Okay, confession.... I DID NOT LIKE VEGAS!!!!!
Here is what Vegas consists of:
(OMG, The Strip was just people, people, people!)
2. Secondhand smoke.
I really freaking hate the smell. It just STICKS with me. I was trying to fall asleep and I could still feel the smoke in my throat!
3. Overpriced shit.
1 ice cream bar + 1 green tea at a hotel shop = $8.55!!!!
4. Weather that is hot as balls.
110 the day we were there.
You are probably thinking, "Of course Megan, what did you EXPECT Vegas to be like in June!?" But I know several people who go to Vegas and love Vegas, so I thought it would at least be tolerable. Nah.
Also, everything takes forever. Just to check in, we waited about 45 minutes. Why do they only have 4 people working at the hotel check in when there are over 100 people in line???
I was so relieved once we finally got to our room...
We stayed at The Flamingo, which was right on The Strip. Once we checked in and settled down, we got spruced up to walk around.
I felt pretty hip until I noticed I had to rings around my legs thanks to my compression socks I wore all day.
First we walked around the hotel...
Palm trees!!!! Something this PA girl NEVER sees!
Look, you weren't allowed to feed the wildlife at the Grand Canyon, either!
Then we checked out the shops on LINQ and looked at the High Roller. There was no way we were riding that!
Then we walked The Strip... ugh! That's when things started going downhill! (See list above.)
We got REALLY hangry, so we went in the MGM Grand looking for the "perfect" spot to eat. Obviously, that is hard to do!
Just being silly...
We ended up somewhere sort of expensive but it was delicious. It was one of Wolfgang Puck's places. The service was incredible. It was a nice change to have a server who didn't make you feel like you were bothering him. Paul's temporary filling came out in Santa Fe, so he couldn't eat anything hard. Luckily, this place had DELICIOUS pasta he could eat!
We checked out the fountains at The Bellagio on the way back to our hotel. It was really cool! Of course, it was difficult to find a spot where someone wasn't blowing secondhand smoke in your face!
Did you know there are naked chicks just standing on the streets in Vegas? Well, they did have on thongs and pasties. Paul said that we should just take our pants off too. (Don't worry, we didn't!)
So that was our day in Vegas! We didn't gamble. They did have Deal or No Deal but I was too tired and just wanted to go to bed! I think I would have thought Vegas was fun 10 years ago, but not now. I guess I missed my window! It would have been fun to see a show, and if I had realized how much we were going to dislike just wandering around, we would have done that.
Ya live, ya learn!
PS. We did hit up the Hoover Dam before Vegas. No tour, just a quick looksie because it was 110 degrees (no joke!)
PPS. Oh, and when we left Vegas and were on our way to San Diego, we stopped at a really cool 50s diner called Peggy Sue's. I ate my weight in eggs, bacon, and FRENCH TOAST!
Have you been to Vegas? What did you think?