Saturday, August 13, 2011


(I removed the photos because I don't like having my photos out there for everyone to see. I figure anyone who wanted to see them has by now anyway :) )
As you all know, my husband and I went to Vegas last week. We had an absolute blast! I decided not to diet while we were there and just enjoy myself. We really only ate twice a day since we had such big meals. Plus, in Vegas you walk A LOT so we got some exercise in.
Our hotel was amazing. We stayed at the Cosmopolitan which is a new hotel that just opened in December. We tipped at the front desk and got upgraded from a studio room to a one bedroom suite with a view of the Bellagio fountains from our balcony, it was amazing! The hotel was awesome, there is a bar made completely made up of a chandelier and its 3 stories of the hotel. The restaurants we are at there were great, I wish we would have had time to try more of them!

We ate at several buffets, the one in the Paris hotel, the one in our hotel, and the one in the Bellagio hotel. The Bellagio was the best, we went there twice. The buffet in our hotel was really good too. We hated the buffet in the Paris hotel, which was really too bad because we had heard great reviews about it.

 We stopped at Serendipity 3 and got one of their famous frozen hot chocolates. So yummy, and worth every calorie!
Frozen hot chocolate
 We went to see two shows while we were there. The first was Phantom of the Opera. I confess, I am a nut about this show and I love the movie and soundtrack. My husband has never seen it, because he thought it would be girly (though he does like musicals, go figure!). It was absolutely amazing! I was blown away. I already wish I could see it again. We sat in the third row so we had great seats. Amazing! The show was at the Venetian so while we were there we went to the wax museum and had a gondola ride as well.

The next day we went to see O, which is a Cirque du Soleil show. Neither of us had ever been to one so we didn't really know what to expect. We loved it! I wasn't sure which one we should go to but I am glad we picked O because I really loved the water parts. We were in the third row for this show as well, so we got hit with a few drops of water :) Some of the show was behind us so that was the only bad thing about being so close. Otherwise we loved it and our seats were great. While we were at the Bellagio we also went to check out the Conservatory and the chocolate fountain.

Our last day we rented a convertible and went hiking at Red Rock Canyon. It was a blast, but very hot that day! It was so beautiful out there and I nice contrast to the city. Very relaxing.  Then we stopped at the Las Vegas sign to get some pictures.


  1. Chris and I both got very very sick after eating at the Bellagio buffet...would NEVER eat there again but glad you had a good experience. All your photos give me the vegas itch...I want to go back soooo bad. I've already decided that when Chris and I take the plunge we will be eloping and getting hitched in Vegas :D Love this post!!!

  2. That's a bummer, we loved the Bellagio buffet! We only went there for breakfast/brunch because there was a 2 hour wait for supper there. We definitely had a great time and want to go back!

  3. the pics are great, it looks like you had a blast....

    frozen hot chocolate.....O.M.G......