I get to spend my work's money to go to continuing education conferences wherever I choose basically. It's sweet. Choosing to go to Vegas in July probably wasn't the smartest move, but it was for an ER Boot Camp that my boss recommended I go to, and I was actually pretty excited about the conference too so I signed up for it. I was a horrible photographer while down there. I don't know why but I just didn't document like I usually do. Maybe it was because Tanner wasn't there. Maybe because I kind of hate Vegas anyway and have been there so many times it's not that exciting to me anymore. So don't judge the ugly/blurry pics that I did get.
It was awesome though because one of my good friends I used to work with at ARUP and that actually is the reason I even decided to go to PA school was going to the conference too and I hadn't seen him forever so that was fun. We both flew in Tuesday (at the same time), the day before the conference started and made our way downtown. He stayed at Bally's and I at the Flamingo next door (the conference was at Bally's). Anyway. We got awesome Thai food for dinner (my FAVORITE...but Tanner doesn't approve of that so I don't get to eat it nearly as much as I'd like). So heavenly. Then we rushed down the strip to Treasure Island to see our Cirque du Soleil show - Mystere. Way cool. The in between theatrics were really bizarre and somewhat annoying but the acrobatic acts were crazy amazing and cool! I would for sure go to another one. They said you couldn't take pics and so we tried to sneak on before we were leaving. But some lady stood up right in front of my one shot at a shot.
So the conference was from 8-5 the next 3 days and 8-11 on Saturday. We had long lunch breaks which were enjoyable. More Thai, some amazing french dip sandwich in a Paris boulangerie. And some crappy fast food Chinese. Oh well - all of the above are unavailable in Williston so everything was heavenly to me and I didn't hold back when I had the chance.
Another awesome part about the trip is one of my best friends from college drove down from Salt Lake to hang out in the evenings. The first night we met some friends for dinner who are actually from Williston who were vacationing in that neck of the woods too. Maggiano's - endless pasta deliciousness. Oh man. I was so sick after all that cheese and pasta and goodness. But I want more of it right now.
We also got Mexican one night. Tanner's recommendation. It was good and my friend Kristen's baby really enjoyed the black beans!