The States: Las Vegas

The much more plausible reason for the lack of posting is that I recently took a trip with Matty and my parents to the States.Our first stop was Las Vegas where we stayed at the MGM Signature for 6 nights.

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Airport selfies.

The flight from Melbourne to LAX was 14 or so hours and by the time we arrived we were bushed. We had sat next to a heavily tattooed (and absolutely lovely) guy who lived in the States and gave us a lot of tips about everything. Mum and Dad had a bit of an issue with boarding passes for the second leg to Vegas, but aside from that it was a pretty smooth journey. I fell asleep at LAX on a bench and for the entire flight to Vegas on the tiny, 4 seat across plane.

Mum and Dad on the tram inside LAX

Mum and Dad on the tram inside LAX.

Mum and Dad were excited to show us the strip and more importantly how to get from our room, through the casino and out. A 15 minute walk at least! We had a quick pool tour (including the ‘lazy river’) and then we walked to Caesar’s Palace Casino and ate at a (simulated) al fresco restaurant next to the Trevi fountain.

Caeser's Palace

Caesar’s Palace.

Our first full day in Vegas was spent between feeding $1 bills into a claw machine in an attempt to win a large stuffed donut and enjoying the main pool at the hotel. That pool was amazing. The lazy river was fantastic to float around and you could drink alcoholic slushy drinks right in the water if you wanted. That night we had our first yard stick drink and saw ‘Love’ the Cirque de Soleil show featuring music by The Beatles. We also had pre and post show dinners at The Mirage and New York, New York casinos respectively.

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First yard stick drink.

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Donut claw machine

Dollar stealing donut claw machine.

Saturday I opted to go the the North Vegas outlets with Mum for a spot a lot of shopping, whilst Matty and Dad went to Freemont Street to gamble. Whilst at the outlets Mum met neighbours from down the road in Melbourne. I couldn’t believe it! That night we saw ‘V the Variety Show’, had Mexican food for dinner, shopped until midnight and met some very friendly drunk girls with a mostly empty bottle of tequilla on an overpass. We also decided that it was a must to take a yard stick drink back to the room.

This time it's a bus selfie

This time it’s a bus selfie.

On Sunday we relaxed by the pool closest to our room. We had our first American diner experience at Denny’s and spent a lovely Mother’s Day dinner at the Aria casino buffet. We also went on the rollercoaster inside of New York New York casino. Oh and I won money on the pokies.

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Denny’s lunch.

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A word search whilst I wait? Don’t mind if I do.

Cashola!

Cashola!

Since Mum and I had scoped out the outlet shops on the Saturday the boys joined us on Monday and we were in and out in a few hours. On the bus trip home we stopped at most of the casinos that we hadn’t yet visited. We had dinner at geriatric time at Caeser’s and shared delicious eggplant chips and a parma with pasta. Yep pasta. Not chips. That night was an eventful one. We met up with a friend from Instagram (Donna) and together with her friend we went out clubbing. Donna was able to get us into Marquee at the Cosmopolitan casino for free, and us girls got free drinks for the first hour we were there. Therein lay the problem. Long story short we were escorted out.

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Girls at Marquee

Girls at Marquee.

Our final Vegas day was spent having lunch at Denny’s again. We also squeezed in most of the final few casinos that we hadn’t seen. For dinner we went to Freemont Street, enjoyed the roof laser show and had a giggle at the very old casinos that still paid out coins.

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Sounds dirty right?

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Last drinks by the pool.

 

 

 

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