Friday, September 21, 2012

Las Vegas Hangover

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Sorry for the lack of posts lately! The husband and I have returned from Las Vegas, safe and sound (although, with less money than when we left). I didn't get much running done while I was gone since you have to pay to use the fitness center at the hotel and the sidewalks are not really conducive to running. Now I'm back home and plan on going for a run today for the first time since Saturday. (Oops). We did a lot of walking while we were there and this is yet another reason why I'm glad I'm not running the marathon this year. :)

We did venture off the strip and go for a hike in the Red Rock Canyon. It was breathtakingly beautiful! My friend has one of those fancy cameras and got some great pics, but for now I'll hold you over with a pic from my iPhone.
All of the landmarks and everything about Red Rocks was so pretty. We went for a 2 mile hike and I'm not sure if we ended up in the right place. There was a fork in the trail that wasn't on the map (I know those are always fun). Either way we got some nice photos and had a fun time!

Overall, we had a really fun time and it was a fun trip. I'll probably put together a restaurant post in the next few days with some of the fun places we ate!

Some of the things I liked about Las Vegas:
The food was really amazing almost every where we went. It was hard to have a bad meal.
There wasn't humidity so my hair actually held a curl (what???)

Things I didn't like about Las Vegas:
The air was so dry, I was constantly thirsty and my throat was dry and sore the whole trip
Most things are expensive every where you go
There was no room in the fridge for anything because there had to be room for the mini bar items, that were electronically monitored. (You were charged if it was lifted up.)

Have you ever been to Las Vegas before? What did you think of it??


  1. That's awesome that you got off the Strip and explored!

    I've been to Vegas three times and every time I leave feeling like I should have done more/seen more. It kind of overwhelms me!

  2. What?! You were charged if you lift a thing out of the fridge? No. Way.

    Red Rock Canyon looks so awesome! How far out of Vegas is it?

    I have never been there! Not sure if it would be for us or not, but I would still like to visit someday :)

  3. After Chicago's extreme humidity, the dry Las Vegas air was so refreshing. It was 90 degrees and I barely broke a sweat walking around! Everything there really is soooo expensive though.

  4. That is an interesting perspective. I kind of felt the opposite. I left and I felt like I saw what needed to be seen. We didn't go to any shows though (so expensive). That is maybe the one thing I wish we would have done.

  5. Everything there was electronic. If you picked up the snacks laid out, you were charged. If you used the wine opener, you were charged ($5 no less). All of the items in the fridge were marked and categorized and electronic (by weight). If you took one thing, you were charged. Apparently all of the hotels are like this in Las Vegas. It sounded completely ridiculous to me but apparently it is very common out there.

    The Red Rock Canyon is maybe 5-10 minutes off the strip? It was too expensive to take a cab and I don't think they have "excursions" or stuff like that to take you around (at least, not that I saw). It was fun to just be able to go out ourselves and explore!

    My husband and his friends have been to Las Vegas a few times. I totally see why they like it. I had a lot of fun on our trip, but if I never went back, I wouldn't be mad.

  6. I loved Vegas, but I don't feel compelled to go back.

  7. I agree. I had a great time on our vacation with some great food and everything else... but there are other places in the USA I would like to see before going back to Las Vegas...