Viva Las Vegas, Day 3 or A Day of Relaxation

Another day has ended here in Las Vegas and, as always, it was most enjoyable.

The day started off right as the sun decided to show its face again.  Today’s agenda was a pretty simple one:  a trip to Qua Baths and Spa at Caesar’s Palace.

I love going to the spa.  Do you know what’s even better than going to the spa?  Going to the spa and having the casino pay for it.  BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

For the third straight time, I used my winnings to pay for my spa day.  And Qua Baths gets my highest recommendation for a visit.  I will warn you that it’s not cheap.  But just remember that the couple hundred dollars you pay for your treatment also gets you into the spa for the entire day as well as the use of all of its facilities.  So if you make a day out of it, it becomes a bit more economical.

Qua Baths and Spa has routinely been voted the best spa in Las Vegas and is one of the best spas in the country.  Luxurious doesn’t even begin to describe this place.  From the moment you enter, you will be treated like royalty.  The spa is deceptively big.  Almost a city unto itself.

As always, I always begin my day with a brisk workout.  After using the gymnasium, I proceeded to use the Roman Rituals (traditional Roman baths (hot, cold, and moderate), Inhalation and shaving room, herbal steam bath, Jacuzzi, and Arctic Room).

Arctic room?  What the heck is that, you say?

The Arctic room is one of the hallmarks of Qua Baths.  It is a room where it snows, but don’t worry the seats are heated.

So what, you may think?

The room is actually based on the scientific principle that watching snow fall actually reduces stress and relaxes you and believe me it is the truth.  It also serves as a dandy cool down after a hard workout.

After a few hours of relaxing, it was time for my deep tissue massage.  Now I have enjoyed many a massage in my life, but this was the first time I had tried the deep tissue variety.  It truly isn’t your typical massage and, at points, was a bit intense as Sara worked me over with elbows and knuckles, but it was well worth it as after 80 minutes, you could have mopped me off the floor.

From there it was back to the Roman Rituals for another half hour and then back to the Rio.

John treated us to the Rio’s famed Seafood Buffet and it was delicious.  Expect to pay $45 per person if you want to eat here, but it is excellent.  I’d highly recommend a bowl of the Seafood Gumbo.  I’m a pretty lightweight eater, but even I indulged a little more than intended this time.

And that wrapped it up for the night.  Tomorrow is back to reality and then I will begin to plan my next adventure.

Until the next time. . .

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