Trip to Vegas!

Happy July everyone! Can you believe how fast summer is flying by? It definitely feels like July outside, though!

0627141345aI just got back from my trip to Vegas. Las Vegas is a very interesting place. I had a good time, but I think one time should do me good. I have never seen anything quite like that city. It is so over the top. It is fun to see, but it really is pretty hilarious. I had my first casino experience. I have never gambled before. It was not quite as exciting as I thought. I don’t know what I was expecting, maybe I thought I was going to win big? Not this time!

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The shops were pretty awesome, though. The Venetian and Caesar’s Palace are crazy. That is the ceiling, not the sky! They really commit to the Italian theme. Even the security guards are in costumes! There is also a fake river with gondola rides.

0625141203The food was also amazing. The restaurants were all delicious! I tried to eat healthy most of the time. I opted for salmon with vegetables instead of pasta, things like that. I did ย indulge some though. I mean…it was VACATION!

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Speaking of indulgences, you can’t go out west without eating some In-N-Out. My boyfriend loves it. I have to admit, it is pretty good.

0627142026We also saw Cirque de Soleil La Reve. It was a combination of synchronized swimming and acrobatics. I have only seen one other Cirque de Soleil performance before, but this one blew that one out of the water. This show was amazing. I have never seen any show this good.

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We also got some history and nature in. Did you know Las Vegas was originally settled by Mormons? I think the city might have lost its original intention there. Then, we went to Red Rock Canyon, which was very beautiful. Since it is on a fault line, there is a nice mixing of rock layers which makes for some nice views.

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I did do some running. The first day I tried running outside. Ha, that was a joke! I went out at 7 am and it was already 100 degrees. The air was so thick. I couldn’t breathe. After that, I stuck to the treadmill. The first hotel we stayed at had a free gym, so I used that. Then we stayed at the MGM Signature, closer to the strip. That gym cost money. We were only there 2 nights, so I just took a rest day. I just couldn’t do that heat!

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The park was pretty, but I couldn’t focus because of the INSANE heat!

Anyone ever visited Vegas? What were your thoughts?

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9 thoughts on “Trip to Vegas!

  1. I have never been to Las Vegas, but I’ve heard great reviews from friends and family. Hopefully, my hubby and I can go there some time soon ๐Ÿ™‚ Loved your pictures, that ceiling is insane! I wouldn’t have even realized it if it wasn’t for your explanation ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  2. I used to live in LA so we would drive to Vegas constantly. I felt the same way about it that you did though. The first time I was there I oohed and aahhed over it and then I was just kind of…over it. I never wanted to stay there more than a couple days at a time so it made for a good weekend trip. You actually posted a pic of my favorite bar! (Parasol Down in the Wynn…my friend and I had a tradition that it was the first place we would have to go and get a shot of Patron.)

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