Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Viva Las Vegas

This past weekend, I drove down to Las Vegas with Tex to meet my Mom and brother. It was sooooooooo much fun! (Wish you were there Buttercup!) We arrived friday and went out for a late lunch, and hung out for a while. First off, I love Vegas...The lights, the liveliness...You can feel the energy right once you hit the strip. That evening we went to Celion Dion at Caesars Palace. I have always liked Celine because she has an incredible voice. She is so tiny but she can hit those notes like it's nothing. I loved the show and Tex enjoyed the performance as well. (He sings "All By Myself" and "Because you Loved Me" in the shower - He alone is quit entertaining but he really did love seeing her live).

After the show, we went to P.F Chang's in our hotel...The Aladdin and got some appetizers and drinks and then we escorted my Mom to the room. My Bro-han, Tex, and I went down to the casino and had a few more drinks. As we sat the bar and had some beers, a woman came and sat next to my surprise because 1 he's cute, 2 the bar was crowded, and 3 it's what you do to get a drink. She sat there for a while looking at my brother and then scoping out the bar's surroundings. At first I thought nothing of it but then a man approached the woman and my brother overheard the woman and man reference drugs, money, and sex. The woman and man left the bar and went where ever. We believe that this woman was a hooker and probably eyeing my brother... Ewe...Gross. I didn't realize hookers will just go into a casino and pick up men...Double Ewe...Gross. The night ended well. We made it back to the room and didn't wake Mom up.

The next day we went and ate at Margaritaville and walked around the Strip. It was a lot of fun. Both nights we watched the water shows in front of the Bellagio which was one of my favorite things to do. One show was to the song "Cause I'm Proud to Be An American, Where At least I know I'm Free" which was awesome, I think we all got goose bumps...It was so good with the water roaring up in the highlights of the song. We also saw the water show to Elvis' "Viva Las Vegas" which I think is key to hear when you go to Vegas. On Saturday afternoon, we went over to New York New York which is such a cool hotel. We went on a rollercoaster, which was fun (my mom didn't want to go so she watched and waited). And we went into a bar in the New York New York ("The Bar at Times Square") where they had "dueling pianists." We intended to stay for a short time and after having a beer decided to stay while longer. We requested a few songs including Meatloaf, and Bon Jovi. It was way fun! Then this girl asked me to dance and I figured sure, what happens here stays here. My mom brother, and husband were a bit shocked I think at the whole proposal but hell, I might as well entertain them a little bit. So I danced with this girl for a song and right afterwards, we shuffled out of there.

We went out to dinner Saturday night at the Bellagio Cafe where I had an excellent steak and a good glass of wine. Then we split up, My mom and brother went to Le Reve and Tex and I went to see Cirque du Soleil "O". It was the BEST show that I have seen. Mom and bro-han like Le Reve but I think were as well won over by "O." In my opinion it beats any Broadway show or anything. It was awesome, and Tex and I were spoiled because we had front row seats...seperate...but front row. I was dead center and Tex was about 8 seats down from me to the left. I would recommend this show over anything else I have seen. I got a little bit wet but I didn't care. There were no intermissions but luckily my Mom warned me so I used the restroom before the show. And along with this most spectacular show, I got 2 "O" drinks which were a blend of mango, captain morgan's spiced rum, and other ingredients. The drinks were awesome too! We got out of the show late so we went to the room and met Mom and bro-han. Since they were leaving in the morning, Tex and I went out for a quick bite and then straight to bed. We were all BEAT.

In the morning, we said goodbye. I didn't want to leave...I wanted to hang out for at least a week longer even if we didn't see anymore shows, eat at nice restaurants, or did anything. I would have been content sitting at the pool hanging. But we couldn't. My brother and mom took off early. So Tex and I packed our things up and started our drive home. Hopefully the whole fam can meet down there soon! Vegas Rocks!


1 comment:

Buttercup said...

I'm super jealous and I would have LOVED to have gone to Vegas, hung out, and seen "O." I've only seen Cirque de Soliel on TV but every time I do I'm fascinated by it. And of course I'd have to stay at the Bellagio in homage to Ocean's 11.