We arrived home from Las Vegas today. If you want to see pictures, look here. I provided kind of a lot of commentary, but here are some highlights.
Monday: drove to Vegas in our rental car. It was a Chevy Cobalt, silver. Checked into our hotel, Harrah's. Our room had separate beds. A was happy about that. Walked around Caesar's Palace and the Bellagio. Thought it was silly that all the casinos try to make you feel like you're outside. They must do that because the actual streets in Vegas are so terrible. Ate dinner at Mama Depalma's, best pizza in Sin City. Their fried mozzarella is a must. Then went to Coldstone. I had coffee ice cream with Reeses as a "mix in." I highly recommend it. This was before A found out he had high cholesterol and drastically altered the rest of our culinary experiences on the trip.
Tuesday: St. Patty's day. Everyone was drunk all day. Ate breakfast at my beloved Bouchon Bakery at the Venetian. A had a ham sandwich, the best in the world, I had a cheese danish, also the best in the world. We went to Hoover Dam and avoided many of the drunkards. The damn was big. It was a beautiful day, with a pleasant cool breeze coming off Lake Mead. A found out he has terrible cholesterol. We then ate at Buffalo Wild Wings. I had wings, A had a veggie burger and salad. Did the Eiffel Tower Experience, took some cool pictures. Was informed that the restaurants at the Paris "ooze continental charm." Didn't get pinched.
Wednesday: Walked down the strip, through the mile-long mall, where we purchased tickets to "Scarlett, Princess of Magic" for only $16. Then continued on to M&M and Coke worlds, and the MGM Grand. Enjoyed iced herbal tea while waiting to review a TV show for NBC at TV World. We ended up seeing Gary Unmarried. We both gave it a six, and were asked to come back the next day for a focus group, for which we'd be paid fifty dollars each. Hustled buns to see Scarlett. We were late. She was pretty bad but still baffling. I like magic. At dinner at the Venetian. A had salad again. I had pasta with probably ten cloves of garlic. Yum.
Thursday: Breakfast at Starbucks, fruit for A. Watched the lions at the MGM Grand for a long time before our focus group. Went to focus group, made 50 bucks. Walked to New York New York. Went back to hotel, called Lotus of Siam, asked if they had low cholestorol food. They said no, but that you could substitute tofu in any dish. Drove to Lotus of Siam. Ate delicious delicous Thai food. Found a Marshall's (at last!) A went to Barnes and Noble and bought a lower-your-cholestorol cookbook. Went to Blue Man Group. It rocked.
Friday: Breakfast at Denny's, A had salad again. Then we were off for home. We stopped at UFood Grill in Draper. I had a veggie cheeseburger with unfries. Delicious.