Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Last of Vegas in January

Let's continue on with my recap of Vegas in January, shall we? Here's part one and two if you haven't read those yet. After gelato and exploring a little of the Aria, we headed over to Paris for the Eiffel Tower tour. We had wanted to do it during our last Vegas trip but didn't for some reason. You buy your tickets and they tell you what time to be back to meet with your little group in order to take the elevator up.

We decided to go once the sun had already set to get a magical view of the Strip all lit up.




There ended up being a group of maybe ten of us who took the elevator up all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower. The attendant let us know some fun facts. This version of the Eiffel Tower is really nowhere near as tall in comparison to the one in Paris, but still. Pretty cool!

We get up there and walk around a little to take some pictures and take it all in. It was pretty windy as it was January and once that sun goes down, it gets chilly. But we still had a great time. We were able to watch the fountains at the Bellagio twice! SUCH a cool view from above!








Earlier in the day, we had been handed a "Free Appetizer" pass for Planet Hollywood so we figured we had better take advantage of that. Funny story: We had been to this Planet Hollywood back in 2010 and the hostess seated us right around all the horror movie stuff. Not happening. So, we kindly asked to be seated elsewhere and we were. This time when we went back, guess what. They seated us at the horror movie section. Oh well. It was meant to be I guess.

We got some free spinach & artichoke dip [yum!] and ended up giving our other coupon to the guys sitting next to us who had offered to take an awesome picture of us! Seriously, everyone in Vegas is great. My meal was SO good. I was way hungry and all diets are out the door on vacation so I ordered the chicken mac & cheese. Our server said it was one of the most popular dishes and now I know why. SO tasty!



Once we were done, I figured we'd be going home but he had something else up his sleeve. We drove to the end of the Strip to see the legendary sign. Not only did we get to see the sign, but we also got to meet somebody...





Yep, finally met Elvis in Vegas! You just have to get a picture with him at some point in your life. Check!
Our final full day in Las Vegas was pretty low-key. We had lunch at the Cosmopolitan at a fun burger joint we had spotted earlier called Holstein's. You need to go. Get one of their milkshakes if nothing else. Are you hungry yet?


I had always wanted to go inside the Wynn [I think the only reason is because I really like the font on the building. Figures.] so we went in there and explored a little. Not a ton to see there so we headed on over to New York New York, parked on the top deck of the garage and watched the sun set :) Sigh.















And that's where that picture comes from :) It was a great way to say goodbye to a city that I love so much. But I guess it wasn't goodbye after all. It was just "see you later." Thanks, Vegas. You never disappoint.

13 comments:

Lindsey said...

I love the last picture of you! Y'all explored and did so much! Again, these pics make me sad I'm not in vegas. I want to be there!!!! Maybe i should just move there. wuahaha, yah right.

Michelle P said...

Looks like so much fun!

Katrin said...

I would love to visit Las Vegas someday! Amazing pictures!

Shayna said...

I love your re-caps! There is seriously so much to do in that town that it's unreal! I want to be back there sooo bad! Must. Go. Soon!

Sami said...

Alright I guess I missed something but who is the good looking gentleman that accompanied you on this amazing trip to Vegas ;)

Lia Joy said...

LOVE the pictures!And LOVE Vegas! I can't wait to go back! We stayed at the Wynn when were there. It was a great hotel to stay at. The rooms are beautiful! But next time, I'd prefer to stay somewhere more centrally located on the strip! :)

Tiffany said...

I'm headed to Vegas next weekend for my brother's wedding! So excited!! One of the things I intend to check off my bucket list is seeing an Elvis wedding--can't wait!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

Aly said...

Who is this guy? Details! :)

Andrea D said...

Ohhh so fun! And I'm drooling over your food photos!
My husband and I just moved to California a few months back and now we're within driving distance of Vegas. Neither of us has ever been and I think we need to make a trip pronto!

Jax said...

Fantastic photos! You seriously have a great eye for catching just the right angles of things, girl! And I need to go to Vegas with YOU! You sound like you know what you're doing! I usually go with people who are etiher a big snore or are a little over the top for my tastes.. haha.. Your trip sounds absolutely perfect!

Cori H. said...

Vegas looks like so much fun! I'm dying to go soon. Oh and that macaroni and cheese looks amazing! It's definitely my weakness. My boyfriend has been dying to meet an Elvis, so hopefully we'll get to do that eventually!

christine donee said...

Is it sad that all I can focus on is the mac and cheese?

Raquel said...

Vegas looks SO fun!! I've been dying to go there!

That last picture of you is so gorgeous!