As I mentioned earlier today, Matt and I just returned from a week-long trip to Las Vegas, Nevada. Despite the fact that we were in Vegas for work (we go every January), we still managed to squeeze in lots of good meals and fun. We even went running! Here are some photos from the trip.
The most epic run of the trip (or actually maybe the most epic run of my adult running career?) was on Friday when my brother and I ran nearly 7 miles to see the famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. The length of this run shows you how HUGE the Las Vegas Strip is. We were staying on the Northern end of the strip at the Palazzo and the sign is located at the southern end of the strip near McCarren Airport and Mandalay Bay. So the run to the sign involved us running on the sidewalk past several casinos… easy, right? Nope!! Not only did we run by casinos for 3 1/2 solid miles (that’s a LOT of casinos!), we also crossed 8 or 9 pedestrian bridges (3+ flights of stairs up and down for each) and got waylaid as we wove around construction sites (Vegas is always changing!).
It was totally worth the crazy journey once we got to the sign though. We were the only people there who had made the pilgrimage on foot and a group of friendly tourists took our photo for us in exchange for us taking theirs. We also saw Elvis and a taxicab full of reallllly drunk guys who told us that they had been awake for 48 hours (for the record it was about 8:15am at that point). Fun times!
All in all we had a great time in Vegas. Matt and I will be heading back in April for another work trip and I’m already looking forward to it!
Miles since last post: 75.3
Days since last post: 15
Avg. Daily Miles since July 18th: 4.86
2014 TOTAL MILES: 91.6
5 thoughts on “Viva Las Vegas!”
Oh wow! Looks like you had an awesome time. I have never been there, but it’s on my list of places I’d love to visit!
It’s really a very exciting place to visit. Everything is so big and bold and lit up. The themed casinos are hard to imagine until you actually see them in person… hope you get to go there someday!
I just got back from a balmy 75 degrees yesterday in Las Vegas to a frigid 18 degrees. I stayed at the Cosmopolitan. It was mostly Convention work but I mustered up the energy to go out a couple of nights! I would highly recommend the Cosmo !!! Looks like you had fun too!
75 degrees sure sounds nice! I’ve never stayed at the Cosmopolitan but I did visit it 4 years ago when City Center was still being built. The hotels (and casino floors, of course) were open but most of the shops and restaurants were still empty. Matt and I will need to check it out next time!
Yes you should. It’s grand but not to $$$$!