Lot 48: vegas getaway

November 20, 2015

vegas getaway

well hello there! great to see you! ain't no day like the first day of the weekend to finally recap what you did last weekend, right?

over the weekend, taran and i took a very very spontaneous trip.  i had been feeling down, very down that week and on friday night when he got home from work i asked taran, "can we go home to saint george? i've always asked my parents if we can stay there."  so within a half hour we had packed and departed on an adventure to spend a weekend away from our everyday lives and were going to escape to a weekend in my hometown, in the house i grew up in, with my parents.  

i felt so relieved and blessed that taran and i lived the kind of life that we can drop everything just like that and go on a fun weekend getaway.  one of the good things about having no kids. 

on saturday day morning, when we were talking about what we were going to do that day, i had a few ideas, but going to vegas just for the day sounded like the most fun.  it's only 120 miles away from saint george and growing up we went to vegas more times than i could count.  vegas always felt like it was in my backyard, so day trips there were always frequent.

we did so much in one day, it was so much fun and an absolutely magical day! here we go, get ready for a lot of pictures! 

taran had only been to vegas once, with me, for my birthday when we were dating and we only were there for a few hours to see beatles LOVE.  so i took him to all my favorite places, plus some things i had always wanted to do.

we first headed to the m&m factory. 

^^cute ornaments!


this time at m&m world, i wanted to see the cute little movie they have for free. it was cute about how red M gambles away his M that is on his chest so he and yellow M go to find it.  it was in 3D and they had a huge gust of air blow when the m&ms get sucked into a vacuum.  please excuse this woman's head.

next stop was the coca cola factory! i couldn't wait to take taran to taste the trays of flavors from around the world! especially the italy one! i love seeing people's reactions when they drink it.  it is legitimately the most disgusting thing in the world.

and we made a new friend! 

^taran thought i looked so cute in this picture that he insisted we buy the store photos.^^

his disgusted face at italy did not disappoint! my dad lived in italy for 2 years when he was in his 20s, so all i have heard in my house growing up was about italy.  my dad has a deep love for that country.  so to prank him, i put the rest of the italy soda in my empty water bottle and took it home with me.  the thing with pulling pranks on my dad is his reaction isn't always as fun as you want it to be.  nothing phases him.  he can't be pranked.  he just made a disgusted face and said "no, i never had that in italy. but i remember having it in vegas."

as we left, taran pointed across the street and asked if i wanted to go to the hershey factory.  i had never been, so off we went!

how could you ever finish a bar that big?

"chocolate" statue of liberty

i like to pose in the center of a reese's

you know when you get a bag of jolly ranchers but you only want one flavor? look at this magical land where you can fill up a bag with only the flavors you like.

candles! i wanted to get one, but i knew whenever i lit it, that i would just get hungry.

i had always, always wanted to ride on the gondolas at the venetian and had never done it.  so bucket list check! next ride on a gondola in italy. 

the phaaaaaatommmm of the opera is there...

it was so dark, i couldn't get a good picture.

after the gondolas, we walked to linq to get some cupcakes at sprinkles.  i'd had sprinkles in LA and really wanted to go.  of course, did not disappoint.

and then we went home back to saint george!! it was the greatest day and one of my best memories i have.  especially of a memory with taran.  i guess it's true what they say, we'll always have vegas. 


  1. So fun that y'all lived close enough to Vegas growing up to do day trips! That Italy flavor is seriously one of the grossest things I have ever had. Something you never forget! haha.

  2. I never had been super into Vegas, but Chris and I went last year and had so much fun that I really want to go back.


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