As the song by Jack Johnson goes, "It's always better when we're together."

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hey baby, let's go to Vegas!

Back in February Matt and I were fortunate enough to travel to Las Vegas. He submitted a paper to a conference back in the fall and it was accepted. My sweet mom came to town to keep our little monkeys so that I could tag along. While Matt had several engagements he had to attend at the conference, we were still able to have a little time to venture out into the city and see some sights. We didn't have enough free time or cash to take in many of the popular Vegas shows, but that's okay! We'll just go back some other time. This was the first trip out there for both of us and we had a fun time checking out Vegas.

We stayed at the Encore. This was our view from our room. It was a super nice hotel!

Wednesday was our day to explore the city. We went to the mall first to try and find Matt a new pair of shoes. The sole decided to detach from his dress shoes after his first presentation! After shopping we at lunch at the Wynn buffet. We heard that when in Vegas you had to try a buffet. We headed back to the hotel for a quick nap before heading out to explore a little more. We walked through the Venetian and took in views of the gondolas.

I couldn't convince Matt to take a ride!

I like to watch the Food Network and I thought it might be fun to check out Bobby Flay's restaurant, Mesa Grill, while we were out there. We had dinner and it was pretty good. We had to meander through Caesar's Palace in order to find the restaurant, but it was a fun journey.

Us at Mesa Grill 

After dinner we wandered down the street where we saw the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas and the fountains at the Bellagio. It was really cool to see everything lit up at night. 

We were making our way to the one show we were able to see -- Britney! We caught a little grief over traveling to Vegas to see Britney, but whatever. She was in town, we were in town, why not go? It was a really fun show and the crowd was made up mostly of people our age. We really enjoyed it even though we were up way past our bedtime!

Here is a blurry picture of Matt presenting his research on Thursday. He did a great job! I wish my phone was better equipped to take pictures with the zoom!

 He even won an award for his presentation!!

We had a little free time Thursday afternoon so we decided to check out the wax museum. It was more fun than I expected! We took a ton of pictures, but I chose a few of my favorites to share.

Of course we had to have our picture made with Britney! 

I found my man, and he's really tall! 

This picture just makes me laugh!

It was a short, but fun trip. I've been telling Matt for years that we are going to Vegas to get our vows renewed by Elvis for our tenth anniversary. It's coming up next year. He thinks I'm kidding.......

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