Don't let the blue sky fool you...it was not that warm. But it was pretty.
Leigh and I:
We stayed at the MGM Grand and this was the view one morning as we woke for a workshop before the sun was even up. There was actually snow in the mountains from the day before...it was cold.
Later that day we went on a little photo safari down the strip. I loved these red balls at the Bellagio.
The Venetian was my favorite. We had a great lunch and enjoyed the sights. Since we both had been to Venice, Italy together, it was fun to see this re-creation. Luckily, this water didn't smell like rotten eggs. I am not sure if my stomach could have handled that. By the way, for those of you that have not been there, that is not a real sky, it is the ceiling. It is all indoors.
We had a great dinner with these two jokers, Rick Trummer and Michael Barton.
Unfortunately, I don't think I can look at sushi again for the rest of my pregnancy. Although I did not eat any, my sense of smell right now could give a Bloodhound a run for its money, and it was a bit strong smelling for me.
I wasn't too fun the rest of this night and Leigh and I headed in a little early. My nausea got the best of me and the only thing that made me feel better was going to bed.
Dessert was good though...goofballs.
The next morning we caught Bambi Cantrell's presentation which was super fun and inspiring and totally worth waking up for. We also saw some other awesome speakers including Elizabeth Messina, Audrey Woulard, Jerry Ghionis, Jeff & Julia Woods, and Jessica Claire.
We did manage to make it out on the town the second night and hit the VIP Bludomain party at Body English at the Hard Rock Hotel. They had go-go dancers, karaoke and a fun photo booth.