Monday, April 4, 2011

Viva Las Vegas!

Goodbye snowy Colorado...

... hello Las Vegas!

Just last week my husband and I spent a couple of nights in Las Vegas. Long story short, my husband had planned on attending an aviation job fair in Vegas but was hired at an airline in the meantime. We kept our plans to head to Vegas anyway though, because for my birthday a couple months ago he bought me tickets to see Cirque du Soleil's 'O' at Bellagio. Even though he was no longer going to attend the job fair, we had fun and celebrated him getting a position at another airline. Either way, the trip worked out for us and was a chance for us to spend time together before my husband heads off for 6 weeks of training for his new job. (Yes you read that correctly... 6 weeks apart, yuck!)

Since we flew standby, we aimed for the very first Frontier flight to LV. The first flight is usually the best chance when 'non-reving'. Fortunately there were tons of open seats, and we managed to land a couple of seats together rather easily. This early flight put us in Vegas far in advance of our check in time at the MGM Grand, so we just checked our bags with the bell hop and explored 'The Strip'. I never get sick of walking around The Strip and seeing everything that Vegas has to offer. I've been to Vegas 4 times now, and I always see something new. While waiting for our check-in, we walked through City Center, the Bellagio, and Caesar's Palace. The weather was perfect for walking around, because it was not too hot but warm enough for a comfortable dress and sandals. Yay!

I hope you enjoy this picture tour of our first day in Vegas!

There is never a shortage of things to do or see in Las Vegas, but I could imagine it might get a little old if you lived there. Have you been to Vegas and visited any of the places in these pictures?

Join me tomorrow for more about our trip to Las Vegas. I'll be sharing more pictures and videos too. (:


  1. Ashley your pictures are amazing! You're such a great photographer!!!! Looks like a really great time! Can't wait to see more tomorrow :)

  2. I love all of these pictures!! Thanks for feels like I was there. Not really. Haha.

  3. Such colorful pics, looks like fun!

  4. Congrats on the new job!! My hubby started Captain's training today. The industry is really growing.

    Looks like a fun trip-I remember our first trip to little souvenir turns two next month!

  5. Great pictures!! I've never been to Vegas, but it always looks like fun - I'm pretty sure I would enjoy the shopping more than the gambling/drinking though haha.

    Congrats to your hubby on his new job too! :)

  6. your pictures are beautiful! Neither the husband or I have been to Vegas but its definitely on our list of places to go =)

    Congratulations to your hubby on getting a job!! =)

  7. Did you take all of those pictures??? How pretty! What kind of camera do you use??
    We use to go every year in January for CES and would stay for a week. It got a little old towards the end of the trip, but still fun. =)

  8. Hey Tammy, I did take all of the pictures. I use a Canon EOS 30D... bought it used online through B&H Photo. I'm still learning but love shooting photos. (:

    Haha I agree, Vegas does get a little old after too many days!

  9. I think you're a pro at it already!! Great pictures!!!!