Paul and I headed to Vegas last Wednesday evening to meet up with my parents and check out the Mountain West Basketball tourney in which our beloved University of New Mexico Lobos were playing. In addition to the b-ball games, I was appointed as master tour guide of all things Vegas for Paul who hasn’t been there since he was somewhere between 13-18 (he may not have the best memory, but I love the heck out of him!)
Here is a rewind of what went down. I guess what they say is
nt true, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas ends up on the internet.
We are now officially addicted to Draw Free. This happened in the airport. Nothing says I love you quite like sitting next to each other playing games with each other on your phones.
We decided to jump on the bandwagon and become imitation hipsters.
These are our “crazy Lobo fan” faces
We saw a show. The acts were good, the comedy was a little raunchy for our taste. So I give it a half/half rating.
We weren’t sure who rolled in on this bad boy, but we were sure it was someone awesome. And VIP.
I decided I needed to upgrade to full fledged hipster.
And Paul decided to downgrade. BOO.
We FINALLY figured out what those little cloth straps on his shirt are for!! How did we not know this all along??? (That is a buzzer for a restaurant in case you couldn’t tell what it was.)
I can’t relate to this problem at all given the amount of hair on my head
Pretty sure I broke every food rule with this one. Carbs, sugar, carbs, sugar consumed at about 11pm. Bad Cinnamon!!!
Bkfast at the buffet, not too shabs. Can you tell I like my bacon?
Paul and I have a unhealthy love for Chilis but of course there are none in the state we live. But there was one right down the street from our hotel! FTW
Pizza from Serendipity 3 at Cesars before the show. I’m pretty sure they cooked it on the sun it was so hot. We had to wait and blow on it forever to finally be able to eat it. I’m also pretty sure I got a third degree burn on my finger. Apparently eating on the strip, you eat at your own risk.
Probs the most hugemongous shrimp (oxymoron whuuut!!) I have ever laid eyes on.
I have been wanting to eat a French macaron for what seems like a million years now but was having trouble finding them. Buuuut, since I am brilliant I thought, “they will surely have them at the Paris hotel”. And they did. Now I am obsessed and am considering ordering some off of the internet b/c I need to eat more and try all the different flavors.
Smoked shrimp risotto. Creamy. Smoky. Eaten on a outdoor patio in the sun. Ahhhhh LIG.
You can never go wrong with CPK. Greek pizza sub avocado for chicken. I kind of wanted both, but wanted the avocado more so it won out.
Not sure whose hand that is, I’m assuming Paul’s?…gelato at Sugar Factory at the Paris. We had salted caramel and Reeces. Isn’t the color of that raspberry crazy looking?!?
Can you guess whose is who’s? BTW’s, Dunkin Donuts is very impressive these days. I wish we had them here, but alas, we do not.
At the game, they are nice and tidy with their beer. No spillage.
We have both pretty much stopped drinking Coke/Diet Coke, but how can you go to the Coke store and not have some? It’s like going into a candy store and refusing the free sample. It’s just not right.
This picture makes me happy.
Mom was accosting all of the women’s and mens players that we would run into randomly in the hotel. And by accosting I mean hugging and telling them what a great job they did.
Everyone’s a Lobo, WOOF WOOF WOOF
My dad likes to ham it up for the camera. Like father like daughter.
We went to three men’s games and they won all three. The UNM/UNLV game was the most intense though b/c it was a home crowd. BUT there were like 8,000 Lobo fans there so it was pretty even when it came to the cheering.
When they won the tourney, the fans rushed the court.
We spent some hours at a couple different shopping venues and it seemed like we bought so much stuff but I only got two little pics.
These are my new kicks. I feel like people will either think they are super ugs or super cute. Please only let me know if you think they are cute. I love them and they are super comfy. Like I dont want to take them off comfy. I have had them on since I bought them. Luckily they are waterproof. And for those of you who can’t tell that I am kidding, I am kidding.
gotta love NY, NY
Aria. This wasn’t here the last time I was in Vegas. It is GORG. I totes want to stay here next time around.
They have lots of awesome artwork around and most of the hotel has a water theme which I just loved.
This GIANT art piece was outside. It is made of canoes!
Pretty sure I have convinced Paul that we need one of these in our next house.
Hi Chilis! We miss you and love you and can’t wait to see you again!
There’s a macaron in that building and I am going to find it!
This was our hotel. South Pointe. Its waaaay down the strip and is apparently where the majority of the bball’ers and fans stay, so that’s where we stayed. It was nicer than I thought it would be.
Can you spot the difference in the next two pics?
I know, I’m a freak.
I only got to do this for about an hour or so and I am very excited to do it again at some point. No idea when, but it WILL HAPPEN.
We didnt have time for much gambling, but I did get some in. This about sums it up.
Acronym guide for the non-hipsters out there:
FTW= for the win
BTW= by the way
LIG= life is good
CPK= California Pizza Kitchen
What is your fave part of Vegas?
What do you think of my new shoes? (remember I only want to hear about it if you think they are cute)
Have you ever had a French Macaron? If so, what is your favorite flavor?