Hey everybody – I’m back!!
Las Vegas was AMAZING – I am so glad I can finally say I’ve been there! The city was a lot different than I thought it would be – definitely a lot less “seedy” than what I was expecting. In fact, I’m going to go ahead and say it, Vegas was beautiful!! It’s all in what you do and where you go, in my opinion :) Ok, trip re-cap, starting with Day 1!
Me and my girlfriend in the airport waiting to take off. Don’t worry – we made matching shirts for all the couples going on the trip!
RATS! Delayed by a fuel spill…our Vegas luck had run out before we even got there! It didn’t end up being as terrible as we thought though, and we were only delayed by about an hour. Soon enough, were were off!
After a quick 2.5 hour flight, we arrived in Vegas and met up with the third couple going on our trip. They had flown in from Chicago, so we met them at our hotel: The Flamingo. All pink, all the time :)
We got up to our rooms, got cleaned up and were ready to unleash ourselves on the town :D
And the fellas:
If you’ve never been to Vegas, know that literally everywhere you turn, there are slot machines. Like, everywhere you turn. So, I didn’t fight it – I hit the penny slots in the lobby of our hotel on our way out!
After losing a couple bucks (:()we hit the streets.
One of the couples we went with goes to Vegas once a year and the first place they always hit after they drop their bags off at the hotel is La Salsa Cantina for some bomb-diggity chips, salsa, burritos & margaritas! We happily continued the tradition :)
These margaritas were as long as my body, actually… No worries – I split mine with a friend – nobody needs an entire yards worth of margarita in their body!
After dinner we hit up Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino. Ummm – this is seriously one of the coolest places I have ever been to in my life! I wish I had taken more pictures of the inside, but trust me, if you go to Vegas you must hit PH up simply to see how fabulous it is. While the boys played some table games, the girls hit up some more penny slots. Because we’re high rollers like that.
Up next was strolling through the forum shops at Caesars Palace (ummmm, coolest place I have EVER been to – can I LIVE there???) They truly made the hotel, casino and associated shops feel exactly like Rome. The detail they put into the buildings, the fountains, the columns and sculptures is unbelievable.
We made a pit stop at a swanky cigar bar in the shops and had some of the most delicious, hand-crafted mojitos I have ever had!
I got a Nectarine Mojito. Absolutely divine :D
After mojitos, we hit up this Irish casino and proceeded to play beer pong, college frat-party style, until it was time to hit the hay.
Considering that were delayed an hour because of a fuel spill and we didn’t even get to our hotel until 4:00 – we accomplished a TON our first night in
Vegas! And we didn’t even stay out that late! Overall first impressions of Vegas:
- Nothing is exactly alike and the architecture and attention to detail in all the hotels is so fascinating
- Very clean considering it’s called Sin City
- Comparable to no other place on earth. I seriously felt like I was at an amuesment park!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend too – stay tuned for Viva Las Vegas Days 2 & 3!