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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Back from Vegas!

Hello! I'm back from Vegas and I had the BEST time. Boyfriend and I stayed at Caesar's Palace and got a free room upgrade from a really nice front desk lady. We came back (exhausted) on Saturday night and then went straight into family mode: Boyfriend's mom and aunt's birthday party was held Sunday and I had a my cousins and godparents from Florida come in for a visit!

Vegas was exhausting but awesome! The first night there, we checked in, ate a little something, then went straight to Excalibur to pick up our Tournament of Kings tickets. We gambled for a while and checked out the chapel, where a family friend Christina will be getting married this New Year's. Then it was time for the  show!

We had such a good time eating with our hands (which is what Boyfriend was most excited about!). We had soup, chicken, potatoes, and some broccoli, followed by an apple tart. It was great and the show was amazing. The performers really knew how to get the crowd involved and I have to admit, I loved seeing the cute horses!

Thursday was our designated gambling day. We gambled in the Bellagio, New York New York, Excalibur, and the Mirage. We had the best time at New York New York... I played for about three hours on three dollars on a penny slot machine while Boyfriend won about 30 after starting with five. Not too bad! We aren't big gamblers so we only brought about 100 bucks for gambling. I was proud of my three hours on three dollars... particularly because I got a little tipsy on the free drinks (Absolut and Seven). I kept laughing and pointing at the machine and making comments to Boyfriend. Even with the tipping on the drinks, it was plenty of entertainment for just a few dollars!

We did the best gambling on the Lord of the Rings slot machine. It was so much fun! It was a big jump from paying 5 cents a spin to paying 40 cents a spin (big spenders, huh? lol), but Boyfriend turned two dollars into 15, and I turned one into 40! Then on Saturday while we were killing time, I put another 10 into the Lord of the Rings machine... and won another 40. Then I won another 20 off five. Then we used the money to go to Serendipity 3 for some frrrrozen hot chocolate. :o)

Thursday night, we went to dinner at Tender, a great restaurant in the Luxor. We loved it! I had the filet and Boyfriend had the ribeye. We started with some surf n turf sliders (amazing) and paired our steaks with some truffle mashed potatoes and some asparagus... everything was amazing, especially our streaks! One of the best I've ever had. Plus, a professional photographer came by and took our photos... Boyfriend always blinks in the flash of a camera, but she got six great shots of him! I now have complete faith in our future wedding... I had been a little worried. :o)

(I'll scan in the photos later for you to see! He looks great!)

Friday, we went shopping, but my feet were really hurting in the flats that I brought... so I spent an hour and a half in Sephora :o)! I love that store... I got Philosophy eye cream, Dior waterproof mascara, and some Urban Decay setting spray for big nights out. Boyfriend found some shirts that he loved, then we got some pizza and a banana split and called it an afternoon!

Then we got ready to go out to see LOVE, the Cirque du Solei show!

It was AMAZING! We saw O last year and I never thought anything could compare, but this was great in a different way. I so admire those performers. They are so talented and confident... they'are artists.

Saturday, as I mentioned, we hung out in our hotel room and then gambled a little, winning the majority of our money before coming home. Here are some random photos from the trip!

 Our hotel room... you can see the handles to the jacuzzi into the corner!

Our view from the hotel!

It was a great, great trip. Next time, Boyfriend gets to choose the show and the hotel... can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. Jenna - you played for three hours on three dollars? Sounds like you're about to take my title! Check out my tip sheet. Lord of the Rings is good but this will tell you the very best penny machines to hit. Here's to another winning Vegas trip! ;)