Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Vegas Report

My first trip to Sin City was my senior year of college.  I was twenty-one and we piled a bunch of girls into my parent's minivan for the trip out (it doesn't get much cooler than that!).  I think I stayed up all night.  I think I went to a club.  I think I was inappropriately dressed.  I was carded every two feet (I looked 12 at the time).  If there were digital cameras back then I would include a few pics from that trip.  But alas, it was in the dark ages of 35 mm and I don't know how to work that scanner thing.

Fast forward 10 years.  8 years of marriage, three dogs, and two kids can change the way a lady does Vegas.  Although I had a really fantastic time I learned one important thing from the trip: I'm old!  I have no idea when it happened.  It probably snuck up on me sometime between cleaning poop off of onsies and yelling at my kids to stop yelling.  I was preoccupied and KAPOW I'm suddenly complaining that my heels are killing me and I can't wait to take off my supportive undergarments (yeah I'm talking bout you Spanx).  Yup, I'm O-L-D.

For those of you still trying to figure out what 35 mm is, I am sure you totally believe I am old.  For those of you who don't believe me, here is the evidence that I enjoyed Vegas AARP style:
  • I only got carded in the casino one time when, ironically, I was ordering water and not alcohol.
  • I was ordering water and not alcohol.
  • I was very happy to be in bed before midnight both nights.
  • I might have danced to "Whoomp there it is."
  •  Right after this picture was taken I ditched the heels and put on filp flops.  Did they match?  Nope.  Did I care?  Nope.  My feet hurt and let's be honest, I'm married so I don't do things like wear heels ALL night.
  • Our travel companions kept popping pills. . .for heartburn.  Haha Jim and Joanna!  I had to poke a little fun.  We had a great time with you guys.
    Jim and Joanna Grant.  Don't let their youthful good looks fool you!  They decided they were old too! 
Vegas at dawn (already a million degrees)

  •  Here is the view I saw when I left my hotel room in the morning.  Coincidentally, this is the view that most people saw when going to their hotel rooms for the night.  I think this one has more to do with the fact that I am a morning person and less to do with how old I am.
  •  My idea of living it up was sitting by the pool (in 50 SPF) reading Bossypants (thank you Tina Fey for the hilarious read).
  • Lattes from the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf are at the top of my list of best attractions in Vegas.  In my defense, they are ridiculously delicious and I have been in serious withdrawal since I moved to Colorado!
  •  My husband and I had a conversation about the music being "too loud."
  • After seeing a billboard for Thunder from Down Under, I might have suggested that it would be a more appealing show if instead of the men taking off their clothes they did things like unload a dishwasher and fold laundry.  Take notes men- housework is sexier than muscles!!
  • And lastly, even though I didn't go crazy in Vegas I still need a whole day to recover from the vacation!
I am happy to say that realizing I was no spring chicken did not spoil the trip.  We had a great time despite complaining about our corns and the lack of Matlock reruns on the hotel tv (kidding!).

More Fun Times:
Kevin and Jim fully embracing their bromance.

No one I'd rather be old grow old with!

I think we are thinking, "Thank God we don't have to put the kids to bed tonight!"   

1 comment:

  1. what a super fun time! Love the pics! Looks like a great trip full of laughs and good times :)