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Monday, March 15, 2010


"Vegas Baby" was BY FAR the most used phrase on our trip! But what else is there to say?! We were in VEGAS BABY!!

I took TONS of pictures but I'll let a few of my favorites do the talking!!

The drive was...well...a reallllllllllly long one!! We were all so excited to just get there, and maybe a little irritated because we decided to just pull an all nighter and leave Wednesday night so we were tired *and* anxious! Once we saw the lights though, we were all pumped and ready to begin our Vegas vacation!! (At this point it was 5:30 am!)

Where I live in Utah, there are no palm trees! However, I ADORE palm trees, and lucky me, they are ALL OVER in Vegas! So, once I got over my obsession, I was able to take pictures of other was a really hard habit to break though!! Who can resist taking pictures of giant *what looks like* pineapples stuck in the ground?! I mean c'mon...that's a hard pass up!

Out of ALL the exploring we did, we never actually came across the plain "Welcome to Vegas!" sign, this one worked though! We flipped a you know what and took tons of pictures. Sadly enough, the guys took the girls' picture by the sign. You can probably put two and two together to figure out why it's not posted here. (If you're's because Mari was looking down, my eyes were closed, and Erica was still stepping up on the rock. Or something like that.)

The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay was awesome, awesome, awesome!! Unfortunately my camera died halfway through the aquarium, but I was able to get a few good shots! The biggest shark in the aquarium was 11 feet! We also saw a HUGE sea turtle, and a unicorn fish, jellyfish, little sharks, nurse sharks, sting ray's and basically anything else you could imagine or desire to see!! It was fun!

My first favorite thing about Vegas was the people!! Meeting people who didn't even KNOW where Utah was, was pretty awesome. I met people from ALL over! I talked to a guy who was from some part of Alaska where it is negative 45 degrees in November!! I played poker with some guys from Germany! I met someone from Ireland and well...that's really all I know about him because his accent was so strong that I just had to nod and pretend I knew exactly what he was talking about, but I bet he was cool!

My second favorite thing was night-time in Vegas! It looks so rad with everything all lit up, I loved walking the strip and seeing all of the people, it was good, good times!!

On our first day(s) there, we stayed up for 39 hours straight and walked and drank shopped and played and talked and gambled and took pictures and just ABSORBED Vegas!!

Babe, I love you SO much, I want to get married in the "I Do, Drive Thru" I hope you feel the same about me.

We stayed in a (slightly less appealing)hotel really close to the MGM.

When you have been walking ALL. DAY. LONG. and you take a 5 minute break and you are fresh out of a mirror, this is how you check your eyelashes.

Mari and SpongeBob in an exhausting picture taking session.

As I said earlier, we met a TON of people, from all the nights progressed, we met and took pictures with people from all over!

By the end of our *night out* we were done with shoes. Except Mari, she was hardcore heels the entire time!! (Insane!) Apparently some people feel the same way about their bras by the end of the night?!

It was such a fun trip!! Many, many memories! I'm glad I took a good amount of pictures, and now I know...Vegas is nothing like anything I've ever done before...just like everyone says!! The time there went so slow, which was nice! By the end of the weekend, we were all Vegas'd out and ready to come home but I can't wait until it's Vegas time again!!

OH! And last but not least...I don't have a picture to show for it, but I won $700 playing poker!!! So, basically this Vegas vacation cost me roughly $60. I'm especially ready for another one if they all go that way!


Mike & Alysha Mathews said...

OMG you took the greatest pictures ever! I love them! What did you think of vegas? Mike went just last week and went to the playboy club and ghost bar. He said it was pretty fun! It looks like you guys had a blast! :)

Trav and Jessica said...


I LOVED it!! We had a blast! I'm excited to go back for sure!

The people trying to sell you "free passes to the clubs" got pretty annoying, but other than that, it was so much fun!!

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