So, VEGAS. Yeah... We had an AWESOME time!! We left on a Friday morning, and headed to San Antonio to catch our flight. Landon got to stay the whole weekend with Nonna and Po, so I knew he was in good hands, and was able to relax the whole time (though I did call him at least once or twice a day!). Anywho, we got to San Antonio a little bit early and headed to the mall to do some shopping to kill time. We bought Landon a little something before we ever left Texas - go figure! Then, we met our friends Eddie and Amy at the airport and had lunch. The flight there was pretty uneventful - we flew Southwest. I've decided I'm not a huge fan of the whole open seating concept. I like knowing I'll for sure have a seat next to my husband, and anyone else we are traveling with if we so please. Thankfully, Aaron and I were able to get seats together a couple rows away from Eddie and Amy.
|We actually stayed in the tower to the right - cause the Pyramid rooms didn't have bathtubs|
|The "ceiling" on the inside of the Pyramid|
After we got checked in and changed, we went to eat dinner at the hotel buffet. Not too shabby! We did some gambling, and then decided to check out a few other hotels/casinos nearby. The Luxor is right next to Excalbur, so we went there first, gambled a little bit, and then moved on to the New York New York. We gambled there too, and then rode the roller coaster. Definitely not bad as far as roller coasters go, but it does kind of "beat up" your neck area.
|Wearing boots + lots of walking = blisters :(|
|Sooo many lights!|
|I love my goofball husband :)|
|We were obviously not sitting very close :)|
On Sunday, after breakfast, Aaron and I caught a cab to the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, which is from the show Pawn Stars on the History Channel. We were hoping they would be filming so we could see "famous people" - but alas, they weren't, so we settled for just walking through the shop instead. It seemed a lot smaller than they make it look on TV. At least, that's how I felt about it...
|This is the side of the building that is always shown on TV|
|I tried to get Aaron to buy one of the "I <3 Chumlee" shirts...|
|On the walk from the Pawn Shop|
|So prettyful! - A view from the top of the Stratosphere|
|Outside the Mirage|
We finally had to catch a cab down to the Monte Carlo, which is where we were seeing the Jabbwockeez perform. The show was soooo goood!!!! I would recommend it to anyone who likes to watch dance or listen to music. Seriously... I didn't think they guys would enjoy it, but they said it was great too. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take any pictures (boo, hiss, sad face).
We decided to check out the Hard Rock Cafe for dinner that night before heading back towards our hotel for more gambling...
|Our waiter was kind enough to take a picture for us.|
Altogether though, our trip was a blast, and we can't wait to plan another trip - hopefully sooner rather than later!