7.03.2008

The Honeymoon!!

Hello friends! We're back from Vegas! And I've gotta say, 95 degrees never felt so good. It was way too hot down there. But let me back up and give you the details... well some of them.
Alright, first off, the wedding was amazing!! The day went by way too fast, but I'll talk more about it when I get my pictures back and can blog that wonderful day. Anyway, so after the reception we had a room reserved at the Little America Hotel. It was their nicest room. We even had the "romance package" where they left us chocolate covered strawberries and sparkling cider. We were on the top floor and the view was amazing, as the picture will show you. I took some pictures of the room so you can see how nice it was.




Well we woke up earlier than we thought we would the next day, so we decided to get on the road kinda early. So we set off for Vegas. There were some incredibly rude drivers on the way down there. We even had one guy totally cut me off and then he passed us on the shoulder at about 90 mph! I was so mad! We actually called the cops on him but nothing ever came of it sadly. We finally made it to Vegas after much driving. Each day the tempter was 112 degrees or hotter. So I'm happy to be back in Utah. We checked into the Stratosphere Hotel. It was dumpier than I thought it was going to be, so don't stay there. We went and had dinner in the hotel, which was way good. Then we actually fell asleep at 8:oo that night.
Day 3
We woke up and used our free pass to go up on the top of the Stratosphere to have a look around at the view. It was pretty scary to be that high up. But not as scary as when I did the big shot ride a few years back... YIKES! So after that we went swimming then decided to go find an In-N-Out Burger for lunch. Well, we found one, along with the rest of the city. It was SO busy! I'd guess there were at least 150 people in that tiny place. It was a joke. But the food was still amazing. Well then Cory took me to see Wall-E because I've been going on for months and months about how bad I wanted to see it. And it was so freakin funny! I loved it! Following the movie we went to the MGM Grand and watched the lions. Then we just kinda bumbed around till we got tired.
Day 4
We went to church which was pretty good. Then we went for a drive to find the temple. Then we did some shopping. Then we checked in at the Luxor. That night, we had tickets for the Tournament of Kings dinner show at the Excalibur. It was so cool! If you don't know what it is, it's a show where you sit in a section named after a country (we were Ireland) and you have a King of that land who is competing against other kings in tournaments of jousting and sword fighting. They serve you Medieval style with a whole chicken and no utensils. It was a lot of fun. After the show, we went and rode the New York New York coaster then walked around until we couldn't stand the heat anymore.
Day 5
We woke up and went simming at the pool. Then had lunch then went to the M&M world and played around. We even went and watched their 3-D movie. Here's our dorky faces at the movie.


After the movie we went to the Lion Habitat at the MGM Grand again. It was pretty boring. Then that night Cory really wanted to go eat at the Hard Rock Cafe so we went down there and had a pretty good time. The best part was the Eagles guitar though. I love that band!


Then we drove down the strip once then went to bed with very full tummy's.
Day 6
We were supposed to go home this day but we found out that we didn't have to work this week so we decided to stay one more day. This was a bad idea. You'll find out why later. Anyway, so we woke up and went swimming for a long time and just laid around. It was nice. Then we went to the Las Vegas Temple for a session. It was really pretty. It was smaller than I expected but it was so worth going. It was so great to get away from the sleaze of the city.


Day 7
The crappy day. We woke up early because we were really excited to get home. We checked out and went out to the parking lot. We couldn't find the car. We looked and looked. It wasn't where we parked it. Someone had stolen the car the night before right out of the parking garage. It's been pretty upsetting. The car was Cory's parents and not even the day before the wedding they had just BARELY finished putting thousands of dollars into it to fix it up. Now it's gone. So we contacted Luxor Security which was a waste. The guy was a total jerk. He basically told us it wasn't his problem and we were taking away some of his lunch break. He even told me to go take a picture of their sign they have in their garage that says they are not liable for any vehicles. I wanted to hit him so bad! But the Metro Police officer was much nicer. She took our report down. We're hoping for the best. But then we didn't have a way home. So we took a cab to the airport and rented a car to come home. On a lighter side. we got to take a Toyota Prius. It made it from Vegas to Salt Lake on a tank of gas. And when we filled it up, it was only 10.5 gallons. Sweet!
So we made it home safe, but without a car. I cant tell you how bad I feel about it. It makes me sick. I'm hoping they find it in one piece but only time will tell.
So that was the honeymoon. Overall it was a good time. Today we've spent all day cleaning our house and getting moved in. We're not even close to being done. It makes me tired. But hey, it's the joys of being a newlywed I guess! In fact Cory is at work right now and I said I'd at least get our bed cleaned off of crap - but I got distracted. I'll get it done though. Married life so far is great! I've never been happier!

1 comment:

Kelly G said...

I still can't believe you're married! You looked so pretty on your wedding day and you guys look so happy in these photos. That's terrible about the car, though. I would have sworn several times at that guy who told you to take a picture of that sign. But I'm sure you didn't cause you are a babe!