A few friends from my hometown were in Vegas this week and I couldn’t miss the opportunity to hang out with them! I miss all my New England friends!!! I was so excited to be able to spend some time catching up.
Even after our crazy week, Irving and I still got up at 5am to hit the open road.
We had so much to talk about since we hadn’t seen each other for four days. The drive went by SOOO fast!
When we got there, we went straight to the Silverton (our favorite Casino) for lunch.
Then I met up with Katie and Steph (and Mark too)! Our first stop was the Venetian!
Vegas was ridiculously hot (102* when we were there!) We walked around a bunch and checked out a bunch of the casinos.
After a while, we ended up at “Toby Keith’s I love this Bar and Grill”. It was a lot of fun and a nice cool reprieve from the heat.
I ordered a beer on tap, which apparently is as big as my head! (and was served in a mason jar!)
Look at my beer compared to Stephs!
Every time they play Toby Keith’s “I love this bar” song, everyone at the bar gets free shots!
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We spent a lot of time at the Paris Casino. It’s not one of my usual stops, but I forgot how pretty it was.
We had a fabulous dinner at the Le Burger Brasserie inside the Paris. It was really good, and reasonably priced. We’ll definitely be back there to eat next time.
Then it was time to bring Steph to the airport. Sad!
But the fun didn’t end there…. Irving and I dragged Katie and Mark to BINGO at the South Point Casino!!!
Seriously, we LOVE bingo. Irving and I really are 70 year olds at heart.
We even bought our own dabbers!! lol
None of us won, but it was pretty awesome anyways.
Then today, we woke up and headed back to the Silverton to watch the USA vs. Ghana world cup game.
This was tough because I picked Ghana in our office world cup pool, so naturally, I had to root for them to make my money back!
But they’re playing USA… how can I not root for my home team! It was stressful. haha
Irving put some money on USA and he LOVED watching the game.
But then Ghana scored…and we knew it was not looking good for USA 😦
We lost money on almost all of our bets…. but have no fear… we have a plan!
We stopped at the M Resort on the way home and saw they were having a Wedding Expo! Even though we’re married, I still feel like a bride, so I made Irving go in with me.
They had cake!!
LOTS of cake!
So… we had cake!
I LOOOOVE cake… mostly frosting. But still!
But even better…. they had GOODY bags!
So…our plan is to sell the stuff in the goody bags to make up for the money we lost on the World Cup game…
[Edited to add I just looked up the value of the stuff and it was $6.97 on amazon.com hahaha]
Then we began our long drive back to Los Angeles.
What a great 24 hours in vegas!