Friday, April 25, 2014

Viva Las Vegas

It's been awhile since my last post. 

The husband & I just got back from another vacation to Las Vegas. I swear it's our favorite place to travel. We never get tired of going.

This was our fourth time to vacation in Las Vegas, but we took my parents along this time. I was worried about that because 1. My parents do not gamble much and 2. They don't drink. Despite the odds against them having a good time, I do think they enjoyed themselves!

If you have never been to Las Vegas, let me tell you it is a great place to go for inexpensive travel. The hotels will give you great deals and every hotel has a great pool, so in the summer months when people are flocking to the beaches you could head to Vegas and soak up the sun by the pool!

This is the first time we have ventured out to the Hoover Dam. This was the one thing my Dad wanted to do, so we agreed. It was so pretty and a lot more interesting than I could have imagined! But I was a little anxious the entire time because of how high everything was. I do not like heights and it was very windy that day!
 

Hoover Dam


The white line is the highest point the water has gotten.






We have been to Las Vegas four times now and we both still agree that The Wynn and The Encore hotels are still our favorites on looks and decor. We hope one day to be able to stay at these hotels, but right now our budget just lets us walk through the hotels!




At the Encore




This was made entirely out of flowers!



We also went to a wax musuem while we were in Las Vegas. We had a lot of fun seeing all the statues. They looked so life-like in person. It was a good time!
I think Simon approved!
  

Should he give up teaching?!?


 Another first for us was we ate at Sprinkles Cupcakes while we were there! The founder of Sprinkles is a judge of Cupcake Wars, so I was pumped to go since it just opened. I was a little disappointed with the cake part, but their icing was to die for! So yummy!

You can see the ferris wheel in the background of the Sprinkles picture and lit up at night in the second picture. It is the world's largest ferris wheel. It just opened when we were there, but we did not ride it. Each little pod holds up to 40 people. It takes 30 minutes to make the complete circle and it costs $25 to ride during the day and $35 to ride at night. I hope the next time we go we can take a ride!





Ok, I will openly admit I have recently become obsessed with True Blood. I read all 14 books in the Sookie Stackhouse series and now I have watched six seasons of True Blood (season 7 comes out in June! I can't wait!). So needless to say when I stumbled across True Blood slot machines I was so happy! I even won on them!


We had another great vacation! I was so happy to be able to enjoy myself with my husband and parents. I can't wait until we go back!

Until next time,

Kara




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