4.18.2012

Adventures in Las Vegas


So this is way late, but I'm finally getting around to sharing our Las Vegas photos from way back in February. This is part one, and I'll be doing a separate post with the video I put together and our Rock 'N Roll Bride adventure and photo shoot with Lisa Devlin because there are a whole lot of photos from that day alone. It's been so long since we went, I've kind of forgotten exactly what we did on each day, oops. I do know that we packed at the last minute (I brought along my copy of Rock'N Roll Bride Magazine for Kat to sign, which ended up being kind of a pain because I didn't want to bend it so I had to carry it around everywhere), and we flew in late Friday night. As soon as we made it to our hotel and got checked in, on the way to our room, my backpack's zipper burst open and my camera fell onto the floor, breaking my brand new 50 mm lens apart. So for the rest of the trip, we were stuck with my crummy kit lens that barely works on any setting. Thankfully, the camera itself wasn't damaged, but since the lens is such a bother, we didn't take many pictures at all.


For our first full day in Vegas, we walked to the Venetian and wandered around inside for a while. I bought those huge macarons from Bouchon Bakery that I get every time I visit. I'll be darned if those things didn't last for about a month still tasting awesome. Forgive me, but this is mostly a bunch of food pictures, since for some reason that is what we photograph when we go anywhere. The view from our hotel room balcony was pretty neat.


That night, we went to New York, New York and had dinner at Gonzalez Y Gonzalez (I'm sensing a repetitive name theme here). Then we went to one of the little bars overlooking the casino. We did a tiny bit of gambling, but there are few things in the world that make me more nervous, so we didn't go too overboard, though I know Jose could have sat there all night.


The following day was our meet up with Kat, Lisa, and Amy, so I'll talk about that in the next post. The day after that was the day we had to fly home, so we hung out with Kat for a little while at the Caesar's Palace Forum Shops and got to meet the wonderful David McNeil. We said our goodbyes and had a sort-of lunch at Serendipity 3. I say sort-of because it was definitely more of a snack; mine was the kind of "lunch" that responsible adults don't consider lunch. A pretzel and ice cream has plenty of the food groups, right? I told you this post was all food!


We walked so much during this trip! I think we walked up and down the strip about six times. Plus Jose caught a pretty bad sore throat and cold during the time we were there, so though we had a lot of fun, we couldn't wait to get home and rest. Vacation can be pretty exhausting sometimes. Come back for Vegas Part Two tomorrow!

10 comments:

  1. im looking forward to seeing the amazing photos the guys took of you love birds!!!

    xoxox

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    1. Thanks Donna! :) The finished photos have already been shared on Lisa and Kat's blogs, but I will share a few of my favorites and a lot of photos I took during the day.

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  2. I've always wanted to take a trip to Vegas. I also went on vacation in February and am just now finishing posting about it, time flies doesn't it? I don't know how it is April already. It looks like you had a nice time but yes, vacation is exhausting, it is so nice to be at home in your own bed. Those macaroons look so good and I'm sorry to hear about the lens.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. It's a pretty... different place. There's almost nothing at all outside the strip, just desert, so it's like this big weird city and then... nothing else. I think any more than a week would get to be a bit too much, the people out on the streets and in the casinos can be pretty pushy and not nice.

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  3. I'm so sorry about your lens! Your pictures still look great and your hair looks fantastic! It looks so healthy which I know can be hard with going lighter for pink!

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    1. No prob, we ended up having to buy a new one because we asked for the warranty when we got it but didn't realize they hadn't added it after all. At least it was the 1.8 and not the 1.4 so it could've been a lot more pricey to replace.

      Thanks Jaclyn! It's pretty grown out now, I really need to get it redone... I'm lucky though, my hair takes bleach pretty well, I've never had problems with breakage or anything.

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  4. Pssst, email me your new address! I've got a letter ready for you.

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  5. i love the first two photos so much...they are so light & lovely & dreamy. i'm so, so sorry about your lens. my 50mm is my heart & soul and i'd probably sob for days. i'm glad you were able to recover & still take lovely photos!

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    1. Thank you so much, I appreciate that!
      It's alright, the lens has since been replaced and I'm taking extra care to only carry it in bags that won't burst open.

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