Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Viva La August Day 3

Day 3 of our vacation was quite exciting. Babe and I started off with breakfast at Max Brenner a restaurant notorious for chocolate. Babe ordered a hash while I had the quesadilla and hazelnut milkshake. The quesadilla was good I didn't really like the chipotle sauce and there was an extra sauce on the side in a cute little flask. The hazelnut milkshake was DA BOMB. And cute too! The interior of the restaurant was like the industrialized version of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Lots a pipes running through the ceiling of the restaurant. After breakfast, we finally fit in some sight seeing and went to the wax museum. The wax museum is located right off the walkway to the Venetian, you really can't miss it unless you avoided the walkway completely. Its walls are a bright blood red and named "Madame Tussauds" with interchanging "The Rock" and "Whoopi Goldberg" wax figures.

The museum itself was interesting but a little short. There were a LOT of photo opportunities with eerily life looking wax statues. Albeit Johnny Depp is a great actor and good looking, he was the one that freaked me out most. I can almost swear that the eyeballs were following people around and that the arm wanted to cup my shoulder when I was taking a picture. Perhaps they should make a new movie called "Night at the Wax Museum" where all the wax figures come to life and do abhorrent things to people. Anyways, got to see a lot of celebrity wax figures like the vampire slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Bradgelina, Britney Spears, Simon Cowell, aforementioned Johnny Depp, Single Ladies artist Beyonce, the Fame Monster Lady GaGa, and California lovin' Tupac to name a couple. It really was amazing to see all the statues.

After the wax museum, we gambled a little bit at the Venetian and headed back to the hotel and grabbed a snack at Serendipity3. We went to Serendipity3 so many times during out trip, it wasn't even funny. I got the frozen hot chocolate as usual, and a burger to share. Serendipity3 needs to figure out their table waiting system, everytime we sat along the wall closest to the server's computer, it would take extra long for water or our order to come out. #checkyoselfbeforeyouwreckyoself after our mid day snack, we relaxed a bit before heading back out for dinner.

I really had no idea on what to get for dinner but I did see Trevi right downstairs with its lovely fountain in the midst of it all. I made a reservation for 2 for a patio seat to gape at the large and beautiful fountain. The only thing nice about the restaurant was the large fixture spewing water. The food was only so-so. Babe ordered the beef carpaccio appetizer and the spaghetti and meatballs while I had the spaghetti carbonara. The beef carpaccio was very good and I loved the crostini. The spaghetti and meatballs were also decent in flavor. My spaghetti carbonara was good but the cream sauce dried too fast and balled up into rubber bands.

After our dinner at Trevi, we went to Fat Tuesday just approximately 25 paces from Trevi and got a small souvenir cup filled to the top with alcohol slushy.
Buff man
Cute cup or what?! I want.
Babe's hash
Wax museum!
On the walkway
Still on the walkway
Joan Rivers
Pay attention!
Leo DiCap
Bradley Coopz
Jenny from da block
Oops, she did it again
American Idol! X Factor!
Double Trouble
California love
The gondola ride that we didn't get to go on.
Frrrrrozen hot chocolate
Midday snack
Beef carpaccio
Spaghetti and meatballz
Fat Tuesday!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Viva La August Day 2

Second day of our Las Vegas trip and what do we do? There's something about being on vacation that never lets me sleep in. I always wake up early like for school early. But if I wanted to sleep in, I should just stay home. When you're on vacation, there are things to see! Things to do! So I wake up in the early morn, and of course I had to pick breakfast. Looked around and I saw Bouchon (pronounced "bu-shon"), so I hauled ass and we walked over to the Venetian. We were finally at the Venetian and asked directions to get to Bouchon. Had to go up some odd floors and ended up at the end of the corridors and at Bouchon. It was quite nice, very quiet and lovely. You could see the pretty fountain from where I was sitting, I suppose it was also a pool? I ended up ordering the french toast while babe ordered the usual eggs, bacon, potatoes kind of thing, he was also offered a pastry and drink of his choice and went with the chocolate one and coffee. My french toast was pretty, I didn't want to devour it but I was starving from the long walk on the Strip and was still a bit hungry after I finished. The chocolate pastry was also pretty good. After enjoying a nice brunch and view, we headed downstairs to gamble a little bit. Winner winner chicken dinner! Afterwards we took a short trip to the outlet malls and looked around. I can never really find anything good at outlet malls. For dinner we went to the Wynn buffet. We read the sign out front that said that gentlemen wearing sleeveless shirts could not enter so we tried to look in the souvenir shops to buy a t shirt that would cover him up, we found one but it was ~$23! We went ahead and got in line to pay for our buffet and the lady told us we could purchase a shirt for $13. Mmm, better than paying $23... The Wynn buffet was on par with Wicked Spoon, they had a large selection of food and desserts, yummy! The candied apples are really enticing but they'll seriously break your teeth off. I have no idea how people ate them and I could only take about two bites of it. I do recommend checking out the Wynn buffet if you want to stuff your tummys.

  Passing by Serendipity3. Bouchon! Here we come! My french toast Babe's pastry LOL PLAIN My handsome man ♪ But your lipstick got me so out of breath ♪