On My Way Home from Vegassss!

Hello from Las Vegas!

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By the time you’re reading this I will be on a plane back to Fort Lauderdale after a fun-filled 4-day getaway.

Adam and IΒ popped over to Vegas on Friday morning and have been having a blast! I have so many things to tell you about this weekend, but most of that will have to wait for tomorrow.

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The only negative to this Vegas trip? I never ran the strip.

It was on my big list of things to do, but after a couple of late nights combined with not wearing sensible shoes and it just didn’t happen.

We were promised a spectacular 4th of July fireworks show but that also didn’t happen because … there was a huge thunderstorm! Can you believe that? It rained in Vegas!

Oh well, what can ya do?

I hope you had a great long weekend!

Did you shoot off fireworks or go to a fireworks show?

Have you ever run the strip in Vegas?

21 comments

  1. Amy

    A thunderstorm in Vegas just in time to ruin the Fourth of July fireworks?! Just your luck! I bet the show would have been great, but what can you do? Please fill us in with the details of your trip! Vegas is a crazy, crazy place.
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      It really is! What I like about Vegas though is that you can really make it what you want it to be.

      There’s something for the young 20-somethings that want to party, and also something for us older folks (haha) who enjoy a nice glass of wine, a good show and a fairly reasonably priced resort!

  2. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I hope you still had a good time, despite the rain. I LOVE Vegas. I have been a few times, but I would love to go back soon.
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      It’s such a fun place! We had not been in about three years and I noticed they cleaned it up a bit.

      There were noticeably less advertisements for … adult activities!

  3. Kim

    I’ve walked the strip but I’ve never run it. Sorry about the rained out fireworks – I bet Vegas does a spectacular show!!!
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      I bet they do too! I thought they might reschedule the fireworks for the next night, but unfortunately they did not. Kind of a bummer!

  4. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    I didn’t realize it was this weekend! Woohoo! No one should wear sensible shoes in Vegas. πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to hear more about it!
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      I thought my shoes were a bit bad, but I saw some poor ladies who were literally wobbling about. That’s just no fun!

  5. Ali @ Hit the Ground Running

    I wasn’t a runner the last time I was in Vegas…I’d LOVE to run the strip, but I remember all the walking is exhausting and hard on the feet. I can’t wait to hear about your trip!
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      While we were walking about I noticed that you could actually put together a pretty tough run on the strip if you wanted to. There are so many areas where you could include big staircases… not that I would ever want to do that! hah!

  6. Jennifer @ The Final Forty

    Never ran the strip, but I’ve been to Vegas — it’s a total blast! I hear you on the lack of sensible shoes, though, haha — ever since I started running, I feel like all I wear are boring flats!

    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Boring flats are the way to go! I ended up with two annoying blisters on my feet. I kind of feel like my trusty running shoes wouldn’t have betrayed me like that!

  7. Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    I’ve never ran the strip, but I’m sure it would be fun! I’ve always been intrigued by the rock n roll vegas races!
    I just watched fireworks on tv:)
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Yes! Walking around the strip made me want to sign up for a rock n roll vegas race. I bet it’s a blast!

  8. Courtney @RunningforCupcakes

    Ah running the strip would be awesome! I’m sorry you didn’t get to do that or see fireworks. That just means you’ll have to go back! πŸ™‚
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  9. Karen

    It’s been several years since in have been in Vegas, but our last trip hubby and I were in the Paris tower and nasty wind and lightening happened and it poured. Rain always feels odd there lol I didn’t run the strip in Vegas but I did walk it a few times from the mall to the New York spot. It was long! Did you see any good shows?? Post about it πŸ™‚ Last time we went we saw Jay Leno, I love him πŸ™‚
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  10. Jennifer

    A thunderstorm in Vegas?! Huhh? Too bad there wasn’t a Plan B light show. I saw the DC fireworks from a roofdeck – it was beautiful b/c we also saw fireworks from the neighborhood pyros and nearby cities πŸ™‚
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      That’s awesome!! I’m was disappointed that we didn’t get to see a fireworks show this year, but we did catch some on TV when we got back to the room. Not the same though!

  11. Kristen @ Glitter and Dust

    I can’t believe it rained in Vegas in JULY! That is unheard of. Looks like you still had a fantastic time. I have done an early morning run on the strip when I was there for a psychology conference and wasn’t staying out until 4am. It was quite nice to run during the most mellow part of the day on the strip.
    Kristen @ Glitter and Dust recently posted…A Long and Festive Fourth of July Weekend (along with checking out the Lake Stevens 70.3 course)My Profile

    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      It ended up raining 3 out of the 4 days we were there! The rain drops were surprisingly REALLY cold too!

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