January 27, 2016

My Trip to Vegas +
Britney Spears Piece of Me

The end of 2015 was extremely busy for me. I wrapped up my first season as a cheerleading coach and sponsor. Between cheer, my full-time day job, two kids in sports, and the holidays, I didn't have time to blog. Now that a new year has rolled around, I want to focus on planning and scheduling blog posts again. I miss this blog. I miss all of you.

So, I'm going to start with a few things that happened in 2015 that I never got around to sharing. If you follow along on social media, you know I went to Vegas in November. I met Christina from Easily Entertained and spent three days and nights exploring. It was my first time in Sin City, and I loved every minute of it!

I documented a lot of my trip on Snapchat, as you can see here.
You can follow me on Snapchat @mist9OH1.

On Friday night, we walked around taking pictures.
The Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas was dark due to the attacks that had just occurred.
We went to the David Copperfield show at MGM Grand.
I was very excited because seeing him was on my Bucket List.
I know it's all about trickery and illusions, but I was super impressed.
I mean, he made a giant dinosaur appear out of nowhere!

We watched the fountains at the Bellagio.
We explored the inside of many casinos, but the Bellagio was my favorite.
The inside is so beautiful.
I loved the colorful fall decorations.

Christina and I are not foodies.
We weren't too particular with our restaurant choices.
We wanted good, affordable food and tried to avoid chains.

Neither of us were in Vegas to gamble.
We wanted to spend our money on shows and entertainment.
We couldn't pass up this Friends slot machine though.
It was worth the $10 I lost to see clips of my favorite show.

We toured the Neon Museum.
They collect, preserve, study, and showcase iconic Las Vegas signs.
We had a great tour guide, and I really loved learning about old Vegas.

We also toured The Mob Museum.
This was probably my favorite.
The tour was both informative and fun.
Not to mention bloody!

The main reason for our trip was to see Britney Spears.
I've been a fan for many years, but had never actually seen her in concert.
To say I was excited would be a huge understatement.

They had several of her iconic music video costumes on display.

The show was everything I hoped it would be and more.
Britney had a lot of energy and danced her butt off.
The stage, sets and costumers were amazing.
I was one happy fan.

We visited Shark Reef Aquarium and Sea Monsters Revealed at Mandalay Bay. We also saw The Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil show at The Mirage. Even if you aren't a huge Beatles fan, this show is amazing. I was blown away by the music, performers, sets, and vibrant colors. I had so much fun and can't wait to go back. Maybe Jennifer Lopez in 2017?


Beth said...

Vegas has become of my favorite places. There is so much to do there and every time you visit...there is something new to see/place to eat/things to do. I'm sad I didn't get to go inside the bellagio to see the xmas decor when i was there in december...it's one of my favorite hotels too. the Wynn/Encore is really pretty inside and I highly recommend taking a stroll through there next time you go. And the rooms are great too.

and britney was AH-MAZE. and those $14 margs we had were worth it too! :)

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

Welcome back!!! I've been a "babysitting mom" for only 7 days and I can honestly say, even with my little sister-in-law being 11, I don't know how you do it. This girl gets herself up on her own, on time, she's polite, well behaved but still... we have been ushering her left and right to school, play practice, church, etc. I swear she gets up at 7:00 AM... goes to school. My hubby picks her up and takes her to his office to do her homework, she comes home with him, I make her dinner and then less than maybe an hour later it's out the door for practice - she gets home at 8:30!!! Then she has to be showered, relaxed, read and then get in bed by 9:30! WHEW! And you have 2 kids, with 2 different sports, and you're a coach... PRAISE GIRL... PRAISE!

This trip looks like so much fun. I have never cared one moment for Vegas. It would take an epic show like your love of Brit to get me there but you ladies look like you had a blast!!! (I wouldn't want to gamble either... shopping and eating those are my hobbies! ha!

Karen Peterson said...

I am SO sad I couldn't come see you ladies and join in the fun, but I'm glad you had a great time! I wouldn't have been able to resist that Friends slot either, obviously.

Whitney Alison said...

Yes please to JLo. Let's do it.

Christina said...

YAY VEGAS! I so want to go back now that Brit's revamping her show. And to see J.Lo! I'm so glad we were on the same page with food and gambling. Haha!

I'm glad you're back to blogging. :)

Talia said...

Welcome back! Sounds like you had a great time in Vegas! I've never been and now feel like I should add this to the list of places I'd like to visit.