We recently took a long weekend trip to Las Vegas. This would never really be our first choice for a trip since neither of us gambles and we are a little past our all-nighter days, but we were meeting family there so we decided to do it our style. Kitschy themed hotel? Check. World series of people watching? Check. Chevy Cobalt à la Cedar Rapids? Check. And we were ready to roll.
After landing at 8 in the morning, we headed straight to the famous Las Vegas sign to get some pics. Lucky for us, there was nobody there, and it was a bright sunny day. We ended up with some amazing shots.
Our next stop was the Hash House A Go Go for breakfast. We learned of this gem from one of our favorite t.v. shows, Man v. Food, where Adam introduced us to the Sage Fried Chicken Benedict. Dain was so totally in.
And it lived up to the hype.
Since I almost had to roll Dain out after all that twisted farm food, we decided to check into our hotel (Treasure Island) and then take a much needed walk along the Strip. We actually walked so much that our dogs were seriously barking by the end of the trip, but it kind of balanced out all of the amazing food we enjoyed (or so we like to think).
We hoofed it to most of the attractions on the Strip. One of our favorites was the water show at the Bellagio, which we stopped at a couple of times.
And what’s a trip to Vegas without something to get your heart racing? Enter the X-Scream: a roller coaster 866 feet above the ground on top of the Stratosphere where you literally dangle over the side of the building looking down onto the street. We rode in the first car, which allowed me to throw my hands up in the air, and Dain to envision his free fall to the pavement below. There was a lot of actual screaming on the X-Scream. The Big Shot was slightly tamer as it shoots you up 160 feet in the air, and you get to experience that eerie stomach dropping feeling. Good times all around. Especially when we were back on terrra firma.
We even took a gondola ride at the Venetian (because we’re dorks like that).
So now if we never make it to Venice together we can at least say that we got to experience a gondola (even if it was in a pool through a mall).
And the people watching is out of this world. You can see so many unique people and things just walking around.
With all of the shows and sights, there certainly is no shortage of things to do (even for non-gamblers) in sin city. We spent our last night enjoying a classic Vegas show, Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere, where the acrobats and gymnasts wowed us to say the least.
It was four action packed days, and all in all it was a perfect weekend getaway.