Best Birthday Ever (At) Las(t) Vegas

I am finally getting around to putting up pictures from my August trip to Las Vegas. I’m determined to get them up before the new year. Call it a presolution.

The holiday marked the transition from my 20s into my 30s. It didn’t get off to a great start which meant I travelled on my actual birthday. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as, instead of the usual 24, I had 32 hours of birthday fun & people forcing themselves to be nice to me.

0100hrs – Double check we’ve managed to check-in online.

0700hrs – The morning began with a rose & lychee Victoria sponge cake for breakfast 

Birthday at home in Enfield

before seeing this odd sight on the way to the airport.

petrol price on lorry

1130hrs – Aboard the plane, I tirelessly watched film after film and it wasn’t long till we landed in Vegas baby! A top tip: I overcame my embarrassment and eventually pinned on my giant ‘I’m 30 today’ badge on the plane which explained all the extra special attention I received. We even got a room upgrade when we checked into our hotel. If only I had put it on earlier there could have been a seat upgrade on the flight!

Wynn encore hotel room beds

view from hotel roomWynn golf course30th birthday cards

2200hrs – I unpacked my birthday cards and drank in the refreshing view from the hotel room. The celebrations then continued as we got ready for my big birthday dinner atop the Eiffel tower watching the Bellagio fountains dance.dinner at paris hotel

bellagio fountains

bellagio daytime fountains

bellagio fountains

2600hrs – We timed dinner perfectly to watch the sun set and the strip light up. bellagio fountains from paris restaurant vegas

bitthday card at dinner

2800hrs – My clever sister arranged a little extra special birthday surprise which arrived as she handed over her home-made birthday card.

dessert with fountainssurprise dessert

2802hrs – Scoffing cake like it’s my birthday…

scoffing cake like it's my birthday

2804hrs – Dessert was ceremoniously devoured in minutes…

all gone

2900hrs – Full from dinner we stepped into the bright lights of the strip for the first time as we made our way to the Mirage hotel. Being a huge fab four fan, there was only one way to round off the day. We watched The Beatles  Cirque du Soleil show, Love.

LOVE by the beatlescirque du soleil Love beatles3100hrs – After the show we were starting to flag but I managed a wander around the Love souvenir shop and couldn’t resist buying something if only for the paper bag it came in.

3156hrs – We made our way back to our hotel but there were still a few minutes to midnight so we filled them with a photo opportunity outside Wynn waterfall.wynn at nightwynn waterfallblurry pictures

3200hrs – Although it was early by Vegas standards I couldn’t stay awake any longer and headed up to the room…

sharmeen sultana khan

changed into the very cosy dressing gown…

wynn dressing gown cosy

got into bed and cuddled my new blue meanie wondering what the next few days held in store.

in bed with my souvenir from Beatles Love

 

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