As I pack for my vacation-now less than 36 hours away-it's natural that I reflect on past travels. In particular I've been reminiscing about the trip I took to Las Vegas 2 years ago with the same ladies I'm traveling with this time(less one). We headed to Sin City for a full week in August of 2011-which is pretty outrageous, as I hear many people say a weekend there is enough. But we did break it up with an overnight trip to see the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon.
|Four Vegas Girls on Fremont Street|
This was the first trip I've ever taken with friends, and it really gave me the feeling of crossing something off my bucket list. I always had boyfriends in my teens and early twenties. After my last major breakup I really felt like I was lacking in solid female friendships. It's not that I didn't have girlfriends. But I always felt really jealous of other girls who did cool things together. Vegas 2011 was 100% a girly girl vacation and I loved pretty much every minute of it. It wasn't all about finding ourselves and having a lot of really touching moments. It was just a week long good time with some great girls-we definitely got our party on. I really treasure doing things that make me feel like if I'm old and married one day, I'll look back and know that I killed it in my youth and didn't miss out on anything.
|Pool Party at the Palms. This was near the end of the week and I was struggling. DJ Jazzy Jeff hosted this party, which was a 90's dream come true.|
My impression is that you could design your Vegas trip to suit your idea of the perfect vacation. For us it was a lot of drinking in our hotel pool, a few nights of full-on, dressed up clubbing, and maybe a bit too much shopping. We didn't really gamble much, just played slots a bit to say that we had. Obviously you could go there on a strictly gambling trip-which many people do. And I could see an older couple having a great time going to shows and eating in the world famous restaurants that Vegas has to offer.
|The Grand Canyon! Where decent clothing is apparently optional.|
|At the Hoover Dam! Chevy Chase where are you????|
|I learned an important lesson about credit card debt after this trip. I like to learn all my lessons the hard way.|