Thursday, May 13, 2010

Spontaneous Las Vegas Trip over the Weekends

As spontaneous as it can be.  My hubby came home on Thursday and announced that let's go to Vegas tonight.  I was like how could that be possible since they (hubby and Evy) had to go watch Iron Man 2 at 7:30pm and what about his sleep since he had to drive 12-13 hours to Vegas.  Nevertheless, since the last time we had been to Vegas was 9 years ago, what the heck.  We reserved the hotel room at Circus Circus that night and took off in the morning at 4am.  My girls at one of the gas stops for branch.  Still chilly on the way there.  The last stop at Colorado before we moved on to Utah.

And where did we go when we arrived at Vegas?  China Town baby!  Got to have early dinner and shopped at Ranch 99 for drinks and snacks.  To my surprise, Vegas China Town is getting huge, it used to be a small area and now it occupied the whole street (Spring Mountain).  Any kind of Asian cuisine you can find it there, and it's authentic not Americanize.  One thing I did notice, lots of Koreans settled in Vegas, many Korean BBQ restaurants and supermarkets can be found there as well, not just Chinese and Vietnamese anymore.  One disadvantage about these restaurants, many accept cash only, so if you planned to dine in China Town, remember to bring lots of cash.  For your information, the Penang Malaysian restaurant there only accept cash.

The next day, we walked around a little bit under the scorching sun.  It was hot around 89'F and at time windy but very dry.  As you know, with little girls we couldn't walk very far and they were not interested at the buildings except M&M store.  Vegas has changed a lot too, old casinos were knocked down for the new, it was different from 9 years ago.  The traffic jam was bad, really bad, there was always a traffic jam on the Vegas strip.  We didn't have to wait long but there's always a jam.  Many people were there walking and shopping as well, pretty crowded.

This was one place they wanted to go.  We went in and they each got a bag of M&M to munch on.  Not forgetting to take a picture with yellow and red too.

Outside one of the restaurants in MGM Grand.

The following day, we got them a day pass at the Circus Circus theme park.  Look at little Edda, still smiling here before it took off.  But she wanted to cry half way into the spins.  This was her first ride.

This was Edda last ride, she was too scary cat.  She actually cried on this one and they had to stop it early for her to get down.  LOL, I raised two timid princesses.  Evy wouldn't get on any adult rides either, not even the more adventurous 3D theater.  Evy had fun on the kiddie rides along the day, Edda won't get on any ride after this train.  We spent a day in the car on Monday to drive back to Colorado.  Overall, it was a fun little getaway from this cold weather here.


Belinda @zomppa said...

Too cute! What a fun trip. I LOVE the photo of the M&Ms...they're too adorable.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Wow! yr hubby must be an Iron man too, driving 12 hrs to the desert city. This is the advantage of being young. Any time off away from work and normal routine of home is better than nothing though spontaneous.

ICook4Fun said...

We went there last year around July and the temp was around 115. I just stay indoor and refused to step outside ha ha..

Big Boys Oven said...

OMG! they are so cute! much bigger now than the last time we meet! :)

tigerfish said...

Wah, envy you!
The Strip is also congested with cars. We usually take the Monorail and still intend to, whenever we go to Vegas.
It is so hot in Vegas already? I just saw some hotel promo till July and was contemplating about it but I think it will be even hotter at that time :O

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

How cool is that?! I wish I could go on a spontaneous weekend getaway too. Love Vegas!

Little Corner of Mine said...

I like that photo too, Belinda.

Exactly Jasmine. Got to be spontaneous when he is still an iron man right? :D

Gert, I went there during summer before, end of June and it was also 115'F, I vow not to go there during summer again, really felt like stepping out into the oven.

Yes! Yes Sid! Much bigger liao. :)

Tigerfish, yeah in the high 80s now. July will be too hot, Vegas during summer feel like oven.

Thanks Ju, it was better than no trip at all. ;)

pigpigscorner said...

What a nice getaway!

sock peng said...

i went to Vegas twice
but never visit the China town
look like i miss the interest place of Vegas

The Cooking Ninja said...

Your girls are so cute. :) Vegas has nothing much to see really. I enjoyed my trip to Los Angeles and Grand Canyon better.

Beachlover said...

I love Vegas too !! but it's too far for us flight it's took us 6-8 hours journey not to said waiting and driving to the airport!! it's nice to have a mini trip near the corner..both your gals grow up alot!!

Anonymous said...

I love pics of your lovely girls. They always bring a smile to me.

Thanks for sharing! =)