Hey there, happy Friday! Today is an especially happy Friday because Laura and I are in Vegas for the weekend. We got here yesterday morning and we are having a total blast so far. Smile 


The view from our room at the Cosmopolitan. . .


Our room. . .


Lunch. . . super good!!


Sisters. . . both with pink problems. . .


Afternoon pool time. . .


Followed by a quick workout. .. Laura had to check out the boxing ring. .. I mean, seriously have you ever stayed in a hotel with a boxing ring? Craziness in Vegas. . .


And then some wandering. .. and if you go to Vegas – you must! check out this chocolate place – Vosges (in Cesar’s Palace). .. samples and deliciousness.


Then, dinner!! When in Vegas – you have to go to at least 1 buffet. Laura had heard good things about the buffet at Cesar’s Palace –Bacchanal (literally means feast of the Gods!). And it was super good. My highlights –> the best tacos I have had since living in Mexico, the sweet potato tator tots and fries and the dessert.


And yes, 3 out of the 4 pictures I took were of the desserts. Winking smile 


A quick stop at the Bellagio fountains – one of my favs – and we were back home for a earlier night to rest up for our weekend. . .


I am here for a medical conference (rheumatology and musculoskeletal medicine baby!), which is only from 8-1 every morning, and then Laura and I have the rest of the day to hang out. She is currently sleeping in and I am waiting for my conference to start. The only problem with Vegas is that it is 2 hours behind MN, so I was awake at 5am!!

I stayed in bed until 6am and then decided I might as well get up.  . . I hit up the fitness center for some treadmill time –> 6 miles and a beautiful sunrise over the Las Vegas strip with the mountains in the background. #gooddecision. Smile 


Now, just have to get my latte fix and I will be good to go!


We are planning on doing some walking around today, more laying by the pool, checking out Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant BURGR, and heading to downtown Las Vegas for some gambling and the light show.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Vegas?? Any recommendations for Laura and I?

And what are you up to this weekend???


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34 Responses to Vegas!!

  1. Looks like a great time so far! I haven’t been to Vegas in years, but have gone several times to visit my parents and brother who moved out there shortly after I graduated around 15 years ago. I love it but it can be so overwhelming!

    My favorite thing was the Masquerade in the Sky at the Rio hotel, but I found out it closed earlier this year I think. I was going to recommend it to somebody not to long ago so I Googled for a link and found out it was no more!

    I’m interested to hear how burGR is.
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  2. Oh wow, the hotel looks amazing! I haven’t been to Vegas since I was little, to visit a nanny who moved there to work after college. I’m sure m&m world and touring the Hoover isn’t as fun when your not 12. I hope you guys have a great time, and I’m sure there won’t be a shortage of good food 🙂
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  3. I always pick up those chocolates at whole foods! The milk chocolate with bacon bar is delicious!
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  4. You have to go to a show!!
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  5. Looks like you’re having a great time! 8-1 sounds like a great work day to me!! Enjoy the time with your sister. Are you going to see a show? I’ve never seen them in Vegas but you can’t beat the Cirque du Soleil shows!
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  6. 8-1, that’s my kind of conference!! And of course there would be a boxing ring in the hotel! Oh, Vegas! I have only been there once when I was much younger so I don’t remember too much. I am however hoping to go there next April for one of my best friends bachelorette party!
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  7. Scott and I went to Vegas for our honeymoon. We had a blast. We ate at emerils restaurant in MGM… Highly recommend. The banana cream pie is to die for. We also saw two awesome shows. Zumanity and blue man group. Both were really funny and entertaining.
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  8. P.s. I bet it’s super busy there this weekend. It’s the iheartradio music festival this weekend!! Maybe you will see some celebs 🙂

    • KT

      No celebs sighting yet and we were worried about the music fest making things super busy, but it doesn’t seem to be a problem so far. . .hopefully tonight is ok too. 🙂

  9. I wish that I had work conferences in Vegas! 😉 And if you haven’t already…you need to go check out Freemont Street. They have MUCH cheaper drinks/food and an awesome light show at night.
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  10. Looks like SO much fun, I am so jealous. I’ve never been to Vegas except one time for a 10 minute layover but I don’t really even count that haha
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  11. I have yet to be to Vegas but it’s on my Travel Bucket List – looks like so much fun!
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  12. Have fun!! I have always wanted to go to Vegas and one day I will make it!!!

  13. Have fun! What a great place to go with your sister… I don’t have any suggestions other than to just enjoy your time together! recently posted..It’s Friday, Folks!My Profile

  14. I’m so jealous! I’ve never been to Vegas, but I feel like I could go there just for all the restaurants. Hope you have a great weekend!

    • KT

      Yes Kelly!! That is one of my favorite thing about Vegas is the food and fun restaurants. . . the only problem is that there are so many options!!

  15. Nothing wrong with a pink problem 🙂 Have fun! I’ve never been to Vegas!
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  16. I’ve never been to Vegas, but always wanted to!! You’re making me think a sister trip there is a good idea! Plans this weekend for me include teaching spin, haircut, watching the FSU football game and some apple picking 🙂 Is that enough fall activities for two days?? Haha
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  17. That is so awesome that there is a boxing ring! I wonder if some ufc inspired showdowns go on.

    Oh and those pool chairs are the best invention ever. I would be there all day!

    Have fun on the rest of your trip!!
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  18. I’ve never been to Vegas! Probably need to change that. The boxing ring is hilarious! And I love your pink problem. 🙂 Great problem to have.

    P.S. your bicep looks crazy ripped in that last pic! Atta girl! 🙂

    Have fun!!
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