Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Viva Las Vegas

Trent (and my mom) for Christmas gave me a 'trip away'.  I say mom, because she watched the kids and Trent came with me :)
We had planned to go spend a weekend in Seattle, but found out it was cheaper to fly to Vegas and stay for three days. I had never been so Vegas it was!
here are a few pictures from day 2 and 3
day 1 pictures are on my phone and haven't been uploaded yet...but I will soon
Thursday was spent walking around, amazed at all the buildings, walking through the casino's and trying our luck at a few penny slot machines and Thursday night we went to the 'Kings Tournament' a dinner/show jousting tournament. tons of fun.
(pictures are all in reverse order...oops! )

This is for Dustin and Dad. we saw Dick Buttkus, but were in a hurry to catch our shuttle to the airport or else we would have had him sign something.
Belagio fountains before heading home.
(waiting for the treasure Island pirate show to start)

(walking out of the Venetian to see the pirates show)

(after Blue Man Group...the lady taking the picture took FOREVER, I was pretending to kiss his cheek and the guy kept making crazy faces at me...when she finally took it. )
all the toilet paper at the end of the show that was on our laps.
Front row seats! thanks usher, for moving us up :)
street performers in the Venetian before Blue Man Group
more street performers

taking a break from walking around waiting for the street performers to do there thing
Ceaser, in Ceasers palace
walking around Ceasars palace, this was were Trent did a jump rope performace years ago
"so excited!" 
and then there was this little doing a dance/promotional in the shops in Ceasars palace, Trent was humilated for her, I mean him so I had to snap a picture.
Treaure Island ship in daylight. (Friday)
this is for dad ;)
Pam, thanks for telling us to check out the Wynn! BEAUTIFUL!!
(some of the hotels had decorated for Chinese New Year)
The Venetian...I could have spent all my time walking around there.
Friday was spent walking around more and going to some of the hotels we didn't see Thursday. I was in ahh at the Wynn hotel, Loved walking around Paris but my favorite was the Venetian. I loved the atmosphere of it all.
Friday night we saw Blue Man Group and LOVED it! I would for sure recommend it to anyone and probably see it again if we had the chance.  so fun! 
Friday night we decided that we would leave a little earlier then we had originally planned, cause lets face it, walking around ten hours or more for two days you pretty much see everything you want to see and you deffently have your fill of 'lady billboards' and drunks everywhere. so we got an early plane and headed home.

those weekends away are so loved and we count ourselves pretty lucky that we have family MOM! that is willing to take the kids and let us get away.
Thanks MOM!!


  1. Sounds like a fun trip! I would love a vacation without the kiddos. That was so nice of your mom.

  2. I love all the shows in Vegas! Glad you had a fun time away with Trent!