Vegas...Photo OVERLOAD!

I am not finally getting to our Vegas pictures!!!

We had such a great time! I am already looking forward to our next visit!

This was our first visit there and WOW is all I can say...
Typically we stay in Hiltons with Jordan's points but the hotels
were so CHEAP we didn't want to waste our points!
We were originally going to run the half marathon but SOMEONE got pregnant....
haha....I was really sad that I would not run it...(ya right!)
Anyways us and our friends decided we would just book a cheap hotel
because we figured we would only be in them to sleep...
We stayed at The Riviera...for no joke...Less than 200 for 4 days....INSANE!
It is an older hotel but they have a new building, and we stayed in that one...
Now the hotel doesn't shout elegance like The Venetian but it was perfect for how cheap it was!
Plus we got to view all the hotels and find out which one we really liked the most for next time
(It will be between Caesar's, The Wynn or The Venetian...they were INSANE)
We also had a rental car (to get to the Hoover Dam) and we just drove that and had it
valeted at the nicer hotels in the middle of The Strip!
We had everything...flights, 4 days of a rental car, and 4 nights in a hotel for less than 800 for Jordan and I!

I would like to give Tera and I pats on the back for finding great deals!!
Now what we spent gambling is not near as pretty but it was so MUCH FUN!!
If we go back we will stay at a nicer hotel, and probably only stay 2 days!
4 days away from the boys was a LOT!

Now onto the pictures....
haha FOOD was the first thing on our minds when we arrived...
I had to try that "In & Out" burger everyone talks about...
I don't really like burgers from fast food places so I had fries and a SHAKE of course!!
(Food Inc ruined fast food burgers for me)
There was also a Whole Foods so we stocked up on goodies...
I love OLIVES...
We have been on a chocolate tasting binge and we buy blocks of their chocolates and my husband refuses to tell me when I have it ALL OVER MY FACE...
Jude and I...in front of NY, NY! (That little man has been to NYC & Vegas)
I downed an appetizer platter at Rainforest Cafe....YUM!! I cannot wait to take the boys to a Rainforest Cafe...it would be so FUN for them!
I of course had to get a pic with the Allie-gator...
We saw the lions at MGM Grand and decided that if we won 25 bucks we would get our picture taken with the baby lions...
Well we WON enough money and got our pictures taken....(sadly it was left in our hotel)
LUCKILY I had a picture of the picture taken on my cell phone!! ha
It was totally worth 25 bucks just to pet the baby lion...we got to pet him for a few minutes because he was hyper and not looking at the camera...SCORE!!
Our hotel had BINGO 5 times a day....I AM OBSESSED WITH BINGO...
I never knew that EVERYWHERE you went was free drinks if you were playing....
which was so fun being pregnant...
GOOD THING I love Shirley Temples! (Sprite with Grenadine)
My grandpa ALWAYS made these for me when I was a kid...they have a special place in my heart...
Jordan's winnings...
I ate at Subway a few times...too bad there are no 5 DOLLAR FOOTLONGS there...UGH!
Our friends still ran the half marathon...it was at the Hoover Dam, it started at Lake Mead...
Jordan and I being goofy...
While they ran we went to the Hoover Dam and followed them...taking random pics...
GO TERA!!
After the half marathon...we went back to our hotel...
Bret Michael's was having a concert at our hotel that night and his tour buses were out back...
We drove by and I swore he was outside of it playing football...
You better believe I walked over to get a closer look...when I did he waved Tera and I over...
He talked to us for like 5 minutes...nicest guy ever...then gave us free tickets to his concert...
Sadly, I only knew of the one song he sang...I mostly knew him from Rock of Love!
His concert was not til 10pm and we were so tired by then that we did not go...
The 3 hour time change did not settle well for me at all...
Plus I can only imagine the type how insane his concerts get!
We then went to Caesar's to shop around and gamble....
I have never been or seen a Christian Louboutin shoe store...
I tried on a 1,600.00 pair of shoes...not very comfy by the way! lol
World's largest chocolate fountain...YUM
We layed at pool once...sorry no swimsuit shots for me...
Vegas has a TON of buffets, and I am not the buffet type unless its AMAZE-BALLS like this one was...
Someone referred us to The Buffet at The Wynn...
talk about amazing
Here is a peek at the desserts I ate...
They had a two room dessert area...
pregnant girls dream!
They had ANYTHING you could have ever imagined!
After we ate we had one more hotel to gamble at...
We played at every major hotel...it was pretty cool!
BUT we actually one "big" at The Encore...
We won back 135 bucks!
If you haven't been...it's a must do!!
xoxo

10 comments:

  1. Looks like so much fun! I am totally not someone who you'd think would be the Vegas type but I SO want to go someday! Seems like a fun trip with the hubby someday.

    Love all the pics. Your baby bump is so darn cute!

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  2. I LOVE vegas! There is soo much you can do there, even with the kiddos :) Love all the pics!

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  3. You have to stay at Caesar's next time! I stayed there when I went to Vegas and it was awesome. I stayed in a suite and the shower was the most amazing shower ever! Totally random, I know. Plus, the shopping at Caesar's is out of this world. I'm totally pumped to go again after reading your post. :-)

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  4. Can I just tell you how jealous I am? Seriously?! NYC and Vegas back to back... you're one lucky gal! The last vacay I went on was to ATL for my babymoon, before Marco, and before that was my honeymoon which was simply AWEFUL! I'm really praying we can go away for our 5 year in July. But, just so you know, I'm giving you the evil eye bc I'm jealous of your glamorous life! LOL.

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  5. How fun!!! :-) I haven't been to Vegas since I was 8 years old... I think I'd have more fun now lol. By the way, your belly is SO cute!!!

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  6. I always wondered if $1600 shoes were comfy, I thought surely they had to be...I guess not. I'll scratch that off my Christmas list. Looks like you had a great time, it makes me want to go. I have to wait until I'm not pregnant, Vegas and pregnancy just don't seem to mix for me, but it looks like you did have fun!

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  7. Wow, you guys certainly did get a great deal and now I'm REALLY tempted to try to convince my husband to do this! It would probably cost us a helluva lot more since we're up here in Ontario, Canada but judging by the pictures I see here, it would totally be worth it!

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  8. Soo you convinced us to rent a car while we are there! We weren't going too, but I want to see the Hoover Dam! So cool!!

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  9. Please excuse me as I am wiping the drool off my chin. I can just imagine all those delicious treats in my mouth now. Looks like a fabulous time..especially just with the hubby!

    Glad you got to get away & enjoy some fun sight-seeing!

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