Las Vegas.

Here are some highlights from the Vegas trip!

Our car rental, a ballin’ Toyota Sienna. It’s a minivan.

We won’t talk about the Los Angeles trip.
Which was a 6 hour drive because of traffic (it’s normally a 3-4 hr drive). We went to watch a sitcom (2 Broke Girls) being taped, which sounds fun. But then you’re locked in a recording studio for 6 hours with nothing to eat but a Chips Ahoy snack-pack, and you don’t get back to your hotel room until 4 in the morning. That was frickin’ terrible and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.
But we’re not talking about it.

The shopping!
There are 3 outlet malls in and around Vegas, and a bunch of other malls. There were great deals left and right.

The shows.
We went to see Cirque du Soleil’s O, Garth Brooks, and Criss Angel.

O was so incredible, I bought an unflattering t-shirt.
It’s my favorite Cirque show so far, and you should definitely see it if you get the chance.

Garth Brooks was also amazing, and that’s coming from someone who is not crazy about country. He is a great performer and singer! I loved him.

Criss Angel was … interesting.
The illusions were impressive, but I just don’t like Criss Angel as a performer. He is cheese-tastic.
I might like him better if talked less and did all his acts shirtless.

The pool.
“Voodoo Beach” has is a pool with a sandy, beachy feel and a couple nice waterfalls. I spent lots of time sunbathing and enjoying my new Kobo. Loved it!
(P.S. If you need a book to read, look for “The Art of Racing in the Rain”. It’s a thumpin’ good read.)

The food.
We enjoyed some great meals. There’s a casino called Terrible’s which is great for big, cheap meals. Check out my huge “half chicken” meal, which was $7.99.
Unbelievable.

We also ate at the Cheesecake Factory again. Yuuuumtastic.

Voodoo Steakhouse (at the top of our hotel) for my fancy-ass birthday meal.
It was outstanding. Friendly service, great food, and steak so tender you didn’t need a knife.

(That was our view from the restaurant. gorgeous!)

The downtime.
Not working is fabulous. I loved having time to lounge around reading, or watching a Big Bang Theory marathon, eating when I was hungry and having lots of time to get pretty before a night on the town.

Overall, it was a fabulous vacation, and I can’t wait to go back.
My transition into 21 years old was so smooth I didn’t even realize it was my birthday on Tuesday morning (which is quite an improvement from last year, when I burst into tears because I thought I was getting old).

Have you been to Vegas? Did you love it?!
What is your favorite vacation memory?

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