What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? The exception to that rule would be this blog. My coworker Jackie and I flew to Vegas on Saturday January 21, we arrived around 6 P.M. to our hotel the Mirage. My friend Christy and her Husband were staying across the street at the Linq. We had a few drinks before heading over to In-N-Out (if there is ever one in the area, you just gotta go). The rest of the night was a bit of a blur, starting with drinks in the casino of the LINQ to ending up at the DRAI’S nightclub to see fabulous (i can’t explain). We then journeyed back over to our hotel’s bar, Rhumbar, it’s a nice outdoor bar with couches. At this point we were all drunk and went back to the hotel to pass out.
The following morning we went to the Flamingo for an all you can eat and drink brunch. It has everything you can imagine: eggs, crepes, desserts, pizza, prime rib, everything. It was raining so we had to take taxi’s to and from our hotel and the Flamingo (well we didn’t have to but….) We then played a few of the machines in our hotel, Jackie won 80$ I won 40$! We then tried to book tickets for the Beatle’s love show but it was sold out :(. We explored our hotel and all of the shops inside of it before going back to our room to get ready for the night. We had dinner reservations in the Eiffel Tower, at Mon Ami. It was delicious we had goat cheese and escargot appetizers with filet for dinner, followed by creme brûlée. We then went to the New York, New York hotel to see the circus de Soleil show, Zumanity. It was an odd show but also entertaining. It’s like acrobatics but everyone was topless (oops). We then went to gamble and drink in the hotel lobby bar, where we took too many 20$ shots and made friends with several different strange individuals. We then attempted to walk to In-n-out and ended up running into some people who told us Machine Gun Kelly was back at the Drai’s. We ended up at the “After hours” of the Drai’s which had a huge line that Jackie and I somehow avoided by going to a bouncer and asking if we could be let in. (I don’t know, man.) We ended up leaving shortly after and barely making it back to our room somewhere around 5 or 6 A.M.
The next morning, and our last day in Vegas Jackie and I decided to go see the dolphin and Tiger exhibit in our hotel. (Siegfried and Roy) It was 22$ and I definitely recommend it, I’ve never been so close to dolphins, lions or tigers! We then went to the Venetian to explore and for lunch, we had tacos at Canonita, which was delicious and we got to sit right on the canal, yeah tacos in an Italy-inspired hotel is a bit weird but fuck it, I was hungover, it’s Vegas, sue me. We headed back to the hotel to grab a taxi to the airport, we were leaving a few hours earlier than intended but we were riding the struggle bus all the way back to Chicago so we didn’t mind.
As if our time in Vegas hadn’t been eventful enough, a fist fight almost broke out on our plane right next to Jackie – we couldn’t be back in Chicago any time sooner.
I definitely plan on heading back to Vegas, I originally wanted to visit when I turned 21 but finally made it out to Sin City almost four years later. When I return to Vegas, I plan on going up to the Eiffel Tower restaurant, seeing the Las Vegas Sign, since we were too hungover to actually visit it. I also would like to see a few more hotels such as the Bellagio and Cesar’s Palace, I also want to visit Mandalay Bay, oh and see that fucking Beatles show that was sold out while I was in Vegas!
I had been dreaming of finally making it out to Vegas for so many years and I have to admit it did not disappoint, I could have spent several more days there but I would be coming home even more ill and broke than I did after just 3 days.