Wooo today is my actual birthday! Sweeet. We got up at like 9 and had a couple beers, nothin like a breakfast beer! I went downstairs and had breakfast with my mom and John, had strawberry pancakes..biggest $10 pancakes EVER! I barely made a dent, pathetic attempt. Afterwards Linds and I went to the Miracle Mile shops, she had to buy something, I can't remember what. It was on the days orders of business that we wrote down(including drink beer and eat food). We wandered through the mall for a bit..then found a place to have lunch. We went to a sports bar kinda place called Blondies, had some yummy nachos. The service was awesome, the girl was so nice..she gave us a free birthday shot! Theres nothin like a shot at 11:30. I love Vegas. Everyone that works there was SO nice to us.
After lunch we kept walking through the mall, saw the rain show thing and ran into a guy from highschool as well. Random. We went outside and it was RIDICULOUS. It is SOO hot there. We also went to see the Planet Hollywood pool, didn't spend a lot of time there our whole time in Vegas, too much stuff to see!
After leaving the hotel we walked down the strip, went into Paris Hotel, I gambled in there..if you can even call what I did gambling. At a bunch of the hotels I put like 5 bucks in the penny slots. Oh right, John gave us $60 bucks each to gamble with. So we did that. Didn't win anything though. Ooh well, for me it was just the novelty of gambling in Vegas, no way was I gunna drop fat amounts of my money, I work too hard for it! After Paris we went into a few other casinos, Caesar's palace was next.
That place is HUGE, its mind boggling actually. I don't think I could handle staying there, would get too lost. We bought ourselves a beer and sat outside for a bit, when this guy came up and sat next to us..asked us how we were doing, where we were from etc. I asked him which club he works for haha. Turns out its Jet at the Mirage, he said if we gave him our phone number he'd get us in to the front of the line, no cover and free drinks. I asked what the catch was. No catch apparently. He was pretty suave, better than all those crazies on the street offering us girls girls girls anytime. So that settled it for us what we were gunna do tonight.
After we left Caesars we met my mom and John over at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville and had...a margarita.
the group at margaritaville
It was delicious. We sat there for a bit, got ridiculously hot, then decided to go back to the hotel and get ready for our birthday night! We had a bit of a nap too..We decided to go to Diablo's restaurant for dinner, but when we went there there was a long wait, so we decided to go the ESPN Zone at New York New York. We sat in the bar and had a couple drinks before dinner. When the server found out it was our birthday she said she was gunna put our names on the ticker! Sweeet. Then all the people around us wished us a happy birthday too. People are so nice. I had mashed potatoes and grilled chicken, it was delish. We weren't finished our drinks but wanted to leave, and when we asked for plastic cups the server just told us to take the glasses! I love Vegas.
From there we took a taxi to the Stratosphere. We didn't pay to go on the observation deck, instead we just went to the lounge up there and bought drinks. It was so cool! Our server, once again, was awesome. Linds and I had key lime pie martinis, they were so yummy! We sat up there for a while, enjoying the view..before heading up the viewing area. If you buy a drink up there you don't have to pay to get to the top. We took a few photos, then went back down and caught a cab back to Planet Hollywood so Linds and I could change to go out. We quickly got ready and took a taxi to the Mirage..soo many taxi's, I don't even wanna think how much money we spent on cabs.
We pulled up to the Mirage and called the guy who was getting us in, and he took us to the special line and we waited for like 2 minutes and then went right in, it was awesome.
taxi line up
We got some drink coupons as well. And the line to get in was giant! Some girls from an MTV show were hosting the night or something, I'd never heard of them..but some people had I guess. We got into the club, got some drinks..and began to people watch. It was reeally dark inside, and smokey, but nice. There were a lot of people too. We had a few drinks there, met these lovely ladies from Michigan and chatted to them for a while..and left the club at like 1. Took ANOTHER taxi home(no way was I walking..and Lindsays feet were hurting a lot, first time she'd ever worn heels out! silly girl). We went back to PH, but first made a stop at a liquor store and bought a bottle of vodka and some coke to drink in our room. We made a drink for ourselves in our room, then Chris came over again..we were planning on going out again but those beds are so damn comfy we just went to bed, I think we fell asleep at like 2:30 or 3?