viva las vegas

Can anyone else believe it is already MAY?! Me neither! That means I can finally say that I am getting married this month! Woo hoo! Today being May 1st also means that I’m back from my bachelorette weekend in Las Vegas.

It was so so so much and I had a wonderful time. That being said, I’m so glad to be back. It is a wonderful city to be in for a little while, but it can lose its charm quickly. Here’s a brief run-down of everything we did:

Thursday night

I arrived at the hotel around 1 am because my flight got delayed. I was greeted by my wonderful friends in the lobby with their matching bridesmaid tank tops. They quickly ushered me upstairs to change into my white bachelorette tank top that said “mrs. miller” on the back. They also made me a wonderful veil that I chose not to wear around too much.

We hung around the hotel that night exploring the casino floor and the bar area. We also stayed up late enought to watch the royal wedding on tv! It was a wonderful, wonderful night.

Friday

Because I am an old person in a young person’s body, I woke up at 9 am and couldn’t get back to sleep. I managed to convince Hannah to come out and explore the strip with me while everyone else slept. We quickly and quietly got dressed and headed downstairs to get some breakfast and walk round outside the hotel. After an hour of that, we came back in and convinced everyone else to wake up. Once we all got ourselves together, we got some delicious breakfast at a little gelato/crepe place in the Venetian. Then we changed into our swimsuits and went out to the pool deck where we payed $12 for bloody marys (more evidence that I am actually an old person).  Overpriced, but delicious. You only live once, right?

After a few hours at the pool, went back to the room. Allison, Hannah, and I decided to go walk further down the strip to do some sight-seeing while the others rested. We saw Caesar’s Palace, the Bellagio, and other interesting sites. We also stopped by a little bar on the sidewalk and got a few mid-day beers to quench our thirst. We also stopped in a little cheesy Vegas gift shop. I bought a shot glass so I’d have some sort of proof that I was actually there. We continued on our merry way and took lots of pictures and then eventually headed back to the room to get ready for dinner.

Kimmy scouted out a Maggiano’s restaurant (an Italian chain restaurant with AMAZING food) nearby so we headed there. We decided to get a family-style unlimited food meal (best decision of the trip). The meal included 1 salad, 3 appetizers, 3 pastas, an entree and 2 desserts! It was heaven. Allison even ordered a bottle of red wine for the table, which allowed me to continue to my journey to liking and appreciating wine. We all left fat and happy.

We were probably too fat and happy because everyone crashed for a nap as soon as we got back to the room. After a few hours of resting, everyone except myself and Carolina got dressed and went out to Tao, a “religious nightclub” (their words, not ours). I was completely wiped from staying out late and waking up early so I caught up on some necessary sleep. Kimmy wore the veil out that night and attracted some interesting men.

Saturday

The next morning we packed up our stuff and checked out of the hotel. They were nice enough to holds our bags for us since our flights didn’t leave until that evening. We decided to have breakfast at a restaurant called the Grand Lux Cafe (I think) in the hotel and it was magical! I had Huevos Rancheros (essentially delicious mexican foods with eggs on top), a spicy blood mary (again, I’m an old person), and a strawberry bellini. Yum! It was epic.

Then we went out and did more sight-seeing. This included using the bathrooms at Caesar’s Palace, where Celine Dion is played on loop. I also accidentally blew $20 on one spin on a slot machine because I thought it was a penny slot, not a dollar slot. Whoops.  Finally we ended up back at the hotel, eating bacon cheese fries and caesar salad with out hands while waiting for my airport shuttle to arrive. Sadly, my bridesmaids’ flight to KC got delayed a few hours so they didn’t get home until very late.

I bought a small blanket, a bottle of water, and Tiny Fey’s book, Bossypants, at the airport and have never had a more peaceful flight. The next thing I knew I was back in OKC where my good friend, Becky, picked me up for the airport with Penny! It was a wonderful trip, but I was ready to come home.

Now it’s May (the best month of the year) and we get married in 27 days! Life is good 🙂

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