What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas ... unless you have a blog!
My sister just bought a house in Las Vegas. She is now working as a pilot for MGM. So, we decided a girls' weekend was in order. I was really glad to be able to hang out for a whole weekend with my sisters, mom, grandma, and aunt. My grandma lives in Missouri and everyone else lives in California or, now, Las Vegas. So, it was really great to see everyone.
I had never been to Las Vegas before. I had always thought it would be a bucket-list deal: check it off the list and I won't really want to go back. But I was completely surprised by how fun and beautiful it was. And I don't even like gambling! There was a lot more to Vegas than the smoke-filled, sensory overloading gambling parlors. More than ten minutes of that would give me a headache! But, if you walk quickly through the gambling areas, there was a multitude of beautiful architecture, floral arrangements, and other eye candy. I would love to go back!!
We stopped at this mall for a few hours and I had to get a picture of the fake grass. Here are all these families, acting like it's the perfect day in the park, only they're sitting on plastic grass. Cracks me up. Also notice that my sister from L.A. (Christy, in the middle) is wearing her thick coat. People kept asking me if I was cold. I have thick Indiana blood, baby!
We celebrated my 33rd birthday. My mom bought this great little cake at a local bakery. My aunt supplied the tiara. I felt very spoiled.
My mom, grandma, and Aunt Carol.
My sisters, Melissa, Christy, Betsy, and me.
Here is a picture of the house Betsy bought. It's cute and perfect for her!
Driving along the strip. I knew my kids would love all these pictures.
Yes, we rode the New York, New York roller coaster and it was awesome!
It wouldn't be a girls' weekend without lots of Starbucks.
Like I said, I don't enjoy gambling. I'm way too cheap! I spent $2 the whole weekend, one dollar here and another dollar on the penny slots. I would have rather bought another coffee, to be honest!
Outside the Paris casino.
We stood and watched the Water Show outside the Bellagio for a while.
The gardens inside the Bellagio were amazing. They are redone four times a year, apparently. Right now it is a Chinese New Year theme.
A fountain of chocolate, folks:
On the strip at night!
Caesar's Palace was my favorite.