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Monday, 11 July 2016

Weekend Trip to Las Vegas

Some say that New York is the city that never sleeps, but I think Las Vegas earns that title. I flew into LV late on Friday night after work, arriving at 10 pm PST (12 pm CST) at the Harrah's Hotel and Casino. Huge shout out to Harrah's for the beautiful and spacious suite! I had a great view of the strip and mountains. I quickly freshened up and hit the ground running - no time for jet-lag, end-of-the-work-week naps when you're in VEGAS, BABY!

Vegas has it's own beauty. The eccentric style and bright lights made my senses work overload. But it's Friday night and I was going dancing! I met some friends in the Carnival area in between Harrah's and the Flamingo, where an outdoor club was located. We drank and danced and met new, awesome and energetic go-getters from Denver, with whom we spent the remainder of our weekend partying, gambling, and celebrating Vegas together. 



We danced and I played Craps for the first time. I'm not much of a gambler, and by not much, I mean I never gamble. So I took $20 and decided I wasn't losing more than that - I actually came home with a little extra cash! Mostly by the grace of the friendly (and helpful!) employees who taught me some useful tricks. After a long day and night...arriving back at the hotel room at 5 a.m. (7 a.m. CST - 26 hours since I was lying in bed last) I took a nap. Literally, because I was up at 8 a.m. ready for some much needed coffee and breakfast before hitting the pool. 


We rented a cabana by the pool at The Flamingo Hotel and Casino Resort, which was the best idea. We had our own personal space that included shade, which was very important considering my fair skin and the fact that we were in the desert in June! Pool parties are the best parties, especially when paired with a giant Vegas Vice! YUM. 



Dinner was spent at Buddy V's Italian Restaurant. The food was phenomenal. We had a table of 10 and everyone wanted more, even though our bellies were full from wine, pasta, and cannolis. 

After dinner, I watched the beautiful and mesmerizing water and light show at the Bellagio. Walked the strip, watched some performance street art. and pretended I was in Italy at The Venetian. 



A rather quick trip, but I'll definitely be back for a show and more next time.

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