As Abby has already done a fabulous job of describing our Vegas trip, I will just tell you the highlights and my suggestions for anyone else headed to Sin City. Keep in mind we did the whole thing on a budget, so you won’t see any reviews of the rooms at the Mandalay Bay or Cirque du Soleil shows here… Save that for next time (or whenever I win the lottery).
It was absolutely beautiful. Tulips, roses, butterflies, sculptures, fountains and lots and lots of windows to let in the sunshine. When I marry rich (for love, of course), my house will have a room like this in it. And my gardener will probably make more than I ever will.
Everywhere you go in Vegas, on every street corner, you will find men (usually short, rather portly ones) trying to sell you porn. Next to them you will find people trying to get you to come to their nightclubs. We turned down all of them (even the really cute guy who was near the pool at our hotel) because we wanted to go to PURE and not their sleazy clubs. Then a very nice man on the street with four teeth offered to sell us VIP tickets to PURE for $5 each. Turns out we could have gotten in for free because we are ladies, but we didn’t know that. And to be honest, we probably needed the passes to make sure we actually went. Anyway, the club was awesome. The music was amazing and the view from the rooftop deck was fantastic. It was a great night.
On our first day, we walked by right as the fountains were coming on. It was perfect. This photo doesn’t do the show justice – we were all so mesmerized we weren’t really doing a good job of taking pictures.
View from the MIX
Funny story… Did you hear about Earth Hour? We were a block away from THEhotel at Mandalay Bay when all the lights on the strip went out. This is what we saw from the top balcony. This is what it looks like normally.
Breakfast Buffet at the Bellagio
(no photo available – just imagine the most amazing brunch feast you could ever… let’s put it this way: for breakfast I had Belgian waffles with strawberries, powdered sugar and ice cream; french toast with butter and maple syrup; sausage; bacon; chocolate croissants; fresh-squeezed orange juice; coffee; and a mini-cheesecake with raspberries and mini chocolate chips on top. Then I politely asked the waitress to roll me out of the restaurant and up to a 25-cent slot machine.)
Four of the best friends a girl could ever ask for.