Saturday, July 16, 2011

Las Vegas Part #1

For our first anniversary we decided to take a trip to Las Vegas. I have only been once before. My parents took me for my 21st birthday that summer. But Adam had never been. We also thought it would be neat to go to LV because we could also go to the Grand Canyon.

Our flights in were pretty difficult. I was NOT feeling well at all. In fact on the last flight from our layover at LAX to LV, I even got to make use of the air sick bag. It was totally awesome. Probably ranks up there with one of my most embarrassing moments. Adam was totally awesome grabbing the bag for me and making me feel better. Yuck.

When we finally arrived it was pretty cool to see the Luxor from the runway!

When we got all checked in to our hotel, we walked around a bit and checked out the hote and casinol. We were also very hungry! We also got a fun surprise in our room that night, but I will show you pictures of what it was later!

The next morning we decided to exchange gifts for our first anniversary.

I got Adam a certificate to go on a hot air balloon ride. It is something he has been talking about for a long time. He talks about it every day. I tried to think of something more personal, but then decided this is what he really wants! What he really wants is to own one, but we'll see about that. For now the two of us are going to go on a ride. (Check out who is in the basket of the balloon on the picture).

Adam got me tickets to go see Lion King! I have been wanting to go for AGES! He also made a card for me with photos from our wedding. I love the thought he put into it! Also can't believe he was able to find the CD of our photos in my desk and figure out how to upload them online to make the card (this type of thing usually isn't him!).

The first day walking down the strip, suddenly we were caught in a quick rainstorm. We were out on a sidewalk no where near anything and we were SOAKED! We ran for it and then finally made it under an overhang.

We walked around to several casinos the first day, threw a few dollars in and enjoyed the sights.

I enjoy taking pictures with statues. I also make myself last!

One of my prerequisites for going on vacation is time in the sun. Looking online I loved pictures of the pool! We enjoyed laying by the pool with our big frozen daiquiri!

Though I got a little annoyed because....see that cool column thing in the back? It has water shooting out of the columns and it is a neat pool. have to pay for access!!! $25 a chair. No WAY! They should really say that on the Luxor website. So we used the free pool.

I always like to take pictures before we go out for the night and Adam is totally easy going about When we went on our first trip together to NYC Adam wasn't so thrilled about my nightly photo. Now, he knows he anticipates it!

When we got back to our room we celebrated with the surprise Mom and Dad sent us. Champagne to our room. And it was a really yummy champagne!!!

Back at the pool! When we were at the pool this day, that is when I got the call from Wael my sister's boyfriend to ask for my blessing to ask her to marry him. I was so excited! I, of course, spent the next 45 minutes on the phone with my mom making wedding plans....even though she didn't know she was going to be getting married yet.

That night we went to go see Lion King! I was just giddy with excitement!

Our first seats were in the first row of the second section. They were really good...except for the railing blocking our view! So we said something to the usher and he got us new seats on the aisle. It was SO awesome. When the "animals" were parading in, they came RIGHT by us. It was super awesome. Neat-o!

The rest of our trip will be coming in a few days!