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This week I’m co-hosting Treasure Tromp’s 40th Treat Yo Self Thursday! You best treat yo self!

We’re currently in LA, and I’ve been ADing the past few days for the new show Jacob and his brother have been working on. Though it’s part of the job description, so far I didn’t have to yell at anyone. :P We’ve been working long and hard this week, so that we can treat ourselves next week. We leave on Sunday for Greece, and this trip is a dream come true! I’ve been ogling over lots of Greece photos.

Treat Yo Self Link Up // Oia Santorini Greece.
Treat Yo Self Link Up // Oia Santorini Greece.

***Anyone know who took these originally?

How to Treat Yo’ Self:

 

  1. Link up your most recent blog post.
  2. Follow the host (Nicole from Treasure Tromp) & co-host (Esther from Local Adventurer).
  3. Grab a button or link back so that more people can join the fun. Your post can only be highlighted as ‘last week’s most viewed treat’ if you link back to the link-up
  4. Visit at least 2 other blogs and share the love.
  5. Spread the word by using the hashtag #TreatYoSelfThursday and we’ll retweet your link!

 

Treat Yo Self Thursday Link-Up

 

 

Last Week’s Most Viewed Treat

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How To Treat Yo’ Self in Poland via Adventurings
 


How do you like to treat yo self? :)

xoxo estherJacob

***Local Adventures are now moved to Wednesdays from here on out and we’ll be focusing on national and international travel again on Tuesdays! :)

We’re always trying to find new local adventures to do in town, whether it’s off the beaten path or pretending like we’re tourists for the day. Since I have never been to the AdventureDome at Circus Circus and Jacob hasn’t since he was a kid, we decided to check it out. We were also there celebrating National Roller Coaster day this year! It’s kind of insane how many rides they can pack into that space.

Circus Circus Adventuredome Las Vegas | Las Vegas Amusement Parks.

Circus Circus Adventuredome Las Vegas | Las Vegas Amusement Parks.
 Circus Circus Adventuredome Las Vegas | Las Vegas Amusement Parks.

Circus Circus Adventuredome in Las Vegas | Amusement Parks in Las Vegas.

Circus Circus Adventuredome in Las Vegas | Amusement Parks in Las Vegas.
The Adventuredome Circus Circus | Las Vegas Theme Parks.

Circus Circus Las Vegas Adventuredome | Las Vegas Theme Parks.

The Adventuredome at Circus Circus | Las Vegas Amusement Parks.

The Adventuredome Theme Park | Las Vegas Theme Parks.
Las Vegas Adventuredome at Circus Circus | Amusement Parks in Las Vegas.

Circus Circus Adventuredome Rides | Amusement Parks in Las Vegas.

El Loco Circus Circus Adventuredome Rides | Amusement Parks in Las Vegas.

Circus Circus Adventuredome Las Vegas | Las Vegas Amusement Parks.

The only photo we got of us was on Jacob’s iPhone. You can follow him on instagram for more of us. :)

Our 3 Favorite Rides at the Adventuredome at Circus Circus:

  1. El Loco
  2. Happy Feet – Mumble’s Wild Ride 4D
  3. Sand Pirate

Tips for visiting Circus Circus Adventuredome Las Vegas:

  • Check out the layout / map of all the rides here.
  • If you plan on making the most of your time and going on a bunch of rides, go ahead and buy the All Day Ride Pass (ADRP). Buying tickets to each individual ride will add up quickly!
  • Prices: $29.95 All day adult pass, 16.95 Junior’s pass. See breakdown of individual ride costs here.
  • The ADRP doesn’t include all attractions. There are still some premium attractions like the Batman Laser Challenge and Rock Climbing that you’ll have to pay for if you’re interested.
  • Certain rides will not let you carry on loose items or backpacks. Leave them in your car or you can rent a one-time use locker for $1.
  • If you’re looking for the rollercoasters, look for the upstairs area where you can access both!
  • Book your tickets here.

AdventureDome Theme Park at Circus Circus
2880 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas NV 89109
702-794-3939

What is the last roller coaster you’ve been on?

xoxo estherJacob

We heard so many great things about the Richmond Night Market that we had to experience it for ourselves while visiting friends in Vancouver. I have never seen such a packed night market before. I felt like I was practically in Asia. We weaved ourselves through the crowds to try as many different foods as possible and even made a couple purchases (they’ll be showing up in future Lovely Letters exchanges!).

Richmond Night Market // Things to do in Vancouver BC.

Richmond Summer Night Market // Vancouver Things to Do.

Richmond Night Market Vancouver Canada.

Richmond BC Night Market // Things to do in Vancouver Canada.
Richmond Night Market BC // Vancouver Things to Do.

Richmond Night Market Vancouver Canada.

Richmond Night Market // Things to do in Vancouver BC.

Rotato at Richmond Night Market // Things to do in Vancouver BC.
Rotato at RIchmond Night Market // Things to Do in Vancouver BC.

Richmond BC Night Market // Vancouver Canada Things to Do.

Richmond BC Night Market Canada // Things to Do in Vancouver BC.
Richmond Night Market Canada // Things to Do in Vancouver BC.

Richmond Vancouver Night Market.

Richmond Night Market Canada // Things to Do in Vancouver BC.

Richmond Night Market // Things to Do in Vancouver Canada.

Richmond Night Market Vancouver // Things to Do in Vancouver Canada.
Richmond Summer Night Market // Vancouver Things to Do.

Richmond BC Night Market // Vancouver Canada Things to Do.

Vancouver Night Market.
Richmond Summer Night Market // Things to Do in Vancouver BC.

Vancouver Night Market // Vancouver Things to Do.

Richmond BC Night Market Vancouver Things to Do.

Richmond Night Market Address
8351 River Rd
Richmond BC V6X 1Y4
+1 604-244-8448

Dates: May 16th – October 13th
Hours: Friday-Saturday 7PM-12AM, Sunday & Stat Holidays 7PM-11PM
Cost: $2.25 for regular admission (free for children under 10 and seniors 60+)

Tips for your visit:

  • Our favorite thing to eat there was the Rotato, but it also had the craziest lines.
  • If you’re planning to eat there, I would say it’s worth getting the coupon book.
Have you been to the Richmond Night Market?
Have you been to something similar?
xoxo estherJacob

If you didn’t know already, we’re obsessed with catplusmouse! For our 3 year anniversary we bought a custom family portrait illustration of us, and I’m sure we’ll be getting more as we have new additions to our family (Don’t get too excited, mom. New additions mean more animals!). :)

Today, Cat and I are teaming up to give away one digital customized portrait with two people or pets. You can create your own prints, invitations, stationary, or anything else with your custom portrait.

Here’s the one we had made of us back when I had purple hair:

Custom Family Portrait Illustration by Catplusmouse.
Custom Family Portrait Illustration by Cat plus mouse.

It’s also something we like to get made for friends. Aren’t these two the cutest?
Custom Family Portrait Illustration / Custom Wedding Illustration by Cat plus mouse.

You should see some of her other cute illustrations that she sells too! Here are a few:
Game of Thrones Illustration.Click Through to Win your own Custom Family Portrait Illustration here.

See her etsy store for more details on your digital portrait and check out her other awesome products here. You can also get 10% off your purchase with the code: estherjacob10.

A CATPLUSMOUSE CUSTOM FAMILY PORTRAIT ILLUSTRATION GIVEAWAY:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck! :)

**This giveaway will be running longer than our others because we’ll be traveling.

xoxo estherJacob

I don’t usually share much music on here, but lately I’ve been listening to the new Delta Spirit album 24/7. It’s been a while since I’ve found an entire album that I could listen through without skipping songs.

For My Enemy Delta Spirit Lyrics // Into the Wide Album.

Have you watched the movie Music and Lyrics?

“A melody is like seeing someone for the first time. The physical attraction. But then, as you get to know the person, that’s the lyrics. Their story. Who they are underneath. It’s the combination of the two that makes it magical.”

Sure there is plenty of music that’s fun to listen to, but ultimately I’m a lyrics girl. The lyrics are what will make me stay and listen for a lifetime.

I love the simplicity of Delta Spirit lyrics and how they make every word count. This one is my current fave:

For My Enemy // Delta Spirit // Into the Wide

As we all marched ahead
in the early hours it began
letter in my pocket still unread.

The fire lit, the sky went red,
as we drew near the smell of death
treading through the heavy silence left.

I told myself I’d never lift a hand in hatred.
I was wrong.
Torn up, reborn the way they made me.
It’s not long now.

I tried in vain to look away,
from the tragic sight of what remained.
wiped off the atlas, our birth place.

Those of us who still survived,
took to the hills before they came.
Me, my knife, and my rifle sat in wait.

I told myself I’d never lift a hand in hatred.
I was wrong.
Torn up, reborn the way they made me.
It’s not long now.

My love letter folded out.
My last chance I did it now.
I began to hear her read aloud,

“Don’t you fill your heart with hate,
no matter what this world will take,
our love must not be disgraced.”

I told myself I’d never lift a hand in hatred.
You were right.
Torn up, reborn the way they made me.
It’s not long now, it’s not long now

“Don’t you fill your heart with hate,
no matter what this world will take,
our love must not be disgraced.”

Listen to it here.

Songs like this make me want to write my own music. Maybe I’ll start with haikus and piece them together.

One of my favorites from their last album was California. We listened to it A LOT while we road tripped around America. If you want to listen to my cross country road trip playlist go here.

Have you heard Delta Spirit’s songs before?
What have you been listening to lately?

xoxo estherJacob