Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Girls gone Mild.

As opposed to Girls Gone Wild, which we are not.

My sister and I were so excited to get away to Las Vegas!

M&M museum - More M&M's than I've ever seen in one place!

Even the McDonald's sign is glitzy!

The lion exhibit at the MGM Grand was cool.

Random tourists that wanted me to take their picture with my sister.

Just because you're in Vegas, that's no excuse to dress like this.

We stayed at Excalibur.

We did not see this show.

We were so happy we walked up behind these guys instead of in front of them!

The ceiling at The Bellagio is gorgeous, covered in glass art by Dale Chihuly. It reminded me of this piece I have by artist Rollin Karg. Mine is just one, but this ceiling had tons of them.

Yes Holli, you should be ashamed of what you just did! Naughty girl.

Guess what, sir? You're on the internet. Ha! I win. (There was a story here.)

This guy kept flirting with us. He was really funny.

Nanette Lepore boutique was amazing! I drooled.

We had a really good time on Fremont street! It was much better than the last time I was there.

We got to see a military swearing in ceremony in front of the Bellagio and it was amazing! They had a water show going on behind them, Proud To Be An American playing... people were crying, it was incredible.

And finally, with sore bodies, blistered feet, and more than 24 hours without sleep, it was time to come home. We were beat.

My sister and I had lots of belly laughs coming up with "Sometimes what happens in Vegas" jokes.
"Sometimes what happens in Vegas comes out 9 months later."
"Sometimes what happens in Vegas is communicable."
"Sometimes what happens in Vegas requires an ointment or salve."
"Sometimes what happens in Vegas itches."
... and so on. All.Weekend.Long. We had a blast.

Thank you Holli for going with me!! Do it again next year?


Heather Rodriguez said...

Looks like you girls had a blast! Thanks for sharing!

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

Fabulous pictures! Looks like you had a fabulous time.

T@iy@ said...

Great photos! My husband and I went to Vegas 4 years ago... We had a blast! It was on the last leg of our 6 week tent camping honeymoon, though, so we didn't get good photos, we were kind of half asleep all day every day at that point... Thanks for sharing all of your good pics! Glad you had fun!

Vanessa and Company said...

I love the pics! You and your sister are adorable! I know you guys secretly snuck in and saw the Thunder from Down Under show, though, LOL!!!

Rose of Sharon said...

It looks like you had such an amazing time! What cool pictures you took. The one of you in front of the Australian hunks was funny!

Hugs, Sharon

Heather's Home (aka Chez Hez) said...

What fun! I think you would've lost me at the M&M's store. :P What a lovely fun time for you and your sis! I was thinking of doing this whirlwind kinda trip with my mom one of these days...you've inspired me to definitely take the plunge sometime soon! Take care and catch up on your sleep. :)

Polka Dot Moon said...

What fun! Now go get some zzzzz's ;)

Brittany said...

Looks like you had a great time! You took such great pictures!

Jess said...

Love the pics...I am laughin' at the Thunder Down Under poster...my sister saw it she said it was "awesome" :)

Christina said...

I never got a sister! That looks like so much fun-maybe something my mom and I could do (well, probably not Vegas...). I didn't realize that to travel the world, all you had to do is go to Nevada!
Get some rest! And if it makes you feel any better, I have at least four loads of clean laundry to put away and another five or six loads dirty that I need to do. I don't know where it all comes from; there is a dirty laundry troll that sneaks my neighbors dirty clothes in the house, I know it.

Wendy said...

No Thunder for you, huh? Oh, well. The audience was probably filled with men anyway...

There's an M&M's museum?! Was it like you'd died and gone to heaven?

And what's up with the underdressed chick with the tip bag? Did she get tips just for standing there?

The towel guys? Seriously?

What exactly did Holly do? C'mon, it doesn't need to stay in Vegas...

Are you really going to say that there's a story to wedding guy and not tell us? That's just not right.

I've gotta say, I just don't understand a clothing boutique with no clothes in it...

I sure hope you used a lot of Purell while you were there, because sometimes what happens in Vegas is what causes that unsightly rash.

alyssa said...

great pictures!!!!

we are going this weekend! this makes me even more excited :)

looks like yall had a great time!

jacjewelry said...

Great pictures! Oh and shopping at that amazing Nanette store is a VERY easy way to turn a cheap vacation into a not-so-cheap one! By the way, did you get to go to any of the Wolfgang Puck restaurants?

Shorty said...

Your Vegas is showing! (their latest slogan...) Glad you guys had a blast. You got some great pics!

bomobob said...

I haven't been there for years. It looks like you had a complete scream. Thanks so much for letting us all share your fun vicariously!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Hahaha Wendy!!

The tip girl - You were supposed to give her a tip for taking a picture with her. But I stood a long way off and zoomed in because I didn't want to tip her. Ha!

What Holli did - Well some things just have to stay in Vegas! But no ointment will be necessary.

The groom - I'd been hunting for a great bride/groom photo and snapped that one with lots of other people standing around taking their photo also. But he noticed me and said something like "I have rights to that picture! If you're going to use it, you need to pay me." I started walking toward him to give him my business card and explain that I'm just a blogger who likes fun photos, yada yada, and he got really rude and yelled at me to get out of the way. I felt bad for his new bride.

So his photo is on the internet anyway. :) I win.

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

I love me some Vegas, but haven't been since....oh...2002? It's so much fun. I stayed at Excalibur once too. And left Vegas with blisters, just like you :-)

Erin Burns said...

Looks like you "mild" girls had fun! Makes me want to plan a trip with my sister. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing so many great photos. Vegas is on my list of places I don't really want to go.. BUT, I've always been curious. Your photos were just the "taste" I needed!

Welcome back to the mid-west. We've missed you!
Sylvia C.

Lindsey said...

Looks like you girls had fun! Now I want to go to Vegas!

Brenda said...

Those pictures are great, looks like a lot of fun!! Even the McD's sign looks like jewels!
The oriental tourists wanting a picture with your sister cracks me up. Last summer on our vacation we took our Cocker Spaniel with us and at a rest stop a bus full of Japenese tourists were just in awe over him and all wanted their pictures taken with him. They kept saying "a real American dog!!"...too funny!

gina said...

No thunder from down under ? Bwahahaha! Glad you girls had so much fun.

Beadin By The Sea said...

Thanks for the great picture tour. That's a lot of eye candy, it's not wonder you came back with a headache! Glad you had so much fun with your sister, you'll cherish those memories!

Unknown said...

I miss vegas, havent been back for 10 years.. I remembered staying at Luxor.. Thanks for sharing your trip!

Anonymous said...

Don't worry Becks I'm going to send you my Pics soon. So you can put those pics I got on your blog too. :0) Mwa ha ha Take THAT Groom guy.

Yes ladies we had so much fun, we will have to do it again next year, and next time we need to take the BUS!!! :0o

Holli (The little sis)

Ni-Chern Designs said...

how fun!!!!!!

CocoJ126 said...

so fun...you've got to love a good sister on a fun trip! thanks for sharing!


CocoJ126 said...

oh have i told you how much i LOVE
Vegetable Car...since you introduced me to it last week...today i told hubbie hook me up with it our 4 year anni is tomorrow! i hope he comes through for me.


Cherry Tart Design said...

Oh how I love the Bellagio! Ok, I love everything about Vegas. Looks like the two of you had a blast and it makes me miss my sister who is halfway accross the country from me. :(

I'm glad you had such a good time with your sis!

Mics AKA Lunatiger said...

Looks like you had an awesome time. Vegas was da bomb last time I went...I darn say it is Sin City...hehehe

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

It looks like you had a great time! Making memories with your sister. That's so fun!


Micah said...

Hey... thanks for taking me to Vegas! You look GREAT in that pink outfit! Did you get alot of tips? giggle
I actually had dinner with one of the Thunder guys. You think I kid. My cousin was dating one of them (she's a dancer in LA)... he came to Thanksgiving at my parents house. They're really not so hot without all the oil. HA!

Unknown said...

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Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Well that's a special kind of spam. ??

I suppose I'll leave it here because it's for a good cause.

But a strange way to promote that cause....

Unknown said...

Vegas can be so fun!! Fantastic photos!

Kristen said...

Looks like you had a great time! Vegas can be so much fun :) I love your jokes at the end... very nice!

I just gave you a blogging award in my latest post. I love reading through all your posts, the pictures.. always makes me smile!

Karina said...

You make me wish I had a sister! Looks like you had a great time.

Annie said...

I have never been to Vegas but your pictures sure make me want to go! Love your jokes!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

oh what fun!! looks like you had a great time!! I love that ceiling! Dale Chihuly's work is too cool! He is from my state and there is a glass museum up north that has a lot of his work. So pretty!
Anyway...:-) Vegas looks cool. I haven't been there in ages. We are going to Az. next month.
Hopefully we can swing by Vegas for awhile too :-)
I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!
hugs!!! Britt :-)

Rebekah said...

I can't pick a favorite, so many good ones - looks like such a fun time!!!

I laughed a bunch at the thunder from down under shot :D

traci said...

wow! looks like you had a fabulous time. i love vegas. so much to see!! i love those flowers on the ceiling at the bellagio. probably the coolest thing i've seen as for decorations out there.

erin said...

oh that looks sooooo fun, what a fun getaway! I wanna go!