Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I turned 22!

Christy took this great picture of me fueling up on our way to Vegas!!

We were so excited and a little nervous!
It was our first "far away" trip without our mothers. haha

This was the second time I got to spend my birthday in Las Vegas! Last year my mom took me for my 21st birthday and this year my friend Christy and I went. It was a blast and I would love to do it again!

We got to spend the weekend at the GREAT Red Rock Resort! I would love to stay there again and would recommend it to everyone. They are very welcoming and the staff is great! It's also 20 miles away from the strip so you are far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the crowd and it only takes about 2o minutes to get there from the Red Rock.

Their pool is AMAZING!

They have lounge chairs that sit in the water!

We had to get to the pool right when it opened to get a good spot. It would fill up fast!

This is our room! I loved it!

The Red Rock has a ton of things to do. There was bowling, movie theaters, a huge food court and great restaurants to eat at and more.
My favorite was the Bagel Cafe. They had yummy bagels and...
This WONDERFUL Cheese Cake!

After we walked around our hotel when we first arrived we decided to make a trip to the strip. One of my favorite places to eat in Vegas is the delicious MargaritaVille! One of my all time favs!

The boat we got to sit at.

The best nachos ever! I'm so glad Christy shared some with me!

Christy and I outside Caesars

This is the reason I wanted to go to Vegas!

To see my FAVORITE band play.
This was the best birthday present to myself!

Of course I wanted Christy and I to be the first people to be at the doors when they opened so we could get a good spot right in front of the stage. As we were waiting for an elevator on our floor the doors to the VIP elevators opened up and out walked the Goo Goo Dolls guitar player Robby!!!!
I have been a fan since I was 12 and I'm still crazy about them. I told him we were going to their show that night. He shook mine and Christy's hands and introduced himself... I was so star struck that I forgot to ask for an autograph or even a picture!
I have met a couple other band players before and none of them were as nice as Robby. They usually don't care and just want to move on.
Christy and I were able to be front row center! I was so excited about it and still couldn't believe we just met Robby... haha
The concert was GREAT and we got to meet some crazy fans while we were waiting for the show to start. I would have to say the best part of that night was when Robby looked and me and said "I just saw you!" I almost died again then... haha I couldn't believe he remembered me and couldn't believe he picked me out of the crowd.

This is the concert jacket I got after the show..
Every concert I got to I always buy a concert shirt..
At this concert I got a little more than just a T-shirt.
Their setlist from off of the stage was thrown at Christy and I
and of course I wanted to keep it. :)

Their pick was also thrown at the crowd.
Poor Christy... I think I punched her when I saw it land closer to her and yelled at her to get it.
She's such a great friend!

The next day was my birthday and Christy wanted to make it a great day!
We decided that we would travel back to the strip and eat dinner at MargaritaVille and then go to the Chippendales! I was a little nervous about it but figured I would probably never have the chance to see the Chippendales ever again.
When we bought the tickets they told us that it's better to be a couple hours early to get a good spot... We ended up getting there 45 minutes before it started. When we gave them our tickets they escorted us to our seats and they were FRONT ROW CENTER!!!! Bahaha
We had a blast and got our pictures take with all of the men..
This will definitely be a birthday I will never forget!


Leaving Vegas!

I am so glad I got to spend my birthday in Vegas with my great friend Christy! She made it a lot of fun and we had a great time the whole time! We got to spend the first day of our vacation with her family in Cedar City, UT at the Special Olympics for the opening ceremony. They bought me lunch and dinner and let me stay with them. They are truly great people!

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