16
Jan
10

Las Vegas Trip with Nanny & Nathan 121109-121309

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It had been some time since we had all talked about going to Vegas.
I wanna say probably since before I turned 21. In any case, it didn’t
happen until this past December. And what a fun trip it was! The date was
perfect also since Nathans birthday had just passed a few days before.
Nanny is the perfect person to have come since she’s been there tons
of times and really knows what to check out. That weekend was so much
fun that on the way home we were talking about going back already!
The weekend included lots of booze and smoke, silly photos in Downtown
Vegas and in our hotel room, breakfast with a drink and some gambling
after, and late night dinner buffets. The only unfortunate thing that happened
that weekend is that a day before I found out that our oldest kitty at my
mom’s house was really sick and didn’t look too good. The next day while
we were on the road heading to Vegas, I got the call from my mom that
she passed. I know she lived a good long life but it was really sad to know
that she was gone. She was a part of my childhood and it made me soo
sad. I’m just glad she’s resting now and that she was in our lives. I cried
a little in the car and spent the weekend remembering her. Little Monique..

Well, sorry to have brought the mood down..soon enough though we
made it to Vegas and had some fun, so here’s my update..


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We didn’t actually head out of Long Beach until about 1pm. We made
sure to have booze and music for the trip. We spent the trip talking and
listening to music so it was fun. After I received the call from my mom
we made a bathroom stop in Barstow. It felt good to get out of the car
and stretch my legs. It also helped me with the news of my kitty’s death.
I looked into the sky and just remembered her and all the memories I
had of her. I took these photos of the sky while relaxing there and having
a beer before heading on..

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Nanny posing..

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We finally arrived! Making our way to the hotel..

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We made it at about 6:00 pm or so. We checked in and got settled.
We decided to go have dinner that night so we got ourselves ready
to head out while drinking. This was the view from our room.

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Nanny and I before leaving..

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Nathan & Nanny.

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Nathan made a stop at one of the machines right before the buffet.

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Haha..Nanny had lots of Jager that night 🙂

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Nathan did start winning on the slots and luckily no money was lost.

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We were pretty damn hungry so we ate well. We sampled a bunch of desserts too.

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Once we were done eating we walked around outside. It had been wanting
to rain all day. Luckily it never really rained during the trip. Sprinkled
but that’s about it. I loved all the lights around and the cool screen
above us. It was definitely too much fun! Especially this first night!

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Grabbing some drinks at the bar..Heineken’s for me all night. And I honestly
forgot the total. Let’s just say a lot for what I usually drink. Loved it! It was a
bit weird though realizing that there were no clocks in any of them. Perfect
way to not know what time it is! Plus it was nice being able to walk around
with a drink in hand and cigarette inside of places and not get messed with.
That ruled!

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In a lounge hanging out having some drinks..

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This weekend just happened to be the Rodeo bull riding finals so the
town was filled with cowboys and cowgirls.

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These were back at the hotel. Complete silliness!

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This is one of my favorites! Nanny has some more silly shots..

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We spent the rest of the night hanging out in the room drinking until
we all finally passed out.

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Th next day we woke up pretty tired from the night before.
And we could see the clouds coming in.

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Once we got out of bed we decided to head out for breakfast
since we needed food for the day. It was much needed, especially
the coffee..

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And the gambling begins, right after breakfast, hehehe. I did a little
gambling but unfortunately didn’t win anything. Maybe next time..

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After breakfast we did a little walking around and shopping. I got myself
an I Love Las Vegas mug and got my mom and bro some mugs also.
After that we headed to the room to relax and get ready for the night.
It was much needed..

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Since the night before we hung out in Downtown we decided to check out
new Vegas tonight. We caught a taxicab to that area to check it out.

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We got off by Excalibur and made our way down.

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We then made our way to the bar for drinks. My drink of choice
for the night was a Cape Cod. Mmmm As the night progressed
I got a craving for a mojito. One of the bartenders made one but
it came out too sweet..

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We then made our way to New York New York..I really liked the connecting
bridges..makes it easy to get from hotel to hotel..after that we went to Monte
Carlo also..we opted to walk outside after wards.

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We passed by the M&M store but didn’t actually go in. I have a feeling
had we gone in we would have bought a bunch of goodies! Next time
for sure!

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At this point we decided to grab a cab and head back to Downtown.
The drinks were waaay cheaper in Downtown, obviously. I’m sure there
will be another chance to finish checking out the rest of the hotels in that
area..

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Ohh the lights and the glass!! It drove me crazy with delight!

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Heading to get dinner cause we were hungry!!! This was pretty close to
10 pm. By the time we got to the buffet they were just about to close so
we got lucky..

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After dinner Nathan got really tired so he went to the room to relax and
meet us out later on. Nanny and I walked around and checked out the
old lighted signs which I love to photograph!

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Haha..cheese 🙂

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“Shoot me please”

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It took a couple of tries to get this sign all lit up at that right moment..

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I got lucky too in finding a jewelry stand that had glass pendants. The one that
caught my eye though is a big red heart pendant that I couldn’t leave Vegas
without. As I looked around I found more and more and ended up coming home
with about 4 new ones plus one I got for Nanny too. The girl helping us was
really nice and Im glad we got there when we did because they were closing
and putting things away. I always love finding neat stuff!

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While walking around we both started getting really tired and felt drained.
Plus Nathan had not gotten up yet so we made our way to the room to relax.
Once we got there we started getting settled in and decided to stay in for the
night. We don’t know if it was the food or what but we all got super tired.

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Hehehe..well this was Nanny in the elevator to our room. This time we got
the fancy elevator with the mirrors.

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Some final shots before heading to bed..I still didn’t get to sleep rather quickly.
I still felt like I wanted to keep going mentally but physically I was tired…

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Ahh the next morning..final day in Vegas. First thing we did after getting some of
our things together was head to Starbucks for coffee. It was much needed!!

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I’m wearing one of my new pendants here. I just had to..

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This was while we waited for our car to get brought up. How the weekend went
by so fast…in any case, from the moment we arrived these lights caught my eye
but I didn’t get a chance to get a photo that first night.

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As we made our way to the freeway we stopped for gas and continued down
the strip, so we got to see it during the day from the car at least. I can’t wait to
go back. I managed to get some photos from the car..

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On our way up to Vegas Nanny had told us about this place in Baker called
Alien Jerky. They have all sorts of jerky, dried fruits, nuts, and candy that’s really
good. Ohh and the olives are tasty also!! We had to stop and check it out. Plus
right next door was this place called The Mad Greek that we had heard about
so we stopped for lunch since we skipped on breakfast for just coffee.
I love the alien family in the car..haha!

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This was sooo tasty!!

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Heading to LA after our lunch we came across some bad weather on the road.
Luckily it wasn’t the whole way, only a small area..

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This trip was definitely too much fun!! I can’t wait to go back and see more.
Soon enough I’m sure..

Love & Hugs xoxo

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