It’s 5.30PM and I’m chewing on gummy worms while sitting with my heater next to me. I’m bored. Don’t feel like writing, even though I have a project deadline tomorrow. SAVE ME! I’m getting so bored of writing already, but guess I’ll be finding a real-real job once I return back to Singapore. Need to make the moolah to cover my crazily insane spendings these past 2 months.
Anyhoo-ha-way, guess what! I had another ROAD TRIP! Just got back from our weekend stay in LA. Totally unexpected, totally impromptu. We went to Disney Land, Hollywood Boulevard and Beverly Hills. Plus, I saw sooo many Chihuahuas!!!
To datet: Lake Tahoe – checked, Death Valley – checked, Las Vegas – checked, and Los Angeles – checked. I’ve only got about 6 days left in US before I take flight back to Singapore. Words can’t describe how much I’m dreading that fateful day of saying goodbye to San Francisco. Just thinking of it makes me want to cry. But I’ll be back… i think.
Anyways, I’m back with my Las Vegas photos! So soz for the very long wait. I just signed up for the 1 month free trial at Netflix, and it’s gotten me even more glued to my Macbook. I just finished the first 2 seasons of Pretty Little Liars. I’ve heard so much about this series, but sadly never got the chance to watch it in Singapore. I’m eagerly awaiting season 3 now. Hurryyy up now. Looks like I’ll have to figure out a way to watch it online once I’m back.
But for now, Las Vegas.
You know, they say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas… well, nothing much happened. I didn’t get married overnight in a chapel, I didn’t wake up with a hangover, I didn’t get drunk nor run through the strip naked (no pun intended).
The three guys crashed out in the room right after our 10-hour road trip from San Francisco. If I’ve learnt one thing from this trip, it’s this: guys are the best traveling buddies EVER. It’s fun to travel with your girlfriends, but with guys, it’s just fun (and funny).
You won’t believe it, but we actually had McDonald’s for dinner. How exciting. Ok, so our first day there wasn’t all that exciting. I guess everyone was still somewhat drained of energy from the drive.
The next morning, Vincent & Stephen went for a business conference at Caesar’s Palace, so I was left to spend the day with my baby boy and one other Gushcloud guy. Not very romantic, but we had no other choice. We left our hotel and walked to Excalibur for their lunch buffet.
The thing about Las Vegas is that sex sells. Sex sells almost everywhere, but SEX SELLS in Vegas. So you get all kinds of weird stuff with sexual connotations to them. Like this one here: Dick’s Last Resort.Saw this on the wall right outside Dick’s Last Resort.
Buffet spread was relatively good for around US$18+ a person.You get all sorts of Chinese, Mexican, Italian and American food. I would recommend going nearer towards the end of the lunch buffet (around 2.30 pm) ‘cos that way, you pay lunch prices but you’ll get both lunch and dinner spreads. It’s opened all day and once the lunch hour closes, they immediate change the spread to dinner dishes, which include steaks and much better options. Pity we didn’t think of that earlier.
After lunch, we went to the famous Las Vegas Premium Outlet Mall South. Was about $18 (+ tips) from Excalibur to the mall. Spent the rest of the day there. I was a little disappointed, though. There weren’t many big brands in this mall and I expected a lot more from it. It was only at night that we went into Levi’s and the sales girl told us that Las Vegas Premium Outlet Mall North is the much better one for shopping. What a waste! I did buy a Coach Bag, though. Was like $450 at original price, but I got it at 50% off! Woohoo!
Absolutely loved them. I remember watching them on television when I was still a little kid, like 15 years ago? They must be old, very old. But their energy is just amazing. Please do try to catch them if you ever head down to Las Vegas.
Day 3: Vincent & Stephen had their all-day conference at Caesar’s Palace AGAIN, and I was stuck with the two guys AGAIN. And you won’t believe it, but we decided on a buffet lunch AGAIN. Deja-vu or just a bunch of boring people?
The buffet was gooood. Beats the one at Excalibur for sure. It was around $29+ per person, which is still pretty reasonable. No cold seafood dishes, though. I was hoping for oysters and shrimps, but nope. I guess Las Vegas, being a desert, is too far from the ocean for them to fish for seafood. But even then, the spread was good. I got too full after 5 rounds, and I didn’t even get to try everything :(
I did, however, have enough space for desserts! I had the best rice krispies ever! It was coated with thick white chocolate on the top and covered with rainbow sprinkles too! Haha. Oh gawd, I sound like a kid. Their apple crumble pie was da shiznit. I went for rounds just on that.
Feeling stuffed and satisfied, we left for the Las Vegas Premium Outlet Mall North. Costed us $18 (+tips) from Wynn.
Quick tip: If you’re ever in Vegas, skip the South Outlet Mall altogether and just head for the North Mall. This place beats South hands down. Don’t even bother with the South Mall. It’s crap if you compare it to the North.
The Premium Outlet Mall North has Coach, Kate Spade, Burberry, Armani Exchange, BCBGMaxazria, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Guess, Juicy Couture, Michael Kors, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tory Burch, and gazillions more. Like seriously, one day isn’t enough to cover this place.
Link here: Las Vegas Premium Outlets Mall North
And in case my advice is blah-blah-blah to you, here’s the link to Las Vegas Premium Outlet Mall South.