This blog post is coming to you from three different people. Enjoy the perspectives!
In my short, 39 hours in Las Vegas, I concluded that I have absolutely no desire to go back.
In my family (and everywhere else) I am the one that is known for going to bed at an oddly early hour. The reason I do this, I assume, is because of my introverted-ness and, if you have ever stepped foot in a casino, it becomes glaringly obvious why I never want to go back.
There is noise. Lots and lots of noise. Everywhere.
Not to mention the flashing lights, cigarette smoke or the people milling about every direction you look.
Despite this, my dad and I had a great time! We went to a magic show (super fun), went to dinner with some friends (super fun), we got lost on the way home from said dinner (not so fun), and we saw what we came for (the Las Vegas bowl game).
The game itself was not great for me! I spent the majority of my time feeling torn as to which team I should cheer for (my current school or the school that has been branded into my heart my entire life).
Though my current school lost (by A LOT), my favorite part of the game was seeing Boise State’s fans from the other side of the stadium.
UW fans can make fun of BSU’s fans all they want for cheering even though we were down 31 points (with less than a minute left), but at least we had more spirit than the Dawgs. Take note, Husky fans.
The Las Vegas Bowl… not the most glamorous setting and definitely a step down from the Rose Bowl trip last year or the Fiesta Bowl in 2017. But when our UW Huskies ended up playing against Ellie’s Boise St Broncos, we had to make the trip!
The opportunity to show Ellie the Las Vegas Strip and lights was pretty fun. Not to mention to spend some quality time watching UW and BSU, our 2 favorite college football teams and Coach Pete’s final game. We really thought it would be a much closer game but UW came out on fire and inspired for Coach Pete and Boise made too many mistakes.
A quick 40 hours as this was more about football than Vegas but it was fun to walk the strip and see the Casinos through Ellie’s “newbie” eyes. Crazy busy, loud, smokey and gigantic!!! Ellie and I were also under a strict picture instructions for the blog post. Find some good shots and be creative so we did have to do some hunting for the perfect backgrounds… like green grass for the sock picture and a good back ground for our fighting picture.
I guess looking back the Dawgs have had a great run recently and we will be back even stronger next year… but I hope we don’t have to play each other again so we can go for 2 bowl wins!
Those two knuckleheads left Jill and Kate and I to host our annual holiday party. Rather than reschedule at the last minute we carried on and hosted a bowl game party instead! I saw exactly ZERO plays of the game but we had a good time at the party!
Allen bought this gin because it was on sale and BevMo recommended it. He didn’t even realize it was purple (he thought the bottle was blue actually) until he got home. I’m pretty sure this signature cocktail is what won the game for us!