Hello! I am back in action! Last week I was…in Vegas!
A few months ago some friends of ours asked us on a whim to join them with a larger group on a trip to Las Vegas. We were hesitant but got a super cheap deal on flights and hotel and signed up to go along! We went from Sunday to Thursday and had a blast! Although we didn’t win much (I think I am up a whole $35!), the experience was one I will remember for a lifetime. We definitely needed a vacation and during the cold winter months of January, it was so exciting to be able to go somewhere a little warmer…even though one of the days it was the same temperature in Iowa as Vegas! Crazy!?!
Saturday we ended up driving to the city the airport is in because Sunday they were expecting a wonderful Iowa ice storm. Luckily we beat the storm and had no problem getting to the airport on Sunday morning. After a small delay, we were on the plane and flying overhead!
We were also lucky enough for Priscilla and her husband (and later their friend as well) to join us from Sunday through Tuesday. I’ve never met such fun, down to Earth, and naturally hilarious people in my life!
We met up with them, starving as we had ate breakfast at 9:30 am Iowa time and while it was only about 7 pm in Vegas after we got to our hotel and changed, it was 9:00 Iowa…so we hit up Margaritaville for dinner and drinks.
Sunday night was a blast…a little too fun as we all were paying for it the next day and even the days to follow. Visiting Denny’s for some food about 4:00 AM before turning in for the
Monday we took a bus to Fremont Street which is “Old Vegas”…older casinos and a pretty awesome overhead light show.
On the way, we stopped at the Stratosphere and took pictures on the top overlook as well as did the ride on the needle at the top. It was a pretty thrilling 20 seconds of my life that probably took a good 2 years off of it as well!
Check out some other vacationers’ videos of the Big Shot ride to get an idea of what it was like…http://bit.ly/XUB349
While in Vegas we also walked up and down the strip, went to New York New York, the Luxor, Planet Hollywood’s mall, the M&M store, and so many other fun things. One night we even saw a Pirate Show outside of Treasure Island and went to a “paradise island” type bartend show.
Wednesday we rented a car and drove to the Hoover Dam. It was pretty crazy how huge it is! We learned all about what the Dam does and how it was built. It’s crazy how something manmade like that can serve such an incredible purpose.
Our trip was awesome but I am glad to be back in the swing of things and sleeping during normal times!