Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Vacation: Los Vegas

Thursday morning, we ate breakfast at Lee’s Hoagie Shop, and it was very good. The service was excellent and the food was very tasty, with fresh squeezed OJ that was yummy. Then we packed up and drove to Vegas for the evening. I had scored a room at the Excalibur, which has the Big Apple Roller Coaster across the street. I was also looking forward to finding a great seafood buffet for dinner, cuz Vegas.

The New York, New York Casino, with the Big Apple Coaster.
Most of the casinos are now connected with this fancy walk ways, so people aren’t crossing at the street lights.

The Statue of Liberty wearing a basketball jersey in front of the Casine (don’t ask, I don’t know)

The top of Excalibur from street level. We had a room in the tower on the right.

I have no words

Third Hard Rock Cafe and no souvenirs on this trip.
I was very sad.

PBR has a Rock Bar and Grill
Shouldn’t this be a country Bar?

Vegas is fun, from a visual standpoint.
We didn’t gamble

Paris Casino
The inside had a painted sky for a ceiling. It was pretty cool.

So the roller coaster was kick ass, even if we didn’t get to ride it as much as we wanted to. J wanted to catch a show that was a half mile away so we walked down to the Paris to get tickets. Then, because we were in general seating, and it was too far to go back, we waited there for the show to start. The coaster is certainly worth the money to do, and if you get the unlimited pass for $26 you don’t have to wait in line. We were all about the not waiting in line. My only issue is that the coaster is pretty jerky and after our second in a row ride, I had a pretty good headache. We did find the buffet in Excalibur, but it wasn’t as fancy as I had hoped, since it was Thursday night. That was a bit of a disappointment. We crashed after walking back from the Anthony Cools show. He is a hypnotist and if you want to watch people fucking a chair, go to his show. Tristan seemed to enjoy it and absolutely laughed his head off. I could have done without watching the older woman (think my mother’s age) deep throating an imaginary dick. If you enjoy 18 year old boy humor combined with graffic sexual humor, go see him. It was entertaining.

We overslept the next morning and got a late start. We grabbed breakfast from the casino floor and got on the road just about 10 am. We lost an hour and arrived home at about 10:20 pm, stopping only to pee, grab food for lunch and to put gas in the car.

Views from the car

Utah has the most vibrant colors in their landscape

Stunning to say the least

How Tristan spent most of the ride.
Yes he is buckled in.
No, he didn’t drive. 


  1. It looks like you had a wonderful vacation.

    1. It was pretty awesome. Already planning our trip to Puerto Rico next summer.