Project Alicia : What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas.

These were some of the lessons extracted from my travels...
(Disclaimer: This is more about the experience than the photos. I only snapped 3 of these photos with my SLR. Can you guess which ones? )

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1. Make sure you know the name of your restaurant or you may end up at a strip joint being asked to sign in for the next pole dance and have a star stamped on your hand the rest of the night as embarrassing proof.

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2. Wear comfy shoes over fashion. A must if you don't want to be crippled. Or carry your shoes all night.

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3. No point in gondolay rides unless you have your honey man with you. You will be serenaded love songs in Italian ALONE.

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And making out with your sister may get googly eyes.

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4. Park in the right parking lot or you could end up climbing 10 flights of stairs and in line to get a job at the Paris hotel or as a stripper.

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5. Keep your lunch reservations or you could end up at crappy take out paying a fortune for crap food. And have heartburn for hours.

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6. Don't take cameras on the roller coaster (even point and shoots tucked in your inside coat pocket) and if you do make sure to keep it hidden away or you will be kicked off the ride and escorted out like a criminal.

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7. It pays to know people who know great food joints. Cafe society rocked! 5 stars for presentation, food, and service. Who knew pea soup could be so good.

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8. Reserve meltdowns in the event expensive purchases go missing until the trunk is completely empty. (ie. mac makeup in tiny black bags)

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9. If you stay at a nice hotel, such as the venetian, don't be satisfied with subpar bedding- particularly down comforters with hard crunchy lumps that feel like bones crushed up inside. It may take 5 or 6 attempts, but eventually persistence will pay off when you finally get a nice, soft replacement and a partial night's rest.

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12. Altitude changes, smoke, allergens, flashing lights, and lack of sleep can make for lots of sneezing and vertigo. Make sure to bring drugs.

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13. Don't let a stranger take a photo of you at night with a point and shoot or you will end up with his lover in the background making hand gestures and a really crappy image as a momento of your first night.

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14. If you only get one good shot with your sisters, make sure to adjust necklace prior and stand in the shade to avoid strange sun spots and squinty eyes.

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15. Slots, booze, and hookers are not required for a good time, but if you are going to try the slots a short tutorial may be a good idea so you don't look like an idiot. Also, make sure to bring ear plugs because the wheel of fortune slots will continually make noise the entire 4 hours you are stuck at the airport and nearly drive you mad.

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(Pic taken with iphone.)

Hope these lessons can help you should you ever find yourself in Vegas.

24 comments:

  1. Aww! The last picture of the sisters is beautiful! Hope you all had a great time together!

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  2. MY gosh, but you all look so much alike!!

    Each of you, beautiful!

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  3. Looks like you guys had an awesome time, and what a fun place to go with girlfriends!

    Love your new header, too...

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  4. You ladies are simply gorgeous!! And now I need to visit a Mac counter to get my fix:)

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  5. Whoa - you are all SO gorgeous! I'm sure Vegas still doesn't know what hit it.

    And what a beautiful header - I love it.

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  6. Funny! Good advice.

    Great pics... you're all adorable. :)

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  7. Haha this made me laugh, I'm a Las Vegas native and I totally agree. Just dropping by to let you know I'm restarting my blog, hope you will follow!
    http://jessraquel702.blogspot.com/

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  8. oh - too much fun! esp love the one of that mad dude behind u gorgeous babes!!!

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  9. That was a fun trip, thanks for inviting us to come along. Sisters, they can't be beat, glad you all had a wonderful vacation.

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  10. have i been gone that long?
    love your header and blog over all...
    lol, looks different since last i was on...
    or do i just not notice things anymore?
    your whole family is beautiful! glad yall had fun...
    did yall see blue man group while you were there?! LOVE THEM!!!

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  11. I loved all of your comments and photos. Made for a few good laughs this morning. You and your sisters always look great. Sounds like you had a fun time.
    Steph

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  12. I love your new header. I can't believe how much your sisters look like you. Who was the 5th person?

    I've stayed in the Venetian with friends (split the room 4 ways). It is so fancy and pretty. Your comments were really funny.

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  13. Looks like you guys are having fun, love the pictures, you all look great:)

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  14. LOL, I loved this post, you are too funny! Looks like a great time despite some mishaps LOL. BTW you are all dressed so cute! This makes me want to go to Vegas and have some funny stories to tell too!

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  15. Your new header looks awesome!

    Love your last tip about slots, booze and hookers LOL

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  16. Haha! Great tips, especially the one about letting strangers take your picture :) Looks like a fun time over all though!

    PS: Love your new blog look!

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  17. We stayed at the very same hotel just a few years ago! It's beautiful!! And HELLO cute new blog! Love your pic in the header!

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  18. First off, LOVE your new look! I'm so sorry I've been MIA around here - this job is killing me and is a huge time suck.

    Second, you guys all look so much alike! And it looks like you had fun :)

    I'm going in March for my bday weekend....okay, I also bowl in a league on Tues nights and we are also going to be in Vegas for bowling finals. But it just sounds better to say I'm going for my bday!

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  19. Loved the advice and the pictures, you ladies look great! Hope you had a blast!!

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  20. waitaminute.

    Was she holding a giant donut in one of those pictures?

    Yum.

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  21. I love the new look of your blog and these photos? Make me want to go back to Vegas STAT!! :) Looks like you had a great time. You all could be sisters.

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  22. Looks like you had a ton of fun here- I completely agree with all your suggestions. Living here I have learned many of them the hard way :)

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  23. I don't sense any sarcasm at all! Still looks like you had lots of fun though. Really nice site I look forward to coming back.

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  24. I've read this post 3 times and I'm only now getting around to comment on it. Sorry! I died laughing at the part where you all ended up with stamps from some strip joint. Hilarious! You have such a beautiful family of women, Lish. :) Looks like you had a great time!

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