What a trip! The Norwegian Escape was my first-ever cruise and I am ruined for normal vacations forever now. My friends and family had me panicked over sea sickness, but while I was aware of the boat rocking throughout the week, it was more soothing than annoying (granted, after a few cocktails I was walking sideways down the halls). It may have something to do with the Norwegian Escape being the fifth-largest ship on the ocean and with a boat that size, there is so much to do on board!
I am finally back in Charlotte after an 18-day stint on the west coast. NASCAR traveled from Vegas to Phoenix to California, so I did as well! I had never been to Vegas so I was lucky to have a full week to explore.
If I could do the trip over again, I would spend the entire time at the Bellagio pool. It doesn’t even look real in pictures and the flowers smelled amazing. Plus, there’s no reason for me to waste any time gambling. I’m terrible at it 🙁
One of my favorite nights was getting to see Carrot Top. The guy gets a bad rap… he’s hilarious! (And passed out shots of Crown during the show!) He was nice enough to invite the NASCAR folks to his green room afterwards and was a super laid-back, friendly dude.
One of the standouts from my trip were the rides at the top of the Stratosphere. I wanted to bungee jump, but chickened out at the top after a couple rides were closed due to high winds! Hopefully, I’ll be braver next time. I’m not a big drinker or partier, so I didn’t think I’d fall in love with Vegas the way I did. But I had a blast and cannot wait to get back! Best people-watching in the world!!