Calgary to Vegas: Photo/Video Style

Hey guys! I'm finally using a bit of downtime now that the conference is officially over (full recap of thoughts from the event to come!) to say hello from Vegas (baby)! :D Here's a brief look at what I've been up to so far:

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Hassle-free trip from Calgary to Vancouver, Vancouver to Las Vegas, enjoyed in the comfort of my Tom's with my food bag handy (chia seeds, grapefruit, carrots, fruit bars, and almonds in tow! Loved the clear day in Calgary and the view over the Rocky Mountains best of all.

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Once I arrived in Vegas, hit by the heat and happy from it, I made my way to the Hard Rock Hotel and then connected with some friends. Pat, Lee, Melody (pictured) and Matt and I strolled the strip, found a great buffet (Vegas' newest one: the Wicked Spoon!), and watched the Winn's waterfall show. A great first few hours of my Vegas adventure!

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Post-workout chocolate milk. Recharge, refuel!

Friday morning I was on my own and spent some in the gym (3 mile run + 2 ten minute circuits) and then working on client programs before hitting the pool! The music was bumping the people were dancing, drinks in hand, and I was amazed at the show I was watching...Vegas really is another world! I must have been the only one out there who got up early, worked out, and was at the pool with a Runner's World magazine. ;) I got burnt (oops - not the best at a cancer conference!) and enjoyed my morning of relaxation before meeting back up for the O.M.G. Summit Reception Kick-Off at Moon in the Palms Hotel.

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From the pool...to the club!

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Man alive! This place was incredible. Top floor, views of Vegas at night, rapping and dancing and super high-priced drinks (I stuck to water) - I felt like a celebrity. although I would have been a little more comfortable with MIkey there, I enjoyed myself with some friends and even danced a little (I'm an okay dancer but mainly dance with my man around!). It was a pretty great experience all the same, especially when the roof opened up and exposed the sky (they call it "Moon" for a reason)!

Mikey got home late that night and we hit the hay (so good to see him again after a week apart!) with a 7 am wake up coming soon in the morning. It was great to get into the sessions, be a part of the conference's conversations about young adults and cancer, and see old friends. Lots of new people this year (including myself to this particular summit!), and it's been interesting to watch people in such a big conference slowly meld together.

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It was a fun, full day that finished with a comedy show and a stop at a club (free for us from the conference!) that was very short-lived. Guess the Playboy Club isn't quite our thing. ;) More to come from what's been a fun and full time away! Hope you guys all had a great weekend...live well & be well and catch ya later with more adventures inside and outside the city,

Bonnie

22 Comments
  1. April 2, 2012 at 02:06
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    jealous of the sun you're getting! although sask has been pretty decent lately. also, lovin your vacation/travel #PROOF! woohoo

    • April 2, 2012 at 23:15
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      Thanks, Allison!

  2. April 2, 2012 at 10:02
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    I loved loved reading your tweets, too.

    • April 2, 2012 at 23:15
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      Thanks, Carla!

  3. April 2, 2012 at 15:19
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    so jealous of the sunshine!!!! we got 25 cms of snow here this weekend (gotta love Newfoundland!!) have fun!

    • April 2, 2012 at 23:15
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      Yes, gotta love NFLD! ;) hehe

  4. April 2, 2012 at 16:10
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    Moon is my all time favorite club to go to when I'm in Vegas. I was there for my birthday in September and we got a table with bottle service out on the patio. So amazing! DMX even showed up unexpectedly and started rapping. Vegas is out of this world!

  5. Sounds like a great way to spend the weekend!! =) You were much better at working out on your trip than me, but I think I'll count the snowboarding as exercise!!

    • April 2, 2012 at 23:14
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      Heather! Snowboarding is TOUGH work - definitely counts as movement. Laying by the pool, like I am, does not. ;)

  6. April 2, 2012 at 20:20
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    Love the photos and video updates! I'm so glad you're enjoying yourself!! Send some of that sunshine and warmth this way, please :)

    • April 2, 2012 at 23:14
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      I'll do what I can and send the sun to you, my friend! :D

  7. Sonja Sanborn
    April 2, 2012 at 22:19
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    Bonnie!! Saw your fun little intro on the 5th ave club newsletter and thought I would check out your blog...how awesome! Me and one of the girls I am competing with are actually pondering starting one for our journey to WBFF. I was wondering why I didn't see you at the gym today - lucky being in the warm LV heat, get a tan for us pasty folks!

    • April 2, 2012 at 23:14
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      Awesome - thanks for the note, Sonja! Fun to get a comment from you! I definitely recommend starting a blog if you have the time - it's such a great way to look back on a time and see it chronicled, and others can join the journey too! Thanks for the note. ;)

  8. April 2, 2012 at 22:45
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    Keep all of the photos coming. Love them! PS Toms rock, eh?! I live in mine!!

    • April 2, 2012 at 23:14
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      Thanks, Heidi! :D

  9. April 3, 2012 at 00:20
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    Travis has always loved Vegas...and he's never gambled there. Just loves the desert landscape and lights! I've never been before. :(

    • April 12, 2012 at 03:15
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      Giant things are so fun! ;)

  10. April 4, 2012 at 20:52
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    I love reading about your many adventures with Mikey!

    • April 12, 2012 at 03:14
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      Thanks, J!

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