April 09, 2019
Hiiii!!! I hope you’ve missed me as much as I’ve missed you. ❤
On April 3rd, my dad and his wife flew into Las Vegas. They didn’t arrive until near midnight so, we didn’t see them for the first time until the 4th (my dad’s birthday).
Boyfriend and I woke up around 2 PM. After we both showered and smoked a blunt, the adventures began. My dad and his wife came to pick us up in their rental car then, we headed to Golden Nugget so they could check into their room. My dad had free nights there for the 4th-8th but, had to pay to stay at the El Cortez for their first night.
When he finished checking in and lollygagging around, we headed to Caesar’s Palace to stuff our faces at the famous Bacchanal Buffet.
There was a bit of a line when we first arrived so, naturally, I took some photos of my surroundings while we waited. I was fascinated by the lights (above) because the light bulb “shades” were all glass cups. Did you notice that right away or no?!
I sneaked a quick photo while boyfriend and my dad’s wife were on their phones… but, as usual, boyfriend caught me and joined in. 🙂
The food was mediocre and the price is a little absurd. Boyfriend and I had been once before and had the same experience so while it’s worth a one-time trip, we won’t be returning. It was fun showing my dad and his wife the crazy amount of options they had though!
When we finished eating, we went back to the Golden Nugget and walked up and down Fremont Street for awhile. Then, we sat down to gamble a bit on the machines. My dad’s wife gave boyfriend and I some money to put in but, we all pretty much lost, lol. It’s only fun when you aren’t using your own money, right?! 😉
They ended up dropping us off at home around 1 AM. We came home to play a little Skate 3 together before bed.
The next day, April 5th, boyfriend and I woke up at 2 PM again… even though we really tried to get up earlier. My dad and his wife picked us up right after I got out of the shower and we hadn’t even finished our blunt yet. We had to put it out halfway, lol.
They told us to choose the food spot even though it was his wife’s birthday. We asked her if she wanted Thai food and she agreed to it but, I’m not positive it’s actually what she wanted. She kind of just says “yes” to everything, y’know? 😛 I hope she liked it as much as we do!
Weera is our number one favorite spot so, that’s where we brought them. My dad’s wife ordered the Pad Kee Mao after I did but, she had hers with a mix of seafood and mine was just with shrimp.
We ordered the Laos style papaya salad with blue crab to share but, since we got it at the highest level of spicy… my dad and his wife barely ate it, lol. My dad gets major heartburn and I didn’t know that his wife doesn’t really like spicy foods… oops. We couldn’t finish it but, we did get to bring it home. 😀
Boyfriend had his regular, Pad Woon Sen and my dad had deep fried pork belly with salty eggs and an assortment of veggies and salads. I didn’t get to take a photo of it because he ate it up as soon as it was set down!!
When we finished eating, we went to the Bellagio to take photos of and in front of the Japanese Garden. My dad is taking forever to send me all the photos he took of us so I’ll have to post them at a later date…
It was surprising to see that the garden was even MORE beautiful in the daylight. I didn’t even think it possible but, it was. We even found a few spots we didn’t see the first time we went.
We then walked out onto The Strip and my dad took more photos of us that I also haven’t gotten to see yet!!
When we were all tuckered out from walking, we went to Fremont Street to let my dad do some more gambling. We saw the Tony Roma’s lobster and steak deal advertised for every night from 9-11 PM so at 9, we added our names to the already hour long waitlist.
I wasn’t that hungry until it was our turn anyways. The meal was pretty darn good for being only $11.99 but, portion wise… the price makes perfect sense. I cleared my whole plate besides the defrosted veggies.
After watching my dad gamble some more, he dropped us off at home and we went to sleep right away. We were sooo tired!
Boyfriend found someone to cover his shifts so we were able to road trip to Cali on Saturday, the 6th! At first, his manager had said “no” because the person who offered to cover boyfriend’s shift would be doubling and they didn’t want that BUT, then, at around 10 AM… his manager called back to tell him he could have the day off!!
We immediately called my dad to see how far he had gotten and thankfully, his wife was taking extra long to get ready that morning so they had JUST left. They turned around to come get us while we quickly got our belongings together!
The ride was pretty boring besides the first rest stop we made at the biggest Terrible’s/Chevron gas station/convenience store ever.
It was seriously ridiculous! I tried to photograph the whole store but, it was just too big!!
My dad’s wife bought this delicious batch of freshly sliced fruit from a small family selling it at the end of the sidewalk. We sat and ate on a bench outside before we got back into the car for more driving.
I mostly stayed up and talked with everyone the whole way there but, I did end up falling asleep for around a half hour or so.
Our hotel check-in time was at 3 PM and we got there at almost 4 PM so, our timing was perfect. Since it was so last minute though, boyfriend and I got the Aryes Hotel’s VERY last room… it cost us so much more because of it, too.
The place was gorgeous though. Their lobby was clean and cozy and our room was even better.
We had to have two queen beds instead of one king-sized but, it didn’t bother us none. Both came in handy. 😉
We unpacked everything we needed, I took a quick shower and then, we met back up with my dad and his wife who were staying only one door down.
My dad brought us to his favorite restaurant, that keeps him going back to Cali nearly every year… the outstanding Boston Lobster.
We were lucky to arrive before a line formed. I took the photo above on our way out. All those people are waiting for a table and there were more waiting inside, too.
If you couldn’t guess by the name of the restaurant, the big Boston LOBSTER is what we went for.
We all shared the biggest size they had, drenched in their special house sauce, atop a bed of noodles. It was SUPER juicy and meaty… mmm… just absolute perfection. I could have ate the whole plate myself!!
But, to prevent that, we ordered other food, too… like, the shrimp fried rice.
These delicious stems and leaves… they were some sort of bean sprouts? I can’t remember what they were called…
A HUGE crispy sole fish!
Clams with a kind of weird sauce and…
A pot of hot tea for the table. 🙂
When we finished eating, my dad and his wife waited for the waiter to get to our table with the tab while boyfriend and I went to Sunny Bakery a few doors down.
It was pretty small and they didn’t serve any flavored iced tea like I was hoping for!
I did end up picking out a fluffy red bean bun though. ❤ I hate how those black sesame seeds look but, I loved making them disappear.
We went back to sit with my dad and his wife at the restaurant because they still hadn’t been given the tab! When the waiter finally came around, we asked him if they served any iced tea. He said “no” but suggested Oh My Pan right across the street.
We drove over and I was mesmerized. There were SO SO SO many baked goods. I wanted each and every one but, I knew I couldn’t eat that much dairy with a road trip back home coming up the next day. 😦 I noticed their red bean bun tray was empty so I was lucky to have got one at Sunny’s!
I didn’t even think about how I could’ve saved some stuff for later, lol. I thought I would have to eat it all right away… (probably only because I would have!).
I got a lychee iced black tea and boyfriend got the mango iced black tea. We forgot to ask for “less sweet” so neither of us were really able to drink ours. I had to order a cup of black coffee instead…
I also bought a bag of soft macaroon matcha cookies. My teeth sunk right into them, there wasn’t too much cream, and there was just the right amount of sweetness.They were heavenly, I tell ya. I regret not buying any of the other baked goods!!
Next, we took a drive to Cambodia Town because my dad wanted to go this party that is usually going on at Hak Heang, a Cambodian restaurant, but that night, it was closed down for a wedding. It was around 8 PM and we were all getting crabby and tired anyways, so we just headed back to the hotel.
From our room’s window, we spotted a cool looking bar called, JT Schmid’s, right across the street. We walked over after I changed into some warmer clothes.
It was barely 10 PM and their website said they closed at 12 AM but, when we got there… the bartender and everyone was cleaning up. We both ordered two drinks and were able to finish them but, we felt pretty rushed the entire time.
I got their Moscow Mule with Tito’s and boyfriend had two shots of scotch. I have to admit, I got pretty drunk! The drinks were, at least, super strong. We went back to the hotel and my dad was wandering the halls! I was like, “how did you know I was going to be down here?!” I mean, I did tell him we were at the bar but, not when we got back, lol. We bought him a bottle of wine, we bought two cans of sangria, and we all got some snacks from the hotel’s little shop.
When boyfriend and I got back to our room, he rolled a mini joint with an emptied cigarette paper. We smoked it outside at the designated smoking area and it actually worked really nicely! Right when we put it out, a hotel employee walked out and gave us the head nod greeting… and moved on, lol. Phew!! We thought we almost got caught!
Finally, we turned on the TV, changed into our PJ’s and put those two beds to good use… 😉 we ate our snacks, smoked on our vape pens, and slept soundly on the luxurious mattress, sheets, and pillows.
The next day, April 7th, was a long one!! And this post is already too much so I’m gonna stop here and fill you in on the rest of my time with my dad and his wife tomorrow. I’ll be trying to catch up with all of your blogs in the mean time. ❤