Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Viva Las Vegas!

This past week Sam and I took a trip to Las Vegas. This was my first time to see the bright lights of Las Vegas Blvd and it did not disappoint! Sam and I like to pretend we are foodies and knew we would have a lot of great meals while on vacation, our first one being Mesa Grill. It is chef Bobby Flay's restaurant and is known for its take on south of the border cuisine. I had the Rabbit and it was delicious! We took advantage of all that Las Vegas has to offer but my favorite part had to be seeing "O" by Cirque du Soleil. It was an amazing show to see and comes highly recommended from the Vinson's!
We took time out to fulfill my father-in-laws wish to see the Hoover Dam. I was a little unenthused about seeing the Dam but quickly realized what an amazing sight it really is. I could have done without the tour down below, a chlosterphobic persons nightmare, but I survived!
Sam and I also got to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary while in Las Vegas. I can not believe we have been married for 5 years and together for 10! It feels like I have known him forever and like the last 10 years have gone by in a blink all at once. We had dinner at Il Milano, an amazing Italian restaurant in Cesar's Palace. Within 2 minutes of sitting down we had San Pellegrino, a hunk of Parmesan cheese, bruschetta, prosciutto, bread, and steamed mussels. All of which were compliments of the very generous chef! We had a wonderful dinner and even better dessert, it was the perfect way to celebrate each other and our marriage. I am so sad because it is the one night we did not take a picture!

After dinner I was so excited and surprised when Sam took me here to pick our my anniversary gift!

I was even more surprised when I walked away...EMPTY HANDED!! One of my dearest friends, Julia, has been trying to knock some sense into me via text since that night. I have a feeling Abby and Jessica will be doing the same. I walked through the store a minimum of 3 times looking for the perfect bag but nothing was jumping out at me. I always carry big bags and even my large never full is always full. I found a few promising things but nothing that I felt was just right. I will keep my eyes open and still appreciate the magic of the night, thanks Sam! Lucky for me it was not a one time offer...more like a gift card.

Here are some other pictures from the trip...
The above pictures is especially for my mom, Julia, and Jessica. The Bellagio fountains (behind us) will forever be a symbolic place for us. ;)
We had a wonderful time and even learned I am pretty good at black jack!

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