Vegas Baby! (Part 1)

Recently, we had the chance to go to Las Vegas with our fabulous friends, Ashley and Jason.  We'd never been and we excited to go on vacation with friends.  We were lucky to find a mid day nonstop flight so with the time change we got to Vegas about 1.5 hours after we left.  It was interesting to see slot machines in the airport, but we realized it could definitely provide some entertainment while waiting for a flight.  Our cab driver gave us lots of tips about Vegas and we were so excited to run into Ashley and Jason at Paris, our hotel, right as we pulled up!  We checked in, went to our room, dropped off our bags and were ready to start our adventure.

 Paris Hotel

Paris Hotel

 The Pub at Monte Carlo

The Pub at Monte Carlo

Fortunately for us, Jason had been to Vegas before so we had an excellent tour guide to show us the many sights, hotels, casinos, bars, and restaurants.  Our first stop was happy hour at The Pub in Monte Carlo.  We had eaten an early lunch and we planning a late dinner so we decided to have some drinks and appetizers.  I started off with a nice refreshing mojito, which was the perfect cocktail for 105+ degree weather.  We also snacked on pretzels, quesadillas, caught up, and began our celebration of Jason's birthday.

 Mojito at The Pub

Mojito at The Pub

 Beer Sampler at The Pub

Beer Sampler at The Pub

 Pretzels at The Pub

Pretzels at The Pub

As we walked from place to place, we often cut through the Bellagio, which was across the street from our hotel.  I had seen it many times in the movies, but it was really beautiful.  My favorite part was the ceiling in the lobby, which I'd love to be able to duplicate in some way.  One big thing we noticed the whole time was that every detail was perfect and almost everything was clean and in working order.  We could tell this weekend would be one we'd never forget.

 Ceiling of the lobby at the Bellagio

Ceiling of the lobby at the Bellagio