July 19, 2007

Pics from the Vegas "what's so great about it" Schmegas Trip

I thought I would post a few of the highlights - it was that, or post pics of my day in bed. BORING SNORING! So here are the pics we did manage to take...


We stayed at Caes*rs Palace. They don't call it "Palace" for nothing folks. It is ENORMOUS. There are columns, pillars, statues, gods and goddesses all over this place! That's not even to mention the underground mall with moving ceiling and statues. EVERY big name place that I've read about in all the magazines and fashion ads and can never afford to shop at in my lifetime was under there. It was nuts. I was like "where's Payl*ss Shoes"? Talk about getting a blank stare back! The picture above shows you how small the people are in comparison to the concrete they threw up in the air on this hotel. And that is just one small side and all those buildings in the background. That's not even all the buildings. And that's just one of the hotels...there are dozens!

Ok, this was not some weird "take my picture in front of the naked ladies" moment. It was "take my picture here, I guess...I mean, it's a fountain?"

That is actually AB in the distance looking out over Vegas. You can see the Par*s Hotel and Bal*y's - too bad we didn't get pics of the Bellag*o. It was gorgeous. Not enough time - too much to see.


Statues, statues everywhere - and not a drop to drink...literally. Four freaking dollars a bottle! That's gotta be the worst price I've seen on a bottle of water in my life.

The obligatory cute "self portrait". You can't even see my arm! I am so dang good at this stuff!



Ok - let me explain. There was a portion of our trip that we did enjoy and that we both agree was one of the best times we had while in Vegas. We went to the Star Tr*k Experience and it was a total blast! Now, mind you - we are both Trekkies from way back. I grew up with two brothers and all things space related. My Mother loved Star Tr*k and so we just grew up watching it all the time. I'm talking old school Captain K*rk, and then all the rest of the shows that ended up following along - De*p Space Nine, N*xt Generation, etc. Loved it all. So we made sure we got over to see this and it was soooo cool. We ate at Quark's - totally awesome. The food was great and we got to watch Star Tr*k while we ate.


I pose with a Ferengui? Have no idea how to spell that one! Quark was wandering around chatting people up in full garb and he cracked us up - we looked for him again to take a picture, but he obviously took the teleporter to another place!

How cool is this? Oh man - my little brother would FREAK over this stuff! So would you, Mom!

HAHAHAH! I can't help but laugh over this one!


This was the ceiling. If you looked up, they had these amazing and very large scale models of the Enterprise, etc. You could not help but be like "wow!!!" I know that I have fully geeked myself out on this and truly - we don't sit around watching these programs. In fact, I haven't seen one in years maybe. But it just takes me back - and I know how much my brothers loved/love it - it just made me miss them and it was so fun to see all the amazing stuff they had. There were amazing souvenir stores and tons of cool things to see and explore and look at. It was just a totally cool experience.

So last but not least - a picture of us hitting old town Vegas...it was night and we are outside in the picture, but I swear all those lights are so bright, you can't even tell! This is where Vegas used to be - in terms of the Casino's, etc. Now you go to "new Vegas" as Deany puts it, and it's several miles away from where it all began - which is here.


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Well, enough on V - let's talk about my secret. I didn't forget and I hate leaving you all hanging. Here's where it's at - we're hoping to have more info by next week and that's exactly two weeks longer than I hoped to drag it out for you. But, what can I do - I want to make sure I post accurately, that's all. So moving forward...I will keep you apprised of the secret as it unfolds for us...

9 comments :

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun.. John and I got married in Vegas .. it was actually the first time I had been there.. We did a lot of fun things with the kids..
I can't wait to hear your secret.. You are killing me here- girl..
Have a great day.
Kim

Andrea said...

Welcome home!! Love the pictures! sorry you got sick! Is the last one Freemont Street??

Shelli said...

We are definitely going to have to try Quarks in August. My sister and I were raised on Star Trek. Here's a little secret... I had a little crush on Mr. Spock. Shhhh!!!!!

Did you make it to the mega Sephora? Oh, my!

Lisa and Doug said...

Doug and I totally did the Star Trek museum in Vegas! It was a blast. You can check out the picks on my blog! I do agree that the price of food and drinks in Vegas is totally ridiculous!

Nikki & Larry said...

Welcome back from "Vegas Schmegas"! You are killing be with your secret!! Can't wait to find out what you are up to...

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Doris & Dan said...

Sorry you had a crappy time but the pics are amazing! Hugs!

Keep smilin!

Michele your cousin said...

You are killing me smalls with this secret when are we going to find out? I hope before you leave for disneyworld. You know me I am not patient and I had to learn to be with our adoption but I can't wait any longer.....Miss you guys we love you

Elise said...

Fun pics even if you didn't dig Vegas so much....any secrets ready to be revealed????

Kelly & Todd said...

Hi Christie --

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I tried sending you an e-mail through Keira's website - but I don't think it worked as I received a weird message. At any rate, I'd be more than happy to send you a tag blanket if you would like. The sewing machine is still set up and I have a lot of extra ribbon so it would be no problem at all. If you are interested just e-mail me your address and I'll send it out once it's finished.

I'm sorry you didn't like Vegas. My husband and I love it there - and were bummed that we didn't have a chance to go this year. Your pictures were great.

Have a great week :-)