Six good friends, on a 12 hour road trip, about to have the time of our lives!
It had been in the works for a very, very long time. The excitement was unbearable!!
Here is our trip in pictures...
Potty stops were always play time too. And thanks to my awesome bladder... we had plenty of them!
My husband is SO talented!!
This sign is just plain funny.
We stayed at the beautiful Venetian Hotel.
The ceilings throughout the hotel were amazing!
Here is the view from our room!
exploring on the strip...
It was very strange finding out about Michael Jackson's death on the road trip via text message from Taylor. This memorial was set up and by the time we left Vegas, the flowers and tributes were overflowing.
One of the highlights for me was Madam Trousseau's Wax Museum. I really loved it!
I chilled with Cameron Diaz for a few...
I gave Tiger Woods some tips...
Evil Knievel let Chip try out his bike...
I thought he enjoyed his picture with Jessica Simpson a little too much...
Rachel and Damon raced down the hall in our hotel one evening. You know.. one of those "it's 2am and we are too tired to be normal" moments.
Michelle starting sipping the chocolate sauce that was to be poured over her dessert...
So I did too.
It was like happy sauce. :)
Chip got in trouble for taking this picture in the theater! That's Chip for ya - sacrifice anything for a picture! I believe if we won Publisher's Clearing or something... I would spend my money seeing shows like this. It is my absolute favorite thing to do. And it sure helps that my husband enjoys it just as much as I do, if not more! (Not sure if I'm allowed to share that about him!)
The next day, we headed to the Stratosphere! Have you SEEN those rides at the very top?!? I would have bet money that I couldn't be dragged on one.... but Chip is my husband, remember?
While walking through, Chip saw this huge slot machine. We couldn't go to Vegas and not do ONE, right? So, he put a buck in...
and won 12 bucks! It was hilarious. After we came home, our neighbors asked Hannah, "How much money did your mom and dad win in Vegas?" She was so proud and excited..."12 dollars!!" They just paused and said, "that's it? serious?"
Emmett had to make sure Chip was tall enough for the rides.
At the top of the Stratosphere - it was awesome!!
Emmett, Michelle, and Chip rode the Sling Shot. I couldn't have been paid to ride this one!
But Chip couldn't have been paid to ride "Insanity"! Heights don't bother me a bit so I thought this was the best one for me.
I'm a good faker here... cause I really just wanted to barf.
In and Out was a MUST in Vegas since we don't have them here in Boise, but notice I have no food in front of me... I was too sick to eat!!!
So, after that subsided.. we went to race go-karts!!
I am still amazed at the unexpected thrill I got out of this. I found myself flooring it the whole time, and figuring out the best technique during the turns so I could pass everyone! I loved it!
Yep, that's me, on the first place block, baby!
Smoked my girls...
We are some lucky ladies... check out our men.
So, being in Vegas, we did some research and went to the BEST buffet there. It was the Bellagio and it didn't dissapoint!
We all did what we were there to do... completely stuff ourselves to the point of disgust.
Here we are, waiting for our car at some crazy time in the morning ... so exhausted, we couldn't even stand up straight!!
Here we are, back in our hotel lobby.
We were sad to leave Vegas..... one more night would have been perfect.
So, nine hours into our drive home.... we stopped to make ONE last stop for gas. Can you believe the keys got locked in the car?! We tried and tried, but finally had to call for help! Hilarious. Now it is anyway!