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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Vegas was A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!

I'm back and barely recuperated from Vegas. Although I feel like I've just smoked a carton of cigarettes, I had such a BLAST! I have a ton of pictures to share so I'll be spreading it out in my next few posts.

Home for the next couple of days: penthouse of the Signature Tower @ MGM
(more picts of the penthouse to come)

View from our room. Yes... the main MGM hotel is THAT far away!

Where to begin? Where to begin?

There were so many high's and low's in Vegas it was crazy.
So let's start with the low's.
  • no rock climbing
  • no workouts
  • didn't follow my food plan
  • didn't even open the bag of 'healthy' snacks I brought with me
  • lost 300+ picts on the camera - I was so pissy on the last day
  • got carded EVERYWHERE since I look like I'm 15 years old!
  • didn't get to wear my super cute dress
Now the high's.
  • no rock climbing because my cousin had his baby while we were in Vegas
  • no workouts but we were walking around for 18+ hours of the day/every day
  • no food plan but kept the portions in control
  • enjoyed my time there without even thinking of food or weight
  • found $400 cash at the MGM so didn't use any of my own money to gamble
  • first time I got on the craps tables and I loved it (or is this a low?)
So did you read that part about me not wearing the dress I was so excited to wear? Yeah I was bummed but we were having so much fun doing other stuff we decided to not make it to our fancy Valentine's dinner. We figured the memories we were making with my friends were gonna last far longer than any dinner would. Sappy... but true! But I have plans to wear it soon since Anthony and I have our anniversary coming up next month. I'll keep you posted!

Friends!

Today I'll leave you with these pictures of how Vegas celebrates Chinese New Year (CNY). Being from Hawaii I thought CNY was big here - closed streets for block parties, fireworks going off at midnight, celebratory food made weeks in advance - but good gawd, it was like CNY exploded in Las Vegas! All the hotels were decked out for CNY...

EVERY...

@ Caesar's Palace
SINGLE...

@ the Mirage
HOTEL...

@ City Center
AND...
@ the MGM
CASINO...
@ the Bellagio
ON...
@ the Venetian
THE...
@ the Palazzo
STRIP!!!!
@ Caesar's Palace

And it looked like they all used the same interior decorator. Don't get me wrong, it was nice and really elaborate, but a little overkill. The last time I was in Vegas the hotels weren't even decorated that much for Christmas!

6 comments:

Kyle Gershman said...

Glad you had a great time! Thanks for the pics...amazing.

Living the healthy lifestyle...not just planning for it, but living it...yes you were!

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Heidi said...

Welcome back. The CNY decorations are so pretty! I bet that was a ton of fun!

Go on girl, w/your skinny jeans!!! I can't wait for my trip to Vegas. Any recommendations on where to eat healthy and fun things to do (aside from the craps table)?!

Boomer said...

Hey, welcome back! Sound likes you had a blast. Now back to the grind.

Jen said...

k, ive never been to vegas except for like 1 day when i was 13...(which doesn't count). Now I WANNA GO! WOW...you make it look like a BLAST! And you found 400 bucks? AWESOME!!! Your pictures are amazing! Sucky that you lost 300!! LOVED your posts about vegas! Can't WAIT to see you in the super cute dress!!!!

Connie Weiss said...

After living my entire adult life without going to Vegas...I went TWICE last year. And I loved it both times. So excited to hear more about your trip.