Mark and I absolutely love going to Vegas every other year or so. We had a big itch to go this year and are glad we did! The first day we immediately headed to a sushi restaurant called RA that family told us about (they were just in Vegas last month).
The famous dish called "hot mess". Yumz.
If you haven't been to Vegas, here's a little insight. Everything looks so CLOSE but it's a loooong walk building to building. The heat had zapped our brains because we decided to walk from the Fashion Mall to the MGM after dinner. "Walk off dinner" we thought. Umm, well, over an hour and half later we arrived- exhausted, sweaty and ready to collapse. On the way we met Cap't Jack Sparrow!
And saw an amazing street performer:
The next morning we got up way too early (thank you 2 hour time difference). We loaded up on Starbucks and scones and headed to the pool: our home away from home.
We went around the lazy river 293 times and sipped on $56 drinks (seriously- $23/piece).
That evening was the centerpiece activity of our trip: GARTH BROOKS in concert. We've been anxiously anticipating this concert since we saw him on Oprah earlier this year. First, a fancy dinner at Nob Hill. The food was outstanding.
And what is there to say about the concert? It was a near out of body experience. It ended up lasting from 10:30pm to 1:30am. Garth told lots of stories, engaged with the small audience (about 1500 people) and we all sung out brains out. My face hurt from smiling and my throat from singing. It was once in a lifetime.
Here's a 2am shot in our hotel lobby. 
The next day brought lots more pool time and a last minute decision to go see Carrot Top. He was surprisingly hilarious. 
We loved our time in Vegas. We wandered around without a schedule. Ate amazing food and drank delicious drinks. Took taxis, the monorail and shuttles. Walked what felt like a million miles. It was fun to see so much in a short amount of time. In between the craziness we watched t.v. and ordered room service and tried to sleep in. What more can you ask for? Lasting memories with my babe. Now, back to reality. Our reality? Moving in 4 days. Zero packing done pre-trip. Whoops.  Let the adventure begin.
 What welcomed us home to Nebraska:


BrandiH said...

What an awesome trip! The worst part about Vegas is how deceiving the walking distance looks!

Good luck packing and moving!

PS, love the new header picture!

A Life Being Lived said...

Love Vegas trips! It sounds like you had just the perfect weekend. I would die to see Garth Brooks in concert!