I had such a blast in Vegas, but it is DRAINING!
I'm officially too old for this junk.
Let's start off with the insane time we had GETTING there.
On Thursday morning I woke up at my normal time of 4:30am and went to the gym to sweat it out for my last gym session before getting in a bikini in Vegas.
If you've read this blog for a while you know that that has been one of my biggest goals with my weight loss- to wear a bikini in Vegas and FEEL good in it.
I didn't care about a certain size, or my weight, or the fact that I have loose skin and stretch marks. I just wanted to FEEL good and confident in that bikini. Despite all my imperfections.
I'll get to that in a minute.
But first let's talk flying.
The Hubs and I flew standby.
We were so very fortunate and thankful to have been given the tickets to do so, but it did NOT work out in our favor well.
Apparently everyone and their mom's dog was trying to get to Vegas on Thursday.
We got to Love Field (Dallas airport) at 10:30am on Thursday morning.
Got my luggage checked and right through security, no problem.
We met another couple that was going with us in the terminal and we ate some lunch and hung out until our flight left around 2pm.
|skinny margaritas and chicken fajitas|
It's becoming easier and easier for me to deal with eating out. I used to seriously DIIIIIE if I couldn't have queso and sour cream at a mexican restaurant. Now? No biggie.
|and this is the last of the 'me smiling' pictures on Thursday|
We got pulled off the plane.
Chance you take when flying standby.
Get off the plane and are looking for the next flight when we hear that there are only 2 flights left out of Midland/Odessa and they are booked solid with a crapton of people on the wait list.
Our best bet would be to rent a car and dive 4 hours to El Paso, Tx. and TRY to get on one of the two remaining flights out of El Paso that night.
We hopped in our Impala and booked it to El Paso.
Midland/Odessa to El Paso is, hands down, THE MOST BORING DRIVE EVER.
There is nothing.
I saw a few tumbleweeds.
I saw a dirt tornado.
And a crapload of 18 wheelers.
And that's it.
Flat, desert and cacti, no gas stations, nothing.
We get to El Paso and race up to our gate and wait to be called on the first flight.
Then wait to be called on the second flight.
So we ended up buying tickets out to Vegas first thing in the morning.
I didn't care how much the tickets cost at that point, I was NOT going to stay all day in the airport for another day. Our flight was leaving at 9:20am the next morning.
|top is from Dillards (gift from SkinnyMeg for my bday), shorts from Old Navy, bag from Charming Charlies|
Seriously, El Paso is DRY.
We ate dinner at Applebees and went back to the hotel and to bed.
I bought a $7 toothbrush at the airport and had to wear the clothes from the day before.
We woke up, on our 5 year anniversary, in a Microtel in El Paso, Tx. with another couple staying in the room with us.
But honestly? Nowhere else I'd rather be.
We got to the airport and I needed a drink STAT.
We got on the plane and got to Vegas around noon.
|bathing suit from Everything But Water|
I have had 2 kids.
I've lost a significant amount of weight.
I have stretch marks and loose skin.
And I rocked a bikini in Vegas.
And I felt AMAZING!
(Part 2 coming tomorrow)