Friday, May 1, 2009

Vegas Picture Dump

This past weekend Jessica and I made a run for the border with Jesse and Brittainy... the border of Las Vegas that is. Brittainy grabbed her seat, and we took a wormhole there, in order to minimize travel time between states, and dimensions.

I just liked this picture... all I can think of when looking at it is Jumping Someone Else's Train;

Once getting into Vegas, we went straight for the Riviera, where we were staying;

These guys behind us at check-in, weren't sure if Vegas was going to have beer, so they brought some of their own, very high-quality Bud Light to the party;

Lights are pretty and stuff;

After some wandering, we ended up finding the deal of the night... $1, 6oz. "margaritas"... they were more like "tequila slurpee's" Yes, that is 99% tequila on the top of that glass;

Finally Friday night started to wind down, and after the $5.49 steak and eggs special, we started on the long walk back to the hotel. Suffice to say, that Saturday morning cartoons were in full swing on the tv, when we got to bed.

Not surprisingly, we chose to sleep in a bit Saturday morning, especially since we had plans for another long night. We eventually made a trip back to the strip, after powering up with Krispy Kremes.

The ladies found some real men to hang out with;

Of course, the water show at the Bellagio;

We were headed to the Bellagio, since we had tickets to see the Cirque Du Soleil show "O"

The ceiling of the theater in the Bellagio;

This was my second Cirque Du Soleil show, and while both were pretty amazing, I liked this one a bit more. It's hard to go into detail of the show without ruining a bunch of what you will see, but believe me, it was an amazing show. Check it out if you get a chance!

We went back after the show, lost some money in the casino, and called it a night after another late bedtime. Sunday we got another late start, slowed by a ginormous all-you-can-eat buffet. Checked out of the hotel, and were off for more Vegas time. Jessica really wanted to go see the Dolphins... I don't remember where... the Mirage, I think?

They did have a pretty cool set up for the dolphins. It was very reef-like and it was all I could do to keep from jumping in to do some snorkling myself! That was until one of the dolphins took a sizeable crap, and then mocked-us;

Dolphins go flippy;

They also had a section with a bunch of giant kitty cats. Lions and tigers and stuff. Jessica finally found one that would give her a ride;

Then... sadly... it was time to head back to the real world, and home. It was a pretty fun whirlwind trip. Not very relaxing since we were all whipped from minimal sleep and eating shitty food... but isn't that what Vegas is all about? The people watching was pretty amazing, and you could find someone to laugh at, at any given moment. But unfortunately it was hard to catch a lot of them on film, in a way that really captured the pure goofiness.

It's been a week now, and I think I am finally, mostly, recovered.


Brittainy said...

I can't believe you didn't even mention the lovely lady at the airport when we were leaving! She was nearly the highlight of the trip :)

I think you took way better pictures than I did....

Jessica said...

Oh YEAH! That lady was something else! And by the way, YOU lost money after "O". I happened to win :)