Interstellar Adventures

April 18, 2006

Vegas, Day 2

Filed under: Interstellar Travel — by InterstellarLass @ 9:54 am

Look to my left sidebar for my new Flickr photo album. Vegas photos can be found there!

Despite coming to bed so late, I woke up at 8:30. Nick and I gave the breakfast buffet a whirl. I wasn’t impressed. And the old people there in Vegas will run you over with their walkers and canes, trying to beat you to the food! My goodness!

We decided we would rent a car and head out to the Hoover Dam. We arranged to rent a Nissan XTerra. I’m thinking I want one now. It was a very quiet ride, comfortable and good handling. As we approached the Dam, the scenery was amazing. Lake Mead and the canyons approaching the Dam gave us some beautiful sights.

At the Dam, Nick and I exhausted our “Dam” joke bank. Wow, that’s a dam big dam. That’s a lot of dam concrete. I wonder how much dam water there is. I need to go to the dam bathroom. We’re looney, I know. That’s why we’re a perfect match.

Back at the hotel, we grabbed a quick lunch, then took a nap to gear up some energy for the night’s activities. We woke up to a gorgeous Vegas sunset. Feeling a little grimey from our Dam Walk, we took a bath. But not just any kind of bath. A bubble bath! The tub had whirlpool jets, so we got lots of bubbles out of the little hotel sample body wash bottle.

For dinner, we went to N9NE Steakhouse. It was very contemporary. The seafood platter we started with was delicious. Good size lobster tails, crab claws, shrimp, clams, mussels, and oysters. My Surf & Turf steak was good, but the surf part of it was a little disappointing, size wise. It was a fantastic meal, again.

After, we ventured up to Ghostbar. The brothers ordered us a bottle of Crown and a bottle of Absolut and mixers. Our waitress made all our drinks for us at our table. Out on their open-air patio (55 floors up!) we got another great view of Vegas. And, they had a clear plexi-glass platform that you could stand on and see the parking lot below. I stood on it for a moment, but got that wave of vertigo and went back inside. We danced and drank for awhile, and did some interesting people watching.

Nick got tired of the noise and went back to the room. The rest of us went down to the tables to do some more gambling. I sat down at the Blackjack table and promptly lost $100. Then I moved to the Texas Hold ‘Em table and won $200. I eventually made it back to the room at 4:30 am, $60 up. That was good enough for me.

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