Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sin City Getaway

Earlier this year, my friend Kylie and I realized we have now been friends for 20 years. We decided we needed to celebrate in a big way and Vegas was the perfect place to do so. We opened our trip up to several of our friends, and my friend, Molly, decided it would be appropriate to come along to celebrate her birthday.
Here we are ready to start an unforgettable weekend.

First stop: Liquor Store.

WOW! We really did consume all of that alcohol in three days.

Second stop: Caesars Palace.

I was pumped to discover Caesars Palace was in "the book" as one of the must see's in Vegas, and we were staying there! The hotel was beautiful and had everything a girl could ask for: fine dining, a huge relaxing pool, and it's own shopping mall.
Here are a few pictures of the pool area.

Molly playing Blackjack in the pool.

After settling into our room it was time to walk around the strip. We stopped for a bite to eat and Molly ordered a yard of Margarita. Kylie and I stuck to the normal 12 oz drinks.

And next to our restaurant was M&M World. I was in heaven!

That same night I got my first taste for the slot machines. Although I wasn't a big gambler ( I stuck to the penny and nickle machines) it was fun to try it out. Thanks Molly and Kylie for showing me the ropes...
After a little fun at the slot machines we visited a piano bar in Paris which is always fun. I'm always amazed that someone other than Molly really does know every word to every song!

There are three other must see hotels of Vegas according to "the book" and of course I made sure I got to see them. Here they are:
The Bellagio

All smiles after watching the spectacular fountains outside the Bellagio!
The Wynn

And the Mirage
The Cirque du Soleil show, Love, was showing at the Mirage. We went to the show on our last night and that was the highlight of the trip for me. The Mirage specifically built the Revolution Lounge, shown above, and the theater inside the hotel for this show. Inside the theater, each seat contains surround sound allowing the Beatles music to be heard in perfect clarity while watching the show.
Here are a few more pictures from the Lounge and the theater area.

Our friend, Jason, we made at the Revolution Lounge.
Aside from eating,window shopping, and laying by the pool, we also did quite a bit of going out and dancing.
These two guys danced up to us one night. Check out library boy dancing by Kylie.
And here is crazy eyes shaking his bootie on Molly.

And here is why we call him crazy eyes....

For future reference - Skittles+vodka+soda does not = Zima+Jolly Ranchers. But it looks really pretty and we could tell our drinks a part!
Apparently I am now obsessed with my book and highlighting completed sections of it.
I referred to it several times when trying to decide on activities in Vegas and used the following quote repeatedly when Kylie and Molly shot me down.
Quote of the trip: "But it's in the book!" --Lindsay