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Viva Las Vegas

Monday, January 21st, 2013 No comments

This past weekend some friends and I went to Las Vegas. All except one was someone who I had met in person for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con 2011. We had been tossing around the idea for a while, but finally started planning something last summer. I knew that Des, Alirio & Christine, Michaela & Dave, and Jim would be there. However, we ended up getting a surprise visit from Chris as well. A couple of people knew he was coming, but not me. Most of our group stayed at the Luxor, which was inexpensive and pretty nice. I had a good view from my hotel room and the hotel itself looks awesome at night. I got in late Friday night, so I didn’t do much except gamble at the hotel.

Luxor

view from Luxor

Saturday we went to brunch at the Wicked Spoon. We all ate so much food. We were there for over 2 hours. Some members of our group did their own blind taste test, which was neat.

brunch round 1

brunch blind taste test

After that some of the group went to the pool at Michaela and Dave’s hotel (I’m probably staying there the next time I’m in Vegas) while the rest of us went shopping. After we regrouped, we walked around A LOT and took in the scenery. There’s a lot of scenery to take in. I was amazed at all the lights and everything screaming for your attention. I didn’t like the people on the sidewalk who were constantly shoving flyers and cards into your face. I’d say Vegas is nice but with a hint of trashiness. While we were walking around we did stop occasionally to gambling.

gambling

The last thing we did before the whole group separated was have dinner at the Heart Attack Grill. I’ve heard about them in the news because of people who have died after eating their unhealthy food. People who weigh over 350 lbs get in free and they make you wear a hospital gown while you’re in the restaurant. I ate the smallest burger that they have and it was almost too much. I barely finished it and I thought I was going to vomit at the end.

Heart Attack Grill

I was so tired and full when we got back to the Luxor. I’m still sore 2 days later from all the walking. I had my most successful gambling time this night before I went to bed.

On Sunday, I did a little more gambling in the Luxor. I won a little bit. I was down about $45 for the whole trip. I had a flight at 1:55pm, so I didn’t have time to do much before heading to the airport.

I had such a great time in Vegas, even though the trip was short for me. I’ve gone on several trips alone lately, and this one was so much better because I was there with friends. I hope we can continue getting together like this from time to time. I’m already looking forward to seeing everybody again.