Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Las Vegas

Last week Mike and I were in Las Vegas for a convention. I feel lucky to be able to travel alone with Mike so often, but man alive, I think we have maxed out our babysitting options in the last four months! Last time we were in Las Vegas, we brought the kids and managed to have a pretty good time. This time, we left them home with my mom and stayed at Planet Hollywood, where the convention was being held. For people who don't gamble or drink, and who don't appreciate seeing scantily clad women dancing on tables as they walk to their rooms, Las Vegas is sort of a nightmare, and Planet Hollywood was pretty disappointing. (Although, the best thing we ate on the trip was the croissant french toast at Planet Dailies inside the hotel. So good.)

While Mike was in meetings, I spent the first day shopping for souvenirs for the kids. This is my favorite thing to do when I am away from them. I found lots of really fun things. Plus, all the time I wanted to sift through the racks at Forever 21 and Anthropologie alone? I am not a shopper usually, but I loved it.

On day two, my good friend, Annie, saved me from the filth and invited me to her house, about an hour out of the city. I had such a good time visiting her teeny town, and talking the day away. It made me wish we saw each other more than once a year. Thank you, Annie!

I arrived back at the hotel just in time to curl my hair for the big convention gala.

Mike had forgotten his dress shoes, and the red dress I scored in the clearance section at Anthropologie the day before really could have used some heels, but our poor shoe choices didn't stop us from having a nice time that night. Mike even won an award! I am so proud of him. He works hard and runs a successful company. He is smart and inventive and I like being on his arm at things like this.

The next morning, we packed up, ate a humongous amount of food at Hash House a Go Go and headed home. Good bye Las Vegas! I hope I never have to visit you again.


  1. You two are adorable! Way to go Mike on the award!!!

  2. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels like this about Vegas! I cannot figure out the allure.
    I love your flats and Mike looks quite dapper in his shoes, before I read what you wrote I thought that is totally them. They are so hip! :)

  3. I have the same sentiments about Vegas - no desire to ever visit it really. You two look great!

  4. Next time you are stuck in Vegas...drive up to red rock canyon....it's seriously five ten minutes and enjoy the beautiful rock formations and the pretty desert, awesome hikes, etc. or drive up to Cold Creek and look for wild horses and burros. Those are my favorite things to do in Vegas. We have family there, and enjoy visiting those two places each time we visit. We also always drive by the temple... I think out of all the times we've been to Vegas, we went to the strip once, and it was awful. Stick to nature and you can't go wrong :)

  5. If you EVER have to come again, you have to stay at lake las vegas. filth free :) plus it's closer to my house.

  6. There's more to Vegas that's beautiful than the strip. My aunt lives not too far away from the strip, but when I used to live in Utah we'd visit her quite frequently, and there was one night when we'd take the kids to see the treasure island show they put on outside, take them home, and then we'd go to the temple which is one of my favorites (the celestial room is unique and one of the most beautiful I've ever seen!) eat at In and Out (before they came to Utah of course) and just have a good time. I loved window shopping inside Ceasars. That was fun. Haven't been back in a few years (I'm an east coaster now), but I'm sure when I do there's going to be more casinos! I admit Vegas isn't my favorite place, but I found the beauty outside of the strip! It's all perspective I guess. Hash House has been there for ages, and I love their breakfast! Good choice!


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