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.
and we made a new friend!
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."
"chocolate" statue of liberty
i like to pose in the center of a reese's
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.
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.