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April 2, 2008

LAS VEGAS!!

We're back!
We had so much fun in Vegas! We got to see and do so many things in such a short amount of time...I'll try to take you through our trip in a nutshell... :)

We got into Vegas around 8pm...Melissa had arranged a car and driver service to take us to the Bellagio, so we arrived in style!! We got checked into our room overlooking the Bellagio water fountain. We got to watch a few fountain routines and then got ready to go out for the night. We walked accross the street to Bally's and went to Jubilee! (a typical Vegas showgirl show - with the feathers, sequins, costumes and headdresses). It was a great show! Afterward, we played a few slots - including the biggest slot machine I've ever seen! :)


The next morning, we got up and walked the strip...we walked from Bellagio to The Venetian, then took a cab to New York, New York and walked back to the Bellagio. It was a lot of walking, but we got to see a lot and do a lot. We went to Margaritaville, shopped along the canals at the Venetian, played Video Poker and I Dream of Jeannie slot machines at the Venetian, went to Madame Toussard's Wax Museum, Starbucks at Time Square at New York, New York, more slot machines at NY,NY, enjoyed an oxygen bar (so great!) at NY, NY, visited M&M World, and watched more fountain routines at the Bellagio!

That night, we went to Cirque de Soleil "O" at the Bellagio. It was incredible. It was all about water; there were synchronized swimmers, divers, etc. I loved it!

The next morning, Melissa and I set out to get a tattoo! She researched it online and decided the best place to go was Hart and Huntington at The Palms. It opened at 11am and you can't make an appointment. It's a really popular place and information Melissa read online said that if you're not there right at 11am, a line starts forming and you might not get in at all. So, we took a taxi to The Palms, played a few slots, and were there when the door opened. We explained what we wanted, our man Jerome drew it up, and we got inked! (This all took 3 hours...!!!)

The rest of the afternoon, we went to the Miracle Mile at the Planet Hollywood resort. We got daquiri's to go while we shopped - the best way to shop! :) Melissa was so excited the whole time we were planning the trip to go to H&M. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a big disappointment. Oh well - the money she saved, she got to gamble with! :)

That night...our last night...Melissa and I surprised Mom with a limo ride! We went up to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign and down the strip all the way to the Saharra. It was such a fun experience!! The limo dropped us off at The Mirage, where we saw Cirque de Soleil "Love". It was so great! Melissa had seen this last year when she was in Vegas and all year she's said we had to go. I enjoyed it so much...I also enjoyed the 32 oz Pina Colada I drank during the show!!

The next morning, we got up and packed :( and then went to explore around the Bellagio. We walked through the pool area - so gorgeous! - and then enjoyed gelato, bagels, and crepes from a delicatessen with a 15 foot chocolate fountain. Yum!

We got our bags, checked out of our room, and played some last minute "Deal or No Deal" slot machines and BlackJack. I won $20 and enjoyed one last "free" Marsica! (Shirley Temple with Vanilla Vodka) That one's for you Jessica!

There you go....that's our 3 night, 4 day trip to Las Vegas in a nutshell. It was a lot of fun and a great Spring Break trip. Now, we're back, relaxing and catching up on the TV we missed and snuggling with Samson and Coco.

Happy Spring Break!!

6 comments:

David and Kira said...

Marcie, I'm glad that you all had a great night! It's been so long since I've seen your sister, she's a blonde! The thing about Vegas-you can do what ever you want, when ever you want!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you guys had a good time! I love reading about Vegas and seeing all of your pictures! So fun!

J

Mikaela said...

What a fun time you've had! I love all the pictures. You guys all look gorgeous! Does your mom EVER age? Seriously, she looks awesome! :) Looks like a blast, and I must admit, I'm a bit jealous...Vegas sounds super fun right about now! Glad you got a great trip!

The Perkins said...

ok--I know you did many great things in Vegas, but all I can think of is a 15 foot chocolate fountain. I just keep picturing myself with my head under it guzzling as much chocolate as I can get. That is just my own dream vacation:) glad you had fun.

Jodes said...

Hey Marcie,
So I know I'm a little behind the times but this is my first blog I've ever been a part of!!! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to see that tattoo! I'm so glad you girls had a good time!

Hauni Crockett said...

Wow, Vegas sounds like lots of fun. It's been a long time since I've been there...Now that I'm thinking about it, it's been a long time since I've been anywhere! What a fun girls trip for you guys. I think the Limo ride would have been really fun. It always is hard to get back into the routine of life after something like that!