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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Vegas, Baby!

Is this really only about to be my 3rd post in the year 2015?  
And we are already in the 2nd week of April?!?!
A third of the year has already past by?

I'm still having trouble remember to write 2015  on my reports because I keep writing down 2014 on reports, only to cross it this....2014...2015.  

By the time I get it down, we will be approaching 2016!

Anyways - this post will mostly be highlights of my trip to VEGAS!

It was a well-deserved vacation!  Well, the first part was a little stressful...probably because...

I missed my flight out there.

Yep.  I missed it.  Andrew missed it.  We were SO bummed out and we didn't exactly have the greatest customer service experience with Allegiant Airlines.

When we arrived, there was NO ONE at the ticket counter and apparently Allegiant Airlines only has 'certain hours' at the ticket counter.  like 4 hours a day 3 days a week.  Very inconvenient...after being on the phone with customer service for almost an hour and half before getting ahold of a live person - we finally got a flight out the next 18 hours later.

(Note to self- don't ever book with Allegiant Airlines again)

Their flights may be dirt cheap but they charge for EVERYTHING!  Including your seats.  Yes, your tickets does not COVER your seat.  You have to purchase your seat at the counter.  They charge $50 for your first bag.  $50 bucks!  On the flight, if you want water or crackers, they wanna charge you $5 for that too!   Long story short - after all is said and paid for - you end up saving more money if you just go with Southwest Airlines at the end of the day.

Anyways - we FINALLY made it to Vegas and I got to see the whole city at night upon my arrival.  It was a really neat scene to see!

We stayed at the Luxor Hotel & Casino - 

One of my favorite views in Vegas to see in Vegas was the Eiffel Tower Hotel & Casino.  I thought it was even more interesting to find out that the Eiffel Tower in Vegas is actually 1/2 the size of the original one in Paris.

Andrew & I got to check out the M&M Factory there - it was pretty neat!!!

One of the highlights on this trip was going to one of Andrew's favorite chef's restaurant.  Andrew is obsessed with watching Hell's Kitchen & Masterchef and Masterchef Junior.  I do enjoy watching the shows with Andrew and have grown to admire Gordon Ramsay as well.  Chef Ramsay has 3 restaurants in Vegas and we went to one of them -  It was called Burgr & it was DELICIOIUS!  

It was soooo good that we went TWICE!

The BIGGEST highlight of the trip was seeing my BEST friend from high school.  I had not seen her in almost 7 years (way too long and way OVERDUE for a visit)!  We just picked up right where we left off and it was so wonderful reconnecting with her.  I haven't really had very many female friends but the few that I have had, I hold close to my heart and she's one of those ladies but she's also the one that has stuck around by my side - none of that cattiness or betrayal or anything.  She is practically my sister and we have known each other for about 15 years now.  That's a milestone for female friendships these days!  I really enjoyed celebrating her 30th birthday with her in Vegas and we both plan to make this a yearly thing!!!

Here are a few shots of the group - it was so much fun!   

One more photo of Lindsay and I ---

Friendship isn't about being's about being separated and nothing changes.