Monday, May 30, 2011

Viva Las Vegas

Now that I'm officially oldy moldy, Robyn took me to Las Vegas to celebrate my anniversary of birth.

During our short trip to sin city we had a few adventures that I wanted to share with you.  They say that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.  I don't know if that means that only people in Vegas will be able to read this, but I'll go ahead and post it anyway.

Exploring the strip
We walked all the way up and down the strip.  I had to take awesome pictures of every cool statue we encountered.  Robyn started to get annoyed, but she didn't understand how cool the sphynx, Poseidon and all the other cool beings were.

Eating way more food than we should
We wanted to try out some of the buffets.  We ate some amazing food.  I didn't know it was possible to eat so much food that it hurts.  I learned that one the hard way.  I mean, how was I supposed to stop?  They had sushi, crab legs, pasta, delicious desserts, steak, mashed potatoes and so much other delicious goodness that my mind was literally blown.  (And by literally, I mean figuratively)

The Old Lady and the Adult Entertainment
We were walking down the strip, there was a huge truck that was advertising some adult entertainment.  There was an old lady that was standing there with her camera trying to get a picture of the ad.  She spent several minutes trying to frame the picture just right.  Robyn gave me a look as if to say, "What the heck?"  I just started laughing.  I can only assume it was her granddaughter in the picture and grandma was proud of her granddaughter's budding career.

The Shark Reef Aquarium
We went to the aquarium inside Mandelay Bay.  It was amazing.  They have a room called the "shipwreck".  It is designed to look like you're inside the ship, and the tank all around you is full of sharks, turtles, rays and lots of fish.  This is an example of what the sharks looked like.

Here is a video of me at the aquarium.  Sorry that I sound like a special needs child when I get excited.

Blue Man Group
We saw the Blue Man Group and it was super fun.  They had lots of creative music and skits.  We liked it a lot.  I think I should be a Blue Man when I grow up.
I was trying to stare down the middle blue man.
Pretending to be in other cities
Las Vegas is a great place to pretend that you're all over the world.  We traveled to Paris and New York and they were not that far from each other.

Blowing People's Minds that we don't Drink
All weekend, everywhere we went, people were flabbergasted that we didn't drink alcohol.  We were eating at the buffet in the Paris hotel.  Near the end of our meal, the waitress brought us some champagne.  She had a twinkle in her eye as she began to take the top off.  When we told her "no thank you, we don't drink."  She looked like she was going to cry.  She looked at the bottle to figure out what was wrong with it.  Then she sadly walked away.


  1. I'm so glad that you had fun. I'm surprised that you didn't go to the Star Trek experience. I wish I could have seen the sharks with you. You always go see sharks without me.

  2. They actually closed the Star Trek experience. The original plan was to remodel it and open it again, but they recently painted over the Star Trek experience sign, so I think they've changed plans and are not going to reopen it. I'm pretty sad about it.

  3. It was a great trip! Thanks for taking me and not Jared!

  4. 1) OMGOMGOMG GLOWY SHARK EYES. You just made me evening. I didn't even mean to type "me" like a subject-appropriate pirate just then. That's how excited I am. I also firmly believe that you can never take too many aquarium videos.

    2) You guys are a cuuute couple. The more I read, the more I awwwww.

    3) The mister & I just went to a brewery/restaurant the other day, turned down the sample beers (I didn't have my ID, Jason doesn't drink), and got the exact same reaction. It made me super sad.

  5. Vegas is so fun! I like that you had to take a picture with all the statues. And I want to hear about the Blue Man Group! I want to go see them sometime.

  6. First: *Mandalay :)

    When I told people I didn't drink, smoke, or gamble, they said, "What are you supposed to do in Vegas then?" Haha. It's sad that people think those are the 3 things necessary to a fun time!


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