All the Best Things – Vegas Edition

by Meghan Jackson

 

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It’s been awhile since my last post because I’ve been busy celebrating graduations, weddings and vacationing in Vegas! There have been lots of happy things. Here they are…

1. Exploring.
Beautiful fantasy-land hotels.
Some wisdom from my dad:

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Thanks, Dad. I’ll have him know I came out a whopping $70 on top. Anyways-

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From the water show at the bellagio, a giant pyramid, New York, Paris and the actual palace where Cesar lived- Vegas was like a giant, less kid friendly Epcot. Which leads to…

2. NO OPEN CONTAINER LAWS
Restaurants ask if you want to-go cups for your drinks, you can stop at bars on the strip and roam from one place to another with the same drink. I’ve never seen anything like it, except maybe Athens, Georgia on gameday.  However, being the sophisticated 23 year old that I am, I couldn’t have cared less about the actual drinks (except for my morning Bloody Marys duh), I was too busy picking out the cups.

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I found this one in Paris (there’s a straw hole on the other side). When it turned out to be glass and not plastic I became obsessed with it. I spent most of the flight home making sure it didn’t break and now I have it sitting on my dresser like some sort of trophy.

 

3. Overeating.
The best and worst sensation.
We got to see lots of famous people’s restaurants- Guy Fieri, Giada de Laurentiis, Cake Boss Buddy, Toby Keith. And we actually dined in the flesh at Gordon Ramsay’s Burgr (BEST JALAPENO POPPERS EVER) at Planet Hollywood.

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We also ate at Le Café Ile St. Louis in Paris. I can’t pronounce that, but it was delicious.


4. Visiting the actual desert.

Hey, we may have passed where Hank from Breaking Bad is buried and got nose bleeds from the dry heat, but it was pretty!

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Proof -we were in the super nice resort desert.

5. A Vegas Wedding
Well it was technically a Vegas wedding, but… no, they didn’t get hitched in a chapel at the Excalibur. It was a real, planned wedding at a gorgeous Lake Las Vegas resort (see above picture).

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I loved these flower-in-water centerpieces.

6. “O”

On the last night we were there, Michael and I broke the bank to see O at the Bellagio. Even though this was my third Cirque du Soleil show- I’ve been in awe every single time. It was so worth it. FYI- this is “water one”. Amazing. The zebra people were my favorite.

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Okay I’m done… It was Vegas there were lots of best things.

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