So this is what happened in Vegas…..
It was like we personally lived the story of The Hangover and I don’t remember a THING so I have no blog post for you. I kid. It was nothing like the Hangover aside from Ryan losing a tooth 😉
After making it back from the Grand Canyon, we checked in to possibly the NICEST hotel Ryan or I will ever stay in. We stayed in a penthouse suite at The Signature and could not hide our awe when we walked in. 2 bathrooms, huge balcony, huge tub, 2 flatscreens (one of which arose from the dresser in front of our bed), and muchos more.
We didn’t really have plans for Vegas, just to try and see it all. Ryan has been in the past, but this was my first visit. We’re not gamblers, but it was still fun to see all the casinos and all the
people throwing their money away people. We did get rebellious and hit up the penny slots a few times. I won a dollar at one and cashed the heck out. What a winning! (Remember my experience in Atlantic City?)
Each hotel is unique and fun in its own special way. We got a little touristy and started snapping pics of everything. Hey at least we used our phones and not an iPad 😉
Later that evening we met back up with our canyon friends (who reside in Vegas) and went to dinner at Aria before going to see a Cirque du Soleil show! Back when I was in high school I saw La Nouba with my family and fell in love. I used to dance, and I love gymnastics, and I like people doing weird things, so this type of entertainment is right up my ally. (I still regret not taking the Circus class at FSU!). Anyway, we saw Zarkana.
“‘Zarkana’ is a fantastically bizarre world where we follow the adventures of Zark, a magician who has lost his love and, with her, his powers. As he cries and begs for her return he is plunged into a world inhabited by surreal creatures.” – NY Times
It was definitely bizzare but good entertainment for sure. We were sleepy from the wine consumed pre-show so it made the show itself a little scary at times 😉
The next day started off atop the Stratosphere. Great views of Vegas! There’s a ride up there that like lurches you out over the city or something silly like that. We just took in the view with our feet planted.
Later was more “sight-seeing” and enjoying the Vegas atmosphere. We went to the Bellagio for their lunch buffet and YUM is all I have to say.
After she got off work, JRae met up with us at Margaritaville to have fun at the penny slots and… drink margaritas! (This is something we are very good at).
After, we all went out to dinner, then watched the volcano erupt at The Mirage and the fountain show at the Bellagio….I loved this! The fountains were choreographed to One Singular Sensation, and it was unbelievable! I could definitely stand around and watch all the shows (they do them every night for a couple hours).
Vegas is definitely not like any other place I’ve been. There is always something to do and see … it’s impossible to get bored! And the fact that you can walk around while drinking guarantees it is a place I WILL return 🙂
Ever been to Vegas?
Favorite movie centered around Vegas?
-What Happens in Vegas