Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Vegas, Baby!

October is by far always one of the busiest months for us, and on top of that this year I was out of town for 2 consecutive weekends. I first jet setted off to Las Vegas to spend time with my best friend, who was going to be there with family for an event (more on that later).  This was the first time I've traveled alone in ages, and the first time I've been away from Joseph for so long - 4 whole days!  Luckily I had Brent to hold down the fort at home.

I'd only been to Las Vegas once before, maybe 10 years ago, also with Lance.  The first thing you see when you get off the plane: slot machines.

We stayed at the Flamingo, which is pretty centrally located, right on "the Strip."  The windows are even pink, and there are indeed flamingos everywhere, real ones too!

We were up on the 25th floor with a good view of the Strip, directly across from Caesar's Palace.  A few rooms over and we would have had a great view of the fountains at the Bellagio, but you could also see the High Roller, a giant ferris wheel that opened last year.

None of us that went on the trip are gamblers, but some were first-timers so we tried to show them most of the typical hot spots, including the Fremont Street Experience, home to some of the original casinos, Vegas Vic, and a giant LED canopy.

We saw all the sights from New York, New York to Paris and back to the Flamingo.

We stopped several times during the weekend to catch the famous water/light/music show at the Fountains of Bellagio, and had to peek inside to the see the 2000 hand blown glass blossoms by Chihuly suspended from the ceiling in the lobby.

Of course, the best thing of all was just being able to spend the weekend with my BFF!

1 comment:

Rgutro said...

Great pictures! Looks like a fun time. It's always great to see a good friend. Our friend Jimmmy is in Vegas (has been for 10 years) and we've been out to see him once and your blog is inspiration to see him again soon. It's always hard to be away from family, but you always carry them in your heart. Nice blog!