Vegas Travel Diary – Day 5, our last BOO!

After the merriment of yesterday’s wedding today was a bit of a slow start. Poor Chris was feeling rather hungover so we stopped off at the hotel juice bar for a hangover ‘special’.  Naturally I had to take a picture of him chugging it back, ha ha!

I had already been a dutiful wife and made a Starbucks breakfast run so we headed straight to the Mall as we had some last minute gifts to pick up. 

Chris was struggling by this point so we spent the rest of the day by the pool. Unfortunately this meant I didn’t get to visit the ‘Bodies’ exhibition at Luxor as planned.  Yup I’m still a bit gutted by this. 

Chris you owe me one!

In the evening we headed to The Bellagio as we were joining the others to watch the Cirque Du Soleil show ‘O’. 

What can I say about this? Visually it was pretty amazing, and I did really enjoyed it. Story wise though I can’t work out if there was one. I wasn’t the only one either, we left the arena all exclaiming “What just happened?”.  I think that’s part of the beauty of a Cirque show though. It doesn’t have to make sense, as the talent of the performers speak for itself. 

 As we were at the Bellagio this meant we had time to watch the dancing fountains.  Be prepared to get a bit wet, the fountains are very powerful and create a spray. 

Whislt at the Belagio we also visited the spectacular fall/Halloween garden.  I love how they fully embrace autumn in America. Rather than be bummed about the end of summer, autumn and winter is embraced with full on celebration. 

In our wisdom we decided it was a good idea to attempt walking to Freemont street. Umm yes we gave up when we had reached as far as The Wynn Hotel. Whilst everything looks close regret her in vegas in reality it’s not as everything is so big. You have to give in and take a can at some point.

It wasn’t  a total loss though as we did get to see loads of the other Hotels along the strip. When they are it up at night the sight is pretty spectacular. 

After a cheeky last minute gamble it was time to head back to our hotel room to pack for our early morning flight home. 

So that wraps up our trip to Vegas, we had a brilliant time and felt we would have loved to stay a while longer. There is so much to see and do in Vegas one trip is not enough. I would love to go back one day. However there are loads of other places I want to travel to first. Hopefully it will happen one day. 

Oh I forgot to mention yesterday that we had out big ‘Vegas’ win. Yup we win $180 on the slots, go us!

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Vegas Travel Diary – Day 4 

Today was the day of the wedding. Though as we didn’t have to be at The Mandalay Bay Hotel until the afternoon we headed out to the Miracle Mile Mall at Planet Hollywood Hotel. Yup I finally got to hit up Sephora and Bath & Bodyworks. I may have done some damage to my Husbands bank balance, he really spoiled me. 

I will do a post on my Sephora shopping later. I don’t usually do haul posts, but I was like a kid in a toy shop and am dying to share my new ‘toys’. 

 I have been waiting for my chance to visit Sephora for ages. They really need to open a few UK stores. 


So after getting ready for the wedding we attended the ceremony at The Mandalay Bay Hotel. Which took place outside in the waterfalls gardens. We then all headed procession style down to the Vegas Sign for photographs. This was fun as lots of passing truck drivers were sounding their horns to congratulate the bride and groom.  

As the couple had planned to head off for a little bit of private time we had some time to kill before the evening reception. We opted to grab somthing to eat at Diablos, a Mexican restaurant. 

In the interest of maintaining the romance of the day we shared a giant cocktail rather than individual drinks. 

This picture just about says it all really. Hubby may have enjoyed the rest of the wedding a bit too much. 

The evening reception was held in in a private suite back at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. The ushers had been very busy stocking the Bar with plenty of drinks and took it in turns to play bar man. 

There was also lots of platters of Sub Sandwiches. 

It was a very relaxed yet fun evening. 

A vegas wedding certainly is a very different experience to the more traditional wedding. Though it may not be to everyone’s taste it was a lot of fun. Processed with Moldiv

Vegas Travel Diary – Day 3 

Today was another early start. We were being picked up from the Luxor Hotel to visit a nearby timeshare property, in return for some heavily discounted tickets and   free gambling credit. All we had to do was sit through a sales pitch and in return we would receive our gifts. Sounds easy right?


Hah not quite so straight forward! The promise maximum 2hr time including being given some breakfast and the tour actually took 4hrs. Oh and we faced 3 different people trying to twist our arms in to purchasing a timeshare. 

Fortunately for us we used the ‘we can’t afford it’ line. We could say it with a straight face aswell as it’s true. There is not a lot someone can say to that really other than, keep lowering the price. 

So if you are interested just say NOOO! You will get a better deal. 

True to their word though we received our tickets to visit the ‘Titanic’ and the ‘Bodies’ Expeditions at the Luxor.  

Thanks to My Vegas we had a 2 for 1 coupon to use at the Luxor Buffet. I can’t say that the meal was amazing, more of an adequate school dinner. The Buffets are a cheap way to eat in vegas though. 


After some lunch from the Buffet we traded in our free gambling voucher for chips. These have no cash value, so  you have to gamble them untill they are gone. We did manage to win back our chips as real money though, all whilst sipping on free cocktails. So another little win for us. Yay! 

The ‘Titanic’ exhibit was something I was really excited about seeing. I have always been fascinated by the tale of the sheer opulence of the ship and it’s tragic sinking. 

The exhibit didn’t disappoint. The artefacts  recovered from the wreckage are so well preserved and displayed beautifully. Unfortunately  we were unable to take any photos as you are not allowed. We did have our picture taken on a replica 1st class stair case though and have that to look back on. 

Rather than heading back to the hotel and risk falling asleep again we headed out, or rather stayed out for the evening.

First up we headed to Coyote Ugly Bar for Happy hour at the New-york New-york  Hotel.  

This was great fun. We joined in a couple of the drinking games so came away rather merry.  Yup sorry that’s me not very elegantly knock back a shot. 

Just like in the film the all female bar tenders dance on the bar and sing along to the jukebox. So expect a few merry groups of young males. They do actually make more of an effort with the female customers though, so don’t let this put you off.  

Happy hour over it was time to head to The Excalibor Hotel for Dinner at Dicks Last Resort with the Bride and Groom (the whole reason we went to vegas) and a bunch of their friends. This was a very funny evening, we had a great meal whilst basically being abused by the waiting staffs banter. 


So that’s just about wraps up day 3 in vegas, it was a bit of a busy one. We may have had a cheeky last minute gamble at our hotel, memory can’t confirm that though…. 

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