Sunday, April 12, 2009

Las Vegas!

A couple of weekends ago Mike and I took a mini vacation down to Las Vegas. My parents were flying out for my cousins wedding, so we drove down to see them and the wedding. It was a lot of fun, although waaaaay too short of a trip for both of us. We left at about noon on Saturday and left Sunday evening so that we wouldn't miss any school. My parents made the trip a lot easier on us financially because for my birthday present they booked our room for us. We stayed at the Hilton, which we were both really impressed with. This was our room, at least most of it. We had a huge walk in closet and a big bathroom too. Mike's favorite part was showering without one arm against the wall and the other against the shower curtain. This was the outside, and the view was amazing from our room on the 18th floor.
We're terrible at taking pictures together, but this is one that we did get!
These are my wonderful parents, who I can't wait to see again in August:
You might think that this picture didn't turn out very well because it's dark, but thats exactly the point! I have a certain luck with Vegas, which I'm sure Mike will blog about at some point because he finds it hilarious. Anyways, Saturday night all of Las Vegas was participating in a Wildlife conservation thing and everyone turned off all non-essential lights from 8:30-9:30. We were very impressed with how many people did it.
We went to MGM to see the lions, which were alseep pretty much the whole time...

And, of course, we went to the M&M museum!!! It was pretty awesome!

My cousin got married in a little garden at Cesaers Palace, it was very nice. *In a completely unrelated side note, I just had a heart attack. I was innocently typing, and all of a sudden, all my internet windows closed, so I thought that I'd have to redo this whole post. Thank goodness for autosaves!*

On our way out, we stopped an In-N-Out to experience the wonderful things we had heard about. It was pretty good, but not great. I think that Five Guys is better, so I'm going to take Mike there sometime so he can compare. The trip was a blast, and I'm so glad we went. A little longer would have been nicer, but any break is a good break!


Lisa said...

It looks like a fun weekend! I'm glad you got the chance to see your family - I'm sure it doesn't happen often enough.

Matt and Sara said...

M&M Museum is the happiest place on earth. I don't care what Disneyland says. Vegas in all dark...scary...
In'n'out - also not impressive to me. Good but I've had better.
Looks like you guys had fun though!