After landing and checking into the Flamingo we headed to the expo to meet our friends Tiana and Bill. I only picked up my packet that day (Friday). We didn’t walk around the expo till Sat.
Got my bib! Runner #6935
After picking up my packet we headed to California Pizza Kitchen for lunch while we waited for Tiffany and Will to land. (Sorry no pics of CPK but it was delicious!)
There was a little bit of gambling of course
Had to play the Sex and the City slot machine!
Gene was more excited about this slot machine…
After some walking around and getting excited to be imagining myself running on the strip…
It was time for dinner! We decided on Hash House A Go Go located in the Imperial Palace. Their food was D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S!! They started by bringing out some homemade biscuits topped with honey.
Their portions were HUGE so we all shared an appetizer of Fried Green Tomatoes and chicken
I only had a few bites of it cause the honey biscuit was still calling my name.
Gene and I decided to share the chicken pot pie
In case you need a comparison on how big it actually was here it is next to my head haha
Yea we didn’t finish it.
We were all so completely stuffed from dinner we all needed to do some walking around and site seeing…
And a little bit of drinking too…
We also some some Storm Troopers…
On the way to breakfast on Saturday we just about froze in the wind, we were wishing it would disappear before race day…
Gene took some fabulous pictures
Before we reached the Cheesecake Factory we had a little fun at the Forum Shops (which Tiffany and I visited on Sunday before the race to get our shop on)
We were very excited to be at H&M.
We tried to apply as a job being a mannequin. What do you think are we hired?
At breakfast Gene got surprised by his cousin Jay (far left) making the trip to spend Vegas with us
After breakfast it was time to be silly at the expo!!
Don’t mind that my glasses are crooked, they were broken, either that or I was drunk and couldn’t put them on right.
Won a sweet beanie from Brooks that says Run Happy
The place was just to busy and they had already ran out of sizes of some of the shirts we liked so we left.
After dinner at great at Il Fornaio in New York New York, we headed over to Mandalay Bay for the blogger meet up at Eye Candy Lounge. I don’t have any pics of that but there are some great ones out there. I got to say hi to Jess from Blonde Ponytail and meet Janae from Hungry Runner Girl who has some great dance moves!
After dancing a little bit our selves we went in search of the boys in our group but got distracted by this candy shop.
Apparently my tongue is blue.
After all that it was finally time to rest of for Sunday, or in our case rest up to go shopping then go running. You can read my race recap here
Before our trip ended we had to make one more stop to have breakfast at Hash House A Go Go… best food ever! I had the French toast with banana’s and walnuts on top… Yummy! Oh yea eggs and potatoes but those hardly got touched.
The rest of the day was spent shopping and site seeing before we caught an evening flight Monday evening back to Boise.
A few more pics…
I think we took this picture some time after the expo when we were lost trying to find our way back but it’s to pretty not to post
Tiffany and I love being silly
I’ll leave you with one of my favorite pictures, I didn’t get to shop in this exact store but we did head into Sephora at the Forum Shops. (This one was at the Venetian.)
If you can’t tell, I prefer to spend my money shopping instead of gambling