Viva Las Vegas

One of Drew’s best friends, Chip, turned 40 this year, and he organized a Las Vegas trip to celebrate.  Nearly 50 of Chip’s nearest and dearest flew out for the party. Shout out to Chip for being an awesome party planner and host.

Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas
Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas

Here’s a quick overview of the long weekend:

Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas
We stayed at the Hard Rock Cafe Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Drew, Carolyn and Jini in the convertible on the way to Hoover Dam
Drew, Carolyn and Jini in the convertible on the way to Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
Us at Hoover Dam
Us at Hoover Dam
Inside Hoover Dam
Inside Hoover Dam
Selfie inside Hoover Dam
Selfie inside Hoover Dam
Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge
Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge
Look how low Lake Mead is! The white "ring" is the old water line.
Look how low Lake Mead is! The white “ring” is the old water line.
Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
Circus Circus Hotel & Casino in the older part of Vegas (cheaper gambling)
Jini lost her first dollar
Jini lost her first dollar
Live performances inside Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
Live performances inside Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
Carolyn and Jini getting the hang of the slot machines
Carolyn and Jini getting the hang of the slot machines
Girl pic after the show
Saw the hilarious and wildly inappropriate show, Absinthe. It was a mix of comedy, burlesque and Cirque-du-Soleil-style performances.
This entire VIP section of Coyote Ugly was for Chip's bday party only
This entire VIP section of Coyote Ugly was reserved  for Chip’s bday party
Group pic at Coyote Ugly in New York-New York Hotel & Casino
Group pic at Coyote Ugly in New York-New York Hotel & Casino
Crazyness going on in the main pool. There was a Playboy bikini contest going on, so we sucked in our stomachs and went back to...
This is the “Rehab Pool Party” at the Hard Rock. Check out the crazyness going on in the main pool. There was a Playboy bikini contest going on, so we sucked in our stomachs and went back to…
...our three private cabanas! In the shade, we enjoyed food, drinks, our own VIP swimming pool and this view of the Strip.
…our three private cabanas! In the shade, we enjoyed food, drinks, our own VIP swimming pool and this view of the Strip.
Our table at Chip's b-day dinner at Pink Taco
Our table at Chip’s b-day dinner at Pink Taco
Happy Birthday dear Chip, Happy Birthday to you!!
Happy Birthday dear Chip, Happy Birthday to you!!
Group pic at the Fabulous Las Vegas sign
Group pic at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign
Waiting for the Bellagio fountains to start.
Waiting for the Bellagio fountains to start.
Bellagio fountains
Bellagio fountains
Bellagio fountains
Bellagio fountains
Group pic at Diablo's Cantina in the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino
Group pic at Diablo’s Cantina in the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino
Girls hanging out on the VIP balcony at Diablo's
Girls hanging out on the VIP balcony at Diablo’s
The Venetian
The Venetian
After our fancy steak dinner
After our fancy steak dinner at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant CUT
New York-New York Hotel & Casino
New York-New York Hotel & Casino
Excalibur Hotel and Casino
Excalibur Hotel and Casino
Luxor Hotel & Casino
Luxor Hotel & Casino