Vegas, Day Two!

Hello again from Vegas!  I”m blogging a bit earlier than usual so I can do some more ‘splorin’. 

Conference breffist:

0414 023The eggs and taters were pretty meh, so I left them and ate all the fruit, yogurt, and granola, as well as an unpictured small banana nut muffin. 

Went to meetings all morning, then conquered lunch!

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I seem to be doing a good job with the “fill half your plate with fruit/veggies” rule.  I had a giant salad with a balsamic dressing, plus some roasted chicken on the side.  I got some beef and cheese, too, but…it was kind of like eating lunchmeat/cheese without bread, so I left most of it.  I also had a wee bit of tomato basil soup and a PRETZEL ROLL.  (OBSESSED.)

We had an hour and a half for lunch, so I went exploring!  Mostly to the pool area of Caesar’s Palace.  Can you blame me?

There was some sort of photo shoot going on.  You can see the photographer up on the balcony.

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Basically, there was a model floating on her back, and some guy had to keep throwing those red balls at her.  Weird.

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Everything here is so massive!  I can hardly believe it.0414 0030414 004

I finally settled down in a beach chair in the shade (don’t want to get tan lines before the wedding/didn’t have sunscreen!) and relaxed and people watched for the remainder of my break.

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After the afternoon sessions were over, I ventured out onto the strip for a very special task given to me by Leah

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The Flamingo!  She’s getting married there a few weeks after our wedding. 

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I did a little more wandering on the Strip, BUT I had a lot of strange men coming up to me offering their sexual services.  Like, at least 2 or 3.  It creeped me out, so I headed back to Caesar’s.0414 0080414 009

There’s more than enough to entertain me here for a long, long time, and I am completely paranoid when traveling alone, so…yeah.  Also, with all the events I have to pop into here and there, I don’t have a whole lot of time to stray too far anyway!

The plan for tonight?  We have a dinner/reception thingy, then I plan to gamble a bit more (NOT blowing $15 in one bet this time).  I’m also debating splurging on a pair of running shorts from the Nike Store for my “souvenir”—I only have capris, and I’d love to find a pair that doesn’t chafe my thighs.  Oh, and who am I kidding, probably another television bubble-cuzzi!

Re: exercise.  I wanted to exercise here, but they charge $25 a day!  My sister has been pestering me about running with her in Napa, so we might wind up doing that.  If not, I won’t stress about it—I’ll be back at the gym next week!

Question of the day: Are the mixed nuts and chocolates next to the “Welcome” note on the minibar free or not?  They are not in the “lift the chips up for 20 seconds and get charged” weighted looking thing, and not listed on the minibar menu.  Discuss.

8 Responses

  1. If it’s not listed with a price it’s free. Enjoy!

    Thanks for posting pictures. I’ve been fantasizing about Vegas lately. There’s nothing better than laying by the pool. Sigh….:)

  2. YAY! xoxoxox Thank you! Excitement is now through the ROOF! Eeeeh! I am literally squealing like a stuck pig right now!

  3. I love Vegas!!! I want to go there for my bachelorette party!

  4. Probably not free…nothing is ever free especially in Vegas! You def. need to go to the top of the Eiffel tower around sunset & watch the water show at the Bellagio below — it’s AWESOME 🙂 Also go to the dolphin habitat at the Mirage

  5. I’d assume that with no price listed, they’re free, but if in doubt, call the front desk and ask!

  6. The guys handing out the cards all ALL OVER the strip. The easiest way to get around them is to just pretend they aren’t there. They won’t stop, regardless. You can even find women doing it too. You should also check out ARIA. It just opened this past December.

  7. As a vegas local, I have stayed at many of the casinos. I have never found anything to be free (at the hard rock, they even charge for shampoo!) so I would be cautious about the nuts/chocolate. However, I have never stayed at ceasers so I’m not totally sure! I also get a little weirded out walking the strip by myself. You just have to learn to say “no thanks” and keep walking!

  8. WOW watch out for those creepos! Haha and good luck betting!

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