To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
-Steve Prefontaine
Make it simple, but significant.
- Don Draper

Friday, July 31, 2009

LV in a Nutshell

So many hours, so many stories, so I will keep it short....

  • Friday night we left town to meet Jessica for a yummy Mexican dinner in Keizer.
  • Saturday morning I was up at 2:45 to get ready and to the airport on time.
  • We landed in Las Vegas at 10am (via Phoenix) and the weather was already pretty toasty!
  • I visited many daiquiri stations along the Strip.
  • Excalibur's 26th floor was our "home".
  • The Titanic Artifact Exhibition was as awesome as ever - but the gift shop wasn't. :( We DID get Michael a cool Titanic pocket watch though!
  • The Party Pit! - Excalibur. Dancing Girls. Enough said!
  • French fries from Nathan's ..... still the Best!
  • There was A LOT of spontaneous singing.
  • Sigfried and Roy have some really cool animals. The dolphins were probably my favorite - as always.
  • You can see for miles from the top of the Eiffel Tower .... but should probably NOT go up in mid-July after pounding multiple drinks. Just a little tip for ya!
  • During a drunken state I put a dollar in a slot machine in the Paris casino. The man by me told me I was at a penny machine .... so naturally I played the max bet. I won! I was up 50 cents after my first "pull" - which was really the push of a button - but then we gambled it all away.
  • Bottled water is expensive - but totally worth it.
  • Michael loved Margaritaville as much as I did. We went two times. He says their jerk salmon is the best he has ever had! The two of us enjoyed a variety of drinks from there - its a toss up which I liked best - either the Raspberry Rita or the Havanas & Bananas! That place was totally awesome, a complete party atmosphere. The gift shop took quite a bit of money from us - but now we have new clothes, shot glasses, and a super soft blanket to cuddle up under!
  • We never made it to Circus Circus - and yeah, we really did want to go there. There was a lot of quoting of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". My favorite scene is when they are in Circus Circus. We won't miss it next time!
Overall, we had the best 3 day weekend! We laughed a lot, took tons of photos, made a few silly videos, sang a lot, walked A LOT, drank a lot, didn't eat all that much, collected a lot of "baseball" cards of hookers, a bit of shopping, and more. Just a great time with each other in a fun, new (for us) setting!

I can't wait to go back again - and there WILL be a next time! I'm thinking maybe January. Every 6 months sounds good. Vegas is in my blood now - I can't stay away too long!

(Pictures are on the way soon - stay tuned!)

1 comment:

  1. These are great pictures. Vegas is fun - especially for us here in the frozen north. It makes a good quick roadtrip to thaw out.


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