John and I are about to turn 30 (me in Sept, John in Oct) and we thought the best way to beat the getting older blues was to head to Sin City. We took along our good friend Trina & Jammi. It was the first time I left our little Soy Bean and the night before I cried my eyes out thinking about leaving him. Luckily once we got there I was able to block the tears and enjoy myself. It really helped that my parents skype us every day so we could see his adorable face. Plus, it looked like he had a blast with all the fun things they had planned for him.
We stayed off the strip this time at the Palms, it was really nice and offered a free shuttle straight to Caesar’s Palace. We really had a great time and it was just the perfect amount of time to celebrate but still not be away from Sawyer for too long. Thanks Trina & Jammi for helping us celebrate and play like kids again!
Here is what our weekend consisted of..............
Arrive after 3:30 p.m., check-in & unpack.
Then shuttle ride to the strip to walk around before eating dinner at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. After dinner head back to the Palms and go out at Ghost Bar and dance until our feet were about to fall off.
|Nachos from Margarittaville|
|Exploring the shops at Caesar's|
|Awesome Elephant at Marc Jacobs|
|Had to check out the water show, a Vegas Must!|
|Out at Ghost Bar|
Palms buffet for breakfast, head to the pool early around 10:00 am.
We took a quick lunch break at the Palms buffet for unlimited beer & wine and then back to the pool for Taboo (from the Black Eye Peas) Pool Party.
We took the shuttle back to the strip for dinner at Toby Keith’s I love this Bar & Tavern before we went to Pure Night Club for JLO’s after party. We ended up leaving before JLO showed up and went back to the Palms where we ran into Volleyball Olympian Silver-Medalist Tayyiba Haneef-Park.
|Pool Day #1: Cold Adult Bev, check!|
|"Old Enough (But Not too Old)" Thank you Palms!|
|The crew on our first pool day|
|Taboo hosted the Pool Party|
|Ready to go out and we run into the ELVISES|
|Heading to dinner at PURE|
|Practicing his moves on the Strip|
|Nice way to end the night running into an Olympian|
|Super dirty feet..couldn't last with the heels on so we walked barefoot|
Another morning buffet followed by an all-day pool party with some new friends from Texas, California and even Columbia Mizzou student (woohoo). Probably one of my favorite days of just lounging and relaxing. We ended up ordering pizza from a close by Pizza Parlor. John decided to walk there but quickly discovered it was too far to walk. He somehow convinced the delivery driver to let him drive home - only my husband! We chowed on 'za and chatted until we crashed around 1:00 AM.
|Pool Day #2 with our new friends|
|lots of fun inflatables|
|John got to drive the Pizza Man's car home, not surprised!|
MONDAYGot up at the break of dawn to be at the airport by 5:00 AM. Arrived home around 11:30 AM to a happy baby boy & our families. Sawyer even made a welcome home sign!!! It was a very successful trip!
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