Monday, December 3, 2012

Vegas Wrap-Up

I'm back from Vegas and it feels so good to be home. I had a great trip but I was anxious to get back into my routine. Let's play catchup on my last few days in Vegas!
Friday was Jodie's birthday so it was a fun day of celebrating. After a little shopping at The Forum Shops we indulged in a lovely lunch on the terrace at Olives. Olives is one of my favorite lunch spots in Vegas. It's at the Bellagio, it's a Todd English restaurant and anything I've ever eaten from there has always been delicious. Scott and I shared these sliders and they were sinful.
After lunch we wondered up and down the Vegas strip like we did every day we were there. Of course we had to stop to see the water show.
This day in particular was super exhausting to me. My feet were tired of hitting the Vegas strip so I went to my room early to watch Friends reruns and relax. After a much needed nap I got ready for Jodie's special birthday dinner at Lavo. It was no surprise that dinner was delicious but I was still so tired from running around Vegas all day and week that I went straight to bed afterwards.
The next day I woke up super refreshed. It was our last day in Vegas so Jodie wanted to make sure she got some things checked off her list that were must sees to her. First we went to the Wynn to get our tickets for Le Reve. I love the Wynn. It's probably my favorite Vegas hotel. We decided to have a casual lunch there while we watched bits of the Bama vs Georgia game.
After that we visited the Vegas sign....
Then we went to the Stratosphere to get a sky high view of the city. It was the first time I'd been there and it was just okay to me. It's so far away from everything and I guess I just don't care about seeing the whole city of Vegas from a birds eye view. Looking inside of Tory, Chanel and Barney's is way more interesting to me.
That evening we had another casual meal at CPK. I was craving it for some reason. Then we went back to the Wynn to watch Le Reve. It was very good but I definitely enjoy Jersey Boys way more. Cirque shows are cool but I'm not obsessed with them by any means. I'm always impressed but I could take it or leave it. After the show we went to the Bellagio to view the Conservatory. They had been working on it all week and they finally finished it by Saturday night which made me happy since Jodie had never seen it before. A little gambling later (not by me, I officially hate blackjack since it hates me) we called it a night and rested up before our early flight out.
Starbucks was my BFF in the airport and I was so tired from a week of going nonstop that I slept for almost the entire flight home. We landed in Little Rock, I picked up my sweet puppies, then we drove back to NWA and arrived home around 8:00.
It feels so good to be back home!! Five nights in Vegas is a long time. I had a blast in one of my favorite cities though and I'm glad that I had the opportunity to visit it--again.

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