What happens in Vegas, Day 1

by DanicasDaily on June 23, 2011

Happy Friday Eve all!  Thanks for all the fun comments on my Wordless Wednesday this week!  I think they are both pretty hot, but, you know, I kinda like JP’s look LOL

Before I jump into my recap, I just wanted to say that I am being “aware” of what I am eating and listening to my body, but, I am not going to be hard core with my points+.  I will list them to see how I am doing, but, I am on vacation and made the decision beforehand to go with the flow and enjoy. Sometimes I work and other times I enjoy it ~ this trip, I NEED a break.

We were up at 4:30 am yesterday to head to Vegas.  I packed up my breakfast (4 points+ of Quaker Oatmeal Squares) and a banana.

Then, we stopped by Starbuck’s for the drive ~ Venti Iced Dirty Coconut Latte (Nonfat, Decaf Latte with 1 pump Mocha & 1 pump Coconut) (4 points+)

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The Husband is sort of IN LOVE with his new Father’Tropical Dad’s Day hat ~ he is wearing it in Vegas to keep his head cool….he looks so cute ~ Open-mouthed smile

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Once we arrived, we were both STARVING. I knew exactly what I wanted ~ Samurai Sam’s (they NEED these in California by us!)  I LOVE places that include all their nutritionals too!

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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 started off with a Grilled Egg Roll (6 points+) ~ I was starving so this tasted pretty amazing.

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I picked the small grilled teriyaki chicken bowl with SPICY Teriyaki Sauce over brown rice ~ LOVE! (11 points+) but you could totally save on points+ by getting all veggies.  I was hungry enough I wanted the rice!

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After lunch, we headed to a few stores, then, to Old Town Vegas (Fremont Street) ~ one of our favorite places.  The COVERED mall makes it so much cooler to stand the 107 degrees of heat!  It’s hotter this year than it was last year, I think!

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We decided to eat dinner in old town at Triple George’s Grill.  It honestly looks like a dive from the outside, but, when, you get inside it’s beautiful.

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We got to sit in our own “private booth” which made it fun.

I was totally hoping that the carrots were pickled too.  I LOVED the big peppers and am totally going to find some.

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I also had a slice of their HOT sour dough bread (3 points+)

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We shared a house salad with Balsamic on the side (2 points+).  I gave The Husband the croutons and onions.

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Their “Petite” New York Steak was still pretty huge ~ my guess about 6-8 ounces cooked.  I shared everything on my plate with The Husband (he got a steak sandwich too).

This steak was SO TENDER you could cut it with a fork…it literally melted in your mouth!

3 shrimp plus about 3 oz cooked steak (6 points+ estimate)

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I think this might be the HUGEST broccoli head I’ve ever been served.  I ate all the carrots (2 points+), 1/3 of the potatoes (5 points+) and shared the broccoli with The Husband.

I WISH I thought like him sometimes ~ he LOVED their fries but said he would rather eat my broccoli than fries….see what I mean?! Winking smile

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This place is definitely on our top 3 list of BEST STEAK places ever.

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After walking around, gambling a little and making our daily donation to the casinos Open-mouthed smile, we headed back to our Time Share (you can see pictures of it here) to swim.

The Husband has been talking about Root Beer Floats so I whipped them up for us to enjoy.

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How cute are these mini cans?! (3 points+ each) plus 1/2 c Slow Churn Lite (2 points+)

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I am wearing  my WW Pedometer for fun ~ 12,284 steps yesterday!

 

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Q’S

Have you ever been to Las Vegas?  If so, what was your favorite thing you did? If not, what is one thing you want to do?

Catch you all later tonight or tomorrow with day 2!

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