Been awhile since my last post, I know. It seems that my last post made family upset since I didn't tell them before posting here so I took a little break from posting, not knowing if it would make posting feel in some way tainted or not. Whist I did start this for my immediate family and friends to keep up to date with me, I feel that it is something that I will enjoy looking back on in several years at my time here in the U.S.
With that being said, I am posting again. And I want to talk about Las Vegas. The wonders of this make believe city. I went with my good friend Ellen, a Swedish Au Pair that lives just a block away from me. We went on the 24th February to celebrate her turning 21 on the 20th. Our fight wasn't until 9pm on the Friday so we were tired after a long day and long week of working. That didn't stop us though! We got to the hotel Flamingo at around 11pm, quickly changed and took some shots of vodka before heading out. This was my second time so I knew the lay of the land but wanted a different experience than the last time. We walked through a casino and stumbled upon a cabaret club that was offering free entry and 2 drinks for $10. This is fabulous for Vegas as all the drinks are $15+!! We got our drink tickets and the girl on the door gave us 2 extra so we were set. At the bar, we made friends with the manager and asked him for a refreshing shot. What he gave us tasted like mouthwash so that was our motto for the weekend! Mouthwash shot! (it tasted better than I am describing). The manager was doing shots with us and do he started to forget to take our drink tickets so we had a little more than we should have and watched the girls in lingerie dance (oh god).
We also met the lamest bachelor party that night and one of the lingerie girls informed us that she went on a hike with her boyfriend and we should check it out. I had to stop myself from asking why her boyfriend would let her do this as a job but then remembered that we were in Vegas! haha. We ended the night in Wahlburger with a grilled cheese that I may or may not have seen again later that night! It's kind of sad, the server at Wahlburger called us VIP's and we probably made complete fools of ourselves. There were even kids still up at like 3am and I think I may have offered to watch someone's child whilst they went to a club since I was a professional nanny...
The Saturday was spent doing sight seeing things like going to the LV sign, shopping, and bfast/lunch when I felt like I could handle it. If you've been to Vegas then you know how long that can all take with the up and down the escalators you have to go and crossing back and forth over the strip. We met a club crawl promoter on our walks and signed up for it that night. We went to a show at 7pm called 'The Vegas Show' which was all about the history of V! We wanted to see a Cirque Du Soleil but they were all out of our price range. The show was awesome though and just what we wanted from a Vegas show. Then we grabbed some Chipoltle on the way back to the room to change for the clubs. We then met up with the crawl and talked to a few people and had some drinks. The promoter that we met actually ended up spending all night with us. He was funny and like a non-gay, gay best friend to us. He carried our shoes, bags and took care of us. He also went and got us pizza at 4am and was super sweet. Honestly, we just wanted him to leave so we could go to sleep haha. The clubs Omnia and The Bank were awesome. Loved every second and met some people who made the night incredible. Sunday we headed to Dtown LV and zip lined superman style down a mall or mini strip like place. It was thrilling and amazing! Ellen cried when they let the bar down and we could see how high we were! She did it though and thought it was so fun.
Even though the price of drinks almost crushed me, I had the best weekend with Ellen. And I just love Vegas from the mini city scapes to the interesting people and random events. If you haven't been, you need to!
Right now, I'm getting back down to work with school and the kiddos. Anika is visiting right now and so will enjoy writing about that next. Spring is almost here and that means that spring break and Hawaii are around the corner! So excited.
Until then, wishing everyone well and sending my love x