We had been planning the getaway for a few weeks as part of Liz's birthday celebration, and a couple weeks ago, we realized that the Mountain West Conference tournament for men's basketball was happening the same weekend we were there! Unfortunately for us, tickets were all sold out by the time we were able to get them...but we still managed to cheer on our Cougars by watching the game at some random casino. They shocked everyone (including us) by beating New Mexico, after having suffered a 4- or 5-game losing streak against them. As I mentioned before, though, they ended up losing to SDSU in the finals.
The rest of our Friday night was mostly spent sightseeing, walking around the Strip, and enjoying the time we had off from our regular schedules. We spent the next morning at a prominent shopping mall in North Las Vegas--imagine Gateway mall, about twice as big and twice as nice. That's how awesome that outdoor shopping mall was! I'll also throw it out there that the weather over the weekend was perrrfect. It definitely made us anxious for summer!
After a delicious lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings (which we definitely took advantage of, since none of its locations are in Utah), we went back to the Strip and watched a riveting comedy magic show, starring none other than Nathan Burton! The words "comedy" and "magic" in the same title threw us off, but the show ended up being just that--magical and hilarious. We were pretty impressed by the illusions that we saw. I probably spent most of the time trying to figure out how he performed them!
Saturday night was spent with some of our Utah friends that happened to be there for the weekend as well. All in all, it was a great weekend! We also went to the Jazz-Sixers game on Monday, which was exciting as always. Our perfect record of the Jazz winning when we go to their games continued! We're 4/4. :)
That's all for now!