Thursday, December 19, 2013

Vegas, baby!

This post has nothing to do with running....except to say that I didn't run.  At all.  For 4 whole days.

I'm not sure when the last time that happened except due to injury.

I had a really good reason though....

I was having too much fun in Las Vegas!!

Many months ago, the opportunity came up for Randy and I to take a trip--without the kids--and we jumped on it.  This would be only the second time that we've left our kids--both of us, together--for more than one night. 

We celebrated our tenth anniversary earlier this year, what better reason for a little getaway?

It turns out that our getaway held much more excitement that we originally planned...

Here is our weekend in (mostly) pictures:

Date night!
Sea: The Thai Experience at Bally's
On Wednesday night, after we arrived and checked into the hotel, Randy and I got to have a date night.  I said, "Let's grab a few slices of pizza from the food court, nice and cheap."  Randy said, "Hey, this Thai place looks really good."

It was good.  But not cheap.

After dinner, we met up with my parents, brother, aunt and aunt's fiancé at a piano bar.  Here's where the excitement comes in: my aunt and her fiancé had decided a few weeks before to get married in Vegas!  (I'm pretty sure my new uncle had been planning it a little longer than a few weeks.)

bachelorette shots

Clearly, we think we're still in our 20s.

Thursday was the wedding (also my mom's birthday!  Happy birthday, Mom!)
My aunt was a beautiful bride.

Isn't she gorgeous?
The ceremony was at the top of the Stratosphere...

And I'm afraid of heights. sunset, which made for some fantastic pictures. (If I do say so myself.)

The happy couple!
The rest of the weekend involved a lot of casino hopping and a lot of martinis.

No drop left behind?
Randy and I had lots of quality kid-free time.

Have I mentioned how yummy the food was?  We ate at least one buffet meal each day.  So many options.
Apple crepe at Paris breakfast buffet.
Free cosmos in the casinos?  Yes please.

Saturday night, my mom, aunt and I went to the Shania Twain concert in Caesars Palace.  She was fantastic.  Shania puts on a great show.

Sunday morning, we can home.  Early.

Bye-bye, Vegas.
Such a fun, relaxing, exciting weekend, but it was very nice to come home to two Little Ladies who were over the moon to see us.

Have you ever been to Las Vegas?  This was my second time.
Do you like to gamble?  Me, no.  I'd rather go shopping and have something to show for my money, although, my aunt and I found a really fun penny slot machine to play on for a few hours.

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