Weekend Update: 9/22/13

Our last day in Vegas was a success. . .

Conference time..  .  followed by breakfast at Mon Ami Gabi –> also known as the place with the world’s best French toast. Scott and I ate here twice on our last trip because the French toast is that amazing!


Perfectly thick bread, lots of blueberries, blueberry syrup and a mound of fresh whipped cream. . . I am drooling just thinking about it again!!


Then, a walk down the strip to work off our breakfast. We walked through New York New York, MGM Grand – we wanted to see the lions, but did you know that they retired them a year ago!?! Laura was super bummed. I tried to make it up to her by taking her to M and M world. . .


Back to the hotel for more pool time. .. while it was like 90 degrees out, it was so windy! So it was actually sorta chilly at the pool. We hung out in the chairs in the water for a while and eventually I got cold enough that I went into the hot tub! I know, 90 degrees and I am sitting in the hot tub. It felt so good! Smile 

A few pics from our hotel – The Cosmopolitan – so pretty and sparkly everywhere!


Then, we headed over to the Bellagio – watch the fountains (probably my favorite thing in Vegas!)


and then picked up tickets for “O” and headed to dinner at the Bellagio Buffet. And yes more pics of dessert. Smile We compared the Bellagio buffet to Cesar’s palace and because I know you are all on the edge of your seats, we agreed that Cesar’s was better, had more food options and was overall better quality, Bellagio had better desserts. Winking smile 


Then, it was time for the show!


“O” is a cirque de solei show that uses a water tank for part of the stage. It was about 90 minutes long. The stage was super cool how it moved and was sometimes water and sometimes not. There was a lot of acrobatics, diving, synchronized swimming and (per Laura) weird clowns. We have both seen LOVE before and really liked that one and thought that one was better, a more cohesive show with a story than “O” but we still were glad that we saw this one too.

And then some time just relaxing in bed, watching TV. One thing that I really love about hotels is all the pillows and watching TV from bed – 2 things that I don’t have at home!

And then it was light’s out for our early morning wake up call of 5:30am.

Only to get to the airport and have our flight delayed by an hour. Thankfully, I had Starbucks and Laura to keep me busy. Smile


Finally we got on the plane and headed back to MN. We were totally bored, so we played a couple of games. . . 1. guess what famous person I am thinking of by asking yes or no questions (we had to guess Kate Middleton, Keith Urban, Jeff Probst, and Kate Spade) and 2. make up a story by each saying a word at a time –> we ended up with a story about a pig eating spaghetti and meatballs. Smile 

And I had her be my random number generator for the Chobani giveaway. . .


#57 – Congrats Danica!!

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Please email me at running4cupcakes@gmail.com!!

After a quick lunch with Laura and Dad, I was headed back to Mankato.. .

It is nice to be home. Smile 



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23 Responses to Weekend Update: 9/22/13

  1. Glad you had a fun trip!

  2. I’m glad you guys had such a fun trip 🙂 I’ve never been to vegas, but that picture of your french toast is enough to make me want to go there just foemr that! I have yet to see a cirque dr solei show, too, but it’s definitely on my must see list!
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  3. What a GREAT weekend! Vegas is definitely on my list of places to see!
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  4. That french toast definitely looks absolutely amazing. I am so jealous of your Vegas weekend!!
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  5. That french toast looks amazing!! YUM! So glad you had a great weekend, but I’m sure you were glad to get home. I know I love coming home to my girls after a business trip!
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  6. Oh my, that french toast – I am drooling.
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  7. I am drooling over that french toast! Looks like you had a great weekend- I’ve never been to Las Vegas but I only hear great things 🙂
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  8. Sounds like it was a fantastic trip overall!

    That’s too bad about the lions. I didn’t know that!
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  9. OMG – Crazy thing about flying out of Vegas. My flight has been delayed EVERY. SINGLE. TIME to Minneapolis my last day there. Must be something about Delta! Although I think you took Sun Country…. Anyways, I’m so glad you had a blast and I’m still super jealous and now I’m also jealous of Danica 😉 I obviously have envy issues, hehe!
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      Ya we flew sun country – but delays totally suck! Thankfully, it wasn’t as bad as we originally thought and just got in about 20 minutes late . . . but still no fun to be delayed especially when you get up at 5:30AM!!

  10. I’m headed to Vegas mid-October and have been drooling all of the delicious food you had!

    Also – the fountains at the Bellagio is one of my favorite things about Vegas, too!!

  11. Omg I need to go back to Vegas so I can try those buffets. Those ones looked way better then the Mandalay bay and Luxor buffets. Also that french toast!!!! Yummy!!!
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  12. just emailed you! yay!! 🙂
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