This past friday Nov. 20, I celebrated my 21st BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So for my 21st, I decided that I wanted to celebrate it in Las Vegas! But this trip was not without its many road bumps lol. To begin, the lines at the airport were so long that we missed our 7AM Direct flight to Las Vegas?! The check in staff basically said all flights for friday were booked so if i still wanted to go we would have to wait til Saturday morning. I almost cried and told them but its my birthday?! Another staff member saw my distress and said "let me see what i can do! We will get you to Vegas on your birthday :)" She became my new best friend because within 20 mins she figured out a new arrange that got us to vegas on my actual Birthday!!!!! This new arrangement even gave me a bit of a roadtrip in the process lol instead of having a direct flight we had to make a few stops. To understand the line up of the day im outlining it for you:
Beginning @ 9:00am Philadelphia time
Plane 1: Philadelphia, PA-Orlando, FL-2 1/2 HRS
Plane 2: Orlando, FL-Austin, TX -3 HRS
Plane 3: Austin, TX- Las Vegas, NV- 3HRS
Ending @ 5:00pm Las Vegas time
I managed to have my 21st Bday in 3 different times zones?! I like to tell people we took the scenic route to Vegas lol We made a lot of new friends as well! The 1st plane we got on the flight attendant gave us all free drinks, made me a birthday crown out of peanut packages and drink stirrer, and then made the whole plane sing Happy Birthday to me with the main lights out and the flight attendant service lights were turned on to be cake candles that I had to blow out!!!! On the next plane we sat next to a family who was heading back to Austin for Thanksgiving and told us all the places to visit once we got to Vegas. The last plane we ran into a couple who was going to Vegas to celebrate their son's 21st birthday but he unfortunately couldnt get out of college exams so he couldnt come! I thought that it was funny his parents decided to go for him. The flight attendants on this flight also made the plane wish me a Happy Birthday after we landed and were the 1st to card me :) After god knows how many hours spent traveling, we finally arrived in LAS VEGAS!!!!!!!!!! I was so happy and extremely EXHAUSTED by this point.
We made it to our hotel CIRCUS CIRCUS. OMG it was amazing! I picked CIRCUS CIRCUS because it was 1 of the original hotels on the strip and it also had a huge indoor circus, free circus shows, carnival like midway games, and o yea slot machines?! After taking quick showers we headed out to dinner at the Stratosphere, a restaurant that was 107 stores above the strip and it rotated 360 degrees every 120 mins! It had the most gorgeous views of Las Vegas at night. We ran around the strip for 2 days! I took a gondola ride in the Venetian, saw the sirens perform at treasure island, saw a mini opera at the Palazzo Sqaure, visited Madam Tussads wax museum, went clubbing at Christian Audigier and gambled at the Bellaggio (where my favorite film Oceans 11 was filmed) all before returning home on a DIRECT FLIGHT to Philadelphia on Sunday. We arrived home around 2AM were i proceed to crash on my bed! It definitely was a great 21st Birthday celebration that i will never forget.
BELOW is a few photos of my trip so you guys can get an idea of what you can accomplish in 36 hrs in Las Vegas :)
Me and my cousin Maria goofing off at the Airport in Philly
Our hotel at night! Isnt it pretty?!
Gambling on a HUGE Slot Machine lol
My gondola ride w/ my mom
Madam Tussands wax Museum paparazzi entrance :)
My partners in crime for the weekend! My cousin Maria, ME, My mom and Albright Buddy Shaina!