Screw The Heat We're Going To Vegas

Day 6; Las Vegas; 8th July

The Mirage
Life or death group decision this morning; literally
Like do we want to die in the heat & go to Death Valley

I was actually really looking forward to Death Valley but tbf the heat probably would have killed us and Griffin
So Vegas it was!! 
Best decision of the day!

Kayla & Adrian had some great activities planned for us in Vegas!
We drove off on route for Vegas and saw some pretty cool dust devils in the sand on the way. 
Our POA was to find a thrift shop and buy the most amazing and ridiculous outfit for our big night out. 
Goodwill was our stop. 
Basically running off the bus into the shop the challenge had begun.
A bunch of the girls ran to the wedding dress section and started grabbing the most bizarre and 'special' pieces of clothing we could find! 
I had my heart set on a wedding dress, but it wasn't mean to be :(
I tried this chic number on but the zip wouldn't close, clearly too many Chips Ahoy already! 

Wedding dress chic                                  
I was back on the floor searching for other items; stumbled across a fabulous colourful shoulder-pad                          shirt and a few aisles down found a hideous florescent yellow skirt to match. 
Now the hunt was on for a hat; I struck gold. 
It was big, and red and everything I was looking for. 

As I headed towards the tills to commit to my outfit I noticed some colourful neck garlands which I obviously needed to complete my outfit.
$18 for the lot. Bargain

It was so funny to see everyone running round in a panic trying to find outfits and some of the things people bought were amazing!!! 
Matt was so keen he put his outfit on before getting on the bus, those shoes were something else!


                                     It wouldn't be a night out without a stock-up on booze!
Everyone picked their poison and went in to buy litres and litres of spirits, mixers and a cheeky bottle of Kinky ;)

As we drove along the famous Las Vegas strip we had Elvis blasting to get us properly in the mood!

"Vivaaaaa Las Vegas"

We headed off to our hotel; Super 8 which was just a block off the strip and dumped our stuff. 
A double bed each; living the dream! 
Adrian & Kayla had something special planned for dinner;
Im a big big big burger lover, & this was a great burger! 



          Back to the hotel & pre-drinks were chosen to be in Jolin's room. Let the games begin! 
Getting ready was so much fun, i've never felt or looked so fabulous! 
Emily bless her did a panic buy in Goodwill and picked up a pair of shorts without trying them on, back at the hotel it turns out they were a too-big pair of pyjama shorts! 
She'd committed to them so she had to wear them! 
Outfits on point, we were ready to drink. 

Thrift shop challenge complete - ready for the party bus!!

                          Bit by bit everyone arrived to the boys room dressed the the nines! 
There were some seriously special outfits going on. 
Drinks were flowing & a big drinking game was played
So many rules to remember it screwed people over pretty quickly; especially any late comers who had no idea what was happening ... Nicola!

The clock struck 9 and it was time for the long awaited Partaaaaay Bus
Clambering aboard with our life supply of booze the cray night began!
First off I need to describe the party bus
We betrayed Griffin that night and used another bus :O
She was wonderful! 
This bus came fully fitted with a strippers pole, comfy leather seats, coolers, speakers, the works.
Photo Credit: Maho Hayashi
Matt was the first on the pole and there were suspicions this wasn't his first time, he was a natural!
The more drinks that were consumed the more people embraced the pole. 
I basically burnt off all my inner thighs on my turn.
The bus wasn't stationary might I add; it was driving us all around Vegas so dancing, holding drinks whilst in a moving bus proved too hard for most.
People and drinks were falling all over the place! 
Photo Credit: Maho Hayashi                             

                            Our first hop-off stop was at Fremont St in downtown Las Vegas
We walked through the Golden Nugget Hotel and into the main strip to watch all the lights and see all the older casinos
Everyone was pretty smashed already by this point, and Colin was walking round drinking his own concoction called 'Regret' ... sounds promising.

 Back on the bus the party continued all the way to the Las Vegas sign.
Actually angry at myself I didn't get a decent picture with or of the sign. 
This was also when I lost my beloved hat to basically everyone else on the bus; everyone wanted a picture in it. Obviously saw how amazing I looked it in ;) 
Kanye West also made a guest appearance on the bus

Photo Credit: Sofia Eriksson

"Laaaaaaa, la la, wait till I get my money right"

The final drive down to the Bellagio was the craziest, everyone was downing all the drink we had left, everyone was on the seats, drinks everywhere.
No decorum left on the bus!
Goodbye to the bus & hello to the final Bellagio fountain show of the night.
It was so cool!!
We had a bit of MJ playing for our show and we got to see the main Vegas strip properly all lit up!

Photo Credit: Sofia Eriksson
Photo Credit: Colin Wiseman - Kayla you make my life in this!

Kayla had managed to get us entry into Beach Club at the Encore hotel so we split up into taxis to meet there. 
On arrival we were getting all the looks for our fabulous outfits! 
Jumped to the front of the queue and all the ladies were allowed in for free 
The guys however had to fork out $45 each!! Crazy

Made our way through the crowds as a group to secure a good dancing spot and started throwing all the shapes! One by one people disappeared and started to call it a night.
At one point we were in a queue for the toilet and me Em & Ellie became bezzies with an aspiring actress called Lindsey Cruz.
Later found myself on a massive beach bed outside with Em, Maho & Sofia until they decided to head home with some of the others.

              My good pal Lil Jon was playing at the club so me & Emily were keen to stay on.


All the classics.

Bumped into Linds (we're that close now) again and had another hug farewell. Miss you gurl.

Just after 2am me & Em realised we were dying of dehydration so decided to go for a stroll into The Wynn next door. Paid a hefty amout for some water and dove into some gambling on the slot machines. 
Won big time that night, a whole 20 cent here and there!

Blood pumping from our big wins we decided to take a wonder down the strip and see the lights. 
Basically walked half the strip! 
Made some new 'friends' outside The Venetian hotel who took a liking to Emily's Pj shorts and wanted to stay in touch

'"Nice shorts, can I get your number?"
"No sorry, I don't have US calls"
"What about your hotel number ;)"

:/ Probably not mate
Took a while to shake him & his friend off before continuing on with the strip
It was about 4am and we were hungry so we found ourselves a Dennys & ordered the greasiest and grossest meal going. 
Breakfast sorted


                                   Found our way to Caesars Palace to grab a taxi to the hotel.
We could have gone to the casino at the hotel, Joe was there until the early hours.
But we headed to bed knowing we had a jam-packed adventure day tomorrow!

I had previously unpacked my entire bag across the double bed so instead of making more mess I just slotted into the covers and slept on the very edge of the bed. I could have jumped in with Em but I doubt she would have appreciated that tbh.

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