So my parents just called a week before we left and asked us "Wanna go to Vegas?" Of course we said yes. We had SO much homework/stuff to do before we headed out to Vegas so after long hours and no sleep we were ready for our spring break! And we skipped all of our Monday classes. Now I am proud to say I got full points on a quiz that was on Monday's lecture...and I wasn't even there! :)
Friday, March 11, 2011- We left and first dropped off Katinka at the kennel and then drove straight to Vegas!
Me w/the bebe Tinkas
My parents' flight got in a little later than ours so we checked in the hotel to wait for them. We stayed at the JW Marriott Resort -Las Vegas and it was such a gorgeous resort!
The first thing Kevin did was check to see if the BYU Basketball game was on and they didn't carry the channel so we drove over to the closest bar (Gordon Biersch) playing the game and ordered some appetizers.
My usual attempt at getting a picture with Kevin...while watching the BYU game! AND....Jimmer made 52 points in this game!!! Incredible!
Then my family got in town and we ate at The Cheesecake Factory and hung out until bed.
Saturday, March 12, 2011-
We slept in and then went swimming. Here is a scene that is typical haha
We ordered lunch at the pool and just hung out. They had waterfalls which were fun for my brothers. Then we went to Gordon Biersch, again, to watch the BYU Basketball game (which they lost :( ) and headed over to the Bellagio to watch "O" by Cirque de Soleil!!!
My parents booked our tickets way late in advance and got 2nd row seats... my mom thought being closer wasn't the best because maybe the show was going to be more above but man, the seats and show were incredible. I know am OBSESSED with Cirque and want to see EVERY show someday :) And I don't know if I will be able to not sit 2nd row or closer haha...okay probably won't happen but it was so worth it!
"O" is the Cirque show that has a huge swimming pool in the theatre floor. My favorite parts were the trapeze artists! They were so amazing! At one point they were flying on a suspended moving pirate ship and a person was flying in the air towards another person hanging from the pirate ship and the one flying was supposed to be caught by the other person...but didn't make it and landed in the water... it was so scary! And then the artist swam to the side of the pool and was breathing really hard because I'm sure he was so tired and falling from the pirate ship was unexpected. I bet the trapeze artists have backup routines or a backup artist who will fill in for the artist who fell off...
The clowns were my least favorite but still pretty good and at one point they threw a toilet paper roll in the audience and my mom caught it! So funny and another part the clowns pulled people out of the audience to dance with them and one clown was looking at the person RIGHT in front of me and I was so nervous because I was 1 row above but luckily he took the guy in front of me... basically I am obsessed.
By the way, do not google "Cirque O trapeze artists" and click on about every picture; I might have got a virus, really weird, so yeah...we will see haha.
Here are some pics I got before the virus thingy went down!
Some of the swimmers!
After the show we saw the Bellagio fountains!!! So fun!
Part 2 coming soon...!