Tuesday, August 14, 2012

my las vegas bucket list

have you ever screamed? like a real live scream?
like a deep fear ripping through your chest blood curdling scream?
i have
on the stratosphere

i didn't mean to
i didn't really expect to
i actually felt surprised and thought to myself, "i can't believe how loud i'm screaming right now."
but it didn't matter. i couldn't help it. that sucker shot us into the air and i screamed like i'd been blown to space
because i pretty much had

if you don't believe me, here's the proof

we rode the Big Shot last spring when my sister and her family were in town
i highly recommend it to all you brave peeps out there

we took a before picture - where i was peeing my pants
and an after picture - where i was shaking from adrenaline
it was awesome! as soon as it was over i wanted to go it again
but not really
so i didn't

before                                                                            after

so that got me thinking - i never would have guessed in a million years that we would have ended up in las vegas. then again i would never have imagined living in boston either and that was definitely some of the best years of my life. we knew we wouldn't live in boston forever so we were sure to do all the fun, touristy, history-y, culture-y things while we were there which i loved! and now here we are. in the desert. in sin city. and who knows how long we'll be here. maybe a few years, maybe forever.
but just in case, we might as well make a bucket list and start living it up vegas style.

so, without further ado
my las vegas bucket list

ride the big shot (check)
see the dolphins and lions at the mirage (check)
take the kids to bonnie springs (check)
see all the Cirque du Soleil shows (have already seen KA)
see Phantom of the Opera (check)
dance at a nightclub (check)
have a girls trip here (check)
see La Reve
ride the gondolas at the Ventian
swim at as many resort pools as possible
(have already swam at the Cosmo, the Luxor, Bally's and Trump Tower)
ride the NY NY roller coaster, since i haven't done it since college
stay a night somewhere fancy with the hub - probably the Cosmo
have a family portrait in front of the Welcome to Las Vegas sign
also do family portraits at the Neon Museum (aka, the Vegas sign graveyard)
go to lake mead
see the new Hoover Dam
hike red rock
roadtrip (or helicopter ride) to the grand canyon
run the LV rock n roll marathon

hmmm...that's all i can think of for now, but i'm sure this list will grow
what do you think people? any suggestions?


Jeannie said...

A few ideas: Mt. Charleston, The Old Mormon Fort, See a play/concert at the Smith Center, go to the top of the fake Eiffel Tower, Valley of Fire, see a play at Spring Mountain Ranch.

becky said...

sounds like a great list. I only got to three of my bucket lists things in Vegas while we were there. Maybe we should come down when it is a little cooler and then go see some more things.