flight the following day. We wound up losing one day of vacation, but after several days without power, the abundance of electricity and the ability to take a (much needed) hot shower more than made up for the time lost. We had a blast there going bar hopping, eating to our hearts' content at buffets, pretending to be high rollers while playing $0.25 video poker and getting free drinks (score!), strolling around town, and taking in a show (if you ever have the opportunity to see Cirque du Soleil's Beatles LOVE, do it do it do it!). But the biggest bonus of the entire trip was the fact that one of my cousins, who lives 400 miles away, just happened to be there at the same time for a friend's bachelorette party. Getting to meet up with her for a few hours in a posh rooftop bar with views overlooking the whole strip was an unexpected surprise that made my entire month.