Vegas in a Nutshell
Now that I’ve gotten some sleep I can finally think about Vegas again without getting angry! : )
There’s not a whole lot of running in this post, so feel free to just skim the pictures to get the gist!
The best part of every Vegas trip for me is deciding on which resort to stay at! This time we selected the Aria.
Adam and I arrived in Vegas on Friday morning and treated ourselves to black car service (<<this was awesome) which took us from the airport to the resort.
This place was was super modern. When we walked in the doors to our room on the first day, the window curtains automatically opened and the TV popped on! Now that’s service!
(I have a video of the automatic curtains but Adam says the F word really loudly in it , so I probably won’t post it, haha.)
We could control everything in the room from the curtains, to every light (including the bathroom lights), to the air conditioning and more right from the TV or this little tablet they include on your nightstand.
My pictures are all kind of off kilter from this trip, no idea what I was doing!
During all of our trips to Vegas we’ve stayed at Casar’s Palace, MGM Grand, Paris and now the Aria. If you are ever planning a trip and want some info on the hotels just let me know : ) I would have to say Aria has been my favorite so far!
This trip was really all about Adam. This fall he’s coming with me to Portland for my marathon and that trip is all about me, so he definitely deserved this one!
Adam trains in mixed martial arts (MMA) and has been a fan of the UFC since it’s inception. Our weekend in Vegas was all about the UFC — we attended the Fan Expo on Saturday, watched the pay-per-view on Saturday night and went to the TUF Finale on Sunday.
The organization has grown so much over the last 10 years. Just a couple of years ago we attended the Fan Expo in Houston and it was much smaller.
I did get to see my favorite fighter, Georges St. Pierre (GSP) in person which was cool!
^ GSP is a seriously talented athlete, and even though I’m not really into MMA I can recognize his talent and strength.
Game recognizes game. hahahahah!
Adam scored us some pretty nice seats for the TUF Finale (3rd row!!!!) which was super cool. We were sitting with the families of the fighters!
Even though I only knew who two of the fighters were the whole night, it was fun to be treated like a VIP. Adam said we mustn’t let it go to our heads though since we’re really AOP. Average Ordinary People : )
Most of our weekend was spent shuffling back and forth between our resort and Mandalay Bay which was perfectly okay with me since my favorite burger place in the world, Burger Bar, is inside Mandalay!
(Pro tip: order the white BBQ sauce and thank me later… also, if you’re GF they have a GF bun!)
No pictures from Burger Bar since I’m weird about photographing food at restaurants.
I do have a photo of this kitty though from MGM Grand:
Whenever I see big cats I am always shocked at how much they remind me of house cats.
You know, except for those huge teeth that can bite through a gigantic chew toy like the one above whereas Cecil’s dainty self will only eat super soft pâté (and treats).
You think I’m joking, but I’m serious. Cecil will turn his nose up to a medium or firm pâté every day of the week.
Adam thinks this is proof for why we can’t have kids — they would be super spoiled and highly irritating to others! Also, it probably costs a lot more money to spoil a child than a cat which means we would end up bankrupt ;D
Well, as you know by now, I spent plenty of time inside of McCarran airport.
I can tell you exactly what each gift shop sells because I must have visited each one 10 times.
In case you were wondering, this is what my it’s-2-am-and-I’ve-been-here-for-15-hours-face looks like.
That’s also what a $4 hot tea looks like. Seriously. A cup of hot water and a couple of tea leafs for $4. Price gouging at the airport is real.
Also the airport is freezing which forces you to pay the $4 without even really caring. It also forces you to buy a $20 “Authentic” Las Vegas hoodie that you’ll probably never wear again.
Do you have a favorite Vegas resort?
Do you think we should all sign up to run Rock n Roll Las Vegas together this Nov.? : )