We were in Vegas for 6 days. I am showing you a little of it. We had so much fun, just the 3 of us.
Every morning Spencer and I would take turns exercising and we'd eat breakfast in the hotel room- we brought cereal, oatmeal, juice, and fruit.
However, we went to Dunkin' Donuts for breakfast one day. Father and daughter loved it.
That was interesting. The types that frequent Fremont Street at 10:30 in the morning... wow. Mostly people were looking to gamble, or walk off the previous night's activities, but we did see a live broadcast for Telemundo.
We were also lucky to catch a glimpse of the Heart Attack Grill, which boasts not only the world's highest calorie burger awarded by the Guinness World Records (9,983 calories), but also a free meal to anyone weighing over 350 pounds. So, yeah.
On our way back, we stopped by Gold and Silver Pawn, of the show Pawn Stars on the History channel. Spencer started watching it a few months ago, and we happened to pass right by it, so we stopped in. Seconds after we went inside, an announcement was made to ask everyone to clear out the store for a taping of an episode. We had a quick lap around and left.
I felt so cool, even for a moment.
Poor girl looked like this a lot:
Strip Steak at the Mandalay Bay!
Apparently it is a "celebrity chef" restaurant, although I've never heard of him before. Michael Mina, who has a few other restaurants in Vegas. It was sooo good. We had a $50 certificate, but you needed to spend at least $100 first.
It wasn't hard at all.
Abby wore a pair of socks on her hands the entire way over, and it wasn't until we had our complimentary appetizer that she finally took them off.
They start you with Duck Fat Fries: from the left to the right, truffle with truffle sauce (so very good, I was surprised how you can really taste the truffles in both the fry flavor and in the sauce,) garlic parmesan with ketchup, and I think the last were Old Bay.
Ab loved them. Of course. She's only been allowed to eat fries for a few months, and she knew she wanted to take off her socks for these!
We shared a trio of potato purees: sour cream and onion, lobster, and horseradish.
At all of our dinners we tried to keep Abby entertained, and for the most part she was so good at every restaurant we went to. (She had a rough night at Joe's, the stone crab place, when Spencer accidentally spilled ice water all over her!)
Anyway, here she is playing the piano while one of us was singing the "I've Got a Dream" song from Tangled (during the Hook Hand Thug's part. He's a piano player, after all.)
Strip Steak also gives you a bag of caramel corn to take home with you.
Our waitress took a picture of our stuffed selves. While I wouldn't want to pay that much for dinner often, it really was so good, and I was pleased that we could taste the difference in our expensive entrees compared to what we would get somewhere else. Delicious!
After our fabulous dinner we went to the Bellagio to watch a water show.
They guys worked on tips, so we gave them $2 to let us take one picture. Abby was very shy and she is actually reaching for Spencer here, saying "No, Daddy hold you!"
We looked around at the gardens
The next morning, we fed Abby breakfast and decided to do a late breakfast/brunch at Hash House a go go after some shopping at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.
Shopping took longer than we thought it would, as did the travel to Hash House, which has many Las Vegas locations. We went to the Imperial Palace, which is under construction outside, and it was a pretty crazy maze to get there. I'd recommend one of the other locations. When we were seated, we weren't helped at all; Spencer had to get someone to wait on us. The whole thing took so long, that Ab was done by the time we got our food, and needed a nap.
The food was pretty crazy, though, and worth the creepy trek through the casino!
I got a pancake- Brown Sugar Banana, which was so good (am I a broken record yet? All the food pretty much everywhere was so good!) and 12 inches! Ab and Spencer had to help me eat it.
The next stop was the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace.
Ab and I got friendly with the Patriots guy at the Nike store.aquarium at Caesars, located by The Cheesecake Factory. Abby was very excited about it for a minute (see last year's picture:)
This year I couldn't take a picture. Abby pressed her little hands against the glass, and a large fish swam into her field of vision and surprised her, and totally scared her. At first she was holding me and I thought she was laughing, but that steadily grew more and more hysterical so we had to finally walk away.
She still talks about the scary fish in Las Vegas!
We went to the pool again that afternoon- we went almost every day- and enjoyed some yummy drinks. (Our reservation included a $50 credit towards drinks at the pool! Sadly, we only used about $15 of it, because I was too nervous about getting too full on pina coladas so I wouldn't enjoy my dinners. Stupid. Always get a pina colada! Especially if it's free!)
Bathed, and ready to go to our last dinner out!
The Wicked Spoon Buffet at the Cosmopolitan. It had a lot of mixed reviews, but overall was very good. They have mini pots and sauce pans that hold single-servings of hot foods that you can take to your table.
This place had truffle fries, too!
They have their own gelato statio... again, my picture is blurry, but yum!
edible gold flake on top. Supposed to make you think it's fancy!
Super Abby (notice the flung-aside bib? No?) reading a book with Dad.
I'd love to hear where YOU like to go!! Buffet, restaurant, entertainment, what is always on your Vegas list?
This is Abby's sad face during check out. She had a great time!