Oh Vegas how I love thee.   I’ve been craving another visit to Sin City ever since I recovered from my unbelievable hangover from my girls’ trip a little over a year ago.  I didn’t know it was actually possible to be hung over for longer than you drank for (3 nights of drinking = 5 days of a hangover?!).    This trip was definitely tamer as I was with my mom, her boyfriend and one of my good friends from Vancouver. Last time I partied like a rock star, this time I gambled like a granny. Slots, slots and more slots.  I’m trying not to think about how much money I threw into those machines but I know it was enough to cover my next mortgage payment.  Ouch!  

 Minor gambling regrets aside, we had an amazing time and fit a lot into our 5 night stay.  We rented a car and drove to the Hoover Dam (best dam tour ever), screamed through the roller coaster at New York New York, got shot above the city lights on top of the Stratosphere, shopped at the Premier Outlets, wandered around the city sightseeing and even took a helicopter ride over the strip on our last night which was kind of surreal. Now that I’m caught up on my sleep I’m already planning my next trip as long as my Visa card doesn’t go up in flames.  

 I was hoping to get some wicked pictures of our helicopter ride but I was sitting in the middle and it was pretty difficult to get any shots. The ride was only 12 minutes so I didn’t want to be fiddling around with my camera and miss the whole experience, so I didn’t take any pictures  In fact, I wasn’t really in picture taking mode during much of the trip but here are a few shots…


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