The Leftovers

This is the last Vegas post, I swear. I was going through all my pictures and realized that 1) I didn’t take as many pictures as I would have liked to and 2) I didn’t get to share all the ones I wanted to. So, here are a few of my favorite pictures from the trip. After this post, I’ll go back to talking about the important things. Like my poops.

Here’s our hotel on a particularly sunny day. I guess the other days could have been sunny, but I didn’t notice. Or I was just indoors and drunk. Still, I think NY, NY is a cool looking hotel and I’m still bummed I didn’t have time to ride the coaster.

The Eiffel Tower at Paris was huge. It’s crazy that the real one dwarfs the Vegas one in size. Or so I hear. I guess I’ll just have to find out for myself.

I was disappointed that we never ran by the Vegas sign during the half marathon because I really wanted to see it. Turns out I thought it was on the opposite side of the strip. When we were picked up for the Hoover Dam tour, the driver had a half hour to kill before we picked up the next group of people, so he took us to the sign. It’s smaller than I thought it would be. Also, my eyes might be closed.

If you want to make extra money, stand near this sign and charge people $1 to take their picture. There was a girl banking some Washingtons when we got there.

A bubble color-changing Christmas tree outside the Venetian.

These people were creepy-cool and had 2 masks on – one on their face and one on the top of their head, so no matter how they moved it seemed like they were staring at you. We saw them outside the Venetian while waiting for Meghann and Anne to show us their dance moves.

My between meal snack.

Christmas decorations at the Bellagio. The polar bears are made completely out of flowers. So pretty. And crowded.

And that’s the end of Vegas. It was a lot of fun, but I’m glad to be back to normal priced beer and clean indoor air.

Have you been to Vegas? What’s your favorite thing to do there?

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  1. I’ve been to Vegas a bunch of times, but the best were in college–my college dance team used to have a competition there every year, so imagine a team of 15 20-something year old girls running around that city. Chaos. And they expected us to compete….pssh. These days, I can barely handle it– it’s like sensory overload there! 🙂

    • So true. I didn’t understand why so many people brought their kids there until you said that. All the blinking lights keeps kids confused enough, they stay behaved. 😉

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  2. Rachael @ Happy Healthy Runner

    I was a little disappointed by the size of the Vegas sign. I thought it was MUCH bigger. We did ride the roller coaster at NY when we were there (I was in a short dress and heels, no less) and I thought it was AWESOME! But I also love roller coasters and hadn’t been on one in years. It was a win.

    • I looove coasters too. And it went by our room window, so every 5 minutes I could hear people screaming and having fun.

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      • That made me lol…and wonder why it teased you…every time you were in your room..but no time to run down and hop on! Now..that does suck! Of course, I’m a chicken and wouldn’t have wanted to get on it…

  3. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups

    I’ve never been to Vegas before, but it sounds like a blast. I’m a little disappointed that the sign is so small, though. Love all the holiday decorations!

  4. I have been to Vegas three times, the last being for 16 days when we adopted our 4 day old girl. I don’t love it, but I think I would if I went back. I would wear comfortable shoes 🙂 and leave the kids at home!! Jessica
    Great pics btw.

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  5. Can the favorite things be food related? Cuz if so, I say eating Secret Pizza and stuffing my face with macarons from Bouchon!

    AND THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER!!

  6. Amanda

    I have never been to Vegas, but after reading all the blogs, I feel like I could plan out a vacation with no problem.

  7. Vegas is such a fun town. I’ve been a couple of times. I like getting free drinks while playing penny slots. Win! 😉 It’s fun just to check out the hotels and people watch too. You never know what you’ll see!

  8. I’ve been to Vegas three times and each trip seems to get better. My only problem is that I keep forgetting that stuff is further away than it seems. Too much walking! So glad the hubs and I rented a car when we went this year – best $$ we spent there!

  9. Fun pics! Glad you decided to share your leftovers.

  10. Sara

    My fav thing to do in Vegas is gamble, walking from hotel to hotel to gamble my money away.

    • Haha! I probably spent the same amount of money on drinks that I would have if I just gambled and got free drinks.

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  11. I have never been to Vegas, and now I really REALLY want to go.