Our Hot A$$ Vegas Vacation

by DanicasDaily on June 29, 2010

Welcome Back Everyone!!!  Although we had a blast in Las Vegas, I have to admit it’s SO GOOD to be home.  It was blazing hot there the entire time with yesterday topping out at 109 degrees ~ crazy! 

103 was actually the coolest temperature the entire weekend! 

HOT!

Our trip this year included a few road trips to towns that nobody has ever heard of ~ Like Pahrump. 

Road to Pahrump, NV

The drive there totally made me realize we were really in the “desert” LOL. 

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Random flowers grow in the middle of the dessert too.

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The Husband collects Casino Chips so he was excited to check out a few casinos in other towns.

Terribles Casino

Stop #2 was the “other half” of Vegas ~ North Las Vegas “Old Town”.  I talked a little bit about old town the last time we visited Vegas.  I LOVE old town casinos because they have that old western feel…Like we might see Clint Eastwood or someone like that there ;)

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Ever wonder what $1,000,000 looks like?

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I am so playing lotto this week :D

One Million Dollars

I think one of my favorite parts of Las Vegas is looking at all the casinos lit up at night.  Plus there is almost always good people watching on the streets at night. Member Baby Elvis from last visit? Good times!

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Did I mention he likes collecting casino chips???  That means A LOT of walking, steps for the new chips and visiting their casino chip show for the older chips of closed casinos.

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This is my FAVORITE chip he got because it has two different casinos on it – there is a big story behind the Last Frontier Casino Chips that is pretty cool too.

The Silver Slipper on the front.

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Last Frontier on the back

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SO FUN and I LOVE seeing him happy like a little kid in a candy shop ;)

I usually LOVE travelling because it gives you a chance to try new foods that you don’t have back home. 

I also brought a few snacks for the road…like my FAVORITE Clif Bar out there ~ Mojo Bars Rock!

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They are salty, sweet, crunchy, chewy and chocolatey!

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Watermelon!

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Cashews that we snacked on all weekend!

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I LOVE Samurai Sam’s!  I wish we had one near us.

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It’s a simple teriyaki bowl place, but, you have your choice of lean, grilled meats over brown rice, white rice, soba noodles or steamed veggies.

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I picked the small grilled teriyaki chicken bowl with SPICY Teriyaki Sauce over brown rice ~ LOVE!

Samurai Sam's Spicy Chiken Teriyaki Bowl

Do you all tend to scan the stores for new things whenever you walk by?  I LOVE finding new foods to try and may be guilty of just spending time wondering new grocery stores when we travel :D  It’s the little things…..

NEW POPCHIPS Flavor ~ Jalapeno Potato!

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I thought I’d LOVE this flavor, but, honestly, it was disappointing ~ it tastes really like chili powder, not jalapeno :(

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Buffalo Wild Wings Visit #2 :D

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This time I took the advice of Liz and picked the Zesty Asian Sauce for my Chicken Salad.

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MMMM ~ I may just LOVE this flavor the most ~ It’s sweet, spicy and totally made me want to lick my plate :)

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Starbuck’s ~ the usual latte plus a reduced fat egg white turkey bacon muffin.

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Random Casino Food….I can’t remember which place we were in, but it wasn’t anything fancy.

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Turkey Club ~ I only managed half of this huge sandwich.

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COCKTAILS were involved ;)

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If you are ever in New York, New York ~ GO HERE ~ America!

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The food is amazing and the service was awesome!

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I decided to indulge a little by getting Shrimp Scampi ~ the portions are HUGE so I only managed to eat  a little less than half of this. I LOVE shrimp and pasta and garlic and butter and….

Shrimp Scampi

garlic focaccia bread!!!

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The Husband ordered Ribs!

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I think he liked them too ;)

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TRIP STATS:

TOTAL STEPS: 50,130 (12,533 steps/day on average but more some days than others!)

TOTAL CALORIES BURNED: 12,088 (a little over 3,000/day with only walking the strip!)

TOTAL CALORIES EATEN: No clue but I feel like I made smart choices and practiced moderation by only eating until I was content, about 1/2 of everything I was served.

Now if I could only have a vacation from our vacation, I’d be set ;)

I will catch up with all your comments, emails, etc and resume regular blogging tomorrow with a new Weight Watcher Week and goals to get ready for our CRUISE!!!

Stay tuned for another fun giveaway coming up tomorrow too!

Night all!

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